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Old 08-25-2005, 12:36 PM   #61
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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....
the talk has been realisticly a portable unit from sirius wouldnt be out some time until 2006. the advantage of not not being able to listen live while in a wearable enviroment is that sirius doesnt have to put their chipset in the unit so it allows them to make the unit small and have good battery life. The only thing is you will have to buy the home docking station to record the content, unless of course you want to leave it in your car.

this unit is designed specifically to compete with the samsung/xm unit. Units like these have their advanteges and disadvanteges. Overall it seems like a nice unit.


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Neither company's device allows listeners to listen to satellite radio on the fly, although XM began selling three devices that do that late last year; all three also allow listeners to also record up to five hours of programming.
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
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What's the big deal. I don't see a problem with it being recorded a few hours earlier. Most music channels are voicetracked anyway, so it's not like it is that live anyway. The only disadvantage I could see would be in the case of talk shows or news shows. But for music channels, I don't mind recording them and listening a few hours later. Besides when you do this, it gives you the capability to choose certain songs, skip others, listen again, etc. Personally, this is exactly what I have wanted. I can't get live reception where I work anyway, so when I bought a MyFi after the Rego was delayed, I've always used the recording feature on it and it is great. Now with Sirius channels instead of XM, 50 hours instead of 5, and an awesome color display, I'm in heaven. Thank you Sirius![/quote]

I'm a Stern guy here in NYC. I take the train to get to work everyday. So while he's broadcasting, and I'm on the train what will I listen too. This is not an acceptable "portable" solution. You can do the same thing w/ my MP3 player.

I NEED LIVE PORTABILITY!!!
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I have the MyFi now and I'm telling you, walking my dog, jogging, mowing the yard, etc is virtually impossible in the Tampa area without dropouts.) It's not like I don't have repeaters. It's a common complaint with MyFi users. I just don't think the industry/technology is advanced enough to be able to have a RELIABLE portable.

This device looks amazing to me.. a little pricey, but hell, the MyFi was 350 when it came out and this device smokes it (minus the spotty "live" coverage.)
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I am disappointed that we still have to wait for a wearable that receives LIVE broadcasts. However, this is a nifty little unit. I do think that it should come with the HOME kit NOT the car kit. This type of unit will appeal to those on the go, who want to listen on the go. These people would more likley record AT HOME and NOT in the car. By including the car kit, you are forcing people to record in the car, where they spend less time, and you are forcing them to spend the extra $100 for the car kit. If it came with the HOME kit, then they could record while they sleep and would be good to go in the morning.

Anyone agree on this?
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:55 PM   #65
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I have the MyFi now and I'm telling you, walking my dog, jogging, mowing the yard, etc is virtually impossible in the Tampa area without dropouts.) It's not like I don't have repeaters. It's a common complaint with MyFi users. I just don't think the industry/technology is advanced enough to be able to have a RELIABLE portable.

This device looks amazing to me.. a little pricey, but hell, the MyFi was 350 when it came out and this device smokes it (minus the spotty "live" coverage.)
Do you have the antenna headphones that were recently released for the XM2GO tuners? They pretty much solve the reception issues, although it is an extra expense. The internal and lipstick antennas ranged from spotty to useless

Hopefully, the price on the S50 won't stay at $350 for too long. You pretty much have to get the home kit to take full advantage of the recording capabilities, which brings you up to $450. That's a little steep in my opinion. Many people complained about the Rego pricing, which was rumores to be in this price range as well (after adding home/portable kits). We're gaining a nicer screen and extended recording time with the S50, but losing the live "on the go" satellite feed. Is the $450 price reasonable for this trade off? It's a bit steep for me, but I'll keep my eyes on it after the first or second price drop
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Re-check the press release ... that fact that it automatically gathers and refreshes content on your 3 most listened to channels coupled with the MP3/WMA capability and the capacity (50 hours of content) certainly make it leaps and bounds ahead of anything that people were wishing for.

Think about it ... you could leave it in a cradle, record content that is live and go on a 3-day hike of, say, the Grand Canyon and not run out of listening material.

You could record a show and listen to it when you go to work in some basement level, cinderblocked with steel beam framed building where the live listening option becomes a tag line and not a usable feature.

My bottom line is, Sirius is here to play. And now we have the toys!
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I think Sirius is spinning this new product like Apple spun it's Shuffle. The obvious issue with the shuffle was no display. Apple spun that to be good, citing ramdomness as a good thing. Sirius knows it's signal reception is a serious issue, and I suspect they released this unit with a huge recording capacity and color display to ward off the obvious: no mobile live content. They are betting the gigantic capacity and true portability will minimize the impact of no mobile reception.

I think once the dust settles, this unit will sell very well. I have a Airware for XM and don't have a repeater in my city. The live function as a portable receiver is USELESS to me. I have to walk down the perfect street with the unit facing exactly South, and if I move an inch, it drops out. Good concept, but just not practical. Sirius obviously realizes their signal isn't strong enough for a true portable at this time. I think it was a smart move on their part to put a true portable receiver on hold at this time. This will prevent the inevitable blasting of the terrible reception of a portable unit (if they released one today). Yes those in a repeater-rich city may have better portable reception, but it still isn't great.

I will be picking one of these up if it gets positive reviews.

It's hilarious reading comments all over the web from XM fanboys. All they have in their hat is live content while portable. That's it. Sirius is the first to release such a SMALL unit with a COLOR screen that includes channel LOGOS. Where is XM and their superior technology in all of this? Oh, the Samsung thing....well, where is it? Oh, it's coming and it will be better. I see, it will be better becuase it will receive a live signal as a portable device. Got it.

It never ends. Some of those XM listeners are so brainwashed, nothing other than XM stuff will ever make them happy. Ever. It's just hilarious to read some of their posts. Like Zombies.
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Wow! just damn Wow!

Going to start saving my pennies right now.
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This thing could have eveything in the world and the XMers would STILL bash it, because that is what some of them live to do. Bash a satellite radio company? PLEASE!

To the receiver....

For you all who wanted a portable (live satellite) please understand that Sirius' current reception isn't good enough, who wants to walk around and hear dropouts? I'd much rather listen to pre-recorded songs on a playlist (or songs from iTunes).

The price of this? It's steep, but for 50 HOURS of recording AND a color screen? That's hot.

Remember, the $100 home kit allows you to control and hook up your receiver to your computer, that's why it is so expensive.
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If you really get away from the 'live' mindset, the device really is a beautiful implementation. 50 hours is a LOT of content, and music and talk lend themselves very well to being timeshifted.

The advantages to a dock-and-store approach are many, increased battery life, smaller size, personalized adaptable playlists. Despite all of the bruhaha about this not being comparable to the XM portable devices, I hear the XM2GO line has a very high rate of return. SIRIUS is eliminating a point of failure by ensuring the device works where consumers use it most, in the car, and secondly have a tiny elegant portable for the places they need music on the go, such as in the gym, subway and the office where reception is usually poor.

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Yes, and with Sirius' "on the go" reception being worse we'd have a much higher return rate.

Jeff, this may have been posted, but this comes with the car kit correct?[/quote]
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Yes, it is bundled with a car docking kit and a USB connection for your PC.

Additional car kits and home kits are $99. A bit steep, but they are nice.

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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.
Last time I checked you cannot record NFL, College, NHL, NBA, Concerts, Howard Stern, and any other of the talk programming to a Ipod . For 100$ (by the way it is a MSRP which means it will probably be cheaper) more I have a ver sweet PNP DSR system AND can record programming or MP3's. So how much is an Ipod and a seperate DSR setup? Please stop typing your giving XM loving Sirius haters a bad rep.
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Re-check the press release ... that fact that it automatically gathers and refreshes content on your 3 most listened to channels coupled with the MP3/WMA capability and the capacity (50 hours of content) certainly make it leaps and bounds ahead of anything that people were wishing for.

Think about it ... you could leave it in a cradle, record content that is live and go on a 3-day hike of, say, the Grand Canyon and not run out of listening material.

You could record a show and listen to it when you go to work in some basement level, cinderblocked with steel beam framed building where the live listening option becomes a tag line and not a usable feature.
Great point. Tough to get a signal in my building at work, and listening to Stern there can be distracting. With this I can record his show at home during the day and listen to it at night. Very interesting stuff!
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