Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Des Moines, iOwa
No delay in channel changing, that I have noticed. Probably faster than D* (not really an issue or concern). Their remote is pretty simple, not as simple as tivo's, but not over whelming either. I guess the screen layout, when in menu or guides, reminds me more of ultimate tv's look. I do like the tivo guide look better. These across the screen bar guides are too messy to scroll across to see whats upcoming. Tivo certainly has that down pat with their guide.
So far, I donít really miss not having a dvr with voom. With 10 movie channels (and that doesnít include hboHD, starzHD, maxHD or shoHD), theres always something in movies to watch. I like the old movie Spirit of St Louis, with Jimmy Stewart. It was on this morning and looked outstanding in HD. I've seen this movie many times, but this time it was eye candy 100%. I got voom because of their promo going on, and I had thought I'd probably just keep it a few months, but no more. I can see its a must for anyone with a HD tv. Even the cartoon channel Animania is just so addicting to watch because of the HD quality, and I'm not really a cartoon watching fan either. So far I think D* and voom are a nice combo, but I predict voom will give D* and dish a run for their money. Voom's gearing towards so much HD programming will pay off in the long run. I donít think D* or dish are even able to change direction that fast to head off vooms competition, that will come. And if voom gets a dvr and locals, look out!
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