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Pandora getting crappier


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#21 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

Trust me, all these snazzy features require very pricey contracts on Directv's part, so you betcha these costs are passed onto us the consumer...


I'll trust you when you flesh out why there might be pricey contracts signed by DIRECTV® in the first place. Or a cite or two.
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#22 OFFLINE   ndole

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:43 AM

I've noticed an increased number of ads through my phone, which I use in the car. It can get annoying when there are two or three commercials in a row when I'm on a five or ten minute drive, I feel like at that point that I might as well have just turned on the radio.
I haven't used the Pandora app on Directv in awhile since my livingroom IRD [HR34] doesn't have it yet, so I can't say that I've noticed the increase in ads there.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

I have a HR22-100 and listened to Pandora for about 2 hours on Thursday afternoon. I didn't hear any pops, nor had any songs stop halfway thru. I also didn't hear any commercials.


Ditto(almost,HR21-100)...41/2 hrs on Saturday...maybe 5 commercials...no popping...no halfways...sounded pretty darn good...better than FM these days with all the ads...and I was one of the first to complain about ads on Pandora when DTV first offered this...overall pretty happy with the free service...:rolleyes:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

I have 2 DVRs with the latest national release. My HR20 has you tube and pandora, my HR24 does not. Any ideas?

I have the firefox add on "ad block plus" for my pc, and although I just have their basic service, I have no ads.


Try a double reboot on your HR24 to flush the cache. That has worked for most who had not gotten Pandora to show up after the recent firmware update.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

I find that they play the same songs again and again...I have a rat pack station, and every time I start it it plays either, " Boys Night OUt" or some song with Venice in the title...
Pandora needs some new material


I find it helpful to add other songs or artists to my custom station, as well as rating each song that comes on with a thumbs up or thumbs down. That way Pandora gets a feel for what I like and don't like and over time is able to provide a wide range of the music I enjoy, even stuff that I've never heard before but still end up liking.

I used the Directv app for the first time today, while not as great as it is on my media center PC, phone, tablet, smart tv, BD player etc, (the popping between songs was VERY annoying), it was still better than the music channels I pay for with my DTV subscription.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

They're pumping in a lot more commercials now compared to when the app first came on line. Still have a very noticable snap/pop between tunes. And now a tune starts to play, and a few seconds into it, anothers tune comes in and overrides it. Very annoying. All this stuff really blows.


Buy the subscription to Pandora, it's not that expensive and well worth it since it can be used any where there is an internet connection. I listen to it on my phone in my car or where ever I might be, on my DIRECTV receiver when I'm cleaning my house, and on my computer while I'm gaming. All commercial free!

Edited by inf0z, 25 March 2012 - 11:00 PM.
You dawg, I heard you like pandora





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