1995 DSS Infomercial

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bobcnn, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    really or was it one for H and one for V
  2. tivofan2018

    tivofan2018 Member

    Oct 19, 2018
  3. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Another great video. Anyone know what the difference was with the three different receiver models?

    And I wonder how much longer did the big dishes last? I bet they saw the writing on the wall.
  4. paranoia

    paranoia DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Jun 12, 2014
    New England
    wow !! I already signed up for the ussb channel package from the first video.
  5. tivofan2018

    tivofan2018 Member

    Oct 19, 2018
    i had
    the sony unit with two boxes. one thing that set sony apart was the signal finder on the dish vs the rca wich did not have that. but then again there was a difference in price to:confused:
  6. tivofan2018

    tivofan2018 Member

    Oct 19, 2018
  7. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    Wasn't VOOM owned by Cablevision :(

    One of Cablevision buildings still had VOOM signs hung up

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  8. tivofan2018

    tivofan2018 Member

    Oct 19, 2018
    i belive voom was owned by cable vision the dish bought em out and took there channels
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  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    DISH bought their satellite and licenses and contracted with Cablevision to continue their HD channels to help boost the DISH HD channel lineup. Unfortunately Cablevision allowed the Voom channels to stagnate and regular channels introduced enough of their own HD content that the channels were no longer needed. So yes, DISH bought Cablevision's ("Rainbow DBS") satellite system but they did not buy the "Voom" channels.
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  10. blueoyster

    blueoyster Legend

    May 3, 2007
    Waited 2 years after these informercials came out. Bought my first dish and receiver for $89 at The Wiz. A nice Toshiba
    that The Wiz substituted for the RCA’s they ran out of during a Labor Day sale in 1997. That was considered a giveaway back then. Bought it for Sunday Ticket of course. To get the NHL they made me buy a base package. Sunday Ticket was a stand alone purchase then. I had cable and DTV at the same time. Eventually cut the cable and stuck with D*. Now with AT&T it’s a mess. Picture stability and quality has gone down on certain stations. Skipping frames on certain Sunday Ticket games really pisses me off. Not all games, just the ones with no bandwidth left for I guess. Anyway, I miss the real Directv.

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  11. sangs

    sangs AllStar

    Apr 2, 2008
    NE New Jersey
    Well since we're playing this nostalgia game....

  12. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yes! I had an Ultimate TV DVR and those were the best DVR’s. I had to run a second cable in order to record two shows at once. They had PIP with PIP buttons on the remote! :)

    D* should have bought that software from Microsoft and used it for their in house DVR’s.

    Awe the good ole days........
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
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  13. Z_finigan

    Z_finigan New Member

    Jan 26, 2019
    Funny thing.
    My family never had dtv.
    In 1997 mayslanding, NJ. We were the 1st to get digital cable. And it was no longer true that dtv was the only way for the same programming.

    We have everything like dtv. With one up
    Music choice. Which is still on cable and free on big satellite.
    Can't say that about direct TV today.

    I only use my big satellite . And we get free previews every now and then.

    Epix. Also NFL ,MLB AND HLN. And we even had free premium TV for over a year open and in the clear.
    That was probably people testing Orby.

    So. Big satellite is still god.
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    better if you'll user words as "C-band", "BUD" what everyone is understand

    Words "big satellite" are means something what you don't know and shouldn't use. :(
    Use "big dish" please. Or short BUD !

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