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I've been on a "hiatus" with Directv, but now I noticed they took the XM channels away, and replaced it with the crappy Sonictap (should be called SonicCrap).

To add insult to the injury, I tried to find the Holiday channel to listen to Halloween music, only to find the channel missing from my guide, and then when I searched on Google to find out why it isn't, I get this.

"To receive this channel, you need the Choice Ultimate or Premier package, and access to the 119 satellite."

Well, I don't have access to the 119 satellite (slimline-3 dish), and I'm not gonna pay for CU just to have the holiday channel.

This is perhaps the most idiotic thing I have seen, you would think that the Holiday channel, which is the most basic of music genres, only available to CU/Prem customers with a slimline 5.

I am seriously gonna file a BBB complaint, this is horsecrap!
 
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Its been almost 2 years (if not longer) since they switched.

You were on a LONG hiatus. :D
 
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Wow, you must not use the music much, they changed a LONG time ago ...
I don't think your beef is with D*, or it would have been brought up 2 years ago.
 
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Perhaps you could try Pandora. Maybe they have a channel that would fit the bill.
 
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"I am seriously gonna file a BBB complaint, this is horsecrap!"


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Perhaps you could try Pandora. Maybe they have a channel that would fit the bill.

Pandora is the best. Pick from the provided genres or create your own, we love it.............:)
 
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Funny, the Holiday channel he complains about is on C-Band for free with both 4DTV via HITS and with a DVB directly.
 
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Funny, the Holiday channel he complains about is on C-Band for free with both 4DTV via HITS and with a DVB directly.

Which might be a DIRECTV tactic to get more people to sub to the Choice Ultimate package "If you want to enjoy Christmas music, upgrade to our Choice Ultimate package".

I know for a fact DIRECTV picks apart programmer's offerings to swoon people into more expensive packages, but I will save that for another day :)
 
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Which might be a DIRECTV tactic to get more people to sub to the Choice Ultimate package "If you want to enjoy Christmas music, upgrade to our Choice Ultimate package".

I know for a fact DIRECTV picks apart programmer's offerings to swoon people into more expensive packages, but I will save that for another day :)

Buy a Roku, pandora is free, plus there is a ton of other free stuff on there too. Satellite companies are a big rip. I sub, but, bare bones only.
 
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and just so you know the Christmas/Holiday music usually is on 801 which is on 101 satellite
 
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you've been on "hiatus" for a couple weeks now huh?

you've posted in the D* forum recently
 
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Seriously, I'm not with DirecTV, but that's a waste of BBB time. You have how many choices to get music. Although I'm filing a complaint because WGN America cancelled re-runs of Alf. I mean that was the only place to watch such compelling programming and I can't get it anywhere else. And I shouldn't have to pay for the DVD. Expecting me to invest in a player just for Alf. BBB hear I come.

We have dumb complaints on Dish forum, but really? The only thread in this forum to ever top this was the complaint about false advertised adult programming.
 
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OP, while you are complaining to the BBB about the lnb/programming issue, don't forget to tell them about the free NFL Sunday Ticket promotion. Also, tell them that in order to get vod, your D* system has to be connected to the internet.

Better yet, quit your crying and replace the slimline 3 lnb with a slimline 5 lnb then upgrade to premier. You can buy a slimline 5 lnb from solid signal for $50. After the holidays or whenever, you can downgrade your package.
 
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just called dtv they are going to install the sl5 swm lnb free asked if they woyld drop ship but the sys wont let them
 
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coinmaster32 said:
Which might be a DIRECTV tactic to get more people to sub to the Choice Ultimate package "If you want to enjoy Christmas music, upgrade to our Choice Ultimate package".

I know for a fact DIRECTV picks apart programmer's offerings to swoon people into more expensive packages, but I will save that for another day :)

D* WILL have the Christmas Music channels up again this year, just won't be XM.

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trucker2435 said:
just called dtv they are going to install the sl5 swm lnb free asked if they woyld drop ship but the sys wont let them

IF you wanted to DIY you could get the stuff from Claude at Dsh Store, or Solid Signal.
The reason they won't usually drop ship is this way they can ensure that its set up and pointed correctly

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I've been on a "hiatus" with Directv, but now I noticed they took the XM channels away, and replaced it with the crappy Sonictap (should be called SonicCrap).

To add insult to the injury, I tried to find the Holiday channel to listen to Halloween music, only to find the channel missing from my guide, and then when I searched on Google to find out why it isn't, I get this.

"To receive this channel, you need the Choice Ultimate or Premier package, and access to the 119 satellite."

Well, I don't have access to the 119 satellite (slimline-3 dish), and I'm not gonna pay for CU just to have the holiday channel.

This is perhaps the most idiotic thing I have seen, you would think that the Holiday channel, which is the most basic of music genres, only available to CU/Prem customers with a slimline 5.

I am seriously gonna file a BBB complaint, this is horsecrap!


Damn dude....filing a BBB complaint over music channels and pissed because all the PPV's in the 190s can show full frontal, but they can't show any acts of "putting the lime in the coconut" and also pissed because the porn isn't in HD.
http://www.satelliteguys.us/directv-forum/269161-ppv-what-would-you-do.html
http://www.satelliteguys.us/directv-forum/269160-its-2011-why-no-hd-pr0n.html#post2667751


SMH
 
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