I have a VOOM box with their OTA antenna and I am 25 mi with no obstructions to the NY transmitters. I receive very few of the digital OTA channels that I am supposed to and I am starting to suspect that the VOOM box might need a stronger than normal signal to display the digital channels. I read a few accounts of people hooking other HD receivers to their VOOM antennas to check them and these people received more digital channels through the non-VOOM box using the same antenna.
Since I don't have another HD box, would someone who has both be willing to check or confirm this for me?
I did take the VOOM OTA antenna line an plug it into an analog TV that could scan for channels. It receives all of the NY anaog channels fine plus several more (20 total).
The Voom box won't scan local channels, it will only tune locals based on channel mapping received from Voom over the satellite. If that channel mapping data doesn't include a channel in your area the box won't tune it.
I suspect the problem you're having is more likely to be caused by bad channel mapping from Voom rather than poor reception capability of the box itself.
Try calling Voom customer service to have your channel mapping fixed.
The antenna is pointing correctly and VOOM says my channels are mapped correctly. I am just wondering if the VOOM box needs an extra-strong signal or something. The only way to check would be to hook a different type of HD receiver to the same antenna. I was wondering if anyone did this.
The VOOM box is horrible. Just had the $99 Samsung from Directv installed this week and it is great. With the V could only get 1 station sometimes, this was not a mapping problem all stations available was listed just would not pick up. The D gets 8 stations. Comparison was with same existing OTA
I have watched more HD in last few days on D than on V in 2 months. D has less HD programing but much better content than V. Of course this is only my opinion on programing. Will cancel V on Feb 3 after see what new HD comes out. The V receiver is terrible from all angles.
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