jimmykce1 said:I think two months will be about right which will put it close to Oct. According to what I have been hearing voom is going to MPEG4/WM9 around this time. So I would think the new software should be out.
bbtkd said:And - oh yeah - they will need to schedule 20,000+ service calls to swap out the receivers for DVR's.
bryan27 said:I could care less about a DVR, never had one and don't really want one.
NOHDjunkie said:Don't ever get one, cause if you do, you'll never understand how you lived without one for so long. They're GRRREAT!
Never having to sit through commercials again is worth i'ts weight in gold.
Never miss your favorite shows or movies. (provided you schedule it to record)
Never worry about someone saying "WOW, did you see that?" and you missed it because you can just rewind it an look at it 100 times if you want.
When the phone rings in the middle of your favorite show you just pause it, answer the phone, talk for as long as you want, then go right back to your show without missing a beat.
Never have to program that crappy PQ VCR to record anything ever again.
It's a whole new way of watching TV. A much better way. And being able to do it at full resolution HD will be AWESOME.
I agree with this statement....no way is VOOM going to install all those new dishes in time for October of this year. They actually would have to start the installs right now to be ready for October.....next year sounds like a more logical time for the transfer to be complete....remember we are still waiting for a software update that was supposed have happened already.bbtkd said:I predict we are looking at next May before it is all completed, given the winter months and supply issues which will be a challenge.
007BlackMan said:I keep hearing about Voom going with WM9 over MPEG4 starting in Oct. 2004. But what about WM10? I have the Beta 10 update on my PC now and i have had it for over a month.
FrankJo said:Does anyone have any idea if the new software is coming soon? Or, is it not coming soon? Has this been just hype and the new software isn't coming anytime soon?
Does anyone know anything definitively, or even close to definitively?
Can Wilt chime in on this?
bryan27 said:Who said everyone wants a DVR or wants to pay for one? I was under the impression that the DVR would be optional and those wanting it would pay an additional fee. I don't remember anyone saying having and paying for the DVR would be manditory.
I could care less about a DVR, never had one and don't really want one.
Bryan, once you have one, you can't live without one. I had a Dish PVR for 3 years and after dumping their SD programming, I had to go out and buy DVD recorder with a hard drive so I could catch my favorite shows. Granted, it's not HD but the playback is DVD quality and I can view at my leisure, seeing as how nothing is on that I care to watch when I want to watch it.bryan27 said:I could care less about a DVR, never had one and don't really want one.