Informative story in today’s Express-News Business section regarding current development and roll out status of AT&T‘s IPTV product U-verse in San Antonio. Alan over at SATechBlog has signed on as a U-verse beta tester and is featured in the story written by Sanford Knowlin.
Basic gist of the first impressions I got from the story is that the U-verse user interface is superior but with no HD or DVR yet, be prepared for the tradeoff. No integrated HD has a suitable workaround since most of the can’t miss sports events and TV shows are still available in free OTA HD on the major networks. (from my subjective point of view, one plus to that method is that OTA HD looks better than cable HD) Still, no DVR could be deal breaker. Those things change the way you watch TV. Article says DVR and HD services should be live on U-verse by the fall. And unfortunately, still no ala carte programming. No mention on U-verse pricing bundles in the article either.
In the meantime, if you’re an early adopter yourself or have been waiting for your chance to say adi