I agree, the low power was a real engineering blunder. I can go outside and spit and the dish will get rain fade. It is far worse than anything I experienced with my D* triple LNB dish.lostcause said:My biggest complaint right now at this moment with voom is their signal strength. I'm buying a place and their weak signal strength has prevented me from getting several places I liked because there was a tree in the way. Dtv gets through the trees just fine. If I can't find a place with not a single tree in sight, I may have to switch back to dtv (ugh), but otherwise I will stay with voom. I'll be checking the LOS with a compass today at the place I put an offer on. Hopefully the one solitary tree there is not in the way.
The end of 2005 will be very important. IF V* hasnt straightened out its problems and delivered its promises it may be time to kick this dog to the curb if D* has a bunch of HD by then.kfried001 said:If you want Hi Def there is no choice. However, I keep Direct TV for the NFL ticket and the regional sports package + the OUTDOOR Channel for $12 per month. If VOOM adds all the Discovery Channels + All the Nickolodean channels + Science, techtv, scfi,usa, lifetime, lifetime movies and fox movies, hdnet, inhd1, inhd2 they will be the only game in town, except for the specialty sport packages. VOOM Rocks stay with it. Why pay $10-$11 per month 6 channels, doesn't make sense if you have and HDTV. The customer service has improved massivley in the last 2 weeks. I feel they are on the verge of a major success story.
Sean Mota said:In my case, I had a PVR as well but it is now collecting dust. Those SD channels mean nothing to me. The more we support the SD channels the less that these SD channels will ever have a need to convert to HD. Give me HD channels and you got my $$$.
Sean Mota said:It is quite funny that when there was E* and D* only. Everybody yelled for an HD provider. VOOM comes along and gets ridicule by the HD crowd for not having SD channels. Not saying that it's wrong that anyone decides to switch to E*, D* or Cable because they have more SD. I am just saying that it is funny how people's perception can change.
Odys said:The HR10-250 is an HD DVR. I'm sure if you had one of these it wouldn't be collecting dust
Whether I watch HD or SD, it's important for me to control my TV watching, not my provider. DVR equals freedom.