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Old 11-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Sirius (now) sucks...

I've been a sirius customer for many years now with 4 radios on my account. This post merger channel line suck huge dong. And I have dealt with a lot of crap form this company a la S50 - what a POS that was.

No more "BackSpin" Aside from Howard that was my #1 channel, no one over 25 years old would like 90% todays Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop nation and the heat (fka Hot jams) are edited ....IF I WANT EDITED SHIT ...I'll go back to FM
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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I've been a sirius customer for many years now with 4 radios on my account. This post merger channel line suck huge dong. And I have dealt with a lot of crap form this company a la S50 - what a POS that was.

No more "BackSpin" Aside from Howard that was my #1 channel, no one over 25 years old would like 90% todays Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop nation and the heat (fka Hot jams) are edited ....IF I WANT EDITED SHIT ...I'll go back to FM
I can totally understand your frustration. My big gripe is the new found bullshit censorship. If you want to talk about that more, check out here
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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At least the music should be a little better.
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At least the music should be a little better.
That has yet to be seen. But I hope you're correct!
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Now that Backspin is gone, they play alot more old school hip hop on Hip-Hop nation and shade 45. I do like old school, but I do not want it mixed with the newer stuff. Between that and the censorship, Sirius needs to get thier act together or I'm cancelling.

Between this and constantly having to buy a new antenna every three months with no support from them, sirius just might lose a loyal customer.

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That has yet to be seen. But I hope you're correct!
I hope so too, the only thing keeping me sane right now is '90s on 9, which I think is an excellent replacement for the pulse. (which was going downhill quick)
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yeah, sirius now sucks ass. I miss Left of Center, and the old Big 80s. XM should
have been left to die.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:44 PM   #7
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At least the music should be a little better.
My experience with that is were SOL.

I drive a lot of rentals and I picked Sirius over XM because I got to try them both, a lot. XMs Bluesville sucks but Sirius Blues is gone and so am I if I can find a sucker to buy my Radios.

I heard a media analyst a couple of months ago compare satellite radio to 8 track tapes. Just a faze that audiophiles will go through and it will be history soon. That made me mad then but I can see Sirius/XM making it happen.
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This merger is terrible. I might cancel my subscription too. I miss Maxim radio, backspin, The Beat, and Left of Center.
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This merger is terrible. I might cancel my subscription too. I miss Maxim radio, backspin, The Beat, and Left of Center.
From trolling XM and Sirius forms, I think a few things are evident:

1: People get set in their ways and have an initial bad response with their little corner of the world changes a bit. You should hear the things XM people say about how 1st Wave sucks wind and has such a shallow play list compared to Fred. I hear similar stories about most every station. The 'merged' stations (usually just replaced) are still basically similar. I loved XM Chill...hated the new Sirius XM Chill...but after a couple of days, they seem to be blending more towards the old XM Chill and getting rid of the crappy elevator remakes and such.

2: People like to bitch. I'm not saying it's all unfounded...but people like to bitch period. It's easier when you are not face to face with someone and are just typing into cyberspace.

3: It still beats the hell out of AM/FM radio. Furthermore, there is now a bit more variety in the non/music channels. Plus there are more sports options.

So, while I was an initial 'bitcher'...I'm appreciating the difference in what I had and what is on offer now. Open your eyes and ears a bit and give it a chance.
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3: It still beats the hell out of AM/FM radio. Furthermore, there is now a bit more variety in the non/music channels. Plus there are more sports options.

So, while I was an initial 'bitcher'...I'm appreciating the difference in what I had and what is on offer now. Open your eyes and ears a bit and give it a chance.
I'm with you...give it a chance.........theres no other choice
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yeah, sirius now sucks ass. I miss Left of Center, and the old Big 80s. XM should
have been left to die.
Before the merger Sirius was trading at something like $1.50/share XM's stock was something like $11.00/share. After Sirius took over the stock is worth $0.25/share. Sirius was dying and has now taken XM with it.
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Sirius has actually gotten better on the music side now that they have Escape,Cinemagic,Enlighen and Watercolors as well as Holly.It's about time they get Nich channels.I don't listen to the music or other channels with vulger language.Sirius is a lot better for adding the above channels.Good job Mel for adding these channels to the lineup.

Beautiful Music is alive and well and is now on Sirius as Escape channel 76!An awesome relaxing channel.
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SiriusXM is doing a good job I think in trying to mix both worlds..and by Jan we should be close to done. ..keeping it in the middle. I don't see how people can complain about the rock channels..there are like 20. I like all music..but if there is a type of music that is getting the shaft..it is R&B. 2 all R&B and 1 the mixes R&B and hiphop that is bad. They need at least 4 channels to do R&B correctly at a min..I would love an all 80s R&B..or a channel that switches from 90s to the 80s R&B. Or bring The Groove over
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SiriusXM is doing a good job I think in trying to mix both worlds..and by Jan we should be close to done. ..keeping it in the middle. I don't see how people can complain about the rock channels..there are like 20. I like all music..but if there is a type of music that is getting the shaft..it is R&B. 2 all R&B and 1 the mixes R&B and hiphop that is bad. They need at least 4 channels to do R&B correctly at a min..I would love an all 80s R&B..or a channel that switches from 90s to the 80s R&B. Or bring The Groove over
I think the point here is NOT about the channel changes but the way business is being conducted by Sirius that if continued on it's preasent cource Satellite Radio will be no more.
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I think the point here is NOT about the channel changes but the way business is being conducted by Sirius that if continued on it's preasent cource Satellite Radio will be no more.
I don't agree..look I love Satellite Radio just as much as the next woman or man. But this company is doing what they need to survive until 09 (next year) Do you listen to the investing meetings?

This gives me insite, and tells me to wait and see
http://investor.sirius.com/eventdeta...?eventid=61787

In the past I remember Mel saying the analyst has been killing them in the news, and then the economy picture changed...all after the merger.
Someone is trying to drive the stock down to make them have to close shop, and they were not making money ...so the only way you can shut people up is to make free cash flow dummy! as Mel would say. Per Mel when you make the money you can do all kinds of things.

Most of the subs are not like us..crazy about music, and listen all day long. Now siriusxm's best inside help to make the best product is us, but they have to balance things for a minute to make that money. They have to cut costs while the car companies are hurting. I believe they are doing what they need to. I have reading multiple boards of people really upset, and it seems that most listen on the net... why not bring back all of those channels on the internet (without the DJs..for now to keep costs down) It seems as if it is only like 2 or 3 on both sides that people are really upset about. What do you think?

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