Completely agree with that too.
Originally Posted by Blank-Disk
Im listening to the eminem interview....too bad for those people that aren't near an SXM radio.
Let me start out by saying that I have been a subscriber to Sirius for several years and overall have been satisfied. Since the merger which resulted in Buzzsaw being removed I have become frustrated with the song selections on Classic Vinyl, Classic Rewind, Deep Track, and the Boneyard. The groups that were played on these stations before the merger have become a thing of the past. No more mix of Classic, Southern, Blues, Heavy Metal music. Now The Boneyard has become a steady rotation of the same groups that as a whole are great but some groups just donít belong in that genre. Cheap Trick as well as Billy Squire and Autograph are 3 of the groups that are hardly Hard and Heavy.
When the playlists were made before the merger, the variety that was The Buzzsaw kicked ass and thatís the truth. I rarely changed the station unless one of the Artists or songs I had saved came up. Now there is no more Gator Country, Dreams, Stone Blue, Green Grass, You Could Be Mine, Tightrope, Back On The Road Again, just to name a few of my saved songs.
The Vinyl, Rewind, and Deep Tracks have just gone straight down the tubes since the merger as well. If the program managers would take a listen to the people that are listening maybe things would be different. Priest on Classic Rewind? No I donít think so. Deep Tracks is the GREATEST disappointment of them all. When it was the vault at least they played songs that rocked. Now its just 25 minute long songs that could put a 3 year old to sleep in a matter of minutes.
Now I know that no playlist is going to make all listeners happy but The Boneyard is the first station you need to start with. Then work on the Vinyl and Rewind.
In closing I would like to say that as a whole I am not happy with Sirius/XM at all and find myself listening to more of Howard Stern and the comedy channels than the music stations. I only wish that I could spend a week with the music directors and discuss their selections. I look forward to hearing from you as well as anyone that welcomes my input.
Have a great day
I haven't been on these forums for quite a while because I have just about given up. I have both Sirius & XM subscriptions and I used to be an ardent supporter but I have stopped listening almost completely. I'll still keep the services as the rest of the family does listen some. I'm now streaming FNST radio from the internet & listening to podcasts.
You have all heard the story before so many times. Soul Town is unlistenable. The narrow playlist on Chan. 6 is irritating. I now listen to Matt The Cat via podcast. The overall audio quality is miserable. I miss Moments to Remember. etc. etc. etc.
I am now embarrassed when some friends that I previously talked into subscribing have dropped their subscriptions. What can I say to apologize?
I just can't believe how quickly this service was destroyed. Just a year ago I was so happy with it. This is so sad.
To Jordan, Blankdisk & all those complaining about the DJs. Yes, I have to agree with you. There was a time when DJs with intelligent comments were a great addition to both services but what they have now with a few exceptions is embarrassingly bad. Yeah when you have PAD why do you need someone? The morning people on XM Chan. 20 are especially terrible. That's not my kind of channel but my daughter listens to it in the car----except in the morning. She can't take it either. Please note that I am NOT talking about Phlash. He does a great job with his show. One of the very few people left that are worth listening to.
I agree that the sound quality has gotten worse since the channel merger last november. It is so bad that i can't listen anymore and have returned to terrestrial radio,aaaarrrgh! I have a sportster 4 that has a replay function; before the channel merger, the amount of time that was stored on replay was about 45 minutes for the music channels, now that has increased to between 52 and 62 minutes depending on the channel. This indicates a dramatic decrease in bitrate. I have e-mailed customer service and called on the phone, and the reply i get is that they have not had any similar complaints and they will look into it. B.S.!! I have a lifetime sub, so i will keep it for now to see if it improves, but i can't listen anymore right now. What a damn shame!!
Originally Posted by MVR
They will call it a "feature" not a bug/problem. They increased the storage space of your Sportster for free!
Originally Posted by ChrisJames
I've noticed the sound quality getting worse too, even on the internet feed (although the bitrate of the stream seems to have stayed the same).