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#1 OFFLINE   terfmop



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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:58 AM

I guess we are all waiting to find out what happens today. I had voOm installed on the 25th and so far, have been very happy with it. Upconverted or not, the picture quality is much better than what is found on Dish.....my 4-year old even stopped playing to tell me "Wow Daddy, that's beautiful"...she doesn't know beans about 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i...all she knows is the picture quality is pretty good. The voOm receiver was able to deliver what my Dish 811 receiver could not, that is Dolby 5.1 (yeah, I have one of those receivers that is not compatible with the 811's DD5.1).

The only thing that I do not like, is no ABC affiliate feed, I'll have to get a lifeline cable package to get an ABC station (I live ~75 miles from the nearest ABC station and voOm's antenna isn't tall enouch to bring it in). Do you think it would be possible for voOm to do what D* does, and have HD networks available (east and west coast feeds) for those that could qualify for DNS?

Assuming voOm stays alive, I'll try it for another 6 months then decide if I want to switch back to Dish....football season will just be starting and I will NEED ABC to watch College football and MNF

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#2 OFFLINE   kspeters



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Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:27 AM

Hopefully they are working on getting those feeds b/c that will be a deal breaker for many people when deciding which company to stick with.

#3 OFFLINE   terfmop



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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:17 AM

Yeah, I think voOm would be VERY attractive to alot of folks if they get their DVR out and would be able to offer DNS networks to those that qualify.

#4 OFFLINE   syphix


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Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:42 PM

terfmop: i'd jump to Voom the moment my contract with D* ended if the had DNS networks and (working) DVR.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:16 PM

...Upconverted or not, the picture quality is much better than what is found on Dish...

I don't know about that up-converted stuff, I watch 480i up converted all the time and while it does look nice it's no 1080i. Also, I would be leery to switch while voom's existence could be called tentative at best...but, if you're happy, I'm happy for you.

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