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Old 08-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #46
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This thin is great! But in my opinion it don't cut it. A lot of people out there are going to want to hear Howard Stern live while they go to work. Your not gonna be able to do this, but if that is the case, let's see the Rego
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This thin is great! But in my opinion it don't cut it. A lot of people out there are going to want to hear Howard Stern live while they go to work. Your not gonna be able to do this, but if that is the case, let's see the Rego
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:28 AM   #48
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I wish people would quit their bitching until they have announced everything today. I would bet $$ there will be a true portable unit announced. If not, then you can go ahead and bitch about it. I think this is an awesome unit. 90% of the time I'm listening I'm going to have it in a cradle. The other 10% of the time I can handle listening to recorded content. It's really the same if you think about it unless you're listening to a specific program.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:29 AM   #49
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so it doesn't actually receive a sat signal when you are walking around with it, only when docked. so when you are in portable mode, you are listening to prerecorded content.

am i reading this right?
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I would think you'd get more for your buck if you did it that way versus this product. Even if you had to purchase a car kit which I think comes with the above product. Not to mention ipods look better and are more of a status item nowadays.

At least that's how I would do it.

A status item? Is this what the whole sat/mp3 player world is all about. You want status. I could care less about status. If it is what I like and everyone else hates it. Fine by me. More for me to enjoy.
Perhaps you missed the point of my post which was to save $100.

Sure, I could care less about status too, but you could get the same features for about $100 less, and the device you have is capable of storing 10 times more data, looks 10 times better, and has more functionality.

I'd be more likely to talk my wife in to getting an iPod, something she's heard of, than the above device.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:30 AM   #51
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so it doesn't actually receive a sat signal when you are walking around with it, only when docked. so when you are in portable mode, you are listening to prerecorded content.

am i reading this right?
Yes.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:32 AM   #52
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Here's an article from Forbes with some more info about Sirius's S50 and the XM/Samsung tuner:

http://www.forbes.com/facesinthenews...rtner=yahootix

This quote from the bottom of the article worries me a bit:

"Sirius executives said they weren't convinced that the satellite reception would work well enough for the company to roll out its own "to go" devices."

Does this mean that a portable that receives live content won't be made available? I know that satellite reception in a portable is more problematic than standard radio reception, but if I'm in an open-air environment with a pair of antenna headphones (like the ones that were supposed to come with the Rego), it should work fine. It actually works fine for me today with the XM2GO products. I think Sirius is dropping the ball on this market.
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For the people that are wanting to listen on the go where exactly are you going to be. In a train- it wouldn't work anyway, Subway- it wouldn't work anyway, in the city- well maybe it would work but lets wait until everything is announced.

How about we bitch about the navigation radio they annouced.
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Yea, I was jazzed at first when I saw this at Engadget. But I already jack my even smaller MP3 player into my Sirius reciever's line out and record blocks of programing to listen to on the go. Not much different ultimately than this device. And keeping my Sirius receiver seperate from my MP3 player does somewhat limit my liability in case of lose or failure. It does look nice though.

Granted this device does what it does a little better than my adhoc setup. Integration tends to do that. I would seem that you can song search the recorded block and advance by song, and show the song info. I can't do that in my setup. But I'm not sure having that is worth $400.

I don't see a memory size or the bit rate and format that it records the stream either. Hours are really meaningless unless you know the bitrate and format. Is that 50 hours at 64 kbps or 50 hours wave? And can you remove the sirius files from the player? I can save my Sirius blocks and pass them around. I mean I could do that. But I wouldn't since Sirius wouldn't like it.
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Better solution, but not obvious to Joe Consumer in the store.
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For the people that are wanting to listen on the go where exactly are you going to be. In a train- it wouldn't work anyway, Subway- it wouldn't work anyway, in the city- well maybe it would work but lets wait until everything is announced.
You're correct. In certain locations, live satellite radio won't be accessible without repeaters in your area. But there are still times when the portable functionality would be nice. For example, I'd like to listen while walking my dog, jogging, sitting on my patio, at an outdoor sporting event, etc. How cool would it be to go to a live football game and be able to get live audio from all the other games around the league at the same time?
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It is too big. It is arcaic and huge.

Oh wait what are we talking about. Are we talking about Sirius' sleek wearable or the XM wearables. Sorry I was confused because I thought o&a said sirius' products were too big, I guess they meant XM's products were too big.

sorry but it cant be compared to an xm2go unit being that it has to be docked in order to be played live, which is fine but just make sure you compare it to the samsung/xm unit that was already announced which will be similar in size and features.

that being said this sounds like a great unit from sirius... glad to see them stepping up to the plate.. cant wait to see what else is announced today.
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sorry but it cant be compared to an xm2go unit being that it has to be docked in order to be played live, which is fine but just make sure you compare it to the samsung/xm unit that was already announced which will be similar in size and features.
I seriously doubt they would not allow you to play live content without being docked. At least not for too long I hope. Seems like a simple antenna adapter could fix this sort of problem. Guess we'll see....
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For the people that are wanting to listen on the go where exactly are you going to be. In a train- it wouldn't work anyway, Subway- it wouldn't work anyway, in the city- well maybe it would work but lets wait until everything is announced.
You're correct. In certain locations, live satellite radio won't be accessible without repeaters in your area. But there are still times when the portable functionality would be nice. For example, I'd like to listen while walking my dog, jogging, sitting on my patio, at an outdoor sporting event, etc. How cool would it be to go to a live football game and be able to get live audio from all the other games around the league at the same time?
I agree. I would like to listen while doing those things also. It just seems that the naysayers all talk about commuting which XM fans fail to realize doesn't work for the myfi either. They also seem to forget that the MyFi has been returned a lot also.
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I would think you'd get more for your buck if you did it that way versus this product. Even if you had to purchase a car kit which I think comes with the above product. Not to mention ipods look better and are more of a status item nowadays.

At least that's how I would do it.

A status item? Is this what the whole sat/mp3 player world is all about. You want status. I could care less about status. If it is what I like and everyone else hates it. Fine by me. More for me to enjoy.
Perhaps you missed the point of my post which was to save $100.

Sure, I could care less about status too, but you could get the same features for about $100 less, and the device you have is capable of storing 10 times more data, looks 10 times better, and has more functionality.

I'd be more likely to talk my wife in to getting an iPod, something she's heard of, than the above device.
Perhaps I did. But I was only responding to the last part of your post and not really the entire post. You said the ipod was more of a status item. That is all I was responding to. Sorry for the confusion.
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