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Voom receiver 'manage' digital cable channels?

Discussion in 'VoomTalk.Com (Closed Forum)' started by DarkHelmet, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Cool Member

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    All,
    I am about to dump Dish for Voom (and this forum has been GREAT for educating me about the potential benefits and pitfalls of such an action - for that my thanks) and my installer does not think the Voom receiver can be the tuner for incoming cable channels, or for that matter, incoming OTA analog channels. Nor can he obtain any real technical doc about the Motorola receiver Voom will lease me.

    Can anyone here help me? Again, many thanks.
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

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    Your HD TV should have more that one video input. Put cable and analog on the RF inputs. Leave the component and/or DVI inputs for satellite.
     
  3. motorcycle_rider

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    I recently had VOom . Just so you know the Voom STB will not tune Analog OTA channel nor a cable singal. It will do OTA DIgital. It seemed to pull in those signals pretty well.
     
  4. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Cool Member

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    Mikey - yes, I guess this is basically the same process I use w/ the Dish 'whatever' box to switch between SD and Dish' HD content. Thank you...

    m-rider... was your Voom receiver slow to switch between channels? I ask as someone in a product review dated April '04 mentioned this as an 'issue', but Voom was working on it....

    thx...
     
  5. motorcycle_rider

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    I have to say it was slightly faster than the 811 is the last time i used it. But if you change channels rapidly with voom you are guarenteed a lock-up. Supposidy there is a software update coming down for Voom so I do not know if that has been fixed. Did you have Voom installed yet? If so check your settings and be sure that you set the output to 1080 or 720 if your tv supports it.
     
  6. DarkHelmet

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    m-rider... its a Samsung DLP w/ 720 native so that's what I'll run it at - thx for the head's up.

    Can I ask why you dumped Voom? Also, another question has reared its ugly head since I first posted this one... does the Voom reeciver's DVI connection have HDCP configured with it? If so I'll be cancelling my order as my Samsung is "naked" DVI.

    Thanks...
     
  7. motorcycle_rider

    motorcycle_rider Cool Member

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    I deciced to dump Voom because in my opinion they did not provide enough programing for the $$$ everyone will have a different opinion on it. Lock ups where also another reason. My wife watch's more TV then I do and she complained about a few missing channels and the lock ups in the middle of a program. As for HDCP I believe it is enabled on Voom but shortley it will be enabled on all providers. Not sure when. Here is a link that will probably help answer alot of your questions.

    http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=20677

    there are links to other faq's in there u should look at those also. Sean Mota at sattelliteguys can more accurately answer more of your questions but i am willing to answer any questions that i can.
     
  8. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Cool Member

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    I need to post a correction in case anyone should take my Samsung sans HDCP statement as Gospel... my HLM507W does indeed have DVI with HDCP, so my Voom decision can be based upon 'softer' usability issues, not any inability to use the DVI input.

    This link helped me...

    http://www.dlptvshowcase.com/samsung_dlp_tv_comparisons.html
     

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