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VOOM Channel Placement ?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by smoky, Apr 29, 2005.

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  1. BFG

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    Because those TPs can't be decoded by E* boxes yet, they have to switch them to DVB when voom shuts down
     
  2. goaliebob99

    goaliebob99 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    gota but i thought they had to be in dvb to be in engenering?
     
  3. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Banned User

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    Bad news folks...

    The VOOM Channels will cost an additional $5 a month in addition to the HD Package. You must have the HD package in order to get the VOOM package. :(
     
  4. TNGTony

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    Okay so we are talking $15 a month for 15 HD channels? I know its not as good as $10, but it's not too bad.

    See ya
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  5. James Long

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

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    "Engineering" in a table that tells the receiver where to find the channels NOT whether or not the channels actually exist on those transponders.

    It can be Voom encoded now and E* encoded May 1 after 3:01am.

    Also note they are doing 2-3 HDs per TP and not four.

    JL
     
  6. JohnH

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    The channels do not have to be uplinked to be in the engineering mode. They do have an assigned location.

    BTW: CSR said I could call on sunday morning and order the package.
     
  7. Scott Greczkowski

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    Nope not bad at all considering I am paying $50+ now for access to these channels on VOOM and they are the only channels I watch. :)
     
  8. JM Anthony

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    I'm one of them. We got good reception from Voom before I pulled the plug on the service last summer. Will be interesting to see how E* packages this.
     
  9. Mark Lamutt

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    I am so looking forward to Sunday morning! :D
     
  10. P Smith

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    Definitely not in 8PSK, 6000 with 8PSK module doesn't show any activity on those transponders.
     
  11. James Long

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    Perhaps the future (tomorrow AM) settings in the NIT do not match what Voom is currently doing (symbol rate, etc)? JohnH reported them as being listed as 8PSK and he is a most reliable source.

    If they are not showing up on the actual transponder it is because Voom isn't using the settings E* will be using Sunday.

    JL
     
  12. JohnH

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    All VOOM transmissions from 61.5 are 8PSK. The new channels will be 8PSK. SR is likely different now or your 6000 is confused as to what it is looking at.
     
  13. tahoerob

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    The problem currently is getting a CSR to ADD channels. At least they are now acknowledging them!!
    I called 800-WOW-HDTV, & told to call 800-333-DISH. I called 800-333-DISH & said to call back tomorrow to 800-WOW-HDTV?????????????????????????
    It looks like we have to wait until tomorrow & CALL someone to get them added!!
     
  14. Nick

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    If true, which remains to be confirmed, why do you regard a possible $5 charge as "bad news"? Did you assume that 10 new HD channels would come without cost?

    In fact, if the report of a $5 per month increase for HD subs turns out to be accurate, then I regard it as good news rather than bad. If you will stop and think about it, ten new HD channels for such a small amount is the bargain of the year. It amounts to 50¢ per channel, compared to an average of $2 per channel ($10/5)for the current Dish HD pak, as well as what I am/was paying, roughly $2 per channel ($40/19) for the 19 (non-duplicating) HD channels in the VOOM package. Personally speaking, I am much better off paying $15 for 15 HD channels, than I am/was paying a total of $50 for 24 HD channels.

    I don't mind paying for what I get. :p
     
  15. Mike123abc

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    Actually it depends on how you look at it. Many cable companies have TNT-HD and DHDT in the basic cable package with TNT and Discovery pack (where they have all the other discovery channels), and do not charge extra for them. So, essentially with Dish you are paying $10 for ESPN HD and HDNet/Movies. TWC in my area is charging $5 for ESPNHD, HDNet/Movies AND INHD1&2.

    The $5 charge for VOOM is not bad, it is the $10 HD pack that is the current rip off. It would have been better to reduce the HD pack to $5 and have the VOOM pack for $5 or combine them both together for $10.

    Just because the 10-21 channels for $5 brings down the average a lot does not mean it really is a good deal.
     
  16. jpetersohn

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    I signed up for Dish a month ago with the HD pack. I have a SuperDish pointing at 110, 119 and 121. Now that they finally add some additional HD content, I can't get them because I don't have a Dish pointing at the right direction.
    My wife absolutely refuses to have another bucket on the house. I can understand that, the SuperDish is ugly enough as is. I can't believe that this monstrosity isn't enough to get the new HD channels. :mad:
     
  17. Mark Lamutt

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    I don't understand why you all think the dishes look so bad. I love 'em, and my wife loves the results. If you hate the way they look so much, paint them, or put them where they're not so obtrusive.

    I'm very, very happy that the new channels aren't getting shoved onto 119 or 110 where there's no room for them.
     
  18. jpetersohn

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    Do you have a SuperDish? If I had a 500, then I think we could live with the 2nd dish. But you can't put the SuperDish were it isn't obtrusive. It's huge!
     
  19. Tomos

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    Nah, Huge is what I used to have in my yard which was an Echostar 12 footer rising 15 feet off the ground, now that baby was hard to blend let me tell you.
     
  20. Nick

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    Actually, the way I look at it is the way it is. You, my friend, are one of those to whom I chose not to refer.
     
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