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How has Pandora changed your viewing habits?

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

  1. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    I like it but don't use it all that much. It's nice when it's on. I'm more likely to have a recording playing.
  2. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    Basically how I feel about it bud!
  3. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    I'm an audio engineer and I love the audio quality. But then I don't sniff corks, either.
  4. krazyrs

    krazyrs Cool Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    its nice, been streaming pandora for years (so it knows my tastes by now) on my pc while gaming
    can stream it behind me on my LR HDDVR thro my surround sound rather then my PC speakers now
  5. crawdad62

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008
    If you dismiss Pandora as low quality streaming music you're just not getting it. It's not about its sonic quality. It's about finding music you may not have heard of before. Some bad some good but interesting just the same. Then when you do come across something you can go out and get it in a media that suits your "golden ears."
  6. TXD16

    TXD16 Icon

    Oct 29, 2008
    I find Pandora's audio quality to be quite acceptable, especially considering the delivery method, and do enjoy listening on occasion on both my HR22 and HR24 boxes, but miss it on my recently installed HR34, which is in my home office and gets most of my personal use---c'mon HR34 HD GUI!
  7. seern

    seern Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Glen Allen, VA
    Not sure of the reference of "sniffing corks", I am a wine lover and do sniff the corks, but I also enjoy Pandora through D*, am listening to it now. Subscribe to Pandora One so no adds. Further it sounds fine playing through my Yamaha receiver which my HR24 runs thought.
  8. crawdad62

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008
    I think he's referring to the hubris that's been displayed throughout this thread and not necessarily taking Oenophiles to task.
  9. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    Precisely why I find it useless. If I am listening to music for any length of time it has to be of high audio quality. I'm not going spend a few hours listening to low quality audio on the off-chance i'll hear something new I like.
  10. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Not to be too critical, but if you are sniffing corks, your doing it wrong. Just sayin'.;)
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I get that you'll not use Pandora, but I am most curious to know what the breakeven point is for you on bitrate? Or are you fully analog? If not, what gear, what combo of digital and analog?
  12. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Yes, if you're vinyl guy with tube preamps and tube power amps with speakers made from human skin, I guess Pandora might sound a bit lacking.
  13. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    Human skin speakers are great, but you haven't experienced sound unless you use speakers made from baby seal leather. The clubbing process really tunes the midrange perfectly. :lol:
  14. Bulldog08

    Bulldog08 Cool Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Pandora has to be a step above Sonic, but I prefer XM. It was so nice when D*tv had XM. Deep tracks was and is my favorite. That is why I have XM connected to my Surround Sound and with speakers connected out on the deck it is a pleasure to listen while sitting outside or in the pool to where everyone might have a song. I doubt I will have Pandora on when I have XM
  15. dualsub2006

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    Aug 28, 2007
    XM's playlists were simply too shallow and the price for their service got to be too high for my use.

    I canceled XM and kept Pandora and Rdio.
  16. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    After all the positive comments here, I decided to give Pandora via my DVR another try. I have to say, the sound quality was much better this time. So I'm wondering if my first attempt had some type of glitch. The first time it sounded over powered from the source causing distortion even at low volumes. This time, none of that.

    Still probably won't use it real often. Although I like the fact that you can play music through Pandora, while watching video. So I can listen to music while channel surfing or while watching a sporting event that I'm not real interested in.
  17. Barcthespark

    Barcthespark Godfather

    Dec 16, 2007
    Pandora shows up on our HR20-100 (not connected to www), but not our HR21-700 (our main DVR).
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    0x059E, the version that contains Pandora, has not gone out for the HR21-700 yet.
  19. Impala1ss

    Impala1ss Godfather

    Jul 22, 2007
    What Pandora. Not here.
  20. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have Pandora available on My Panasonic TV natively, On my HDDVR's with PlayOn, on my HDDVR's now directly through DirecTV, on my Panasonic BluRay, on my Western Digital Live box, on my Wii & and on my Xbox360 (both natively and through PlayOn).

    So it has made no difference. :)

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