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Old 07-09-2008, 02:04 PM   #1  
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Am I the only one still missing the VOOM channels. We subscribe to "everything" and without VOOM there are times we just turn off the tv for lack of anything worth watching. Understand that some people found VOOM silly, but for us it was 1080 full screen eye candy when nothing else of interest was on. The replacement channels just seem like more of the same ole. VOOM was unique!

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #2  
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I looked at the guide everyday for EquatorHD. Dern
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:48 PM   #3  
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I too am sorely missing several of the Voom channels.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:38 PM   #4  
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I thought I was the only one still checking the guide.
Damn I miss My MONSTERS HD.
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I'm afraid that the decision makers at Dish are not swayed by the argument that Voom should be reinstated because it is the best eclectic collection of true high def programming. Voom watchers are a very small minority who do not provide much revenue to Dish. The bottom line trumps quality.

Has anyone discovered whether Voom is available in Southern California?

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:40 AM   #6  
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Am I the only one still missing the VOOM channels. We subscribe to "everything" and without VOOM there are times we just turn off the tv for lack of anything worth watching. Understand that some people found VOOM silly, but for us it was 1080 full screen eye candy when nothing else of interest was on. The replacement channels just seem like more of the same ole. VOOM was unique!

...to would be troll-ponders...stay in your bedroom while the adults talk!
Yep.

Just kidding man. Though I didn't watch those channels very often for lack of new material, Equator had some quality stuff.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:41 AM   #7  
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I'm afraid that the decision makers at Dish are not swayed by the argument that Voom should be reinstated because it is the best eclectic collection of true high def programming. Voom watchers are a very small minority who do not provide much revenue to Dish. The bottom line trumps quality.

Has anyone discovered whether Voom is available in Southern California?

Jack D.
apparently they are only on "interactive Optimum" cable service, but I don't know where that is available.

We can't even get cable at my home...something about it has to be run under the streets (no overhead wires here) and they won't pay to dig up the street...bummer!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:58 AM   #8  
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Default AAAANNNNDDDDD VOOM programming seems to have improved

Just look at todays Monster Channel movies:

http://schedule.voom.com/schedule/MONSTERS_HD

What gives, they only had two on each day they were with Dish?
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:16 AM   #9  
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I miss Voom. It was replaced by the Fishing Channel that claims HD but has no HD programming. I think the Fishing Channel is big in Oklahoma. I still have the Montreal Queen concert on my DVR that was recorded from VooM. I play it back and remember the good ole days of VooM.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:21 AM   #10  
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I miss Voom. It was replaced by the Fishing Channel that claims HD but has no HD programming. I think the Fishing Channel is big in Oklahoma. I still have the Montreal Queen concert on my DVR that was recorded from VooM. I play it back and remember the good ole days of VooM.
they did have some good concerts on...AND NO COMMERCIALS!!!

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I miss Voom... I still have the Montreal Queen concert on my DVR that was recorded from VooM. I play it back and remember the good ole days of VooM.
We still have a few shows on the DVR from VOOM...

I had just started watching that show on RAVE called "Later with Jools Holland" (or something like that), and it was cool to see different styles of music performed live by different bands one right after the other for the same audience. The episode I still have had Radiohead, & four or five other bands. Very cool show. I didn't like everyone that was on it necessarily, but that's what the skip button is for!!

As stated earlier in this thread, the VOOM chanels weren't aimed @ the masses and so sadly, they were cut. Too bad that Charlie couldn't appreciate the value they offered for those of us who are tired of so much crap on television...
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Voom is In NYC/NJ area. 15 Great HD Channels.Great Movies,concerts, sports, education. Great Picture & Sound quality. I Hope Cablevision keeps voom alive and well !!!!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:59 AM   #13  
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[QUOTE=JustEd;645807]Am I the only one still missing the VOOM channels. We subscribe to "everything" and without VOOM there are times we just turn off the tv for lack of anything worth watching. Understand that some people found VOOM silly, but for us it was 1080 full screen eye candy when nothing else of interest was on. The replacement channels just seem like more of the same ole. VOOM was unique![QUOTE]

VooM set Dish apart in a positive way! I have to laugh. Everyone that complained about Voom running the same programs over and over. I loved Smithsonian but now after a month - Guess What - I have seen all their programming. This is true for most of the additions they made in place of Voom.

I hate to say it but the only thing that keeps me with Dish is the 622.
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VooM set Dish apart in a positive way! I have to laugh. Everyone that complained about Voom running the same programs over and over. I loved Smithsonian but now after a month - Guess What - I have seen all their programming. This is true for most of the additions they made in place of Voom.

I hate to say it but the only thing that keeps me with Dish is the 622.
Yep. THe first day we had Smithsonian, they showed the castles in Great Britain. I said "YES" Since then there have been only 2 more shows of that quality IIRC

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:19 PM   #15  
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apparently they are only on "interactive Optimum" cable service, but I don't know where that is available.

We can't even get cable at my home...something about it has to be run under the streets (no overhead wires here) and they won't pay to dig up the street...bummer!
That would be Cablevision, but they are on switched video for Voom, so 80% of the time I'd want to watch I can't access the channel anyway.
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