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Old 11-15-2005, 04:49 PM   #661
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do you have the ability change the bitrate in which it records? 50 hours with 1G of memory seems like a low bitrate can you record less and have better sound quality? or does sirius have a propritary compression built in? anyone know?
I mentioned this before. Got no answers.

Anybody have any info?
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:52 PM   #662
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do you have the ability change the bitrate in which it records? 50 hours with 1G of memory seems like a low bitrate can you record less and have better sound quality? or does sirius have a propritary compression built in? anyone know?
I mentioned this before. Got no answers.

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My guess would be that they'll have a high, medium, or low type thing. They won't tell you what actual bitrate you're using. I really have no idea though.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:07 PM   #663
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No, you will not be able to change the bitrate a which it records. But you'll notice there are some differences in bitrates between channels, especially once you move over to entertainment, news and talk channels, all much lower bitrate.
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Display. On sale "soon"

I only got a single photo, but the unit is SO small and light. Perfect for running. I am a little concerned about the finish of the unit...it looks like it may scratch really bad (like the iPod nano).

I can't wait to get this thing...

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No, you will not be able to change the bitrate a which it records. But you'll notice there are some differences in bitrates between channels, especially once you move over to entertainment, news and talk channels, all much lower bitrate.
So will it have the same sirius "sound quality" I am very excitied about this item but I am still trying to figure out how they can get 50 hours on 1G without some sort of compression and loss. But if it sounds just like sirius when it is live...then that would be fine. Dab do you know?
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So will it have the same sirius "sound quality" I am very excitied about this item but I am still trying to figure out how they can get 50 hours on 1G without some sort of compression and loss. But if it sounds just like sirius when it is live...then that would be fine. Dab do you know?
Yes, it will sound just like the the tuner does now. The audio is already compressed and the bitrate isn't very high. They use a different codec so its a different compression technology than like MP3. I don't really understand all the technical aspects of it.

You take XM with the XM2GO line. You can get up to 5 hours of music on it, but you can get several hours of talk programming, because the bitrate is so much lower.

But YES, I would say what is recorded will indeed have the SQ as what you hear when it's live.
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The S50 looks nice, too.
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Sirius Store now has 11/24/05!!!
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The S50 has a 4 hour max recording time for any one program. Correct?

If Stern is like he is today he often runs over the 4 hour mark going from 6am to 10:30-11am. I know he won't have as many commercials but I bet he'll still stick to the same ending time. Heck, there have been a few times he's went nearly as long as noon.

Anyone see this as a problem? I think they should have the max recording time to 5 hours just to be safe.

Oh yeah, I saw the S50 today and it is sweet. They had it in demo mode. The screen got me thinking about Stern and how I bet he'll be flashing photo's on the screen while he does his show. No more running off to his web site just to see a picture of somebody. Sweet!!! Guess we'll see how they plan on using this new feature.
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Now it is Dec. 2. Is it the RIAA or is it supply problems? My local BB said hopefully by 22nd of Nov. I called Sirius and those folks say it is already out. I said, " If it's already out, how come you folks aren't selling it on your website?" He has no comment. I am getting anxious for this thing...common Sirius. DON'T MISS BLACK FRIDAY !!!
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RELAX ADMINS I'M NOT BASHING SIRIUS - SO CHILL


I am so looking forward to getting the S50 AND Sirius BUT - ANY reputable company knows what Sirius is doing is doing more harm to their reputation than good. What Sirius SHOULD have done was when they knew the S50 was going to be delayed the 1st time, make the NEW release date FAR in advance - like at least 1 month out. Even if they thought it COULD be out in 1 week. This way, they look GOOD and not like complete idiots. My worthless 2 cents.
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Now it is Dec. 2. Is it the RIAA or is it supply problems? My local BB said hopefully by 22nd of Nov. I called Sirius and those folks say it is already out. I said, " If it's already out, how come you folks aren't selling it on your website?" He has no comment. I am getting anxious for this thing...common Sirius. DON'T MISS BLACK FRIDAY !!!
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It looks like they could miss Black Friday indeed.
October 10th
October 25th
November 11th
November 17/18th
November 25th
December 2nd

Those are all the dates (to the best of my knowledge) that the S50 was expected. Get off your ass Directed, Sirius, whoever.
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This can't be good... sirius.com took the S50 off their main page.
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This can't be good... sirius.com took the S50 off their main page.
GSI says that tonight when Howard Stern is on David Letterman...
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Maybe/hopefully SIRIUS is waiting 'til Howard shows off the S50 to the world then announce it's now available for purchase...?
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