Re: [VOOM/DISH/OTA] NO SIGNAL

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Gary Meyers

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Hello Rick
As you found out. From my experience with the Voom box, it is just a waste of time and good money. Well, money at least. All Voom boxes are area specific. Programmed by the satellite provider for local channels in a specific geographical area. Once moved to another area it must be reprogrammed to that area. And sines the provider is non existent, thus no new programming. Wallah ! = "Boat Anchor" I want to mention that I have a HDTV station ten miles from me with good signal strength and it won't give me a decodeable signal..Out of five stations in my area I get one and sometimes two with a rather large outside antenna. For the most part Voom boxes are sold on eBay, thus its a buyer-be-ware situation. I could go on but I won't. This is my recommendation. Abandon the Voom and buy yourself a receiver that is not satellite specific. ie: Dish, Direct etc. One more thing for you to consider. Get yourself a Dish 811 HDTV system with locals, your problems will be over.
Feel free to contact me and ask me a question or two. Note: I sell nothing and I'm not commected to any commercial company. Strictly a hobbiest. Tnx Gary

Rick DeHaven <rick.dehaven@cox.net> wrote:
if the unit came from the chicago area then that is normal. have you figured out the menu system yet so you can perform a channel scan of your local area?
----- Original Message -----
From: almaureenblue
To: VOOM@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:53 AM
Subject: [VOOM/DISH/OTA] NO SIGNAL


I just received a voom with the latest software. I must be doing
something wrong. I can't get any signal. The list of local channels
is not for my area. Chicago. It is pretty frustrating. The present
antenna is Jensen 920. I just purchased the new TERK HDTVLP

LOW PROFILE INDOOR ANTENNA. Any help in getting unit to work would
be
greatly appreciated.










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thegrod

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Gary,
You are almost totally incorrect. As long as the receiver has been
activated and the software is updated to allow for channel scans and then
not hit with a de-authorization you can scan your local OTA digitals and
store them....The PQ is excellent and the units are cheap...as long as you
know what you are doing. One exception is where a station such as yours 10
miles away is not sending out the correct PSIP info. The VOOM does not work
in that sitiuation with that station. There are clearly better OTA digital
setups but VOOM is the best by far for the price. If you know what you are
doing....
I would ask you to refrain from giving incorrect advice on this forum
please. If you are not sure it is best to say nothing at all. It creates
too much confusion for others and creates more work than I want as a
moderator for this group. My job is to stay out of the way but try to keep
the info accurate.
Thanks.
Thegrod
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Meyers" <ac6er@yahoo.com>
To: <VOOM@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [VOOM/DISH/OTA] NO SIGNAL


> Hello Rick
> As you found out. From my experience with the Voom box, it is just a waste
> of time and good money. Well, money at least. All Voom boxes are area
> specific. Programmed by the satellite provider for local channels in a
> specific geographical area. Once moved to another area it must be
> reprogrammed to that area. And sines the provider is non existent, thus
> no new programming. Wallah ! = "Boat Anchor" I want to mention that I
> have a HDTV station ten miles from me with good signal strength and it
> won't give me a decodeable signal..Out of five stations in my area I get
> one and sometimes two with a rather large outside antenna. For the most
> part Voom boxes are sold on eBay, thus its a buyer-be-ware situation. I
> could go on but I won't. This is my recommendation. Abandon the Voom and
> buy yourself a receiver that is not satellite specific. ie: Dish, Direct
> etc. One more thing for you to consider. Get yourself a Dish 811 HDTV
> system with locals, your problems will be over.
> Feel free to contact me and ask me a question or two. Note: I sell
> nothing and I'm not commected to any commercial company. Strictly a
> hobbiest. Tnx Gary
>
> Rick DeHaven <rick.dehaven@cox.net> wrote:
> if the unit came from the chicago area then that is normal. have you
> figured out the menu system yet so you can perform a channel scan of your
> local area?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: almaureenblue
> To: VOOM@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:53 AM
> Subject: [VOOM/DISH/OTA] NO SIGNAL
>
>
> I just received a voom with the latest software. I must be doing
> something wrong. I can't get any signal. The list of local channels
> is not for my area. Chicago. It is pretty frustrating. The present
> antenna is Jensen 920. I just purchased the new TERK HDTVLP
>
> LOW PROFILE INDOOR ANTENNA. Any help in getting unit to work would
> be
> greatly appreciated.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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> YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
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> a.. Visit your group "VOOM" on the web.
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> Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
> "Scoffer" is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant
> pride.
> Proverbs 21:24
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