Originally posted by elspankdogLooking forward to that review of the beta version of our D* DVR.
It was suprisingly pretty far along in its development (something im surpised they kept from people around here)..... Of course they didnt let anybody near the boxes so theres no telling if they were actually complete. But most of the features were shown.
Im not sure I like how voom is going to do the recording but Ill wait till I get it to know for sure. When you schedule a show it shows up as a channel 9xx (there is no recorded programs list.. that voom rep mentioned). They say its to make it more idiot frendly (one guide vs 2) but Id rather have an option for both (again I didnt ask if there was such an option) but overall I was very impressed with voom dvr and much better than cox dvr and the little time i saw hd-tivo... Its suprisingly fast with the networking. Ucentric did a good job with the voom dvr so Id expect them to do the same for D*.... course I dont even want to fathom the cost for you D* people.
Voom also was showing off smaller HD receivers and SD only receivers (all of which will interface with the dvr)
Mwesson, Im pretty sure the average D* user isnt getting that deal and when they have to pay 299 for a receiver now and have to pay again (maybe) at the end of the year Id say thats getting screwed over. And if voom is lying about the receiver they are doing a damn good job hiding it.... i got to play with the voom dvr myself yesterday. There were more people at the voom booth than D* the times I walked by (about 15 times throughout the show, which was suprising to me)
Im sure you D* people are going to call me a voom lover but I was actually kind of dissapointed in D*'s booth.... It was 2x the size of vooms booth but they had almost nothing new there to show... the home network solution was good but that was the only new thing they had.... no mention of espn2hd and really wernt mentioning the 1500 HD upgrade (just had a scroller saying it), they had like 3 HD sets there total (there were tons of SD TV's there showing all their multi-view features but almost nothing new HD wise (sans the whole network solution).
Of couse E* was way worse but they had soem new stuff and the booth was bigger than D* but you could tell E* wasnt even tlaking HD (it really was sad)...
The runco booth was dissapointment this year but the motion chairs kicked ass... Benq still has the best projectors(for the money) but some of the new projectors are very cool (the portable home theater ones).
Still have the AVS party tonight so that should be interesting... maybe well have some voom/D* fights break out like Munky seems to think will happen. I didnt take pictures but Mukny did so maybe he will post them for all you people not lucky enough to get out here.
Harmony released a badass new remote today (color display) so Ill probably be upgrading fairly soon.
If you have any specific questions (i went off the top of my head) just leave em below and ill get to em when i have time.... Im debating not going out tonight after the avs party because im so tired. Walking all over the place for a few days pretty much all day will do that even to a college student. I still have tomorrow to go to ces (got a few more questions for the voom reps about their stuff), so anybody who has a question leave it.