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dnyce
08-31-2004, 08:26 AM
If Voom gets their stuff together and gets the DVR released by November the latest and has it available for rental for a small monthly cost. Whoa!!
Let's just say they'll be a lot more members of this Forum. People will run to Voom.

I can see the commercial now,
Sick of paying outrageous prices just to see and record High Definition channels, sick of having to pay extra money to get your local HD channels. Come to Voom, for a limited time $0 install, Free OTA antenna, 1 year commitment, 34 HD channels, only $39 a month and $15 a month for each additional TV. Whole house DVR only an additional $5 per TV. Call now...

And For Existing customers since you stuck with us through the hard times. The DVR system is free for all of you :D

I still have Dish just so I can PVR shows for my wife, and because 2 year olds don't care that it's 4th and 1 or bottom of the ninth Red Sox v Yankees when they want a snack. I miss my pause button when watching Voom. But it's worth it....for now.
Tick Tock Tick Tock

deArgila
08-31-2004, 08:29 AM
Except for one thing - if they're going to have it out by November (or whenever) - they need to go ahead and ANNOUNCE something.

Why?

Well, if I get sick of waiting and get an HDTivo for $1000 - I'm sticking with D* for a while, know what I mean?

HeavyC
08-31-2004, 08:30 AM
I'd sign into a 1 or 2 year commitment if they gave the DVR for rental at a decent rate.

gutter
08-31-2004, 08:56 AM
I'd sign into a 1 or 2 year commitment if they gave the DVR for rental at a decent rate.

ditto here too

Dvlos
08-31-2004, 09:22 AM
Rent To Own Plan... 2 year commitment after 2 years DVR is yours.. (offer per DVR)... win/win scenario.

barth2k
08-31-2004, 09:30 AM
free for existing customers? pls pass the bong this way :)

I just hope it's reasonable. But I don't think it will be, considering how much hdtivo is SELLING. Figure at least $20 for the dvr, and who knows how much for additional clients.

HeavyC
08-31-2004, 11:29 AM
I don't think 20 a month for the DVR is unreasonable. Since it will be the only receiver in the house you can probably say goodbye to the mirroring fees for your other active receivers. I have 2 other TV's in the house besides the main one, so I'll save 10 bucks a month on mirroring right there.

I would imagine something like 20 bucks a month for the DVR and 5 bucks a month for the thin clients. Or perhaps an option to purchase the thin clients for like 50 or 60 bucks a pop when you trade back in your old receiver.

Sean, that being said are we any closer to getting some new info out of VOOM about the DVR? We're putting up with a lot of growing pains and it would be nice to be thrown a bone on this one.

Sean Mota
08-31-2004, 12:43 PM
We will soon know. There's hope...

Dvlos
08-31-2004, 01:22 PM
We will soon know. There's hope...

Um, no way did you just drop a little line like this and walk away from it. You walk back here pick that up and explain yourself.

vurbano
08-31-2004, 02:49 PM
Um, no way did you just drop a little line like this and walk away from it. You walk back here pick that up and explain yourself. He cant. He probably is using the thing as a beta tester right now and is not allowed to say anything. All I have to say is theres no way I am paying 150 bucks a month to watch TV with DVR rental cost on top of what im paying now and then a price increase next year. Forget it.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys