The VOOM satellite installer just left. He said he couldn't install my dish because there is a line of trees directly blocking my path to the VOOM satellite. Dissappointed I was...
So now what? I am looking for a lot of HD, what is the second best option? I am not that familiar with all the different dish providers, I just had read that VOOM had the most HD. Who has the second most? (and a satellite that is higher in the sky!)
He said that the voom satellite was 'low on the horizon, and east' and that other dish providers were 'higher, and to the south'. I live in Seattle, where comcast HD doesn't suffice.
On the east coast I hear that the Voom satellite is at about 60 degrees, so I am hoping trees will not be an issue. The Voom guy comes on Friday. The place that I think works is approximately 15 feet from the house, and it will have to be mounted on a pole. Does the installers usually bring mounting to the ground, I assume that they would rather place them on the house. I will dig the trench for the coax, if that is a reason he doesn't want to do it.
Anyway, hopefully he will give it a try, I don't want a guy running away before he tries.
I am curious how you originally signed up for Voom, before the installer came out. I would have hoped that there would have been mechanisms in place to determine the likelihood of installation success well before the installer is scheduled.
If I had been a sales agent and got your phone call and you said 'Seattle' the first thing out of my mouth would have been "what does the horizon look like in this direction? if there are tall tress, the chances of success are minimal to not at all."?
Of course, I am amazed that Voom actually has installers in cities in the extreme West considering their satellite's position.
I do understand this and was not trying to block the entire NW in a no-service zone, but rather a means for the potential subscriber to make a fairly educated conclusion prior to an installer coming out. The idea would be to reduce the failure rate of installs in the environment of others waiting for their installation.
You can get 10 HD channels off C-band using a 4DTV receiver, a HDD-200 decoder and a 10' Dish. The programming is cheaper than anything else, BUT, the hardware costs are 2000-3000 and you must have room for the dish. I'll also add that the picture quality is second-to-none!
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