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Pandora getting crappier

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sammib, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. sammib

    sammib AllStar

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    They're pumping in a lot more commercials now compared to when the app first came on line. Still have a very noticable snap/pop between tunes. And now a tune starts to play, and a few seconds into it, anothers tune comes in and overrides it. Very annoying. All this stuff really blows.
     
  2. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    ...it's a feature provided to you at no additional cost. You don't have to use it if you are so unhappy with it.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    DIRECTV seems to have this effect on music services.

    It is obviously the subscriber's fault for trying to use the much ballyhooed feature.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    While that may be true, this is a discussion forum for DIRECTV stuff. These kinds of discussions can help members find solutions...I'm just sayin' :grin:

    Mike
     
  5. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

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    what model rcvr? what software? mine has always operated seamlessly
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The problems you are having have happened on and off for the past year that I have been using Pandora on my PC and phone. There have always been commercials and I'm not sure using Pandora through your DIRECTV receiver adds anymore. I use the Pandora app on my receiver on a somewhat regular basis and find it works just as well as any other way of getting it.
     
  7. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

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    "....and Leon's getting larger !"
     
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    This is an issue with Pandora, not DirecTV. It isn't DirecTV stuff, unless the complaint is about the controls or UI.
     
  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    The pop between songs is usually when you have DD on. I noticed it a lot more when I would have a TV show going that was on a DD channel but music playing. Due to the receiver not locking the audio it can have a sound pops as it swaps between songs.
     
  10. sasserfolk

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    I noticed the changing halfway through a song a couple of days ago. I does not do it at first but after 5 or 6 songs it starts skipping to the next song. I have a HR-24 500.
     
  11. slickshoes

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    Trust me, all these snazzy features require very pricey contracts on Directv's part, so you betcha these costs are passed onto us the consumer...
     
  12. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    Quite the contrary.

    Since adding DMX (Sonic Tap), the quality has improved 150%. In addition, additional programmers must have been added since the stale playlists that existed when DirecTV added the service now contain fresh updates every couple weeks.

    And there are no obnoxious blabby DJ's like on XM. In fact, when my XM sub in the car expires in May it won't be renewed. Enjoying DMX at home via DirecTV and then getting in the car and putting up with all that blabbling makes me wish I could put a dish on top of the car!!
     
  13. sammib

    sammib AllStar

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    You seem to be saying that since I don't pay for Pandora that poor service is acceptable. IMO I feel that if DTV makes this available they should make sure it is a good service not a crappy one.
     
  14. sammib

    sammib AllStar

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    I was answering Hoosier205
     
  15. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    The service (that you believe is poor) goes back to Pandora, not DirecTV. What you are doing makes as much sense as blaming DirecTV for not liking the season premier of Mad Men on AMC.
     
  16. steinmeg

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    I find that they play the same songs again and again...I have a rat pack station, and every time I start it it plays either, " Boys Night OUt" or some song with Venice in the title...
    Pandora needs some new material
     
  17. joed32

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    I have Pandora through my Roku box for free with no commercials as that's the deal between the two companies. So I don't get ads on any product that I use for Pandora including Directv.
     
  18. Rich

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    Same thing with my Sammy BD players. No problems at all. I'm not sure why D* even bothered with it.

    Rich
     
  19. BetterThanMost

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    I have a HR22-100 and listened to Pandora for about 2 hours on Thursday afternoon. I didn't hear any pops, nor had any songs stop halfway thru. I also didn't hear any commercials.
     
  20. ejjames

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    I have 2 DVRs with the latest national release. My HR20 has you tube and pandora, my HR24 does not. Any ideas?

    I have the firefox add on "ad block plus" for my pc, and although I just have their basic service, I have no ads.
     

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