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How has Pandora changed your viewing habits?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 11, 2012 #81 of 153
    Laxguy

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    Could you not hook one HR 20 to the amp and put on Pandora there, with the other supplying video feed? (That assumes you won't be music station jumping much)
     
  2. Feb 15, 2012 #82 of 153
    IMFletcher2

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    I am not finding Pandora anywhere. Does that mean I don't have the latest software on my HR24's?
     
  3. Feb 15, 2012 #83 of 153
    Laxguy

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    What version do you have? And, yes, your assumption sounds right.....
     
  4. Feb 15, 2012 #84 of 153
    Gary Toma

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    Pandora has been a great addition to the service. In the past we used the SonicTap channels and fed that input into a whole house audio distribution system.

    We are now using Pandora to provide that feed and we are really appreciating the flexibility and selectivity we have with Pandora.

    They could take down all the SonicTap channels right now; we are never going back. Pandora is a technological leap forward from the 'Channel Manager' approach of 30 years ago. Well Done.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 #85 of 153
    IMFletcher2

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    How do I find my version? Is this the right number: 0x57b, Wed 1/18, 4:08 a
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 #86 of 153
    Igor

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    Press & hold INFO key.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 #87 of 153
    Laxguy

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    Yes, or go to Menu-> Settings.

    And that looks like a recent number you already found!
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 #88 of 153
    Barmat

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    What's a radio?
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 #89 of 153
    IMFletcher2

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    What is the latest software version?
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 #90 of 153
    piketech

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    In my setup, I have my home computer connected via optical to my receiver, so anything available on the computer can be played on my main system already . . . which also has XM. So I did not figure on using this much.

    That said, I also use a Speaker B setup in another room, and the sound is more level in that second room off of the D* Pandora than off my computer . . . meaning similar volumes in both rooms. So I've used the D* one more than I thought I might.

    Probably says more about the quality of my sound card than anything else, though . . . :(
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 #91 of 153
    RACJ2

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    Not much to view on Pandora, so it hasn't changed my viewing habits. I tried it and the sound quality is sub-par. So I will listen to it as often as I listen to the Sonic Tap Stations, just about never.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2012 #92 of 153
    Laxguy

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    Are you a CD or vinyl only kinda guy?

    Pandora One 'casts at much higher bitrates, if that's of interest. I dunno what bit rate the typical FM 'caster sends at.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2012 #93 of 153
    syphix

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    If Roku is limiting your Pandora streaming to 40 hours per month, then they are doing it themselves. Pandora lifted the 40 hour limit back in September 2011.

    http://blog.pandora.com/pandora/archives/2011/09/new-pandora-for.html
    All that said, I haven't used Pandora that often on my boxes. Now, if SLACKER were available, I'd be listening often!
     
  14. Feb 16, 2012 #94 of 153
    Shades228

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    I have yet to use my new receiver because it doesn't have Pandora on it. Kind of funny how much I use it now even though all of my other devices had it prior.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2012 #95 of 153
    RunnerFL

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    Hasn't changed anything for me. I used it when we first got it to check it out but that's the only time.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2012 #96 of 153
    detroit_fan

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    I was using my blu-ray player for pandora but now i use the directv one instead. for some reason the songs have a much shorter load time on the directv box compared to my blu-ray. I have the optical from D* box running to my AVR so I can use my good speakers.

    I have 2 little kids and we are now doing 1 hour of pandora a night so they can dance and get used to hearing different kinds of music. Tonight was Hank Williams Sr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2012 #97 of 153
    NR4P

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    Rarely use it.
    First issue, having to register each DVR on the web separately.
    And we have multiple Pandora accounts in the home and need ability to move between them on the same DVR easily.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2012 #98 of 153
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    They're not limiting mine, I have an Unlimited account. The Roku forums had a discussion going on about it.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 #99 of 153
    Maruuk

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    Just got it for my HR24-500--love Pandora, will definitely use it. I have my home theater audio audio hooked in so I'm good to go.

    Tricky question, though. I'm using the coax digital output from the HR24 into my receiver. And the sound is coming out L/R/C plus kind of a dull roar in the sub-out. What is Pandora sending to center or to the sub since it's just supposed to be a stereo signal? I guess I need to set the receiver to a stereo mode, but then I lose the sub altogether, and also the center which I like.

    Anybody know the optimum receiver setting for Pandora?
     
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    My first response -- what's Pandora?

    After reading - I find out it's yet another highly compressed (i.e. fuzzed, compressed, and distorted) music service so now that I know what it is, I don't care to know or to listen.

    So answer to OP -- not at all.

    I don't watch TV on a phone nor listen to music via a tin can and string and I don;t read Readers Digest Condensed books for all pretty much the same reason.
     

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