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The New Sirius Lineup

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by Ken S, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 12, 2008 #1 of 110
    Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
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    Bill R

    Bill R Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2002
    I liked the difference between XM and Sirius especially on the decade channels where they had different "personalities". Now that they have combined, DISH and DirecTV carry (about) the same Sirius XM lineup. That may change soon. DirecTV is adding some DMX channels. I wish that they would drop the whole Sirius XM package and add all the DMX (or Urge) music channels. It would be nice to have unique music packages on each service.
  3. Nov 12, 2008 #3 of 110

    sacalait Godfather

    Aug 6, 2007
    West Palm...
    The only thing I see that would cause me to dislike DMX Music over the current XM channels is the 50's channel.

    I grew up listening to 50's music, not by choice, but by the fact that my dad was/is a 50's teen. So I have all of his 45's and grew fond of the music. Looking at the DMX guide on their site, I don't see anything close (unless I missed it). The have an "Oldies" channel, but the description says its from the time the Beatles appeared on Sullivan to the 70's. That does not appeal to me at all.
  4. Nov 12, 2008 #4 of 110

    aaronbud Legend

    Nov 3, 2006
    I have a feeling I will miss Buzzsaw, my fave channel on Sirius. Before this change we didn't have to share it with AC/DC radio either, so it's like we lost a channel temporarily. My wife loved Big 80's and it changed as well. Hopefully the new channels won't be sooooo much different.....
  5. Nov 12, 2008 #5 of 110

    BillJ Icon

    May 5, 2005
    As long as they don't mess with my E Street Radio I'm happy.
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    butters AllStar

    Sep 25, 2007
    What about the "50's on 5" channel? Looks like that is on both line-ups and plays 50's pop hits.
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    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    i still don't get what this really means to us tho.
    I mean. i have my xm radio's i don't wnat to change the radios (can't in one case)
    what is going to happen to my channels? it's very unclear.
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    mjones73 Icon

    Jun 20, 2006
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    Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    Ugh, they got rid of one of my favorite channels with Siruis... Buzzsaw. Boneyard, if it returns in the same form it was on XM, is absolutely no comparison to Buzzsaw.

    Buzzsaw was the reason I actually liked Sirius. Not good at all. I wonder who decided on these changes and WHY they didn't ask for subscriber input before considering any changes.
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    thestaton Legend

    Aug 14, 2008
    I'm so pissed about all these changes it's hard to think. Losing Maxim, Backspin, Punk, & Buzzsaw and who knows what else has my head spinning.

    What's also a crock is Sirius subscribers where promised MLB... We got Oprah instead.
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    scott72 Icon

    Feb 17, 2008
    They're not going to give Sirius subs MLB without giving us XM subs NFL, so neither happened..
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    Lowry666 AllStar

    Sep 24, 2006
    Hello all,
    As of this morning I was a subscriber to both services and as of this evening I will not be a customer of either of them.
    I had both because I liked certain channels on both of them. Well, as of today they destroyed my favorite XM channel and with the Sirius changes and the economy, I am dumping the both. I have an 80gig Ipod and I'll now use that instead.

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    69 Z-28

    69 Z-28 Cool Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    Same here. Wife has XM in her car and I didn't care much for Boneyard. Definitely replaced a great channel in Buzzsaw with a mediocre one. Channels 14 through 28 was the reason I have Sirius.
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    Lowry666 AllStar

    Sep 24, 2006
    They must be having alot of cancellations, they both offered me 2 free months to keep my subscriptions. I truned them both down and cancelled both. I fell much better now.

    Take care,
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    thestaton Legend

    Aug 14, 2008
    thank you. I have the life time subscription so I can't do anything.
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    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    What a bummer I lost The stobe and old school rap :(

    They still have litium and first wave classic alt rock :)

    I only have it thru Dish Network so other than the loss of the tunes it is no big deal.
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    pez2002 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 13, 2002
    bring back xm 65 the ryhme :(
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    Jon Ellis

    Jon Ellis Godfather

    Dec 28, 2003
    Also gone is Boombox 39, which had been my favorite channel in recent months. For some reason they put XM's "Pop2K" format on that channel, which is nothing like Boombox. Their website tells me that Alt Nation is similar to Boombox but they don't sound anything alike to me.

    With Boombox & Backspin gone, two of the five presets on my first band are gone and there's nothing to replace them with. However, BPM sounds more to my liking than "The Beat." And at least we still have versions of Chill and Area, and both BBC's (Radio 1 and news).
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    bertman64 AllStar

    Aug 24, 2007
    Both Disco channels lost: XM's Chrome and Sirius The Strobe, it says to listen to 70's on 7. I vote to bring back Chrome! Also Playboy on Sirius moved from 198 to 99. Buzzsaw was similar to Hair Nation and Boneyard is OK. For those that had both and say they are canceling both I understand but they say they are still losing money and most people don't want to pay 30.00 per month so you still have more than you ever dreamed possible 10 years ago. If GM and Chrysler merge you won't have as many choices either! If McDonalds merged with Jack in The Box I would dump Jumbo Jack and keep Big Mac!
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    DJConan Legend

    Sep 14, 2006
    I pretty much only listened to Chill and Boombox and have been thinking of canceling service because it seems like a waste to pay $13/mo for 2 stations. Now Boombox is gone. I've listened to BPM through DirecTV in the past, but not enough to discern the differences between The System, BPM and The Move. So while driving, I'll give BPM more of a chance, but I think I will be canceling my service in a few weeks as well.

    I guess I'm not really complaining. I liked having the two stations to listen to, but felt it wasn't worth the cost. Now that I'm mostly down to one station, Sirius has made quitting an easier decision.

    Not looking forward to loading up an MP3 player and keeping it up-to-date.

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