i've had VOOM service since june with mixed feelings. here's a little description of my experience:
installation: was a breeze. one main dish along with a cheap antenna to pickup local hd broadcasts. but the installation guy told me that over 99% of the installations he's done, they were not able to receive local hd channels cuz of the antenna...and since i was not part of that lucky 1%, i had to fork over another $100 for a antenna strong enough to receive local hd channels.
hd channels: mixed feelings. voom boasts 21 hd original channels. 10 movie channels along with 11 variety channels. the 10 movie channels do not have a great line up. but i do like the monster hd channel...especially when godzilla movies are on. worldsport hd has real madrid soccer so it's kool...but the rest of the original hd lineups (animania hd, auction hd, equator hd, gallery hd, rave hd, rush hd...etc)...i normally skip
the rest of the hd channels: here are the following channels on hd on voom:
abc hd, cbs hd, fox hd, nbc hd, pbs hd, wb hd, bravo hd, espn hd, tnthd, discovery channel hd, and the premium movie channels like hbo hd, showtime hd, maxhd and starz hd. the channel lineup is far less than what's on dish and on comcast cable. the biggest drawbacks on the channel lineups are there is no g4techtv, food channel (yes...i'm a iron chef fan) and no local fox sports channels.
quality: i've had comcast hd before i switched to voom. the hd picture quality on voom is far superior than on comcast hd.
i'm paying close to $70 for your 21 hd channels, your typical cable channels, local channels in hd, 9 hbo, 9 showtime, 9 cinemax, starz and encore...along with the hd receiver.
final comments: except for the voom original hd programming, the rest of the hd and regular cable programming is up there with cable and dish services. but the the three cable channels i watch the most are not on voom (as i stated above) but the picture quality is excellent...far superior to comcast hd. the pricing is very reasonable. i'll stick with voom until the end of the year. if they have not expanded their channel lineups to include g4techtv, food network and local fox sports channel, then i'm probably gonna switch to dish.
just my humble opinion...