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I love Directv, but the Sonic Tap really sucks.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by postalguy1, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 #61 of 127
    ehilbert1

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    I'm done and you go on ignore just like the other guys. I guess I can tell people to come here and who to put on ignore to start. Problem solved! :D
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 #62 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    It'll be a privilege and a honor to be placed on your ignore list. ;)
     
  3. Mar 18, 2013 #63 of 127
    allenn

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    You got to be smoking something funny if you believe that. You must have broad shoulders and the ability to grin and bare it when you post and opinion at dbstalk. The forum can be very helpful and supportive for tech stuff, but don't ever let an opinion slip out. Because you will be pounced into submission. IMHO.

    Thanks for your service as moderator.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2013 #64 of 127
    Laxguy

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    Please don't ask Stuart to bare it! But he does have broad shoulders, and can manage all sorts of miscreant behavior, bearing up with aplomb. But those who come to provoke, or tilt at windmills with attitude, do tend to get pummeled.

    Peace out!
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 #65 of 127
    Richierich

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    Yes, Unbelievable about some people's attitude!!! :nono2:
     
  6. Mar 19, 2013 #66 of 127
    ehilbert1

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    Then you have those that make the mistake of saying something is Directs fault. Oh boy they come in droves for that. Like I said before.... my brother in law has the PP and had his DVR died. They replaced it and extended his contract. If he would have posted that and said it was Directs fault it would have been open season on him.

    What is unbelievable is the people that say they hate the threads that provoke and then post in them every time. Now that deserves a :nono2:
     
  7. Mar 19, 2013 #67 of 127
    JeffBowser

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    Oh, I don't go that far, it is a helpful forum (that is populated with some very dedicated fans) :D

     
  8. Mar 19, 2013 #68 of 127
    cypherx

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    You just have to know how to use the appropriate resources on the Internet. Can we talk about Sonic Tap or other music like replacements / additions to this type of feature on DirecTV?
     
  9. Mar 19, 2013 #69 of 127
    damondlt

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    Um OK :lol:
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 #70 of 127
    Mike Greer

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    It would be nice to be able to reliably stream music from a PC or Media server through DirecTV receivers but it would seem that isn't going to happen.

    I don't mind the content so much with Sonic but I don't like the low bit rate... The quality is too low when I can just stream audio from my computer using simple devices like Popcorn Hour and others at much higher bit rate.

    As for people posting opinions and troubles and then being pounded for it goes - happens quite often I think. But - generally it is the same people that pile on - mostly in defense of DirecTV for some reason but not always. Because it is usually the same people it is easy to ignore them. I think the majority of people here are just fine and help whenever they can. It's a few very vocal bad seeds that cause the trouble.

    I could post some PMs that I've been sent that could offend even the most crass of sailors! No skin off my nose - I've got more important things to worry about than anonymous bullies getting thrills off of beating people up on the Internet! Makes me wonder if some people have nothing better to do than to attempt to tear down strangers on the Internet. Quite sad really!
     
  11. Mar 19, 2013 #71 of 127
    cypherx

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    My Yamaha AVR has airplay streaming so I can sling basically any audio output from my iPhone or iPad to it. So I have the whole App Store at my fingertips (slacker, pandora, last fm, spotify, tunein, shout cast, YouTube, VEVO, etc..)
    My AVR is in the family room with an H24. In the regular living room I have the DVR (HR24) so I use Pandora or if I want to be quick, SonicTap.

    It would be pretty neat if apple airplay would make its way into media share. I wonder what the license costs would be? Shouldn't be too much as I paid $299 for my AVR and that has it... Along with being a full featured AVR with NetRadio stations and ip control as well.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 #72 of 127
    Mike Greer

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    Nail on the head!:D
     
  13. Mar 19, 2013 #73 of 127
    cypherx

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    There's a thread on that already.

    But what would ya'll think about Airplay streaming? That opens you up to thousands of potential audio apps from the iTunes Store. The iPad already talks to the HR's and H receivers as a remote.

    Does google have an equivalent to airplay for android devices?
     
  14. Mar 19, 2013 #74 of 127
    Mike Greer

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    I wouldn't use airplay personally but I can see that Apple users would certainly benefit from it. My only objection would be that it will add more code, more possible troubles, likely even slow things down more than we have to put up with now.

    There are Airplay look-a-likes for Android. More info here:

    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/products/18049/best-airplay-apps-android

    Although I wouldn't use those either....

    Streaming to things like Apple TV, Roku, Popcorn Hour etc just seem to make sense. They generally give you more control, more options for media and are pretty cheap.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2013 #75 of 127
    Mike Bertelson

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    Discuss the topic and not each other. If you have nothing to contribute to the topic then don't post.

    I'm just sayin'

    Mike
     
  16. Mar 19, 2013 #76 of 127
    242424

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    I wish they made a receiver/software that worked without all the gadgets. #justtv
     
  17. Mar 19, 2013 #77 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Depends on how one defines "contribute". :sure:
     
  18. Mar 19, 2013 #78 of 127
    Beerstalker

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    This is pretty much how I feel. Stop worrying about Sonic Tap, Pandora, TV Apps, Media Share, etc.

    Concentrate on doing what I am paying them for TV service. Give us the channels we want, in HD if available. Give us more VOD, in HD ip possible. Get our receivers running better and quicker. TV Everywhere, better iPad, iPhone, Android, Nomad apps and stuff like that are great too. I'm paying DirecTV for TV channels and shows, primarily on my TV, but now on the other devices is great as well (but they should come second to on my TV). If I want TVApps, Pandora, Media Share etc, I can get them on my TV, Blu-Ray player, AppleTV/Roku etc. Most likely those other devices will even do it better, since that is more in line with what they are meant to do.

    All that said, back to the OP. He needs to realize different channels have different premises. He is complaining about 8 tracks following their own premise, which doesn't make sense. My guess is he doesn't realize what the premise of 8 tracks is, and he hasn't bothered to read most of the posts in this thread that point his error out, so he probably still doesn't understand that this is really a problem with his expectations and not DirecTV, Sonic Tap, or 8-Tracks, because he is expecting them to do something outside of what they are there to do. Getting mad 8 tracks/Sonic Tap/DirecTV is like getting mad at Burger King for not selling you a Big Mac. If he wants the hits of the 60's & 70's he needs to look at the other Sonic Tap channels aimed at playing the hits from those eras.

    Now if he complained about them not having a long enough playlist, or the bandwidth being too narrow so the sound quality was bad, etc. then I would understand that more and say it may be a valid complaint.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2013 #79 of 127
    242424

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    Bless you lol
     
  20. Mar 19, 2013 #80 of 127
    Beerstalker

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    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 :lol:.
     

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