Voom Discussions (Merged - All Voom Discussion Here)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by wreck, May 13, 2008.

How has the removal of the VOOM HD channels affected you?

  1. I'm so mad I may downgrade/cancel my service.

    0 vote(s)
  2. More "mainstream" HD channels is a fair tradeoff.

    356 vote(s)
  3. Never had them, so I won't miss them.

    311 vote(s)
  4. What is VOOM?

    85 vote(s)
  1. MarcusInMD

    MarcusInMD Legend

    Jan 6, 2005

    I care about quality over quantity too, problem is the HD channels on dish generally are now bit starved and look like crap on larger displays. Voom channels were the exception some of the time. Flipping through these new channels most appear to be pretty bit starved and just above what I would consider "acceptable" HD on a 32" wide display.
  2. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Checkout the Smithsonian Channel, it looks great and has had some interesting shows on today. MGMHD looks good, but haven't been interested in the movies they have shown so far. Travel has been good, and so has CNBC, watched it just because. As for ABCFM, TOON and some of the others I haven't bothered with, just like I did with some of the Voom Channels. Hoping somehow they find away to save FilmFest, not that worried about the rest of them. Have you noticed people only have a few of the Voom Channels they are wanting to fight over, and even then just a few shows. Voom was to worried about numbers, see we have 15, but only content for 3-6 channels. Lets see what happens now that the strong arm tatic is at work.
  3. emathis

    emathis Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 19, 2003
    If you're going to take down channels that are all HD, all the time, at least give us some channels with HD content. I don't think that 5 Star Cinemax is even HD (not even 4:3 HD). The text is blurry and picture looks like crap. Too bad the Starz group is owned by D*.
  4. grog

    grog Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
    Loss of Rave will be a big deal to me but I know there is not a thing I can do about it.

    I don't live out east so going to Optimum is not an option. :mad:
  5. normang

    normang Icon

    Nov 14, 2002
    Perhaps I should have better qualified that for Dish's HD users. And I still think we don't know whether any significant number of other Dish HD users will even miss Voom channels should they all go away.. I know I won't. While I occasionally found something interesting, it was not often enough to really care one way or another..
  6. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Don't take this the wrong way, but what can you watch on Rave this week that wasn't on for all month just 6 months ago.
  7. daro

    daro Cool Member

    May 20, 2005
    Why dish to take off those channels
    Treasure 9473
    Aniamania 9474
    Voom Movies 9475
    World Sport 9477
    ULTRA 9478
    News Channel 9482
    Film Fest 9480
    Gallery 9472
    Game Play 9485
    Family Room 9486

    Those channels was the only ones who give them diference from direc tv
    what is the trick to play????
  8. shyguy666

    shyguy666 Cool Member

    May 7, 2008
    the five voom channels left will be removed eventually.
  9. Taco Lover

    Taco Lover Icon

    Jan 8, 2007
    There's plenty of discussion happening in the HD forums.
  10. lionsrule

    lionsrule Godfather

    Nov 25, 2003
    Glad To Say Goodbye Voom.....

    Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out!!
  11. starcrossedpimp

    starcrossedpimp Cool Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    i agree, thats really the only VOOM channel i watch.i wouldve been a bit upset if that one had been cut
  12. calgary2800

    calgary2800 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    Captain Scarlet was awesome. Even if you dont follow the story, it was terrific eye candy. The PQ was on another planet.

    Sometimes I watched voom channels just for the PQ on some of those channels.
  13. Marriner

    Marriner Legend

    Jan 23, 2006
    Therein lies the problem. The programming on Rave and many other Voom channels has become stale. Without content that remains relevent and fresh, these channels were bound to fall by the wayside. I can, however, do without the World Fishing Channel or whatever it is called.
  14. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

    Mar 10, 2007
    Equator will be missed at our abode. Yea, there were a lot of repeats but they threw in something new from time-to-time that we really enjoyed.
  15. grog

    grog Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
    I think that is the key here.

    Yes there are repeats, a lot more then a lot would like to see.
    But there are a great number of channels in the lineup and I don't watch TV 24/7.
    So if one of the Voom channels shows two or three shows in a loop and changes them the next day I am fine with that. I can't watch more than one or two shows per day as it stands.
    If I find the same show on the next day I might want to watch it again right then or I might want to watch something else. No big deal.

    What makes it work for me is I also seem to find something on and this is especially true of the Voom lineup that I enjoy watching each day.

    I do watch a lot of Rave but hey... this is music! There are a great number of Rave concerts I can play over and over again day after day without growing tired of what I am hearing.

    On 'With Jools Holland' the other night 'Beirut' a group I never heard before played a song 'Nantes'. I recorded that show and I must have played it 30 times since then. Great show and a lot of songs I really enjoyed!

    As I said,, Voom will be missed and in my case... Rave will be missed the most.

  16. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    A good recap of my position also. I really think that Dish is making a mistake in doing this. Voom was the ONLY thing that made them different than Directv or many cable operations. I think this move makes them less competative with the competition and gives no one a specific reason to consider Dish over that competition. :(
  17. wreck

    wreck Legend

    Oct 27, 2007
    I agree in that it is never "good" to lose ANY HD channels, but the reality is that bandwidth is scarce and 15 VOOM channels is just not economically feasible. VOOM apparently violated their carriage agreement by failing to come up with the agreed to "new content." Dish really had no choice,but to "call their hand." Maybe they can come up with some compromise in the future - cut down to about 5 channels with the best of VOOM programming. JMO
  18. grog

    grog Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
    Was watching Rave and now!!!


    O.K.... thinks Dish...

    ALL GONE!!!
    NO MORE VOOM!!!!!

    Guide data is gone as well.

    I am sitting here looking at the "Congratulations, You have a Dish 500".

    Sucks! :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Guess I should go watch the Fishing channel or maybe Cartoon network HD!!!

    Sucks! :mad: :mad: :mad:
  19. skriefal

    skriefal New Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Yes, Rave is gone now too. Was there one second and gone the next. Not happy...
  20. DStroyer

    DStroyer AllStar

    May 8, 2007
    I just downgraded to HD Essentials (and dropped HBO) on Friday. I only ever watched Voom HDNews for 5 minutes here and there, so no big loss for me.

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