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To VOOM - Eulogy et Vita
Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:15 PM
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Posted 10 April 2005 - 02:51 PM
I can be highly ridiculous if I want, but you miss the point entirely. It isn't VOOM I'm eulogizing, it's the loss of THE FUTURE OF UNIQUE AND QUALITY HD that I mourn.
You must be blind if you can't see the implications for the future of HD! All those HDTVs out there and nothing to watch except the three R's of low-class tv - Rassling, Racing and Raunchy Jerry Springer! Without the support of the intelligent and the concerned, even HDTV will be reduced to the lowest common denominator.
Now, I must go and watch The Masters, Day 2, on Universal High Definition, which is to found only on VOOM! There is no more beautiful sight than (not then) Augusta National in April in awesome HD.
I agree with nick eulogizing the concept of V* HD. I was a very early adopter of Voom and have been quite happy with them. Essentially Voom pioneered true HD programming: taking full advantage of the platform of a true digital signal to allow many smaller groups to enjoy niche programming. Rave, Monsters, and MOOV were among my favorites.
Mr. Chuck Dolan took a radical step and launched an advanced concept in hopes that the general public would adopt it. So far it's not going so well, 14.9 m in total revenue. However, it appears he is still fighting, exhibiting a true pioneer spirit that I thought had dissapeared years ago. Hughes built the spruce Goose, Tucker built the torpedo and they are both remembered as, albeit eccentric, passionate pioneers. Perhaps one day everyone else will recognize this event as a loss of a vision.