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Confirmed: Sirius/XM Is Leaving DIRECTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by scott0702, Dec 24, 2009.

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    scott0702

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    hilmar2k

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    Apparently so.
     
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    ajc68

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    I hope this doesn't hurt Sirius XM more than they are already hurting. I will be truly sad if satellite radio goes away...
     
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    nitty316

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    I really wish we would get sportstalk on there. I think that would be pretty cool.
     
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    cforrest

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    That sucks, hope they have holiday music next year like Sirius XM has been providing us. Oh well :(
     
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    pbg

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    very disappointing news, indeed -
     
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    spaul

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    I,would be disappointed a little if Directv moves away from XM/Sirrus the sound quality is great.Especially notice it when I,switched from Comcast over 3yrs. ago from their music choice which they use.It would be nice if Directv keeps the service to add Seriously Sinatra which,would fill the void over a year ago when XM,s standards was dropped .
     
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    hilmar2k

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    They'll have holiday music. DIRECTV music channels have always included holiday music, even before they were provided by XM.

    Music Choice was better quality, IMO. I am not all that impressed with XM sound quality.
     
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    MikeW

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    It would be nice if we could sample SonicTap's programming in advance. Hard to tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing until they make the switch.

    Some strange channel comparisons in there...must be a database thing.

    The Spa - Familiar Favorites
    A Taste of Italy - Italian Bistro Blend
    The Spectrum - Italian Contemporary
    Top 20 on 20 - Irish
    The 80s - Tranquility
     
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    dcowboy7

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    You can....we get these already if u have the package:

    870 [New Channel] Fiesta Tropical
    871 [New Channel] Latin Contemporary
    872 [New Channel] Music of the Americas
    873 [New Channel] Regional Mexican
    874 [New Channel] Salsa
    875 [New Channel] Hurbano
    876 [New Channel] Mariachi
    877 [New Channel] Carnaval Brasileiro
    878 [New Channel] Rock en Espanol
    879 [New Channel] Latin Jazz
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    Good find scott0702. I've added a news item to the front page.
     
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    ziggy29

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    That Sirius-XM merger has sure worked out well for everyone, hasn't it?

    Seriously, though, I'll withhold judgment until I know how the replacement turns out. I have to assume it's a cheaper alternative for D* to carry.
     
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    RAD

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    Dripping...
    I won't really miss them, just use MediaShare to listen to all the MP3's on my server.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    I for one will relish some new choices.
     
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    trdrjeff

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    I've never been happy with XM radios quality, the DTV version was much better IMHO. I've canceled my XM sub since I never listen to it anymore because of the quality and since getting Slacker on my Blackberry, I was blown away with quality they deliver.
     
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    Richierich

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    I liked the fact that I could be listening to an XM Station on my Directv and then go out and get in my car and I would be listening to the same song because I was tuned to the same XM station in my car.

    Kinda Cool!!!
     
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    dvdmth

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    Sonic Tap... this is what used to be called Digital Music Express (DMX), right? The service that used to be on Primestar way back when? The same service our cable company (Comcast) once had before switching to Music Choice (what DirecTV had before going to XM)? I have no idea how it's like now, but I kinda liked it back when I last had a chance to listen to it some years ago.
     
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    hilmar2k

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    Yup, from http://www.sonictap.com/About.aspx.

     
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    Davenlr

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    hdtvfan0001

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    Same here.

    Looking at the new offerings...it might just entice me to consider using SonicTap for some of their new content.
     
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