most important piece of equipment is the VOOM Set-Top Box (Motorola
DSR-550). This is the only Set-Top Box that VOOM currently offers.
This unit is also commonly known as a Satellite Receiver or an
IRD (Integrated Receiver-Decoder).
The VOOM HDTV Set-Top Box is
high-definition capable, with multiple outputs. All of the VOOM
Set-Top Boxes outputs work simultaneously, allowing multiple outputs
to different sources, as long as you are displaying the same image. The VOOM Set-Top Box supports resolutions of 480i, 480p, 720p, and
1080i. It is also capable of providing 5.1 channel surround sound via
either the Optical or COAX outputs, or stereo sound via the L-R RCA
Eight button front panel
8PSK/8VSB Satellite tuner/demodulator
HDCP DVI, YPrPb, S-Video, Baseband, and RF video outputs
Stereo, Digital SPDIF and Optical Audio outputs
IPPV reportback modem
IR remote control
12 x 2.3 x 8.2 chassis
MPEG-2 Video Processing*
Integrated HDTV decoder
Down-conversion of HD to SD outputs
Dolby AC-3 and/or AAC Audio Processing
NDS/Mediacipher Access Control
Thin client support for EPG and applications
Simultaneous video output from DVI, component and svideo
The photo below illustrates the outputs on the VOOM Set-Top Box:
The VOOM HDTV Satellite
Receiver ships with a diplexer. The diplexer combines the satellite
input and the OTA HDTV antenna, thereby necessitating only one cable from
the satellite dish to the VOOM Set-Top Box.
The satellite dish is
a circular 18” dish. It has a very low profile and is not imposing.
It also has a space to attach an off-air antenna. This off-air
antenna is necessary due to the fact that this is how you will receive
your local channels from VOOM.
*MPEG-2 Video Processing allows the satellite
companies to reduce the bandwidth necessary by as much as thirty
percent, which in turn frees up more room on the satellite. This
allows them to put more channels on each satellite. The higher the
compression ratio, the more channels you can have on the satellite.
VOOM On Screen Menu
The right menu makes a big difference. You control VOOM with a wide
screen, high definition menu that takes you where you want to go,
quickly and easily
Ease of Use - Get what you need in a glance.
Find your show in seconds with our sleek, backlit remote.
Program Guides - Sort our lineup by time,
day or date. Browse all channels or see your full HD lineup with
Options and Settings - Customize your VOOM
experience. Set your favorite channels. It's easy to change settings
and make VOOM fit every TV in your house.
Parental Controls - With VOOM, you control
who sees what. Lock access to VOOM programming by channel or rating
with a simple PIN code.