VOOM news from CES-2005
Demonstration of a functional VOOM DVR
DVR release target: March 2005!
Small SD-only STB
A smaller version of the HD STB
All components are supposed to be networkable!
Photos, video and audio reports From CES by Scott Greczkowski are coming soon! Stay tuned...
01-06-2005, 10:56 PM
Sure hope they make March.
Any word if the HD-DVR will be leasable?
01-06-2005, 10:58 PM
Any word on any new HD channels?
01-06-2005, 11:00 PM
Yes the VOOM DVR is REAL! I saw it with my own two eyes.
No word on the pricing of the VOOM DVR or if it will be leasable. The are determined to get it out the door in March.
Here are a few pics from TODAY, including a picture of the REAL 580's running the VOOM demo! (The wires coming out of them are for them to upgrade the software on the units, since the software is not on the satellites yet... :D
More photos to come!
Wow that is the best HD display I've seen. Awesome 40 HD monitors showing their channels (All 36 of their channels, 3 showing equator and 2 showing HDNews). I really want that setup in my house!!!
01-06-2005, 11:16 PM
The other thread said that VOOM is not displaying the DVR to the public "for some reason". You would have to wonder how they can possibly get them out in March if they are not even ready to show the public in January. I am extremely disappointed by this. Other carriers are introducing their second generation HD DVRs at the show and VOOM is still displaying the same "550" set top box with no DVR. I think that VOOM demonstrating some functions on a 580 DVR to some reporters with software that is "not fully functional" indicates that they may be no further along then they were last year at this time.
01-06-2005, 11:24 PM
They were really running the demos off of the 580's. I verified this myself.
And while they did not let me hold the remote they were able to show me a few things that I asked that they didn't show in their demo.
The fact is all the advace features work, now the problem is getting the basic functions to work (Autotune is one of them) :)
01-06-2005, 11:38 PM
Does the dvr have, or will it have the home media networking included in the march release? (networked photo's, mp3's etc.)
Thanks for the photo's BTW
01-06-2005, 11:44 PM
What type of connections are on the back. Does it have a firewire out for archiving? How about an antenna pass-through? Does it have dual OTA tuners? Does the guide have a search function? What is the capacity in hours of HD?
01-06-2005, 11:54 PM
I think it's great that they have this thing going, but its not so great they don't have it being shown. What's with the tape over the two DVR boxes? Is the DVR a seperate unit or do you have to tie it into the regular Voom box?