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Sirius Launches Today

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by J-Five, May 18, 2004.

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  1. May 19, 2004 #81 of 263
    ypsiguy

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    Looks like my 501 records it. Very cool. This stuff will make great CD's. I have a cheap $150 Sony stereo receiver and this sounds great. The big surround guys must be in heaven.
     
  2. May 19, 2004 #82 of 263
    Darkman

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    Chris Walker - hehe - i think it's time to register now..

    all those posts .. and as "Guest"... hmmmmm ;)
     
  3. May 19, 2004 #83 of 263
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    Interesting happening tonight. While sitting at my office computer browsing the numerous discussion boards at 2:45AM ET to read what others were saying about "SiriusOnDish," I was watching (oops, listening) to The Beat on Channel 6066.
    Suddenly the SJ announced a few of the "NEW Sirius Subscribers" and mentioned my name and my hometown.
    This was way too cool, but the oddity is that I've been a Sirius Subscriber since July of 2002!

    My July 2002 Sirius Review on XMFan

    However, I just added a new JVC PnP unit to my subscription about 2 weeks ago. Maybe he meant that??

    It was neat, however, that I could rewind my 508 and record the snip so that my wife can hear it. Plus, I was able to Protect it so I can savor the moment for ever! (or at least until my 508 crashes and loses all of the recordings! ;) )
     
  4. May 19, 2004 #84 of 263
    rajeev28

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    Check out their website, they have specials on Sat and Sun. Music Live from Webster Hall in NYC.

    I got cool-edit pro to record stuff in timer mode, its simply awesome.
     
  5. May 19, 2004 #85 of 263
    rajeev28

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    I have a JVC Unit and I tried to experiment with both the D-VHS and Standard tape, big difference in sound quality on the D-VHS tape.
     
  6. May 19, 2004 #86 of 263
    snathanb

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    Not a problem... works great!
     
  7. May 19, 2004 #87 of 263
    kwajr

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    thats no taccurate maybe 20 for the industry
     
  8. May 19, 2004 #88 of 263
    kwajr

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    but according to tehre fourum it sounds best on sat and is sub par in a car right?
     
  9. May 19, 2004 #89 of 263
    kwajr

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    audacity will record and allow you to edit any sound that come through your soundcard like this or reall player itunes streams etc
     
  10. May 19, 2004 #90 of 263
    ibglowin

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    I have to agree, the sound quality is excellent. The streams seem to all be playing great music on all the channels I am interested in. I seem to recall that Dish is delivering these at 200kps. Does anyone know what bit rate XM delivers its music in? I don't know if the difference is I am listening to Sirius via my fiber optic cable or what but it sounds loads better than my XM coming in via composite to the same receiver.

    Many thanks to Dish for bringing these great channels in at no increase.
     
  11. May 19, 2004 #91 of 263
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    charlie is trying to get more out of his dish.
    good going keep it up E.
     
  12. May 19, 2004 #92 of 263
    canyoncomm

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    From what I've heard, this is a direct fiber link from the Sirius Studios in NYC to Dish Network. 200 Kbps. It sounds better than coming from the Sirius Satellites because of the better bitrate (fiber).

    I've gotta get Dish. DirecTV has NOTHING on this! :D
     
  13. May 19, 2004 #93 of 263
    Spruceman

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    Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I wish Sirius had a bit more on the easy listening side. They have no "Beautiful Instrumentals" or New Age channel. They sure stretched the definition of "easy" for their easy channel. It seems at least 2/3 of Sirius is either rock, rap, or rabbit (hip hop); Most of these sound like the commercial FM dial, sans commercials. I welcome their 3 jazz, 3 classical, the folk, and the bluegrass channel; but the rest -- forget it. It's great to get these eight channels. I just wish I could stomach R-R-R to give me about 50 more. Maybe if the 3-R crowd shifts their listening from FM to Sirius and XM (wishful thinking) maybe FM could go back to what it stood for 50 years ago -- Fine Music -- and maybe (miracles could happen) local ownership and programming.

    I hope E* keeps all the Muzak channels for my instrumentals, new age, and other more mellow channels. Maybe D* could work out a deal to carry the 100 DMX channels -- would be great -- as long as they keep Music Choice as they have a great instrumental and a great standards channel.
     
  14. May 19, 2004 #94 of 263
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    The Sirius channels seem to have a much "fuller" sound, which I believe comes, in part, from a better low end than the Muzak channels. I don't have a subwoofer connected but it seems to me that the base frequencies are awesome.
     
  15. May 19, 2004 #95 of 263
    garypen

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    spruceman - I saw "Easy Listening", "Love Songs", "Mellow Rock", and "Light Pop" channels. To me, they sounded pretty light. I beleive there is also a "Pop Standards" channel with the great crooners.
    You are right about the lack of a New Age channel. But, the above channels have a lot of easy-on-the-ears programming.
    Of course, I prefer Classic Hard Rock and 80's "Hair Bands", so I may not be the one to judge. But, I am also quite fond of Swing, Standards, New Age, Classical, and more, so I've got some balance there.
    Heck. I'll listen to almost anything except Top 40, Opera, Rap, or Disco.
     
  16. May 19, 2004 #96 of 263
    Jack White

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    I agree, even the Limited Sirius channels we're getting is way better than that muzak garbage, and you can get almost exactly the type of music you want to listen to at any given time which was really not possible before.
    This is a pretty nice free upgrade for Dish subs :)
     
  17. May 19, 2004 #97 of 263
    SuperDave1000

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    Yeah! Sirius is here! BIG Bummer :( though that they have announce the channel your listening to after every song, especially considering your looking at the information on the TV. I like jamming out :icon_bb: without interruptions at least Muzak offered that. Just shut up and play some tunes!
     
  18. May 19, 2004 #98 of 263
    kstuart

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    That's sad.

    The Boy in the Bubble.

    Nothing New can ever come in and widen your horizons.
     
  19. May 19, 2004 #99 of 263
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    You're absolutely right, I was listening in my bedroom and I don't have a sub in my bedroom, and my speakers only go down to 50hz @-3db, and you can still tell a huge difference in sound quality and especially the presence of low frequency sound when listening to Sirius compared to Muzak.
    This is one of those things that almost seems too good to be true, and I hope that this stays the way it is, and this is an exception to that too good to be true rule.
    I can't wait to see what Sirius sounds like through my Sennheiser Studio Monitor Headphones which go much deeper than my bookshelf speakers :).
    Maybe I should hook up my brother's sub to my system to see what Sirius sounds like with a sub.
     
  20. Dog Ass

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    You will have to accept the dj's. Remember, this is "radio" that your listening to. Most Sirius subs really prefer the dj's--as it sounds more like radio and there is a certain element of companionship with them. Although some, like yourself, prefer just music. I like the djs. I find them somewhat soothing (at least on the channels I listen to--Pure jazz, Standard Time, etc).
     
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