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Old 11-10-2005, 02:45 PM   #571
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Well while we wait, at least Forbes has a good write up of it:

http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2005/1114/072.html
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Thank for the info Jeff.
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quick, someone check and see if the display is still up at Best Buy....
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well according to circuitcity.com
Expected to ship by 12/01

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has this unit been delayed?
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Looks like it. I just got an email fron Crutchfield saying 11/18/05.
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Display is up - had the sales guy pull up S50 model number in his computer. No dates, no units in DC stores, no status, nothing in the warehouses.

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Crutchfield sent me two dates the first is 11/18/05 then 11/30/05..

Called another dealer that said they have been told 11/18/05 and that manufacturer is working on some "software" issues..
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latest confirmed on Orbicast site says its being shipped this weekend
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As reported Here SBS has learned that the S50 could ship out as early as this weekend.
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Hey, I used to live near there. Hell, Michigan.

On a funny note we are getting non-stop phone calls about the S50. 90% of them are from the NYC or Philadelphia markets and many are stating that they want it for Stern. Clearly the Stern fans are changing the SIRIUS landscape.
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Hey, I used to live near there. Hell, Michigan.
Nice pick up. I was just going to say that Hell is in MI.
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Default Garbage, once again. Not pleased.

Sirius BLEW IT. We were looking for a REAL mobile receiver. We wanted to listen and record ON-THE-GO. With this unit, you have to have it docked at home in order to record content. What is the point in THAT? If I am sitting at home listening anyway, why do I want to record content that I am already listening to?

Also, being forced to leave it at home in order to get content while I am out and about defeats the entire purpose of having a PORTABLE receiver!!! This is nothing more than an MP3 recorder with an enormous price tag. And a weak one, at that. You may think that fifty hours is a lot of recording time, but that is where you are fooled. They just lower the bitrate. Weak.

Here is what you should do. Get a little 512 MB MP3 player. Get a 50 dollar sirius receiver. Plug the receiver in at home and record directly to your PC audio card to your hard drive. Take your MP3 player with you, loaded with the files you recorded while you were out last time. Then, when you get home, save the old files to your hard drive if you wish and load the MP3 player with new ones.

Bonuses to this plan? Here they are:

1.) You save about $400.00 on docking stations and overpriced, weak, proprietary gear.

2.) You get a really nice MP3 player out of the deal, and the fifty dollar receiver will work just fine for your car, since it has a built-in FM transmitter.

3) Your MP3 player will also have an FM receiver so that you can tell what is going on in the real-time world around you while your satellite receiver is at home recording the content you want.

4.) You get to KEEP the content that you record for later personal use as MP3 files.

This is a total piece of junk. Don't believe in cute little things with falsely represented bells and whistles. It's a joke. I have been in touch with SIRIUS developers, and they were assuring me that a true portable unit was on the way. What they delivered is another useless item with an enormous price tag.

I am sure that I am going to hear comments like, "Would rather hear a review from someone who has used the item", but there is no need for that. I am not commenting on the useability of the item. I am talking about the horrible lack of design foresight that has been exhibited by SIRIUS yet again in the area of portable hardware. Just another bad call. I am getting SIRIUS, the programming is great. But I am going to be smart about how I get the programming, and how I keep the price tag under 150 bucks for truly functional hardware. Sad. Sad. Sad.


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Here's a comment you are also going to hear....

Troll.
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