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I love Directv, but the Sonic Tap really sucks.


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#21 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Actually I'd prefer that they make them an optional package you need to pay for. Since Pandora came out I never use the Sonic Tap channels any more.


With the exception of the Premier Package I think that's a good idea.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Sometimes I feel like I'm on the witness stand when I post here. There are many hardcore pro-Directv customers and employees here ready to pounce on anything that you post.


Good point above. Followed almost immediately below by proof of said point:

I subscribe to Premier, HD Extra Pack, NFL Sunday Ticket, and MLB Extra Innings. That gives me access to over 1000 channels. Do I enjoy or watch every channel I have access to? No. In fact I could care less and do without many of those channels. But unlike the OP and others I don't come here and whine about it as though it were a major crises in my life! :rolleyes:


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

Some listen to albums. Others, only singles.

It is a personal choice, not a philosophical or religious leaning.

TV entertainment is a similar playing field. Some like live sports, some like serials and yet others favor a diet of blockbuster movies.

If you don't like the way someone handles a genre, work with them directly. The court of public opinion doesn't much matter to the only game in town.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

When getting ready for my day, I listen to Sonic Tap's channel 862. It's called "Classic Rock workout"...even though I'm not working out.

Give it a try to see if that's what you're looking for.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

My only beef with 8-Tracks is that I wish it were more realistic. Add a big "ka-thunk" between every 3 or 4 songs.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

My only beef with 8-Tracks is that I wish it were more realistic. Add a big "ka-thunk" between every 3 or 4 songs.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

I dislike SonicTap music channels for one reason...edited versions of songs. Which makes them unlistenable in my opinion.

Because of this, Slacker Radio (Xbox app) and Pandora (Blu-ray, DVR apps) is what we use in our household.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:34 AM

My only beef with 8-Tracks is that I wish it were more realistic. Add a big "ka-thunk" between every 3 or 4 songs.

How about the fading out mid-song before the track change and then fading back in afterwards?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

How about the fading out mid-song before the track change and then fading back in afterwards?


Yeah, that was a terrible feature with 8-Tracks.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

It's annoying how they sprinkle channels over the various packages.

I find that out of any Sonic Tap channels, by far the one I use most is Piano, which is only available in Premier. Premier only adds about four or five channels vs. Ultimate, too.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

It's annoying how they sprinkle channels over the various packages.

I find that out of any Sonic Tap channels, by far the one I use most is Piano, which is only available in Premier. Premier only adds about four or five channels vs. Ultimate, too.


Sometimes that's all it takes to motivate a customer to switch to a higher tier in order to get a channel they want.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

They need to change their music channels Sonic stinks and then haven't listened since and never plan on it again and hopefully Directv changes it soon one day but I don't count on it ;) :)

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

I like Sirrus/XM better than D* Sonic. DISH has Sirrus/XM which is why D* doesn't. I listen to D* Pandora where I can select what I want to hear. Try it, you may like it.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

What's an 8-track? :lol:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

Ever since D* added Pandora, I listen to that a lot more than Sonic Tap. Both due to the ability to +/- a song and because I often have both tuners recording something to watch later.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'd love to see a Vevo app like they have on Roku and Xbox. VEVO launched their new 24/7 HD IPTV channel that is now available through the app. I was watching it through Xbox and the quality is great. Plus they have a huge library of music videos.

These days with MTV, VH1, CMT, etc no longer showing music videos... It would be a great addition to DirecTV to add the VEVO app.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

I have far better options for listening to music than using DirecTV. I guess the music channels are nice to have for some, but I have not used them in the past 10 years.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

The horrible quality of Sonic Tab is not news to anybody here. It was a cost-cutting move by D*.

I haven't listened to it in at least a year.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

I worked at DirecTV when they had SiriusXM and changed over to SonicTap. The vast majority of customers do not listen to satellite radio on their receivers so it did not make sense for DirecTV to renew the expensive SiriusXM contract so they went to the cheaper SonicTap of which they owe and is only available on DirecTV.

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