Does anyone wish DirecTV would bring back Sirius XM?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Pink Jazz, Jan 24, 2012.

Do you want Sirius XM back?

  1. Yes, bring back Sirius XM

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  2. No, keep Sonic Tap

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  1. Jun 19, 2012 #81 of 146
    Laxguy

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    Perhaps another instance of a poll not having enough- or the right- options....
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 #82 of 146
    lacubs

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    only if SiriusXM add the talk radio like Maddog Radio or Howard Stern Radio, i know its unlikely
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 #83 of 146
    MysteryMan

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    Pandora sounds good but comes with commercials. The Sonic Tap channels are commercial free.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 #84 of 146
    Nick

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    I don't participate in public polls. Next time, keep it private.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 #85 of 146
    damondlt

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    You listed about 30 minutes of songs, What about the other 23 1/2 hours?;)
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 #86 of 146
    dpeters11

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    Wow, I grew up in the 80s and have heard of 3 of those artists, but none of those songs. Maybe if I heard them.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 #87 of 146
    Davenlr

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    Three was my recollection as well...but I remember the 3 songs. I also lived watching MTV (when they used to show music). I know just about every song played on my XM 80's channel. Pandora is good for hearing music, especially current music, that you may not have heard before tho. I do like Pandora.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 #88 of 146
    FLWingNut

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    I was on the radio in the 80's and I played all of these -- a lot. Some of them still get played a lot. All bona fide 80's hits.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2012 #89 of 146
    zimm7778

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    We'll chalk it up to you would remember if you heard them. "Faith" by George Michael was the #1 song of 1988.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2012 #90 of 146
    pbg

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    I'd love to see XM come back - doubt it will.

    I listen to it all day for work. XM actually sounded better over DirecTV then it does coming from XM/ SIRIUS satellites. I think DirecTV provided more bandwidth - less compression -
     
  11. Jun 20, 2012 #91 of 146
    trainman

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    You said "listen to something other than college rock for 10 minutes," and I believe I have fulfilled that obligation. I'm not listening to anything for 24 hours straight. :D
     
  12. Jun 20, 2012 #92 of 146
    Paul Secic

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    They can't add talk channels. I don't know why.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2012 #93 of 146
    lacubs

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    oh, well, then XM/ SIRIUS is waste to me. why would add XM/ SIRIUS anyways they got Pandora
     
  14. Jun 20, 2012 #94 of 146
    dcowboy7

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    Off the top of my head their peak billboard top 40 chart positions were....

    "Every Little Step" #3
    "Faith" #1
    "Twilight Zone" #10
    "Should've Known Better" #1
    "I Miss You" #5
    "Hands to Heaven" #2
    "You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)" #12
    "Man in the Mirror" #1

    damondlt your smokin something left over from the 60s channel man. :D
     
  15. Jun 20, 2012 #95 of 146
    spy009

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    what is maximum range of satellite for good picture view?
     
  16. Jun 20, 2012 #96 of 146
    HobbyTalk

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    The talk shows are syndicated shows where Sirius XM has a license to rebroadcast on their service. The music channels are Sirius XM produced. They would need additional permission from each talk show producer to be able to rebroadcast via other service providers.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2012 #97 of 146
    dhkinil

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    well they are (as I understand it) in geosynchronous orbit but I am sure someone will correct me, so they are about 22,500 miles high and any satellite that is not directly above you is further away.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2012 #98 of 146
    Beerstalker

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    I would prefer they just drop all the music channels. I know they don't take up much space, but you know DirecTV is paying something to carry them. Save that money and spend it on something else. While they're at it they can drop Pandora, YouTube, Media Share and all that other stuff too. If I want that stuff I'll use the services built into my iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Blu-Ray player or TV. That also means it frees up those programmers to concentrate on getting the core functionality of the unit back up to snuff and work on better features that actuall matter to me as a DirecTV cutomer like TV anywhere, Nomad updates/apps for other devices, bigger On-Demand selection, etc.

    Now days if people want to listen to music they can use Pandora, Slacker, or any of the other streaming sites, satellite radio, HD radio, or good old FM. I would rather my TV provider worry about giving me access to TV stations not music. I find it hard to believe that they would lose many customers over dropping them either.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2012 #99 of 146
    ThomasM

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    You'd better check your setup.

    Sonic Tap (DMX) streams music at MP3-320 rate and DirecTV does little to downgrade that since it takes so little bandwidth compared to a video channel. I think the present Sonic Tap quality is excellent and runs rings around Sirius/XM's ultra-compressed audio.
     
  20. ThomasM

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    After reading the absurd comments about unknown records being played on the Sonic Tap (DMX) 80's channel, I listened for awhile with my trusty "Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles" book nearby.

    I looked up each song as it was played and most of them were in the top 30 but EVERY SONG WAS LISTED meaning it was played on radio since Whitburn's book is taken from the Billboard Hot 100 charts which were (and probably still are) based on radio airplay.
     

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