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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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#41 OFFLINE   Jimmy 440

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

I rarely listen to the music channels on D.I have them removed from my favs list.I honestly think these are better because they have NO talking heads like the former service has.I have D for TV not radio.If they moved the music channels to a seperate tier on their own,I'd drop them in a minute.But that's just me.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

Want Sirius, more programming costs. That's what it comes down to. Also consider that the commercial establishments that subscribe to D* were not very happy with the DJ's talking. All those doctor's offices, etc, etc.

There are tradeoffs for everything....some folks will like and some folks will not.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

Sorry neither choice appeals to me, thus I'm gonna withhold my vote. Not to say that I have on occasion listened to the Sonic music channels, I just prefer Music Choice and Pandora.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

*shrug* I've moved on to internet streaming radio, like Pandora on my AppleTV. I would think the bandwidth saved by removing some (maybe not all) music channels to be repurposed into video channels would be more beneficial than the customers inconvenienced by the removal of said channels. With the proliferation of the Internet and streaming music, dedicated music channels on the TV are obsolete.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

Don't see an option for "No opinion either way"

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

I highly doubt Directv would bring back Sirius/XM as they just had their rates jacked up by the music industry and it would cost more for Directv to acquire.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

*shrug* I've moved on to internet streaming radio, like Pandora on my AppleTV. I would think the bandwidth saved by removing some (maybe not all) music channels to be repurposed into video channels would be more beneficial than the customers inconvenienced by the removal of said channels. With the proliferation of the Internet and streaming music, dedicated music channels on the TV are obsolete.


I agree they are obsolete also in my household, and I suspect for the majority here. But I wonder about the rest of the world? (The rest of the sub base.) Those who could shed light on that won't due to NDAs or employment considerations.......
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

I agree they are obsolete also in my household, and I suspect for the majority here. But I wonder about the rest of the world? (The rest of the sub base.) Those who could shed light on that won't due to NDAs or employment considerations.......


I think we're moving away from specific device boxes and moving more towards 'lifestyle' components. The Xbox 360 is a great example that not only does gaming, but streaming movies, music, and even works (or will work) as a receiver for FiOS and U-Verse customers. I think DirecTV could certainly take advantage of this. YouTube integration is a big step, as well as Media Share. There's a world of possibilities to explore for them with different IP services!
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

I think we're moving away from specific device boxes and moving more towards 'lifestyle' components. The Xbox 360 is a great example that not only does gaming, but streaming movies, music, and even works (or will work) as a receiver for FiOS and U-Verse customers. I think DirecTV could certainly take advantage of this. YouTube integration is a big step, as well as Media Share. There's a world of possibilities to explore for them with different IP services!


Indeed. And TV sets are packing in more and more of that stuff, too.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:27 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!!

All the good channels i liked are gone........


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

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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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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.

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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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