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LoganBuck
02-16-2010, 05:03 PM
What happened here? I enjoy listening to Directv's music channels during nap time. All the channels are goofy and they are now labeled as Sonic. I am confused and more than a little annoyed. Many of the channels show up as being subscription only? Can anyone else explain this?

westofyou
02-16-2010, 05:09 PM
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6590007


On February 9, 2010, DIRECTV customers will have a new source for their favorite music channels. SonicTap will continue to deliver the same crystal-clear sound and programming variety that DIRECTV viewers have always enjoyed. And SonicTap features even more music channels with no interruptions.

Below is a channel-by-channel comparison of current XM/Sirius genres, and the new SonicTap music channels that will replace them:

Ch XM SonicTap
801 The 40's Jazz: Big Band/Swing
802 The 50's Oldies: Malt Shop Oldies
803 The 60's Oldies: 60's Revolution
804 The 70's Oldies: 70's Hits
805 The 80's Oldies: 80's Hits
806 The 90's Pop/Adult Contemporary: 90's Hits
807 NEW CHANNEL: Rat Pack
808 Roadhouse Country: Traditional Country
809 Prime Country Country: Hit Country
810 Outlaw Country Country: Red, Rock and Blues
811 Willie's Place Country: Honky Tonk Tavern
812 Bluegrass Junction Bluegrass: Bluegrass
813 The Village Folk: Folk Rock
814 The Highway Country: Modern Country
815 NEW CHANNEL: Holiday & Happenings
816 Top 20 on 20 Pop/Adult: Today's Hits
817 Pop2K Pop/Adult Contemporary: Y2K Hits
818 The Pulse Pop/Adult Contemporary: Hottest Hits
819 Love Pop/Adult Contemporary: Love Songs
820 Escape Instrumental: Contemporary Instrumentals
821 The Blend Pop/Adult Contemporary: Adult Contemoprary
822 Cinemagic Standards: Silver Screen
823 On Broadway Standards: Showtunes
824 NEW CHANNEL: Groove Lounge
825 The Heat Urban: Hot Jamz (Hip Hop)
826 The Message Religious: The Spirit
827 Praise Religious: Gospel Glory
828 Enlighten Religious: Hallelujah
829 Hair Nation Rock: Hair Guitar
830 Bone Yard - XL Rock: Full Metal Jacket
831 Sirius XM U Rock: College Rock
832 The Spectrum Rock: Adult Alternative
833 Classic Vinyl Rock: Classic Rock
834 Alt. Nation Rock: Alternative
835 Octane Rock: Ink'd
836 The Loft Standards: Singers-Songwriters
837 Classic Rewind Classic Rock: Classic Hits Blend
838 Lithium Rock: Reality Bites
839 1st Wave Alternative: Flashback/New Wave
840 Deep Tracks Specialty: 8-Tracks
841 Liquid Metal: XL Rock: Spike (Explicit Lyrics)
842 Soul Town Urban: Classic R&B
843 Heart & Soul Urban: Silky Soul
844 The Groove Urban: Old School Funk
845 Strobe Dance: Retro Disco
846 Backspin Urban: The Boombox (Explicit Lyrics)
847 Hip Hop Nation Urban: Hype (Explicit Lyrics)
848 Coffeehouse Alternative: Coffeehouse Rock
849 The Bridge Rock: Soft Hits
850 Real Jazz Jazz: Classic Jazz Vocal Band
851 Watercolors Jazz: Smooth Jazz
852 NEW CHANNEL: Jazz
853 NEW CHANNEL: Metro Blend
854 Bluesville Specialty: Blues
855 NEW CHANNEL: Great Standards
856 Spa Health & Fitness: New Age
857 Chill Health & Fitness: Zen
858 Area Dance: SubTerranean
859 BPM Dance: Dance
860 NEW CHANNEL: Modern Workout
861 NEW CHANNEL: PUMP!
862 NEW CHANNEL: Classic Rock Workout
863 The Joint International: Reggae
864 Symphony Hall Classical: Symphonic
865 NEW CHANNEL: Piano
866 Pops Classical: Light Classical
867 Radio Disney Specialty: Be-Tween
868 Kids Place Live Specialty: The Playground
869 Caliente Latin: Bailamos!
870 NEW CHANNEL: Fiesta Tropical
871 Latin Contemporary Latin Hits
872 Music of the Americas Music of the Americas
873 NEW CHANNEL: Regional Mexican
874 Salsa Salsa
875 Hurbano Hurbano
876 NEW CHANNEL: Mariachi
877 NEW CHANNEL: Carnaval Brasileiro
878 Rock en Espanol Rock en Espanol
879 Latin Jazz Latin Jazz
880 NEW CHANNEL: Familiar Favorites
881 NEW CHANNEL: Italian Bistro Blend
882 NEW CHANNEL: Italian Contemporary
883 NEW CHANNEL: Irish
884 NEW CHANNEL: Tranquility

LoganBuck
02-16-2010, 05:12 PM
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6590007


On February 9, 2010, DIRECTV customers will have a new source for their favorite music channels. SonicTap will continue to deliver the same crystal-clear sound and programming variety that DIRECTV viewers have always enjoyed. And SonicTap features even more music channels with no interruptions.

Below is a channel-by-channel comparison of current XM/Sirius genres, and the new SonicTap music channels that will replace them:

Ch XM SonicTap
801 The 40's Jazz: Big Band/Swing
802 The 50's Oldies: Malt Shop Oldies
803 The 60's Oldies: 60's Revolution
804 The 70's Oldies: 70's Hits
805 The 80's Oldies: 80's Hits
806 The 90's Pop/Adult Contemporary: 90's Hits
807 NEW CHANNEL: Rat Pack
808 Roadhouse Country: Traditional Country
809 Prime Country Country: Hit Country
810 Outlaw Country Country: Red, Rock and Blues
811 Willie's Place Country: Honky Tonk Tavern
812 Bluegrass Junction Bluegrass: Bluegrass
813 The Village Folk: Folk Rock
814 The Highway Country: Modern Country
815 NEW CHANNEL: Holiday & Happenings
816 Top 20 on 20 Pop/Adult: Today's Hits
817 Pop2K Pop/Adult Contemporary: Y2K Hits
818 The Pulse Pop/Adult Contemporary: Hottest Hits
819 Love Pop/Adult Contemporary: Love Songs
820 Escape Instrumental: Contemporary Instrumentals
821 The Blend Pop/Adult Contemporary: Adult Contemoprary
822 Cinemagic Standards: Silver Screen
823 On Broadway Standards: Showtunes
824 NEW CHANNEL: Groove Lounge
825 The Heat Urban: Hot Jamz (Hip Hop)
826 The Message Religious: The Spirit
827 Praise Religious: Gospel Glory
828 Enlighten Religious: Hallelujah
829 Hair Nation Rock: Hair Guitar
830 Bone Yard - XL Rock: Full Metal Jacket
831 Sirius XM U Rock: College Rock
832 The Spectrum Rock: Adult Alternative
833 Classic Vinyl Rock: Classic Rock
834 Alt. Nation Rock: Alternative
835 Octane Rock: Ink'd
836 The Loft Standards: Singers-Songwriters
837 Classic Rewind Classic Rock: Classic Hits Blend
838 Lithium Rock: Reality Bites
839 1st Wave Alternative: Flashback/New Wave
840 Deep Tracks Specialty: 8-Tracks
841 Liquid Metal: XL Rock: Spike (Explicit Lyrics)
842 Soul Town Urban: Classic R&B
843 Heart & Soul Urban: Silky Soul
844 The Groove Urban: Old School Funk
845 Strobe Dance: Retro Disco
846 Backspin Urban: The Boombox (Explicit Lyrics)
847 Hip Hop Nation Urban: Hype (Explicit Lyrics)
848 Coffeehouse Alternative: Coffeehouse Rock
849 The Bridge Rock: Soft Hits
850 Real Jazz Jazz: Classic Jazz Vocal Band
851 Watercolors Jazz: Smooth Jazz
852 NEW CHANNEL: Jazz
853 NEW CHANNEL: Metro Blend
854 Bluesville Specialty: Blues
855 NEW CHANNEL: Great Standards
856 Spa Health & Fitness: New Age
857 Chill Health & Fitness: Zen
858 Area Dance: SubTerranean
859 BPM Dance: Dance
860 NEW CHANNEL: Modern Workout
861 NEW CHANNEL: PUMP!
862 NEW CHANNEL: Classic Rock Workout
863 The Joint International: Reggae
864 Symphony Hall Classical: Symphonic
865 NEW CHANNEL: Piano
866 Pops Classical: Light Classical
867 Radio Disney Specialty: Be-Tween
868 Kids Place Live Specialty: The Playground
869 Caliente Latin: Bailamos!
870 NEW CHANNEL: Fiesta Tropical
871 Latin Contemporary Latin Hits
872 Music of the Americas Music of the Americas
873 NEW CHANNEL: Regional Mexican
874 Salsa Salsa
875 Hurbano Hurbano
876 NEW CHANNEL: Mariachi
877 NEW CHANNEL: Carnaval Brasileiro
878 Rock en Espanol Rock en Espanol
879 Latin Jazz Latin Jazz
880 NEW CHANNEL: Familiar Favorites
881 NEW CHANNEL: Italian Bistro Blend
882 NEW CHANNEL: Italian Contemporary
883 NEW CHANNEL: Irish
884 NEW CHANNEL: Tranquility

When I type those channels in it says I need purchase a subscription. If I use the channel up/down button I can access them. I am not to hung up on who provides the music, but I would like to know why I can't type in the channel number.

LoganBuck
02-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Now I can only get a handful of those channels even with the up/down button. Maybe DTV is doing some sort of update.

I just want to be able to access the music.

TC81190
02-16-2010, 08:02 PM
Nooooooo

I liked getting XMU through Directv. This sucks.