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Confirmed: Sirius/XM Is Leaving DIRECTV


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#61 OFFLINE   MikeW

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:00 AM

Sorry, not buying the Press Release. Having Bob Dylan and Tom Petty introduce their favorite records and tell stories in between is not an "interruption."

DJ's cost money, and they add value to the programming.


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.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:26 AM

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

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#63 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:33 AM

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

Really need to set up a way to rip from the audio channels into MP3 for personal playback.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:09 AM

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

Really need to set up a way to rip from the audio channels into MP3 for personal playback.


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.

#65 OFFLINE   jal

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:40 AM

How would one do this?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:55 AM

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


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.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:42 AM

Bye-bye DJ's! I'm glad DIRECTV is going back to a talk free lineup.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:26 AM

If they have heavy metal I guess I will be OK with it... That's about all I listen too...
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:36 AM

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.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:45 AM

I wish they would drop all of them and lower my bill.


+1

Wouldn't miss them at all.


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:56 AM

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.



Same here. This is very bad news to me. :nono::nono2::mad:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

ummmm This is what our cable company uses.... Does anyone know why they are getting rid of XM?

My guess would be it will cost them less for Sonic Tap than XM.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

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.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:30 AM

Yep. Gives us a chance to ketchup on what other providers have.


I'd recommend "874 [New Channel] Salsa" for those hoping to ketchup on a little spicier music... :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:37 AM

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.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:41 AM

Now, too many XM stations are FM without commercials--but wait! They "promote" their other channels. Sounds awfully like commercials to me. Bah.

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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!

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:48 AM

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.

Done that. Filled my MP3 player with old radio dramams.

Define Old Time Radio.

Old time radio dramas. See Yesterday USA for an example.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:49 AM

Yes, a change is coming for early February. I believe customers will be notified in the next few days officially but obviously it appears some information came out a few days earlier than anticipated.


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:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:21 AM

I like sirius :-( well I'm not gonna complain till we actually get to listen to it

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:43 AM

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.

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

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