I've got to add that I love this XM channel too!! Actually, I have my career today becaue of my love for movie soundtracks. As a kid and a young violinist, I instantly fell in love with the Star Wars soundtracks, fantisizing that one day I would play them in a professional orchestra. Well, guess what.....today, I have been a performer with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years. And, one summer I got to meet John Williams, and thanked him for my career. He came here to conduct the orchestra when the Olympic torch came through, and I played. it was an outdoor concert under the famous Gateway Arch. Not only did I get pictures and an autograph, but he wrote out the first 2 bars of the SW melody under his signature. Wow!! I go crazy everytime I hear SW music on this channel.
Question....the sound quality of this channel is excellent. Orchestras sound big, and full, as if a lot more digital bits are being allowed in the signal. However, when I listen to the other classical stations, they sound like bad files that have been downloaded from the internet. Does anyone know what's going on??