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Old 08-28-2005, 10:01 PM   #136
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SatRadioRule I was speaking to the point you made that "Sirius falsly advertised by using the term Here 2 Anywhere". I know there are exceptions where people live near repeaters. Elton John in England is not one of them. Don't break it down to the common denominator here. My point was that H2A campaign was before portable units hit. It was just a catch type label not intended to make people believe they could carry it around. I brought up the XM to make the point that at least 50% of the country is not in dense repeater areas where their piece will work indoors. That is the problem with many of the posts here lately. Everyone thinks that there situation is the for the whole instead of realizing that they may actually be in the minority (meaning I live nowhere near an XM or Sirius repeater). Everyone deserves their own opinions and views, but to trash this piece by stating that the majority wants something or that Sirius was stupid is off base. By saying that Sirius has false advertised is also off base.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:30 PM   #137
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It's also going to depend on where you are in the XM sat footprint. Generally, the NE, into the N central and NW are in strong signal areas. I don't have a Myfi, but with the skyfi boombox here in the NE I have gotten full sat signal in a basement
and no, I wouldn't think I would be able to hold a signal on a portable in those conditions
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It's also going to depend on where you are in the XM sat footprint. Generally, the NE, into the N central and NW are in strong signal areas. I don't have a Myfi, but with the skyfi boombox here in the NE I have gotten full sat signal in a basement
and no, I wouldn't think I would be able to hold a signal on a portable in those conditions
If your getting signal in a basement then you are within one of the repeater areas. The NE should have more repeaters from XM than the south because of the altitude of there satellites. The further north you go the lower the angle for signal thus it can be blocked easier and hence the need for more repeaters.
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It's also going to depend on where you are in the XM sat footprint. Generally, the NE, into the N central and NW are in strong signal areas. I don't have a Myfi, but with the skyfi boombox here in the NE I have gotten full sat signal in a basement
and no, I wouldn't think I would be able to hold a signal on a portable in those conditions
If your getting signal in a basement then you are within one of the repeater areas. The NE should have more repeaters from XM than the south because of the altitude of there satellites. The further north you go the lower the angle for signal thus it can be blocked easier and hence the need for more repeaters.
there are plenty of repeaters here. however the signal IS strong in this area
http://www.xm411.com/phpbb/viewtopic...r=asc&start=68
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:55 AM   #141
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I'm patiently waiting for you to show me exactly where I stated that he didn't have a right to his opinion or opposing view.
No, you didn't say they didn't have a right to their opinion, so smack me!
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there are plenty of repeaters here. however the signal IS strong in this area
For those who haven't seen the diagnostic screen the SkyFi2. The 4.1% error rate from the terrestrial repeater is too high to deliver a reliable signal. The 0.4% reading of SAT1 (the east coast satellite) indicates signal good enough for solid reception. Wirenut is correct, a almost perfect satellite signal in the basement.
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there are plenty of repeaters here. however the signal IS strong in this area
For those who haven't seen the diagnostic screen the SkyFi2. The 4.1% error rate from the terrestrial repeater is too high to deliver a reliable signal. The 0.4% reading of SAT1 (the east coast satellite) indicates signal good enough for solid reception. Wirenut is correct, a almost perfect satellite signal in the basement.
Yes, I was actually getting a steadier sat signal. The terr did get in the 0.x range but was up and down
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SatRadioRule I was speaking to the point you made that "Sirius falsly advertised by using the term Here 2 Anywhere". I know there are exceptions where people live near repeaters. Elton John in England is not one of them. Don't break it down to the common denominator here. My point was that H2A campaign was before portable units hit. It was just a catch type label not intended to make people believe they could carry it around. I brought up the XM to make the point that at least 50% of the country is not in dense repeater areas where their piece will work indoors. That is the problem with many of the posts here lately. Everyone thinks that there situation is the for the whole instead of realizing that they may actually be in the minority (meaning I live nowhere near an XM or Sirius repeater). Everyone deserves their own opinions and views, but to trash this piece by stating that the majority wants something or that Sirius was stupid is off base. By saying that Sirius has false advertised is also off base.
I don't think XM was implying that Elton, who is British, was listening to his MyFi with live reception in the UK.

To say that Kenwood "catch name" was not intended to mislead is like the pot calling the kettle black - you can assume that XM intended to mislead but that Kenwood didn't. (I was not implying that Kenwood misled, just making a point that it COULD be read that way).

Yes, much of the US is not in heavily covered repeater areas - by that argument, much of the US is open sprawl with clear views of the sky, not needing repeater coverage.

You are right, we all deserve our opinions -- mine is that I would like portable live sat -- as do MANY of the posters here. Peruse the posts when the ReGo was announced -- everyone was jazzed at the idea of live sat. Now, that unit is MIA, and the S50 doesn't have it -- don't get me wrong, the S50 looks like a great device IF an MP3-type device is what you want, as opposed to a combo that can get live sat away from a car or home cradle. You can spin it anyway you want, but there definitely is disappointment on this board that Sirius may not have a true portable (meaing live sat) receiver until 2006, when XM may be on its THIRD gen of such products.
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Anyone still salivating over a Rego after the announcement of the s50?

ReGo = Worst martketing / production / timing plan in the history of electronics. Anyone beg to differ?

Sorry, I just feel the Sirius subscriber was teased too greatly by Xact intentionally or not with this product. I knew something like the s50 was just around the corner - no hindsight here - check my past posts.

ps - I'm not trying to bump the thread - just had to say it!
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My guess is that by the time the ReGo was ready to go, the new chipset was available and they are reworking it to use that chipset -- it will only make it a better device.
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My guess is that by the time the ReGo was ready to go, the new chipset was available and they are reworking it to use that chipset -- it will only make it a better device.
I honestly think Xact truly planned to release this product and it wasn't just introduced as a tease. I also think the real deal with it was they couldn't get beyond the heat issues that the 2.5g chipset presented to them.

SatRadioRules is correct though them retooling it with the 3.0g chipset will just make it a much better product and it may actually turn out to be the first true portable that will allow for live reception while on the go.

I am not really upset with Xact because I feel they have really done well by SIRIUS. But clearly their R&D misjudged using the 2.5g chipset in a portable device. Again this is just my opinion and I have nothing except my own speculation on this.
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My guess is that by the time the ReGo was ready to go, the new chipset was available and they are reworking it to use that chipset -- it will only make it a better device.
I honestly think Xact truly planned to release this product and it wasn't just introduced as a tease. I also think the real deal with it was they couldn't get beyond the heat issues that the 2.5g chipset presented to them.

SatRadioRules is correct though them retooling it with the 3.0g chipset will just make it a much better product and it may actually turn out to be the first true portable that will allow for live reception while on the go.

I am not really upset with Xact because I feel they have really done well by SIRIUS. But clearly their R&D misjudged using the 2.5g chipset in a portable device. Again this is just my opinion and I have nothing except my own speculation on this.
It would be nice if XAct issued some statement along the lines of "because of the advancement of the 3rd gen chip, and the capabilities of it, we will delay the release to incorporate the 3rd blah blah..."

DAB -- You OK down there in Louisiana?
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It would be nice if XAct issued some statement along the lines of "because of the advancement of the 3rd gen chip, and the capabilities of it, we will delay the release to incorporate the 3rd blah blah..."

DAB -- You OK down there in Louisiana?
I agree Xact clearly has dropped the ball on keeping anyone informed on what is going on with their announced product. That to me was very irresponsible on their part.

I am in Central, La and we only got rain and wind, but nothing really bad, thankfully. Looks like poor ole Mississippi isn't so lucky. I appreciate you asking.
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