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How does E* receive the Sirius music channels?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Michael P, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. JWKessler

    JWKessler Legend

    Jun 2, 2004
    Is it possible that one car has Sirius and the other XM? I know my XM radio suffers from dropouts a lot more than the Sirius radio in the same car. XM comes from three geosynchronous satellites while Sirius has three satellites that are not in a true geosynchronous orbit.
  2. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    BINGO! I have that feature on the MKZ. I suspected that that feature may "dumb down" the digital resolution. I'd give up that feature if it meant that the bit rate would increase.
  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Icon

    Feb 3, 2004
    SiriusXM broadcasts with limited bandwidth availability, typically audio stations will transmit around 32-41 kbps (some are in mono even) and the talk stations are less. I know the traffic stations are around 8 kbps.

    When lots of play by play sports are going on, they steal bandwidth from each station to make up the difference to add the sports broadcasts.

    Dish Network receives the Sirius audio feed directly from SiriusXM via a direct fiber connection.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Would that be at the bitrates you mentioned above, or a higher rate?
  5. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Far higher. I know the internet feeds are AT LEAST 128Kbps. I can't remember the exact number.
  6. Wilf

    Wilf Legend

    Oct 15, 2008
    My favorite IP radio feeds are 256Kbps.

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