I wish they made a receiver/software that worked without all the gadgets. #justtv
This is pretty much how I feel. Stop worrying about Sonic Tap, Pandora, TV Apps, Media Share, etc.
Concentrate on doing what I am paying them for TV service. Give us the channels we want, in HD if available. Give us more VOD, in HD ip possible. Get our receivers running better and quicker. TV Everywhere, better iPad, iPhone, Android, Nomad apps and stuff like that are great too. I'm paying DirecTV for TV channels and shows, primarily on my TV, but now on the other devices is great as well (but they should come second to on my TV). If I want TVApps, Pandora, Media Share etc, I can get them on my TV, Blu-Ray player, AppleTV/Roku etc. Most likely those other devices will even do it better, since that is more in line with what they are meant to do.
All that said, back to the OP. He needs to realize different channels have different premises. He is complaining about 8 tracks following their own premise, which doesn't make sense. My guess is he doesn't realize what the premise of 8 tracks is, and he hasn't bothered to read most of the posts in this thread that point his error out, so he probably still doesn't understand that this is really a problem with his expectations and not DirecTV, Sonic Tap, or 8-Tracks, because he is expecting them to do something outside of what they are there to do. Getting mad 8 tracks/Sonic Tap/DirecTV is like getting mad at Burger King for not selling you a Big Mac. If he wants the hits of the 60's & 70's he needs to look at the other Sonic Tap channels aimed at playing the hits from those eras.
Now if he complained about them not having a long enough playlist, or the bandwidth being too narrow so the sound quality was bad, etc. then I would understand that more and say it may be a valid complaint.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
-by Jack Handy