Sixteen-char limit w/Sirius Track Titles

JJS

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The older XM receivers have a 16-character limit on title and artist. Think Sirius remembered to create crammed renditions of every track for these XM displays? Otherwise, we may see a truncated mess beginning tomorrow, particularly on classical channels where you risk cutting off the composer's last name or the sequence number of the piece.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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The older XM receivers have a 16-character limit on title and artist. Think Sirius remembered to create crammed renditions of every track for these XM displays? Otherwise, we may see a truncated mess beginning tomorrow, particularly on classical channels where you risk cutting off the composers' last name or the sequence number of the piece.
If they pick up the music from the XM library it should already have it. If they are just feeding the signal across then they probably won't do it and there will be a lot of truncation.

We (XM listeners) will be lucky to get the artist and not the "also on channel 10" stuff they put on some tracks.
 

TVGenius

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Don't worry. Sirius management is working hard to make this as much of an unmitigated disaster as possible for the loyal XM audience that is cancelling their subscriptions and getting Slacker instead.

Yeah, there's a reason that period is way over there. You caught me. :eek:
 

DAB

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Well the fact is that the XM system has this 16 character limit, but XM found a way to make use of another field that the newer tuners can read. So, if you ever notice when you first switch to a new channel you get the 16 charater version and then it switches to the longer text field.