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Old 05-11-2006, 09:37 PM
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Here is an added tidbit that probably is true for either XM or Sirus. If you are not hardwired and used a modulator, retract your antenna completely. Big difference.
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:36 AM
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Well I went with XM and love it. I really like the comedy while traveling on business. Thanks for the opinions guys they helped.
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:42 AM
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Sirius rocks. My GF and I have had it since christmas. We both love it. I hardly listen to CD's anymore, making my car cleaner. I listen to/play jazz and these channels are great. And for those who complain about having to pay for it, ~$20 is deducted from my CC for BOTH radios. Hardly a serious financial drain.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:15 PM
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Too much!

Whichever way you go, there are almost too many choices now of things to listen to.
Have any of you who have listened to both Sirius and XM noticed any differences in sound quality or reception? There are certain stretches of road on which mine (Sirius) cuts in and out.
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Old 05-28-2006, 04:46 AM
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Xm is the better unit as far as size and programing. I work for a car audio shop and we sell both, but xm sell about 5 to 2 over sirius. Sirius display is bulky and hard to mount in most newer model cars. Xm has the easiest features ever, wireless FM modulator or wired tape. We use the fm wireless 99% of the time. Xm can be mounted on the dash or vents, and have home and car transfer kits. Sirius is for stern fans, i can buy his recordings on cd you can't buy all the songs you hear on sat. radio.
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:06 PM
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Baloney

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Xm is the better unit as far as size and programing. I work for a car audio shop and we sell both, but xm sell about 5 to 2 over sirius. Sirius display is bulky and hard to mount in most newer model cars. Xm has the easiest features ever, wireless FM modulator or wired tape. We use the fm wireless 99% of the time. Xm can be mounted on the dash or vents, and have home and car transfer kits. Sirius is for stern fans, i can buy his recordings on cd you can't buy all the songs you hear on sat. radio.
If you buy CD's of Howard Stern, they are pirated. That's illegal. So is buying pirated music CD's for that matter.

As far as the other benefits you mentioned of XM over Sirius, none of them hold water. As far as installing or mounting them, home and car docs, etc., there's no difference. XM radios are easier to find becasue Sirius is so popular, stores are selling out of the radios faster.
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:02 AM
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I don't have either, but, it seems to me that Sirius is a trash network........................

Meaning that IF if went with anything, it'd be XM.

Plus, I agree, I like XM's looks better.
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a trash network? no offense meant - but don't just throw out unsubstianted claims. If you are going to make a comment - at least explain it. Why is it trash? You don't have either... so how can you make a comment like this?

I for one have Sirius. Great variety, great sound, no complaints at all. And I never listen to Stern...
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:26 PM
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Sorry, no offense to anyone, it's just that I can't support a company that openly endorses stern, etc........... If per-channel pricing were available, i.e. pay for what you wan't, that would be a different story. But since I pay a flat fee and get it all, that means some of my $$ goes to support him, whether I listen or not................

No offense to those who listen/like him, just my personal reasons..........
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:13 AM
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Talking Sirius

I have been a SIRIUS subscriber since the new year. Initially I made the move so I could listen to Howard. Howard is funny as hell and better than ever, but there is so much more to listen to than I ever imagined. They have some great blues and jazz channels, stuff you just don't hear on testical radio. Underground Garage is another good one along with the oldies channels. Sirius Gold plays songs that I haven't heard in years!

They have a channel for every decade starting from the 50's on up. Blue Collar comedy network is hilarious along with Raw Dog, the Nascar channel will be coming soon also. The Playboy channel offers some edgy topics on Night Talk!! Great soprts coverage of any sport you can think of along with up to the minute local news, weather and trafic.And for the record, the only legal Howard Stern cd that is available is his "Crucified by the FCC" from 1987.

Anything else you may be able to purchase is pirated and very limited to say the least. Why the hell would anyone want to pay someone 4,5,6 dollars for one bootleg cd, when you can get all the Howie you want and so much more, for 13 bones a month?? I have had no trouble at all moving my SIRIUS receiver from car to house to car. It takes all of about 10 seconds to connect it.It's an easy install and fits anywhere without looking out of place.

I will say I have found ONE use for testical radio, when I am at the bank drive-thru and I lose my SIRIUS signal=( But even then I just can't handle the "blah, blah, BLAH" of FM radio!! Dammmm, they talk so much and have nothing entertaining to listen to. Yack, yack, yack...."OH it has been 19 minutes of talk and commercials, now we are going to play a song"! Maybe FM can have an all commercial channel one day. I have even found AM radio to have less chatter on their oldies stations. SIRIUS is an option on all FORD products too. GM offers XM.

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Old 06-05-2006, 12:15 PM
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XM has its share of trash, too

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Sorry, no offense to anyone, it's just that I can't support a company that openly endorses stern, etc........... . But since I pay a flat fee and get it all, that means some of my $$ goes to support him, whether I listen or not................

No offense to those who listen/like him, just my personal reasons..........
Hey Deere, XM has Opie and Anthony. If you're talking about trash, those two are as trashy as they come. Also, they're Stern-imitators.

That's the beauty of having all those channels. I'm a Stern fan, in case you hadn't noticed. I realize he's not for everybody, but a lot of people knock him who haven't even listened to him.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:41 PM
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I currently have Sirius but all I have is a Tuner that sits in my car and transmits an FM signal for my Car Radio to pick up. I am looking to replace my car radio. Do they make a Car Radio now that you just plug your Sirius Antenna into and that's it?
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:49 PM
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If you buy CD's of Howard Stern, they are pirated. That's illegal. So is buying pirated music CD's for that matter.

As far as the other benefits you mentioned of XM over Sirius, none of them hold water. As far as installing or mounting them, home and car docs, etc., there's no difference. XM radios are easier to find becasue Sirius is so popular, stores are selling out of the radios faster.
Last time I checked, in Peru 75% of the music and 100% of the videos in Lima and Arequipa and Cuzco are pirated.

It's illegal but drives that sector of the economy anyway. Just the way it is, there.
Haven't been there, but I'd be willing to bet there was no more difference in Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador, etc.

And it is very up to date. I first heard Sheryl Crow in Arequipa Peru back in 1996, no one had heard of her in USA till about a year later.
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my vote goes to ... XM radio.

I have had XM for the last 3 years. I love it. When I first looked at satellite the main difference I saw between the programming was that Sirius had more sports channels. I am not a huge sports fan so the choice was obvious for me. Since then I have found that XM has added more sports channels and whenever I need to listen to a game, it seems like I can find it on one channel or another. No problem.

I pay for the service in advance so I get it at a cheaper rate.

Satellite radio is great. I just drove from gulfcoast of FL to Detroit, MI and it was nice to listen to the same bluesville channel all of the way.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:19 PM
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Looking forward to a long drive

I haven't had the chance to take a long trip in my car since I've had Sirius. I can't wait to be able to drive through several states without having to search for new stations.
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