Sixteen-char limit w/Sirius Track Titles

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by JJS, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. JJS

    JJS Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    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.
  3. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Many of the OEM Sirius units have the same 16 character limitation as well.
  4. TVGenius

    TVGenius New Member

    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:
  5. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    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.

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