Thanks, ha ha.
The problem is the probably have marketing people telling them that this is what people want, so that is what they keep trying to do. The problem is, in my experience as an engineer, marketing ends up talking to idiots .
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I love Directv, but the Sonic Tap really sucks.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:44 PM
I know LOTS of people that use the music channels on their TV service. Just because you don't want them, doesn't mean that they need to be taken away from everyone else who does. I'd rather have SonicTap than ESPN, but I bet I pay more for ESPN monthly.
As for "freeing up bandwidth", they don't take up much. They're 32khz (I've analyzed the output), so they're probably 80kbps streams. You could fit 100 music channels in the space of one HD channel. They're so small they likely fit into "dead space".
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:20 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:43 PM
Since Mood Media bought DMX (and Muzak for that matter) last year they have been paying much more attention to the channels freshening them up with new selections all the time. I think the quality on DirecTV is just fine now after they ironed out all the bugs and terrible audio quality it had when it first appeared. I have XM in my car and the audio quality is awful not to mention the irritating blabby DJ's that never seem to say anything worth listening to.
I have listened to the "8-tracks" channel and I don't think it's that bad. It's a refreshing change from the "classic rock" stations that play the same Queen, Eagles, Pink Floyd etc. songs over and over and over.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:06 AM
They used to!!
I wish they made a receiver/software that worked without all the gadgets. #justtv
RCA,SONY,HUGHES -- All good classic IRDs that they are trying to get rid of for some reason!!
Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:24 PM
Forgotten all about that noise...
and it must happen in the middle of a song,that was the best