AT&T's U-verse still isn't
a clear cut winner
in the world of HD carriers
, but it sure got a lot more attractive with the recent rollout of 2 HD / 2SD
-- which enabled users to record one high-def program while watching another (or record two HD shows simultaneously). During Q2 2008, the company managed to pick up 170,000 new U-verse subscribers (versus 148,000 in Q1 2008
), and since it closed 2007 with 231,000
, it has more than doubled its customer base (549,000) in half a year. At its current rate, it'll be tight to make its goal of one million subscribers
by the end of 2008, but it might just get there. Can't say our faith was nearly as high just six months prior.