XM on DirecTV = bag of suck

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by IndyJones1023, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. goony

    goony New Member

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    It's called an SCA subcarrier... here's just one outfit that has an SCA kit. If you download their (PDF) manual they explain exactly how the SCA stuff works.

    A Google search for sca fm kit reveals other kits available.
     
  2. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    I want interactive back on my b65! (how's that for another topic?)
     
  3. dtremain

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    It wouldn't be legal. It would fail to meet several FCC requirements.
     
  4. Pearhead

    Pearhead Zippity Do Da

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    Hear, hear! Especially when there ARE more viable alternatives for commecial free radio. I'm with you Byrne......I just don't get it. To me it seems that this is more an extensive exercise in complaining about a minor disservice than actually finding a solution to the real problem. :rolleyes:

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  5. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    I think the real solution to the problem and it would be a benefit to even the most diehard XM RADIO fans, would be to get XM RADIO to remove their silly promos and to get their DJ's to cut out some of the needless chatter. I wonder if the DJ's have a quota, a minimum number of hours per week that they need to talk to get paid. :rolleyes:
     
  6. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    You know that isn't going to happen. I reckon the real solution is for DTV to add the MC channels back while leaving the XM channels in place. That would be teh win for everyone. :)
     
  7. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    And you know that that isn't going to happen.

    What is going to happen is that XM is going to be on Directv for years. These threads have already slowed down and will eventually stop. And, we'll all move onto something else.

    See you there. :)
     
  8. chrpai

    chrpai Goodbye DirecTV

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    It's funny, if you ever listen to the likes of Howard Stern, Don & Mike et al you know it's ever radio show host's pain in the rear to be told to stick to the play list and don't talk over the music. Personally I'm glad they told management to shove it up the rear and forged out new territory. After all you don't get to a point of being able to sign a $500 million contract for 5 years by keeping your mouth shut and pushing the button.
     
  9. BlankMan

    BlankMan I'm the Kettle

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    I got a call from DirecTV Friday I think it was, the lady said this may happen sometime next year if it were to happen.
     
  10. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I just called & talked to 'Carla' at DTv and refreshed my complaint. This time I got 3 months of Showtime/Starz and $5 off my bill for 6 months. She told me they continue to receive lots of calls and assured me it's being reviewed at higher levels.

    So it goes. Keep the heat up.
     
  11. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

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    Thanks, Mac! I'll make another call.
     
  12. crkeehn

    crkeehn New Member

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    It's okay. They can go back to Music Choice now. We liked XM so much, we were encouraged to treat ourselves to a P&P receiver and home and car docking ports. We can now enjoy ALL of the XM stations, not just the ones offered on DirecTV.

    That will give me an excuse to block off the whole 800 block as there isn't any way that I will go back to trying to force myself to listen to Music Choice.

    BTW, we find ourselves listening to the talk channels, the Old Time Radio, or Laugh USA. I will be playing the signal over the fm modulator and I'll hear my 9 year older laughing in the toy room, he has tuned his new radio to frequency I'm sending the xm signal over, I know he's listening to what I'm sending.
     
  13. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Actually, I have never listened to Howard Stern or Don & Mike and I likely never will.

    In addition, your post is an APPLES AND ORANGES comparison. I wasn't talking about TALK RADIO, I was talking about the MUSIC channels.

    You might want to read the POST(S) before responding.

    Additional Note:

    I guess you will now have to subscribe to SIRUIS to get your Howard Stern FIX.
     
  14. Rkkeller

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    Being we are now getting XM for FREE and not paying $10+ monthly for it, I can find no fault with it. A few self promoting commercials like most other pay or premium channels like HBO does is really being over stated here. Most of us pay $10-12 a month for HBO, TMC and what not and there are similar commercials between shows and we ARE paying for them. Thats even worse if you ask me. Lets all start complaining about that too.


    Rich
     
  15. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    I have been listening to 801-40's and 854-Bluesville and occassional garbled sound has been a problem. It may be nobody listens to these two but me but the similar channels, Standards and Blues from Music Choice were preferrable in content and sound quality in my opinion.

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  16. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know XM was free. My understanding is that a $40 package is required to receive the channels. My XM channels have talking over the songs and in between songs. Previews of unpcoming programs on HBO, etc. in between programs are welcomed by me. The crap included by XM is not at all welcomed.

    Chris
     
  17. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Is this thread still active?

    YAAAAAWWWWNNNNN.

    :)
     
  18. bidger

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    :up: Thank you Jim.
     
  19. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    Don't worry, we'll let it die when D* puts the MC channels back on the dial.

    You really should cover your mouth when you do that.

    ;)
     
  20. Rkkeller

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    My point was and I don't know if you know this but the people that pay XM directly a monthly fee and have stand alone XM receivers have the SAME commercials and talk through as we do and we are not paying XM a monthly fee for what we get.

    I personally consider XM on DirecTV as being FREE as I am not paying a separate monthly charge for it like XM's other 5 million users are.


    Rich
     

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