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Confirmed: Sirius/XM Is Leaving DIRECTV


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#1 OFFLINE   scott0702

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:55 PM

I found this on the D* website today.

http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P6590007

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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:02 PM

Apparently so.

#3 OFFLINE   ajc68

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:16 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

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

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:20 PM

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

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:26 PM

very disappointing news, indeed -

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:46 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:56 PM

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


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

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 .


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

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:16 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:19 PM

It would be nice if we could sample SonicTap's programming in advance.


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

#11 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:20 PM

Good find scott0702. I've added a news item to the front page.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:24 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:28 PM

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

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

I for one will relish some new choices.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:47 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:50 PM

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.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

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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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:59 PM

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.


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

Sonic Tap is a DMX project. DMX, the first music service to license and program original artist music, has been creating unforgettable brand experiences for commercial environments since 1971. DMX's music services can be heard in tens of thousands of locations every day, including......



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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:03 PM

Ticks me off - I have a lifetime XM sub, but listened at home via DirecTV...Now Ill need to undock the receiver from the car and bring it inside.

Edit to add: I just found this link to add XM Online to Vista/Windows 7 gadgets and it works great (for those of you with online or lifetime subs):
http://gallery.live....7b49a&bt=1&pl=1

Edited by Davenlr, 27 December 2009 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:03 PM

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

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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