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seandudley 02-20-2004 09:50 AM

VOOM has new offers!

$79.90 per month for the VaVaVaVoom package that contains every channel they have.

$9.90 per month to lease the equipment if you don't want to buy it outright. Includes the off-air antenna, satellite dish, receiver and anything else that is needed.

If you want to buy the equipment out-right, you can do so for $499.00 now instead of $749.00 that it was.

This, with the additional channels that were just added was enough to get me to sign up. Can't wait to get VOOM now!

Sean Dudley

barth2k 02-20-2004 09:58 AM

Wow. I'd be interested in renting the box.

Now all I need is PVR.

gcbrowni 02-20-2004 11:42 AM

I agree. An integrated PVR will be what kicks me in to ordering VOOM.

rollerfink 02-20-2004 11:54 AM

Do you know if you get a discount on a second box rental? Oh, can you even hook up their STB to a non-HDTV?

rollerfink 02-20-2004 02:24 PM

Somebody else posted in the programming forum that Voom is in the processing of updating the web site with the new offer -- and that second STBs will cost around $5/month.

Assuming I can't hook up the Voom STB to my 2nd non-HDTV, do you think I could still hook up the off air antenna that they give me directly to the TV for OTA SD channels?

I have an old school antenna up on the roof that the previous owner left me so maybe I could hook that one up.

motjes2 02-20-2004 02:31 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by rollerfink
Somebody else posted in the programming forum that Voom is in the processing of updating the web site with the new offer -- and that second STBs will cost around $5/month.

Assuming I can't hook up the Voom STB to my 2nd non-HDTV, do you think I could still hook up the off air antenna that they give me directly to the TV for OTA SD channels?

I have an old school antenna up on the roof that the previous owner left me so maybe I could hook that one up.
Yes, you can. ONLY Digital OTA channels (no analog channels).

rollerfink 02-20-2004 02:37 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by motjes2
Yes, you can. ONLY Digital OTA channels (no analog channels).
Thanks, but if my 2nd TV isn't HD then it won't be able to pick up the digital channels will it?

I think I'll bite on this voom offer -- so I'll get Voom HD and OTA digital HD channels on my HDTV -- but I don't want to use rabbit ears for my second non-HDTV (need at least local networks on that TV).

motjes2 02-20-2004 02:41 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by rollerfink
Thanks, but if my 2nd TV isn't HD then it won't be able to pick up the digital channels will it?

I think I'll bite on this voom offer -- so I'll get Voom HD and OTA digital HD channels on my HDTV -- but I don't want to use rabbit ears for my second non-HDTV (need at least local networks on that TV).

Yes, it will. The stb can output 480i via s-video or composite.

rollerfink 02-20-2004 02:44 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the info.

annexmember7 02-20-2004 04:54 PM

2nd set top is $5 for the mirroring fee and another $9.90 for a second set-top box.

Early adopters only pay a one time mirror fee of $5 for up to 6 receivers. Anyone ordering from now on has to pay a mirroring fee for any box beyond the first box. Each box under the lease plan costs $9.90. Plus applicable state taxes each month on the bill.

snathanb 02-21-2004 04:42 AM

Sorry, no SciFi channel... seems they are ignoring their core demographics.

annexmember7 02-21-2004 07:58 PM

New Offers:
Monthly Equipment Charge option:
$199.00 Installation and Activation fee WAVED (at this
time)
$9.50 per receiver per month. (up to 6)
$5.00 Additional outlet charge PER receiver PER month

Additional charges which may apply.
3-4 IRD's Multiswitch $60.00-$100.00
5-6 IRD's Multiswitch $125.00-$200.00 (non-refundable)

There is an addition $50.00 installation & activation
fee for EACH receiver over three.

This offer has NO money back guarentee or Free preview
period. You are charged for your first month of
service and equipment apon activation.

If you chose to add additional receivers, AFTER INTIAL
SETUP, there will be a $199.00 installation and
activation fee, per visit.

Purchase-$499.00
*Money back guarentee is on the Equipment only.
$199.00 for each additional receiver (up to 6)

There is no Free preview period with this offer,
monthly billing begins at activation.

There is a 30 MBG with this offer, beginning at
activation.

$5.00 Additional outlet charge PER receiver PER month

Additional charges which may apply.
3-4 IRD's Multiswitch $60.00-$100.00
5-6 IRD's Multiswitch $125.00-$200.00 (non-refundable)

There is an addition $50.00 installation & activation
fee for EACH receiver over three.

If you chose to add additional receivers, AFTER INTIAL
SETUP, there will be a $199.00 installation and
activation fee, per visit.

*any additional charges for installation or
multiswitches are not refundable.

When deciding to add an extra IRD to an exsisting
order, please consider time to ship additional
equipment to the installer before your intial
installation. 4 days is generally enough time

The VOOM package (basic) is {{39.90 right now}} it is
going to be $49.90 after 3-31
The Va Va Voom package (everything) is $79.90 w/no
current plans to raise.

vurbano 02-22-2004 12:24 PM

wish they would buy my D* reciever id be there baby!. Gonna try it when my obligation is up with d* if they get espnhd and hdnet by then.

rollerfink 02-22-2004 01:25 PM

Hmm, Im not sure anymore.

With Comcast I pay about $105/month (one HDTV and one non-HDTV) for all regular digital cable plus HBO and Cinemax packs. That's too much I think.

With Voom it would come out to...

$25 to rent 2 boxes + $50 for standard pack (includes one premium pack I think) plus I'd probably want at least one extra pack depending where they put ESPN or other HD channels I like. So that's + $15. SO we're already up to $90.

With DirecTV I could go with the Total Choice (no locals as I could get them OTA) for $34 + $11 for HD pack + $12 for the sports pack (I need Fox Sports World) + $11 for an HBO pack. Plus maybe $5 for additional receiver? Plus maybe another $5 if I get some kind of DVR. That comes to $78. And then I need to find some kind of deal to get hardware -- I'd wait for the HDTivo if I thought they'd offer a new subscriber deal.

With Dish I'd need the Top 180 pack (to get Fox SPorts World) for $45. Plus $10 for HD. Probably $10 for HBO. Plus say $5 for additional receiver plus $5 for DVR. SO that comes to $75. But the good news with Dish is I could get two 811s with standard def DVRs and installation for free.

http://www.allsat.com/hardware/811s.shtml

I'd go for the 921 if I could find a deal but I haven't seen any.

So I think Dish and DirecTV come out cheaper than Voom for my wants -- and with Dish's current deal I guess that makes the most sense.

Ken Ross 02-22-2004 02:25 PM

Ah, but the difference is you're getting so much more in the way of HD for either the same or very little more money with VOOM. Additionally, you're comparing prices for the VOOM service in which you're leasing to one (D*) in which you need to outright purchase.

Decisions decisions.

el-georgeo 02-22-2004 02:27 PM

If you want HDTV this offer is UNBEATABLE!! If you would rather read about HDTV than watch it then this post should be ignored.

You could spend well over $300.00 just for a box to receive OTA HDTV and thats only anout 4 or 5 channels for most cities.

FREE INSTALL & $600.00 OR SO WORTH OF EQUIPMENT INCLUDING BOTH A SAT DISH AND OTA ANTENNA FOR nothing more than $9.50 out of pocket

Then add the fact that you get 10 times more HDTV programming than enyone else can give you.

Face it Cable may take years to get the needed bandwith and isn't available to me (COMCAST) they tell me for 2-3 years in my area (Ft, Lauderdale FL)

While most talk about HDTV I'll be watching it for a total of about $49.50 per month and thats including the rental of their box.

There is no contract if its a dissappointment all I loose is 49.50 and they have to come and take it back.

WHAT SANE PERSON COULD GRIPE ABOUT THIS LIMITED OFFER?

Mntneer 02-22-2004 08:12 PM

Any idea when they'll be getting HD-ESPN, or a couple other standard cable favs like Sci-Fi?

coolsurdy 02-24-2004 05:24 PM

The latest voom offer is great... For $9.50 a box plus 39.99 for progm..anyone can get it...I am scheduled for install next week.. FYI... currently my source of HDTV is mot 6200 box from adelphia only NBC, ABC, PBS, SHO & HBO...Its Hooked up to a pio 5040 plasma via component and optic for sound to pio 59txi.. sound and picture is incredible... just not enough channels on cable or sat..thus going with zoom... Also have e* 811/921 but not installed yet as never... will evaluate all three till march . then pick one....

sgtjim 02-25-2004 09:59 AM

It has been 5 days since the VOOM website posted that they were updating the packages available. Why is it taking this long???

Chezbrgr2 02-25-2004 11:33 AM

Maybe they are too busy answering phones, for new customers!:D

bsic 02-25-2004 02:54 PM

So....

Quote:
$9.50 per receiver per month. (up to 6)
$5.00 Additional outlet charge PER receiver PER month
So 14.50 per reciever per month? I have two TV's.... So depending on how I read this, I need to pay an additional $29 or $24.50 per month just for two recievers?

Grease me up and bend me over before I take that "cheap" offer.

mica618 02-25-2004 03:41 PM

I just tried to order the voom and they still require you to have a landline telephone or they wont install it. I only use a cell phone at my home because i get unlimited minutes across the U.S. for $39.00 a month and a basic landline phone package is almost $35.00 here. Voom says they need the phoneline for the inital download. I would have liked to have it but im not putting in a phone just for voom.

seandudley 02-26-2004 10:08 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by bsic
So....



So 14.50 per reciever per month? I have two TV's.... So depending on how I read this, I need to pay an additional $29 or $24.50 per month just for two recievers?

Grease me up and bend me over before I take that "cheap" offer.
$9.50 of the cost is renting equipment, the $5.00 is the same cost as Echostar for the additional receiver. If you'd prefer, you can purchase a 2nd receiver out-right for $199.00, and then it would just be $5.00 per month instead of $14.50 per month.

Sean Dudley

sgtjim 02-26-2004 10:32 AM

Can you buy a second receiver for $199 if you rent the first at $9.50 per month?

WanMan 02-26-2004 10:35 AM

Hmm, this may be worth a try. Can someone identify what the potential drawbacks would be? Of course, some of us are in a contractual obligation with another DBS, but this may be worth a try. I noted the 30-day MBG, but the no-contract is surprising.

Vaggeto 02-26-2004 10:58 AM

Their commercial says "$9.50 per receiver" or something alone those lines...

Shouldn't they be mentioning the extra $5 cost per receiver?

WanMan 02-26-2004 11:08 AM

Maybe the should have said $9.95 for the first receiver, and $14.95 ($9.95+$5 mirroring fee) for each additional receiver.

patrickpiteo 02-26-2004 11:21 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by WanMan
Hmm, this may be worth a try. Can someone identify what the potential drawbacks would be? Of course, some of us are in a contractual obligation with another DBS, but this may be worth a try. I noted the 30-day MBG, but the no-contract is surprising.
I am giving them a try. What do I have to lose. No investment on equipment and no contract..

robert dawson 02-26-2004 11:47 AM

I will have mine installed 2/28 with free antenna for OTA and dish with new cables and reciever for only $9.95. I just want more HD and Voom has it and who knows it might wake up the sleeping gaints D* E* to offer more HD packages.....I still have a commitment with D* until august....That was the first time D* offered any kind of deal for pref customers( Samsung STR 160 for $399 and now $99)....Well if the pq is better in Voom the other 2 recievers from D* will be replaced also.....sure hope Voom gets the new DVR or Tivo replacement. I ll let yaw know how the installation goes. I hardly can wait to see more HD. I am tried of watching fuzzy sd TV....Who knows maybe D* might give me a discount to stay with them....I doubt it:rolleyes:

keithaxis 02-26-2004 01:41 PM

Couple questions. I hve Voom coming out on Monday to install. Does Voom give all their customers the same box, leasing or buying? I think she mentioned the box I would be receiving is a Motorola 5050, how does that box relate to Comcast Box Motorolla 5100? On Monday I will now be able to compare PQ with VOOM, Comcast, DirecTv and ExpressVu. Right now of the 3 excluding Voom, expressvu has teh worst PQ. Directv and Comcast seem real equal......


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