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Old 12-09-2006, 12:01 PM   #16
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I will drop the service when he leaves regardless if it's tomorrow or four years from now. I don't listen to the radio unless it's the Stern show. I have an iPod for music.
Your the first one to say that....thanks for the honesty...this is what I was lookin for.
Someone who only got sirius for howard and has not found anything else that interests them. I was just curious how many there were.
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Your the first one to say that....thanks for the honesty...this is what I was lookin for.
Someone who only got sirius for howard and has not found anything else that interests them. I was just curious how many there were.
To me the entire idea of pay radio is terrible. I literally never listen to the radio outside of the show. For instance, as I write this, I am listening to my iPod. I wish they had an option where you could choose X amount of channels to get and pay per channel. As it stands now I pay $13 a month for 16 shows (give or take).

I don't want to get off topic but I thought it was funny this past week when Stern said that the Stiletto is better than an iPod because Apple doesn't give away any free content. The truth being that Apple gives away free content each week and I am aware of nothing free from Sirius outside of the three day online trial.
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But where are you getting the music for the IPOD????
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But where are you getting the music for the IPOD????
Not at a store.
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To me the entire idea of pay radio is terrible. I literally never listen to the radio outside of the show. For instance, as I write this, I am listening to my iPod. I wish they had an option where you could choose X amount of channels to get and pay per channel. As it stands now I pay $13 a month for 16 shows (give or take).

I don't want to get off topic but I thought it was funny this past week when Stern said that the Stiletto is better than an iPod because Apple doesn't give away any free content. The truth being that Apple gives away free content each week and I am aware of nothing free from Sirius outside of the three day online trial.
Its really cool livin in this era...there are so many choices for your listening....ipods have really blown up for sure. I prefer satrad myself....I do enjoy the dj's and I also enjoy the talk channels....but like I said the choices that are availible to this generation make it so everyone can get just what they want.
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Just buy a lifetime sub. for $499. and you never will have to pay another monthly bill. Plus you will have satellite forever PLUS 3 other aditional subs that come with the lifetime at $6.99 each. Beats paying for an ipod + batteries + buying songs at $1.00 each. Yeah, Apple has th biggest scam going with the "itunes" store. Just buy a Stilleto, and buy your songs from Steve Job's (itunes) to put in it, and you will have the best of both worlds. Better yet, load your own cd's in it.
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Just buy a lifetime sub. for $499. and you never will have to pay another monthly bill. Plus you will have satellite forever PLUS 3 other aditional subs that come with the lifetime at $6.99 each. Beats paying for an ipod + batteries + buying songs at $1.00 each. Yeah, Apple has th biggest scam going with the "itunes" store. Just buy a Stilleto, and buy your songs from Steve Job's (itunes) to put in it, and you will have the best of both worlds. Better yet, load your own cd's in it.
What people forget is that the lifetime subscription is only good for that radio. I believe you can switch it once or twice for a fee however?

Lets be honest here, the Stiletto has issues that need to be addressed. From what I have read the thing doesn't work well unless you are outside. The automatic defense is that you can use the wi-fi but if you are using that you can only get the channels that they offer online. In other words most talk/sports channels aren't available. Another complaint about the Stiletto is that the antenna is in the headphones. Is this correct? Finally, doesn't it only hold a few gigs worth of material? I have over 60 gigs on my iPod already. If I am wrong with these statements let me know please.
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What people forget is that the lifetime subscription is only good for that radio. I believe you can switch it once or twice for a fee however?

Lets be honest here, the Stiletto has issues that need to be addressed. From what I have read the thing doesn't work well unless you are outside. The automatic defense is that you can use the wi-fi but if you are using that you can only get the channels that they offer online. In other words most talk/sports channels aren't available. Another complaint about the Stiletto is that the antenna is in the headphones. Is this correct? Finally, doesn't it only hold a few gigs worth of material? I have over 60 gigs on my iPod already. If I am wrong with these statements let me know please.
You ever see those late night TV adds where some company is trying to sell you a new gimmick to replace some older gimmick? I saw one the other night that was a magnetic necklace chain. The idea being that putting on a necklace was something that only very skinny people could do IF they were incredibly smart. They would show these actors struggling to put on a necklace as if it were as hard to get through as a molecular biology test. Robin mentioned the other day that she saw a friend of hers TRYING to load up her iPod, Artie actually pays someone to load his up. Yet, to a person they all had to have THEIR Sirius hooked up by someone else. What's really difficult about ANY of this? Yeah, the S50 and Stilleto are SOOOOO much easier than downloading an iPod....bullshit.

If Sirius was in bed with Apple and the downloading of their shows online through Sirius or the Apple Store, they would be advertising ten times a day during the length of each show.
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Your are allowed 3 upgrades (radios) under the life time plan. If you get an extended warranty on each radio (4yrs.@$39.) each radio should last you at least 6yrs., allowing for 1 replacement under each warranty.(you could always replace more than i if need be.) That would give you 21yrs. of service along with 3 additional subs. at $6.99 each. After the 3 upgrades you can always switch to one of the $6.99 a month subs. for your primary unit.
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You ever see those late night TV adds where some company is trying to sell you a new gimmick to replace some older gimmick? I saw one the other night that was a magnetic necklace chain. The idea being that putting on a necklace was something that only very skinny people could do IF they were incredibly smart. They would show these actors struggling to put on a necklace as if it were as hard to get through as a molecular biology test. Robin mentioned the other day that she saw a friend of hers TRYING to load up her iPod, Artie actually pays someone to load his up. Yet, to a person they all had to have THEIR Sirius hooked up by someone else. What's really difficult about ANY of this? Yeah, the S50 and Stilleto are SOOOOO much easier than downloading an iPod....bullshit.

If Sirius was in bed with Apple and the downloading of their shows online through Sirius or the Apple Store, they would be advertising ten times a day during the length of each show.
Agreed. How about the daily infomercials about Sirius during the show on...Sirius? Drives me nuts.
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Your are allowed 3 upgrades (radios) under the life time plan. If you get an extended warranty on each radio (4yrs.@$39.) each radio should last you at least 6yrs., allowing for 1 replacement under each warranty.(you could always replace more than i if need be.) That would give you 21yrs. of service along with 3 additional subs. at $6.99 each. After the 3 upgrades you can always switch to one of the $6.99 a month subs. for your primary unit.
Extended warranties on life time plans? Is that an after life plan? If I were Fred right now I would be hitting the 'What are you saying?' sound effect.
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The warranty is on the radio. Each time you upgrade to a new radio due to a problem, you purchase the longest extended warranty possible. (mine was for 4 years for $39.) Buy from a major retailer like CC or BB. Replacements under warranty do not count as an upgrade. I'm on my 2nd radio, one was replaced under warranty, and it still counts as my first radio, not an upgrade. It's also been 4 years now,too. The only downside is you have to replace with the same radio, although newer models are out with more features. I really don't care about that. They all get the same programming.
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The warranty is on the radio. Each time you upgrade to a new radio due to a problem, you purchase the longest extended warranty possible. (mine was for 4 years for $39.) Buy from a major retailer like CC or BB. Replacements under warranty do not count as an upgrade. I'm on my 2nd radio, one was replaced under warranty, and it still counts as my first radio, not an upgrade. It's also been 4 years now,too. The only downside is you have to replace with the same radio, although newer models are out with more features. I really don't care about that. They all get the same programming.
Did your first radio break down?
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Howard said on the show yesterday: "under no circumstances, would I ever go back to terrestrial radio" Howard Stern - December 7, 2006.
He also said something similar about satelite radio while at K-Rock.
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MY first radio, a PNP2 by Audiovox worked great for almost 3 years, but was used every day with plug and play use. House to car daily. Not bad for the early models, only cost $75. The pin connection on the early units after a few years went bad on them, hence the warranty(extended). The newer units are 100% better and have no such problems, and many more features.
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