Arun, nice work on the links, thanks. I would definitely not consider this all bad news....but heh, maybe I'm just an optimist.
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10/24/03 at 6:32am
|"Without pioneers, there would be no progress."
I totally agree and can't wait for November 4th in the a.m. for my install.
|Originally posted by Innova
Maybe you should have been looking for a VOOM display.....
|Originally posted by compson
Another Sears story: I went in the Sears in Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem. They had Voom on one monitor; everything else was showing Dish. The Voom receiver was gray and I wouldn't have been embarrassed to have it in my house. I picked up the remote control and changed the channel. At that point, the salesman came over and we found that we couldn't get anything. At my suggestion, we turned the receiver off and let it reboot. We were then able to get several channels but they all looked equally bad. I confirmed that there was a component cable hooked up to the receiver. I then hit the input button on the Mitsubishi monitor and it revealed that the input was component but was displaying 480. I clicked through the options and 1080 was not one (presumably meaning that it was receiving a 480 signal). The other component input was showing Dish in 1080. I went into the Voom menu and checked the settings, but there was no option to switch from 480 to 1080. I assume Voom wasn't sending out a 480 signal. Any idea how to fix this?
Unless this was a temporary glitch, this Sears has been showing this service for the first week and a half in SD. The difference between Voom and the Dish pictures all around it was obvious. To his credit, the salesman did know a little about Voom, tried to be helpful, and was happy to have me tinker with the setup. Even so, I doubt they were making many sales.
|Originally posted by Steve S
The box and remote were not as "Fisher Price" in appearance as I expected, certainly no more so than the Phillips Tivo boxes and remotes with the funny bug on them.
|Originally posted by Darin
HEY! If you're going to start making snide remarks about the TiVo guy, then it's gonna get ugly.
|I raised my PC resolution to 1600 x 1200 so I could read this article in high definition.|
|Originally posted by compson
I had the same problem but I called VOOM from the store and the red botton on the right side of the receiver changes resolutions when I hit it twice it got better. It probably has 480i, 480p, 1080i maybe even 720p I don't know.
|BTW, if you're on Long Island, try the Sears in Hicksville or Smithtown. Garden City has a DVD demo (gee, that's useful) and Masapequa has a 480p demo (but I didn't try pushig the red button on the receiver).|
|Originally posted by Paul_Seng
I also think that voom needs to also sell straight to customers without having to go through sears (by this I mean the equipment).
I think most people that are on the fringe of buying already have satellite service but don't want to shell out 800 for equipment for one tv and install that can easily be done by themselves.
|I think Voom will make it if they offer a DIY package for the receiver(s) and dish and people already with OTA antennas. For those that have done installs with dish or directv it would be a snap and use existing cables. If I can buy a receiver for 399 and new dish for 100 and install myself then I would buy it.|
|I also think that voom needs to also sell straight to customers without having to go through sears (by this I mean the equipment).|