Voom's Finale

Posted on 2005-04-13 at 08:01

I guess there is no room in the marketplace for a third satellite broadcast company; even one with higher quality and lower prices than the other two. Voom has announced that as of the 30th of this month they will cease braodcasting. The end of the first HD Age is upon us. This is truly damaging to the market. It solidifies the duopoly of DirectTV and Dish Network and it proves that there is no room for the little guy in the U.S. satellite TV market. In lieu of Voom satellite service, I'll probably just use OTA free HDTV. Every local station braodcasts in digital HD, so why not try that out for a while?

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Doom, Gloom, and Voom

Posted on 2005-02-26 at 08:01

Reports of Voom's death were greatly exaggerated. Apparently Charles Dolan, the President of Cablevision has petitioned his company to seel him the Voom assets so he can keep it going.

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Alas, poor Voom. I knew him, Horatio.

Posted on 2005-01-21 at 08:02

Yep, it's official. Voom has sold off their satellite and will discontinue service soon. It's a sad day. Voom was the best (despite the installation troubles) and I seriously doubt I'll be as happy with another provider. Echostar, of Dish Network fame, has purchased the Voom satellite. I'll keep an eye on them to see what they plan on doing with it. It'd be nice if they continued service for the Voom subscribers, but somehow I doubt it will be so simple a solution.

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Caudroplex

Posted on 2004-12-05 at 08:02


Pictures of the Caudroplex in progress. Starts with a pic of the set up at the old house and then moves to the various stages of the new house set up.

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Damages

Posted on 2004-10-03 at 08:05

Pictures of the minor damage to the home the Satellite installer caused. Only posted for insurance reasons. Pretty boring.

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You...Will...Still...Not...Believe...This

Posted on 2004-09-08 at 08:04

The Voom installer is done and he did a great job. If you need a Voom installation done in this area, ask for his company, LT Designs.

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You...Will...Not...Believe...This

Posted on 2004-09-08 at 08:02

Voom actually has an installer on my roof right now doing what they promised me. Holy Crap! And he seems like a good guy, too. He runs his own company (LT Designs) and subcontracts installations from Installs, Inc, which in turn subcontracts from Voom. The real test will be after he's gone, but so far so good.

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Voom Again

Posted on 2004-09-03 at 08:03

Glad I didn't hold my breath. Voom cancelled on me. Very. Upset. 'Nuff said.

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Voom

Posted on 2004-09-03 at 08:01

Waiting for Voom to show up again. They had to order a special upgraded antenna for my house for the terrestrial signals. Apparently they got it and the guy is supposed to come out today to install it. For some reason, I'm skeptical. :-|

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Closer Still

Posted on 2004-08-26 at 08:01

The screen has been hung and the floor has been carpeted in the Caudroplex. Soon enough, there will be a 9 foot screening of The Lord of the Rings!!!

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Caudroplex update

Posted on 2004-08-24 at 08:05

Work is underway. All the equipment is in place (excepting the screen and projector) and I should be able to watch a movie on this beast within the next couple of weeks. Oh, I so can't wait!

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The Wrath of Voom

Posted on 2004-08-15 at 08:03

OK. Voom guy has come and left. Problem still exists. Can't totally blame him, though. The roof is steep and wet. I wouldn't go up there today. The tropical storm just ended late last night. He says he'lll call back to reschedule. Let's hope he does.

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The Return of the Son of Voom

Posted on 2004-08-15 at 08:02

So, in theory, today sometime the Voom install guy should show up to fix things up. We shall see. I don't wanna have to call back and bitch again. That would suck.

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My Planetarium

Posted on 2004-08-11 at 08:02

I can't do it in Round One, but for Round Two, I'm thinking a nice telescope in a glass dome on the roof, running to a computer in the Caudroplex and from there to the big screen. Sweet! Must. Have. Home. Planetarium.

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Voom

Posted on 2004-07-28 at 08:03

Voom is a good company but satellite installers suck ass. The first guy butchered the job (badly!) and now I've been playing whododat with the subcontractor to get it all resolved. Hopefully tonights visit will fix the lack of local channels.

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Waiting

Posted on 2004-07-28 at 08:02

Sitting here waiting for the HT installer guy and the Voom installer guy to show up. Waiting for other people is never as fun as making em wait for you.

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The equipment list

Posted on 2004-07-28 at 08:01

The Caudroplex is taking form. Behold the majesty that is the Proto-Caudroplex:

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Caudroplex

Posted on 2004-07-27 at 08:03

Well, I put my money down for the Caudroplex. It's gonna be sweet! Maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll post the equipment details.

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The Caudroplex

Posted on 2004-07-16 at 08:08

The Caudroplex is underway. Domes AV is helping with the install. I hope to see real gains in the next couple of weeks! Sweet! Gonna be SO cool! Pictures will be posted and Priase will be warranted! :-)

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The TV

Posted on 2004-07-16 at 08:07

I dropped Bryan's shit-ass company and have moved to a company with great customer service. It's satellite, so there are issues with storms and stuff, but overall I'm happy so far. We'll see how it all turns out.

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The Caudroplex

Posted on 2004-05-18 at 08:03

My home theater is gonna be so sweet when I'm finished. The plans have begun!

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