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XM returning on Jan 20th?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by studechip, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. TXD16

    TXD16 Icon

    Oct 29, 2008
    3. The Saturday/Sunday (re)broadcast of "Casey Kasem's American Top 40" on '70s on 7 alone makes it worth the price of admission.
  2. full moon

    full moon Legend

    Sep 3, 2007
    I like XM
  3. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    I loved XM before the merger :)
  4. rmmccann

    rmmccann AllStar

    Apr 16, 2012
    ND, USA
    I like XM and I have it mainly because I have no real music options where I live. My station choices are Country, Country, Country, Classic Rock, Country, "Top 10" Modern Rock, and more Country.

    I listen to a combination of "modern" rock, metal, 80s music and 90s alternative. None of my local FM/AM stations provide this for me.

    Having it on DirecTV would provide *some* value, however I pay for the online listening so it would be limited.
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    As a former XM and Sirius customer put me in the I don't care vote, I use Pandora now when I want music.
  6. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    Digital music in general has bad audio quality. Nothing is better than pure analog audio from pure analog source. No compression; no codecs; just pure sound as it was created
  7. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    We currently subscribe to Sirius in my wife's vehicle and everywhere else is Pandora.
  8. MRinDenver

    MRinDenver Legend

    Feb 3, 2003
    More than 12 years ago, DMX was available on my BUD, played through a small receiver that hooked to my AVR. Cost was $10-$15 a month. The SQ was full range, and sounded great. Everything since then has not been so good, and I miss it.
  9. erosroadie

    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007

    Once they merged, and dropped "Beyond Jazz," I dropped them...
  10. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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    Like an LP or cassette? The noise and limited high end on those can be worse than the square wave clipping that you get from a digital source.
  11. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Astoria, OR
    If it weren't for SiriusXM in either form, I've had SAT radio since 2002, I would have road rage killed someone by now. I don't know how anyone can't love them for having commercial free music channels. Oh yea. FM is great. 3 songs then 10 minutes of commercials. That plain sucks.
  12. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    It's not happening. I don't know why this rumor comes up.
  13. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Well, there we have it. See you next year for the next installment :)
  14. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    I still wish XM aired AT40 the 80's too. I would love to see XM back on DirecTV though.
  15. Devo1237

    Devo1237 Legend

    Apr 22, 2008
    Excellent, I much prefer SonicTap.
  16. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Well at least that clears up the Original Post.
  17. studechip

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    And therefore based on Satelliteracer's post, mod please close this thread. Thanks.
  18. TXD16

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    Oct 29, 2008
    Funny, I've half-kiddingly (at least I hope so) made this same kind of statement to a number of people, who generally look at me like I'm something more than half-crazy.

    I suppose that some people just don't get the old adage of, "music soothes the savage beast." Although I guess it soothes some more than others, for me, it's definitely a whole lot less expensive than either therapy or an attorney! ;)
  19. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    All natural noise is analog. There is no purer or cleaner sound than analog.

    Digital recording cannot, does not, and will never capture the entire sound wave of the audio source. It can only take fractional snapshots of the sound wave. That alone means that some of the quality is lost. Then this information is compressed and reinterpreted by the audio software and player as it turns the digital codes back into analog sound. This too removes some of the quality.

    Basically you get analog turned to digital turn back to analog. The advantage is the sound does not degraded over time.

    The best way for music to be recorded is through analog equipment. Many rock bands are going back to recording on analog tapes because of the clean crisp sound, even though it is a more expensive way to record as the amount of hours needed is greater than that through digital equipment. Plus high end analog equipment is actually more expensive.

    You get analog remaining analog and listened to as analog. Exactly the way it was played and recorded.

    Then there is the analog source to listen to the recording. Of course cassettes are the worst quality, but nothing is better than reel to reel for everyday home use. Also a good quality turn table with a new LP is so much better than any digital source.
  20. TXD16

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    Oct 29, 2008
    It was on XM, which is almost like being on the Internet, which means it has to be true! ;)
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