Just orderd Voom!

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notfromhere

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Well I did it, Just got off of the Phone with Voom they will be here on May 6th to install. need to call the DN to cancel. Wish me luck on the Install and Pray I have no trouble. :D
 
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Good luck. Make sure to read the FAQ so you can be prepared to deal with your installation if something comes up.
 
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cameron119

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It's an excellent service. You'll meet a lot of knowledgeable, good folks on here. Good luck with your install and activation!
 
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bbtkd

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notfromhere said:
Well I did it, Just got off of the Phone with Voom they will be here on May 6th to install. need to call the DN to cancel. Wish me luck on the Install and Pray I have no trouble. :D

A few thoughts: Make sure that they do not use diplexers to piggyback the OTA and sat signal on the same cable - insist that they run at least 2 cables. The agreement between Voom and installers states that they will run up to 4 cables up to 125 feet. If you can swing it, get them to run 3 - otherwise you will have to run a third cable later to switch to the new receiver. Heck - 4 would be even better - you would have a spare in case one fails!

Secondly, Voom will upgrade you to a 24" or 30" dish or a better OTA antenna if the installer convinces them it is necessary. He would have to install the 18" and come back later with the bigger one (simple upgrade). A larger dish really is necessary so you don't lose signal in the rain. Some installers will go along with this, some may not.

Lastly, leave your receiver turned off overnight (in standby) for the first few nights so that the firmware upgrade occurs. It happens at 4AM. After the upgrade, the time will be correct and channel changing will be faster, in addition to other improvements.
 

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