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Does anyone wish DirecTV would bring back Sirius XM?


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Poll: Do you want Sirius XM back? (496 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you want Sirius XM back?

  1. Yes, bring back Sirius XM (402 votes [81.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.05%

  2. No, keep Sonic Tap (94 votes [18.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.95%

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#51 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:20 AM

No for 2 reasons

1) They are not just MUSIC (They have talking and DTV doesnt want talking)
2) THEY ARE GARBAGE NOW COMPARED TO BEFORE THEY MERGED WITH SIRIUS!!


I Agree that they are Allowing More & More Talking and they are Promoting Musicians and their CDs and their Tours by talking about them which is Not why I Subscribe to XM Radio Free Of Commercials.

You have to know that they are being Paid to Advertise & Promote these Musicians and their CDs and Tours.

Regardless I don't Subscribe to a Commercial Free Music Service to Listen to Chatter whether it is a commercial or just talk promoting Artists for whatever reason.
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#52 OFFLINE   ejbvt

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

are we getting pandora?????


Yes. Well, already got. If I'm not mistaken, Pandora is on all HR receivers that are connected to the Internet that have a recent CE download. I have it (And full YouTube, too) on my HR24 and it's not something I use everyday but it's nice to know it's there. The Pandora audio quality is good, too.

#53 OFFLINE   bidger

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:05 AM

Sonic is MUCH better (Almost as good as Music Choice)


The majority who voted in the poll seem to have a differing opinion, myself included. As a music collector I found the XM channels surprised me more than Sonic Tap or Music Choice ever did. I guess if you're only using it for background music anything will suffice and the DJs would be annoying. I personally would listen to hear music I'd never heard before, one of the reasons I avoid terrestrial radio since that seldom happens.

As has been stated previously, now that I have streaming options for music XMs departure isn't a huge issue. Doesn't change the fact that I and a whole lot of other folks didn't find the transition to Sonic Tap a lateral move, but a substantial downgrade. It's not that big an issue now, but you can't convince me Sonic Tap is the better option.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

I enjoyed the chatter of XM more then the music selections.. MLB, NHL are almost worth the price of admission to me.. Note that I wrote almost.. With Pandora on its way to D*(hopefully) who truly needs a service like Sirusxm as well?

With that said 25 bucks for six months of XM is ok deal in my book but 20 for each individual month is hardly worth it..

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

I like my XM. I use it at work and home. However, I kinda think Pandora will make the music channels pretty much obsolete.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

I like Sirius XM Underground Garage.
I pay no attention at all to Sonic Tap.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

Bring back XM. I liked their holiday offerings better than Sonic Tap.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

Not at all. There are very few stations on XM that I don't like better on SonicTap. And there are several new ones that I wouldn't want to give up. Throw in the annoying DJs and higher cost charged to DTV, and it's a no-brainer to me that SonicTap/DMX is superior. I just wish I could get SonicTap in my car instead of that horribly compressed XM signal. I do enjoy XMs MLB broadcasts, but it's kind of sad you only get the home team feed of each game.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

I would like SiriusXM on D* only so I'd have the same options in the house as in the car.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

I have XM I the car and don't want it at home, happy with SonicTap since I hate the DJ's babble.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

You needed a third option for those of us that don't care which music stations they have because we never listen to them or are indifferent because we like them both the same.

My vote is that they get rid of the music stations all together.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

The XM Decades channels were great. If is was released during that decade, you heard it regardless of genre. When it became Sirius XM, the Decades channels changed to Top 40 channels. I can listed comercial radio if I want top 40 oldies.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

You needed a third option for those of us that don't care which music stations they have because we never listen to them or are indifferent because we like them both the same.

My vote is that they get rid of the music stations all together.


The HR Pandora app renders the music channels obsolete.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:37 AM

**** can all of the music channels and bring us the sports channels.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

the problem with Sonic Tap's Smooth Jazz channel is that they play too many unknown artists that I never heard of.

I feel just the opposite. I like the channels that play artists I haven't heard of. I get tired of hearing the same old stuff over and over, and if I want that I can tune into a local terrestrial station. I prefer the variety on the SonicTap channels.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

But remember that not all D* subscribers can get Pandora. Many don't have the right equipment and I doubt if they will upgrade just to get Pandora. My parents have SD receivers and say that they are perfectly happy with it and have no plans to upgrade. There are a lot of people like that.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

But remember that not all D* subscribers can get Pandora. Many don't have the right equipment and I doubt if they will upgrade just to get Pandora. My parents have SD receivers and say that they are perfectly happy with it and have no plans to upgrade. There are a lot of people like that.


Can you? Do you? You sound like a perfect candidate for what Pandora offers.

And, of course, it's also available on computers, iPhones, iPads, and probably all sorts of droids and others.....
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:14 AM

I have XM I the car and don't want it at home, happy with SonicTap since I hate the DJ's babble.

Yes....

XM was BETTER than SonicTap but SONIC TAP IS BETTER THAN the new "Sirius/XM" by a long shot! (But music choice is better than all of them)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:03 AM

I would like to see Sirus/xm back. I dont think it is gong to happen

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:27 AM

Since Pandora arrived I haven't tuned into the music channels once. The sound quality is better and I can skip songs I don't like.

Yes, I realize that there are a lot of folks that don't have the HDDVR's and can't use Pandora but there will be even less demand for better music channels.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

All the rock channels on Sirius (there IS no XM any longer) sound exactly the same. It's become a waste of bandwidth.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:03 AM

All the rock channels on Sirius (there IS no XM any longer) sound exactly the same. It's become a waste of bandwidth.


SiriusXM still (there's a handful of channels that are unique to each service; I'm still waiting for a full merger of channels so I can get CBC 3 and CBC Radio One in the car) exists...
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:08 AM

Sonic tap sucks. They play too much music that aren't hits!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

Sonic tap sucks. They play too much music that aren't hits!


On what channels?

A number of their channels are supposed to be songs that aren't hits -- one example is the channel I listen to most, College Rock (831).
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

On what channels?

A number of their channels are supposed to be songs that aren't hits -- one example is the channel I listen to most, College Rock (831).

On just about every. Listen to something other then college rock for 10 minutes.

80,s 90,s so much crap that never even made it to radio.

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