|Originally posted by lamcam
I'm in Northern VA area. Ordered Voom last week. Installer came yesterday.
The guy was an hour late arriving, as expected. Installation took about 2 hours. Went smooth. Installed the sat dish. He immediately called back to Voom to get authorization to upgrade my OTA from a small StealthGuard to something he claimed was about $300. Ran one RG6 coax line into my house, but did not provide a wall plate. I did not have a phone jack nearby. The guy said I did not need a phone line connected to the receiver unless I order Pay Per View. After all hardware were installed. It took one phone call and 20 minutes for my receiver to be activated. I was lucky to have a knowledgable installer.
I only got the basic package. HD channels look spectacular on my Sony XBR910 connected via DVI (a DVI cable is included, but I used another one). HD Discovery is great. The WorldSports channel shows the best quality. OTA channels are also very good. My local CBS, FOX, and PBS kept dropping out at first. So I climed on the roof and rotated the OTA antena slightly. Now everything comes in. Back to the HD channels results: they can really do without the fashion channel. It is really a waste of bandwidth. You can only watch those models walking down the catwalk for so long. The movie channels are OK if you don't mind the older flicks. Also the quality of these are not so good, due to their original age. It is too close to DVD quality to be considered HD in my opinion. And yes they do repeat over and over again.l
- HD channels picture quality excellent, especially World Sport and Discovery.
- SD channels good.
- OTA channels very good, if your installer is smart enough to upgrade you to a better antena. You may want to ask for it anyway.
- Content of HD channels still very weak. Too many repeats. Voom if you are reading this thread, change the fashion channel to something else, change some of the movie channels to something else. and ADD ADD ADD ESPN HD soon. You have many potential customers waiting to jump on board, only if you add ESPN HD. Also DO NOT take Discovery HD away. You will lose me and many other subscribers immediately.
I'll be patient and stick with Voom for a couple of months, to see if the content improves, or until my wife puts her foot in my ass about spending the $50 a month.
How are the other channels in regards to picture quality???
And is content really that weak??