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Old 12-28-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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has it really been that long? I had it, and still have a 22" dish, off air ant. and mast. Lots of people kept the receivers when they went under.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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I had it and loved it. Only reason I ever subscribed to DishNetwork
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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I also had Voom and loved it. Still have the dish and OTA batwing antenna too. I moved from that house, but my son lives there and uses the OTA antenna. It was too bad they went belly up.
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I also had Voom and loved it. Still have the dish and OTA batwing antenna too. I moved from that house, but my son lives there and uses the OTA antenna. It was too bad they went belly up.
I loved VOOM too! Maybe it was just me, but things just looked brighter and sharper on the VOOM channels!

Anyway, didn't Charlie actually force VOOM out of business because he refused to renew their contracts??? I remember being pissed @ him for that I believe~
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #5
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Anyway, didn't Charlie actually force VOOM out of business because he refused to renew their contracts??? I remember being pissed @ him for that I believe~
Is that what happend? I wondered about that.
I found an article on that

It pretty much says that the network was sure that Voom couldn't hold up their carriage deal.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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I loved VOOM too! Maybe it was just me, but things just looked brighter and sharper on the VOOM channels!

Anyway, didn't Charlie actually force VOOM out of business because he refused to renew their contracts??? I remember being pissed @ him for that I believe~
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Is that what happend? I wondered about that.
I found an article on that

It pretty much says that the network was sure that Voom couldn't hold up their carriage deal.
You guys are talking about the Rainbow Networks programming that got labeled VOOM not the satellite provider Voom. Those channels were originally created for the satellite provider VOOM and when they went belly up, Rainbow peddled them to Dish.
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I was a subscriber to the VOOM satellite HDTV service. I loved it. It was a very sad day when VOOM went out of business. Fortunately, it lasted long enough for me to see the 2004 Democratic and Republican conventions. Events such as these in high-definition with absolutely no commercials and absolutely no commentary were a joy.

I was happy that Rainbow Networks moved its VOOM movie channels over to the Dish Network. If the news channel survived I would have moved my subscription with it.
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sorry! I was posting, Voom was the 1st HD sat.service it was provided by rainbow network. they had the most HD channels available when there was just about nothing HD to watch. DTV had like 2-4 channels hd and voom had a bunch, quite different stuff, as no one was broadcasting HD, can't remember how many but there was an auction channel, art, an aquarium, and regular sd channels that we have now. No hdmi comp video and DVI out on the stb. I still have the manuals. and when they went under I got a off air ant. mast and a 22" dish left here. lots of people ended up keeping the stb's too. They did sell the hd channels to dish net who ended up tossing them out anyway. Add on: I did find the voom manuals. 12 hd channels: HD cinema old old films we never heard of Rave: a music channel in 5.1/ Moov I forgot what they had like travel, / Ultra:fashion shows/Rush: sports/animainia-/world sport / Epics: old movies in HD (suked)/treasure: auctions/News HD/Monsters Horror films hd/and gallary" art and culture they all sucked!

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I first got a HD TV in 2002. It was a 65 Inch Rear Projection. The Dish did not have any HD channels at that time. The only HD I could get was on my OTA local stations and there weren't many of those. I had this huge antenna in my attic for the OTA stations. I don't believe that the local stations were even on Dish at that time.
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The 8300 recordes whatever time a show is set up for in the
programming guide. Some shows are in fact listed from 8:00 to 9:02 or
whatever, but some are not. But if you are scheduling manual
recordings, you can change the start and/or end time of that recording.


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> As a former VOOMER who just got I.O. i will say VOOM would be worth
it
> +they plan on eventually increasing the 21 channels-Remember Charles
> dolan is a programming PIONEER..a question on the 8300 DVR (just
have
> this 1 day) does it give you a beffur time wise say when you record
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> 10 pm does it start 1 minute or 2 early and end a minute or 2 after
> like the TIVO does?? just to cover these network shows that now
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I first got a HD TV in 2002. It was a 65 Inch Rear Projection. The Dish did not have any HD channels at that time. The only HD I could get was on my OTA local stations and there weren't many of those. I had this huge antenna in my attic for the OTA stations. I don't believe that the local stations were even on Dish at that time.
Dishnet bought them out when they went under added the channels then messed with them. The HD offerings really sucked, overall from Voom, but they did have more than any provider then, they were "specialty" channels.
I came away with a 22" dish, and an off air ant.. many kept the receivers.
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