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I love Directv, but the Sonic Tap really sucks.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by postalguy1, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 #21 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    With the exception of the Premier Package I think that's a good idea.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 #22 of 127
    JeffBowser

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    Good point above. Followed almost immediately below by proof of said point:

    :nono:
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2013 #23 of 127
    harsh

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    Some listen to albums. Others, only singles.

    It is a personal choice, not a philosophical or religious leaning.

    TV entertainment is a similar playing field. Some like live sports, some like serials and yet others favor a diet of blockbuster movies.

    If you don't like the way someone handles a genre, work with them directly. The court of public opinion doesn't much matter to the only game in town.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2013 #24 of 127
    ChuckZ

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    When getting ready for my day, I listen to Sonic Tap's channel 862. It's called "Classic Rock workout"...even though I'm not working out.

    Give it a try to see if that's what you're looking for.

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  5. Mar 7, 2013 #25 of 127
    Tubaman-Z

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    My only beef with 8-Tracks is that I wish it were more realistic. Add a big "ka-thunk" between every 3 or 4 songs.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 #26 of 127
    davring

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    :)

    Forgotten all about that noise...
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 #27 of 127
    coolman302003

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    I dislike SonicTap music channels for one reason...edited versions of songs. Which makes them unlistenable in my opinion.

    Because of this, Slacker Radio (Xbox app) and Pandora (Blu-ray, DVR apps) is what we use in our household.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2013 #28 of 127
    harsh

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    How about the fading out mid-song before the track change and then fading back in afterwards?
     
  9. Mar 8, 2013 #29 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Yeah, that was a terrible feature with 8-Tracks.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2013 #30 of 127
    TMan

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    It's annoying how they sprinkle channels over the various packages.

    I find that out of any Sonic Tap channels, by far the one I use most is Piano, which is only available in Premier. Premier only adds about four or five channels vs. Ultimate, too.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2013 #31 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Sometimes that's all it takes to motivate a customer to switch to a higher tier in order to get a channel they want.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2013 #32 of 127
    whitewolf8214

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    They need to change their music channels Sonic stinks and then haven't listened since and never plan on it again and hopefully Directv changes it soon one day but I don't count on it ;) :)
     
  13. Mar 8, 2013 #33 of 127
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    I like Sirrus/XM better than D* Sonic. DISH has Sirrus/XM which is why D* doesn't. I listen to D* Pandora where I can select what I want to hear. Try it, you may like it.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2013 #34 of 127
    Old_School

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    What's an 8-track? :lol:
     
  15. Mar 11, 2013 #35 of 127
    Tubaman-Z

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    Ever since D* added Pandora, I listen to that a lot more than Sonic Tap. Both due to the ability to +/- a song and because I often have both tuners recording something to watch later.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2013 #36 of 127
    inf0z

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  17. Mar 13, 2013 #37 of 127
    cypherx

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    I'd love to see a Vevo app like they have on Roku and Xbox. VEVO launched their new 24/7 HD IPTV channel that is now available through the app. I was watching it through Xbox and the quality is great. Plus they have a huge library of music videos.

    These days with MTV, VH1, CMT, etc no longer showing music videos... It would be a great addition to DirecTV to add the VEVO app.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2013 #38 of 127
    fleckrj

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    I have far better options for listening to music than using DirecTV. I guess the music channels are nice to have for some, but I have not used them in the past 10 years.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2013 #39 of 127
    Richierich

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    +1000. :)
     
  20. Mar 15, 2013 #40 of 127
    Volatility

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    I worked at DirecTV when they had SiriusXM and changed over to SonicTap. The vast majority of customers do not listen to satellite radio on their receivers so it did not make sense for DirecTV to renew the expensive SiriusXM contract so they went to the cheaper SonicTap of which they owe and is only available on DirecTV.
     

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