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How has Pandora changed your viewing habits?


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#21 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

No change to my habits.

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#22 OFFLINE   Spicoli

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:59 AM

I have listened to Pandora a few times but not enough to say that my viewing habits have changed.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

I use it a couple times a week, the sound quality is better than the "regular" music channels. It is a great addition.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

• Channel surfing now is safe. When the wife is napping it is important to not have pause in sound or abrupt level changes... Yes .. Like others are saying ..listening to more music than before. Enjoying it.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

Instead of using the normal music channels, I now use Pandora.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

No, the audio is not perfect, and the occasional advertisment is a bit irritating.

Pandora Unlimited is $36 a year and it removes the ads and the listening limits.

The D* app isn't currently kicking free users off after 40 hours a month, but that's how the Roku app worked at first as well. The Roku app now imposes the limit, and I'd imagine that the D* app will as well eventually.

Given all of the places that you can use it, Pandora is a great buy at $36. Even my 6 week old daughter has a Pandora Unlimited account.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

I've already had Pandora (and other services) access via my Squeezeboxes and WDTV units throughout the house, so I don't really use it on the DVR. Regardless, I do think it's a nice addition to the software.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

I use it almost every day. It's one of the most useful new features at my house.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

I've been really enjoying it for a while now! I used to play my itunes on my DVR through Tversity, but obviously that was limited to what I had on my computer. And switching between live TV and Pandora is a lot easier as well.

I also have been introduced to a few artists I had not heard of before that I really enjoy now. The only issue I have is that the sound is about 7 times louder than the audio from the TV. My husband sleeps days and the TV and sound system are right under our bed. When I switched it over to Pandora the first time, I about got blown out of my seat!! Holy crap it was loud!! Now I make sure to turn the volume way down before starting Pandora.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

The sound quality is execrable, so I won't use it. I subscribe to MOG for $5 a month and get CD quality [320 kb/s], ad-free music on my audio system through my Roku. Compared to MOG, listening to Pandora is like listening through a tin can.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

I enjoy listening to music in the background during games sometimes.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

I could not care less about Pandora.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

I enjoy listening to music in the background during games sometimes.


Hi Sigma.

I'm technolgically trapped in the 18th century.

Using a single HD DVR, is there a way to both listen to Pandora and watch a TV channel?

Thanks!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

Hi Sigma.

I'm technolgically trapped in the 18th century.

Using a single HD DVR, is there a way to both listen to Pandora and watch a TV channel?

Thanks!


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

The concept is great, but the sound quality of internet and satellite radio is going in the wrong direction. When I listen to music, the sound quality has to be optimum or I can't tolerate it.

I would much rather they put more effort into the media sharing function so I could realiably access the GBs of full quality audio on my PC.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

The concept is great, but the sound quality of internet and satellite radio is going in the wrong direction. When I listen to music, the sound quality has to be optimum or I can't tolerate it.

I would much rather they put more effort into the media sharing function so I could realiably access the GBs of full quality audio on my PC.


Hmmm....lots of complaints about sound quality. I guess those front row seats at AC/DC and Skynrd shows have had an effect on me...:hurah:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

You all have to keep in mind that the average Directv customer isn't going to be listening to Pandora on anything more fancy than the 2 (or sometimes 1) 5 Watt speakers built into their TV. The cross section of users at DBSTalk are not a very accurate representation of how 'nitpicky' the customer base is about Pandoras audio quality.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:09 PM

I would much rather they put more effort into the media sharing function so I could realiably access the GBs of full quality audio on my PC.

I have 2TB of Apple Lossless files. Most from CD rips, some from vinyl rips. When I am playing music for the sake of listening to my music, I have equipment that does the job.

When I'm mobile, or working or using Pandora so that I don't have to listen to the jobbers calling the game, Pandora will do just fine.

If I'm not concentrating solely on the music, it's a waste of energy to play my lossless music. If your music always has to sound it's best, regardless of how much attention you are giving it, well, you'll never be happy with Pandora.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

You're lucky you have decent stations...


I listen to Pandora, just not on the TV. That's one of the uses for the SqueezeBox. I also use Pandora through my iPhone at work.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

You all have to keep in mind that the average Directv customer isn't going to be listening to Pandora on anything more fancy than the 2 (or sometimes 1) 5 Watt speakers built into their TV. The cross section of users at DBSTalk are not a very accurate representation of how 'nitpicky' the customer base is about Pandoras audio quality.


The average directv customer probably won't get any further than the code # instruction screen. I think the user base here is probably a very good representation of the customers that would be likely to enable it.
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