Good News Voomers!

Discussion in 'VoomTalk.Com (Closed Forum)' started by Nick, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Charlie Ergen did it again!. He pulled a rabbit out of the hat.

    In a stunning moov for die-hard voomers, DishNetwork will pick up 10 of VOOM's original programming channels. Specifically, Dish will add RUSH HD, Gallery HD, Rave HD, Ultra HD, Equator HD, Monsters HD, Animania HD, Majestic HD, HD News and Guy TV HD to its HD lineup. This will give DishNetwork's HD package, currently offering 5 + 2 channels of high-definition programming, a total of 15 + 2 channels as of May 1, with no duplication or overlap of programming

    According to an earlier announcement by the network, VOOM is scheduled to go dark as of April 30, 2005
  2. killah

    killah New Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Cool, I won't have to miss a minute of programming, my Dish guy comes out in a couple of hours.
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I'm curious, for the lack of details, how they are going to do this... Way back when I got my Dish HD setup, they added a second dish for the 61.5 location... which is where Voom is now... so IF they add (or would that be keep) the new channels there, I'm set...

    but new installs of Dish, may or may not be putting up a 61.5 dish for you unless you specifically ask/pay for it, since as of today there essentially isn't any programming on 61.5 after they moved most of the HD off to other satellites.

    For ex-Voomers in particular, I think it would help you to know what the Dish plans are to make sure you do have a dish pointed in the right place on your installation date.
  4. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    They have the channels at 61.5 and will mirror them to 148 for those on the west coast. It will be in MPEG-2 and I am thinking that the rest of the HD VoOm channels that they will add by next year will be in MPEG-4. This is probably the beginning of regular HD channel additions that we can expect to see. This is something that we can have until they go to MPEG-4 later.
  5. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Note: As these are E* carried channels you are invited to visit the E* forum to read more about it. More news is appearing there. Rancid speculation is available at another site. :D

  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Good point, JL. Other threads about the VOOM/DishNetwork deal are ongoing in the General Dish Network Discussion thread.

    Also, there is a thread in General Discussion forum discussing the VOOM MOOV from an industry perspective. According to press releases, VOOM channels will also offered to other MVPs, such as cablecos.
  7. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Pressing the VOOM button, final-day VOOM viewers now see this message:

    VOOM's HD Channels Live On!

    That's Right. Starting May 1, 2005, 10 VOOM Channels will
    be carried on Dish Network, with plans to carry all 21 channels
    in the future. To find out about Dish's great offer for
    VOOM customers, CALL 1-800-969-HDTV today!​

    Also, VOOMers tuning to HD News on channel 100 will hear a self-news report
    about the new VOOM/Dish deal.
  8. music_beans

    music_beans Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2003
    What will probably happen when VOOM shuts down their services for the night? (testcards?)
  9. May 1, 2005 #9 of 12

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I have 10 VOOM HD channels on Dish.

    It's over.
  10. f1_viewer

    f1_viewer New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Just called Dishnetwork to find out what the deal was
    and was told that i did not qualify as I had cancelled
    my Dish account a year ago (actually exactly a year,
    April 2004) and was considered an "existing customer" :confused:

    I'm was dumbfounded, do they want my business or not??
    Going to check out Comcast and DirecTV .............
  11. wshaff

    wshaff Cool Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    was gone for 4 months and got the test drive talk to former dish cust. csr
  12. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    If you want the "VOOM 10" today you have to be pointed at 61.5. All else is speculation. The VOOM Originals are being transmitted via Rainbow-1 @61.5 and are receivable on E* HD IRD'd only. SO if you never had a High Def. E* IRD before you made the switch to VOOM, you would need a 6000, 811, 921 or 942 before you can see these channels.

    Your VOOM dish pointing at 61.5 will only work with E* gear if the rest of your E* LNB's and switches are LEGACY. If you have DP or DPP you will have to get a DP LNB for 61.5.

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