VOOM have Firewire

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Will the VOOM receiver have Firewire support to record not just OTA but also the movie channels? I am interested in learning all the outputs of the receiever.
 

rtt2

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No firewire. The head engineer working on Voom said on the Yahoo Voom Group forum that it would not support firewire. However it will have component and DVI.
 

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rtt2 said:
No firewire. The head engineer working on Voom said on the Yahoo Voom Group forum that it would not support firewire. However it will have component and DVI.

Could you post a link to this forum please!

Robert
 

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Here's the quote:

No, there's no firewire on the first runs and, I thought this was clear; I don't know yet.

Wilt
-----Original Message-----
From: bklfowler
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 1:33 AM
To: VOOM@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [VOOM] Re: Wilt Voom STB upgrade


--- In VOOM@yahoogroups.com, Wilt Hildenbrand <wilth@o...> wrote:
> No, they won't.
> We'll have handle that somehow, don't know how just yet; General
> problem for all boxes anyone owns today, right?
> Wilt

No, the boxes won't be upgradable to Firewire, or no, customers won't
have to buy a new box?



>> Will the first boxes put out be able to be upgraded to firewire
>> out or will I have to buy a new box?

Another response on the subject
I do recognize, however, the move to 1394 and the
upgrade to MPEG 4 creates some things to think about--
which is why it's not on there right now and won't be until
we know how, and decide, to deal with it.
Wilt

It's conceivable they will never support Firewire, particularly if they move ahead with MPEG-4 as planned. That said, if they offer a robust, expandable PVR next-year, that might eliminate much of the need for Firewire.

It is my understanding that the VOOM PVR will also be a box by Motorola, and Motorola does have some HD PVRs in development that will allow expansion of HDTV recording capacity (content is DES encrypted) via off-the-shelf USB hard drives. If VOOM were to offer that capability, you could conceivably have removeable drives if there was a need to archive some content.
 

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