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Confirmed: Sirius/XM Is Leaving DIRECTV

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

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  1. Dec 25, 2009 #61 of 508
    MikeW

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    Spend a while on the 80's and you'll learn that paying DJs doesn't necessarily mean it adds value. To hear the old VJs talking about interviewing bob and doug mckenzie means nothing to me. Too often they talk, just to talk. They most likely aren't even "in studio" when they are DJs. They probably pre-record their stuff and it gets automagically inserted. BTW...Nina Blackwood needs to move away from the mic when she inhales. The sound of 40 years of smoking doesn't sound good on the air.

    Merry Christmas and to all...a good night!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2009 #62 of 508
    chevyguy559

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    I'm torn, on one hand, as an XM subscriber it was nice to have the channels I listen to in my truck all day, available at home as well as part of my subscription to DirecTV.....but as long as there is a music choice, that works for me. I personally don't mind the DJ's on XM, but as long as there is equivalent choices for the channels I listen to, I'm gonna give it a shot and check them out :D
     
  3. Dec 25, 2009 #63 of 508
    Mark Holtz

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    Still no Old Time Radio? Sigh.....

    Really need to set up a way to rip from the audio channels into MP3 for personal playback.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2009 #64 of 508
    MikeW

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    There are tons of websites dedicated to OTR. Do a google search and you'll find plenty of podcasts/streaming audio for personal playback. You could even find some links and set them up in TVersity and play it back through your HRxx hardware.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2009 #65 of 508
    jal

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    How would one do this?
     
  6. Dec 25, 2009 #66 of 508
    Satelliteracer

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    Define Old Time Radio. There is one channel on Sonic Tap that might fit the bill, but I'd need to know how you define Old Time Radio.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2009 #67 of 508
    tfederov

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    Bye-bye DJ's! I'm glad DIRECTV is going back to a talk free lineup.
     
  8. Dec 25, 2009 #68 of 508
    dodge boy

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    If they have heavy metal I guess I will be OK with it... That's about all I listen too...
     
  9. Dec 25, 2009 #69 of 508
    rbpeirce

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    I am not familiar with the new service, but frankly, I have been less than happy with all the gab since the merger. XM used to just play music.
     
  10. Dec 25, 2009 #70 of 508
    cadet502

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    +1

    Wouldn't miss them at all.


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  11. Dec 25, 2009 #71 of 508
    stlmike

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    Same here. This is very bad news to me. :nono::nono2::mad:
     
  12. Dec 25, 2009 #72 of 508
    loudo

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    My guess would be it will cost them less for Sonic Tap than XM.
     
  13. Dec 25, 2009 #73 of 508
    Bob Coxner

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    Add one more vote to the "extremely disappointed" category. I listen to XM/Sirius while I work at home and that's several hours a day. My two main channels are 810 Outlaw Country and 836 The Loft. I see absolutely nothing in the DMX lineup that comes close to either one.

    As for DJs...The Loft is a perfect example of why some channels require a DJ. From their description:

    Come up to The Loft where the rules, boundaries and limits to what we play are left up to our award-winning DJs. Nothing jarring, but always compelling. Hand-picked and comfortablty eclectic tunes from Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams and Warren Zevon. Plus weekly shows from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Lou Reed, David Johansen and author Dave Marsh, as well as iconic radio hosts Mike Marrone, Vin Scelsa and Meg Griffin.

    It's actually more eclectic than even this description, as you'll also hear traditional country, blues, songs from the 50's, etc. I love it because the DJs find songs that I would never discover on my own and it's never boring. There is no way a playlist designed by committee to be safe to play as elevator music will ever equal a good DJ.

    DMX is nothing but Muzak and that's not a good thing.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2009 #74 of 508
    jeffshoaf

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    I'd recommend "874 [New Channel] Salsa" for those hoping to ketchup on a little spicier music... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dec 25, 2009 #75 of 508
    johnp37

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    I could care less. Been a long time Sirius subscriber mainly because of NFL and more recently Nascar coverage. As mentioned previously this was to improve DTV's bottom line. Besides I don't listen to XM on DTV.
     
  16. Dec 25, 2009 #76 of 508
    jeffshoaf

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    What frustrates me even more is that they don't say which DirecTV channel the promoted show is on - even when they talk about something I may be interested in, I can't tune to it since I only have a few XM channels showing in my custom guide!
     
  17. Dec 25, 2009 #77 of 508
    Mark Holtz

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    Done that. Filled my MP3 player with old radio dramams.
    Old time radio dramas. See Yesterday USA for an example.
     
  18. Dec 25, 2009 #78 of 508
    Impala1ss

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    Just great. D* finally TOLD us something in advance. :icon_da::icon_da::icon_da:

    Now I find out it was a mistake. Such great communications from the great satellite in the sky. :beatdeadhorse:
     
  19. Dec 25, 2009 #79 of 508
    Sim-X

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    I like sirius :-( well I'm not gonna complain till we actually get to listen to it
     
  20. Dec 25, 2009 #80 of 508
    loudo

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    Actually that is what I do, more than I listen to XM. Got loads of them streaming through TVersity.
     
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