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Old 05-01-2003, 12:40 PM   #61
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Hey BRH, that is a very good assessment of things given your preference. I agree with you. This morning I plugged in my Skifi and wanted to hear a little country. Man in the two hours I've listened I've been totally bored and where are the hits? America has excellent DJ's on XM, but they run their mouths too much. Nashville, just a hit every now and then.

I switched to SIRIUS, New Country... ahh that's what I am talking about. Then when you wanna here a little mix, you turn to Country Road and for some real classics Road House.

The programming is just wonderful.... Thanks for posting and being part of SIRIUSbackstage family.
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Amazing...I think I agree with the last two posters descriptions 100% and it makes me happier than ever with my choice (actually, there was no choice when I signed up in December of '01). I spend about 60+ hours in my taxi each week, and the last thing I want is repetition and a narrow focus of constant hits. I favor the eclectic mixes I find on many of my XM streams (XMU, Music Lab, Beyond Jazz & especially my absolute favorite, Fine Tuning) but after listening to some of the on line Sirius streams, I must take exception with regard to at least two of the streams. During the time I spent listening, Sirius Blues seemed much less focused than XM's Bluesville and Folk Music seemed less focused than The Village. I admit I only listened to each of the Sirius channels for a couple of 20 minute samples. On the other hand, you might find Blues and Folk too eclectic to worry about anyway. My purpose is certainly not to bash Sirius, I am just delighted that so many of us like what they have and have what they like, I hope for the right reasons.
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This morning I plugged in my Skifi and wanted to hear a little country.
Now why would you want to do that? *grins, ducks rotten fruit, and runs*

Seriously though, I finally decided to take the plunge because my internet connection is always busy and I liked what I heard online. I also don't have much in the way of talk, and NPR and the like will be interesting to finally be able to listen to it.

I'm skeptical, but I was with XM too... I really really want a PNP with a boombox (will any of them have one?), but for now, being able to finally hear these talk channels will be good.

I also want The Bridge since XM has no official "light" rock station.

But in the end, it's all about making things better. Competition is good.
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I promise that I wont make a habit of this but I was trolling on XMFan and came across this thread complaining about the comercials on XM.....
http://www.xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=5521

This is reason enough to go with Sirius over XM.
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Old 05-24-2003, 02:25 PM   #66
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So, Why do you like (support) Sirius, and I ask over XM because obviously that's your only other option for mobile satellite radio. I mostly hear such negative things from you guys about Sirius.
I Just cancelled my subscription to XM today and sold my stuff on EBay....Feeling liberated

Eventually, the equipment's going to be pretty similiar...we're seeing the gap being narrowed with the introduction of the new Sirius P&P devices (long overdue if you ask me). That WILL make the decision MUCH easier, in my opinion.

Here are some reasons why I chose to go with Sirius, in no particular order (after having had XM for two full months)

1) The extra $3.00 means one less trip to Starbucks. Negligible really, and WELL worth not having to hear the DJ's babble and the increasing number of commercials that are seemingly plaguing XM.

2) Sirius' FAR superior (and I do mean significantly) selection of all things DANCE music. XMFan.com (a great forum, btw) is littered with TONS of complaints about XM's pathetic dance genre offerings. Any honest XM subscriber will admit that this is far and away XM's biggest shortcoming.

3) OutQ and Sirius Left- I've been searching for some balance on talk radio for years. These two stations provide just that...someone to keep the right wingers in check and offer another perspective, REGARDLESS of one's political affiliations.....and adding Out-Q was a stroke of genius..a simple, yet BRILLIANT business decision. Satellite radio is all about finding and filling the niche. Sirius scores big time in addressing the needs of this underserved, but highly loyal and profitable target demographic.


4) The "Friends & Family" promotion costs absolutely NOTHING upfront, and allows those people "on the fence", for whatever reason.... to come on board. For me, it was a no brainer. Having done the whole XM-Delphi SkyFi and accessory kit thing (great equipment, of that I have nothing bad to say) I wasn't interested in laying out another $200+ just to give Sirius a whirl.

of course, there's a concern about Sirius' long term viablity with things as delicate as they are at the moment, but then again, as an adopter of new technology, you're always going to have to assume SOME risk.

Well...that's my take....
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So, Why do you like (support) Sirius, and I ask over XM because obviously that's your only other option for mobile satellite radio. I mostly hear such negative things from you guys about Sirius.
I Just cancelled my subscription to XM today and sold my stuff on EBay....Feeling liberated
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Old 05-24-2003, 02:42 PM   #68
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We have received another convert!

Come young one! Come and preach to all what you have experienced!
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I got sirius cause the tuner was free and the service gives me more talk channels and programming. Sure ordering 2 xm recievers would give me 200 channels, but they would all be the same, where an sirius and xm gives me roughly 190 different channels.

I havent found any music channels Icould leave it tuned to like I do with xm, but I cant find any talk shows on xm I would leave it tuned to like Ido with sirius. Every afternoon 6-11 I listen to sirius then watch tv. 11-7 I tune to OLT and Hanks place and throughout the way I listen to fox news and boneyard.
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I just got started in satellite radio with XM's PCR. I find it refreshing after putting up with the wasteland of commercial FM radio. I'd have a Sirius sub also if they made something like the XMPCR... I'd like the NPR, PRI and WRN channels. And I don't know for sure, but I bet their music channels have a somewhat different playlist than XM. But I wouldn't want to give up XM's eclectic music mix, as well as their Worldspace channels (U-pop, which I listening to as I write this, and ngoma). One XM channel that I listen to a lot is "The Loft". This past weekend, they ran 66 hours of Bruce Springsteen, too much for me! I would have liked to have "The Bridge" instead. So I'd have subs to both Siruis and XM...
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I support Sirius over xm for one reason,,,,quality in programming. I bought xm, was excited about it, and took it back five days later extremely disappointed. I couldn't believe how repetative the songs were on the dance channels. I started out wanting sirius and believing they were the best of the two. I went to circuit city in Frederick (highly recommended) and found to my dissapointment that the equipment for sirius was not portable. I bought XM. Immediately I noticed the poor quality of the programming on XM. What I heard sounded like the mp3s that are downloaded every day by so many adolesents. Two days later I heard songs I liked on the dance channels. "hey maybe xm isn't so bad after all" The next day at the same time in my commute I started to hear the same songs. I didn't like them so much anymore. I listen to the Sirius internet steams in twenty minute spurts and am waiting not so patiently for the Kenwood Here2Anywhere to be at Circuit city. When that unit is available I will Run not walk to circuit city. Judging by what I have heard over the internet, Sirius is much, much better in that respect. Personally I hope both providers make it.
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Old 05-27-2003, 01:35 PM   #73
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AMEN, THANK YOU!!! I get sick of the XM vs. Sirius war (of which I unfortunately was a participant of in the past). Now that I am loyal to BOTH, I love both. They each have their strengths and they compliment each other well. Why not have your cake...AND eat it too.

Sirius fans, you should NOT hate XM. You should cheer the hell for both companies to thrive.

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Is there any possibility that the new Kenwood has a USB port (like the Sony), but more important, that they have XMPCR-type software to support it? If this is the case, I'd *definitelty* run, not walk, to get hold of one. This would be a stroke of genius for Sirius, it would put them a lot closer to competing with both the Delphi *and* the XMPCR with a single product!

The only better thing would be integrated XM/Sirius software (or even better a single receiver for both)! But I'd be more than satified, at this point, if they came up with a PCR for Sirius.

I may get the Kenwood anyway, but I'd for sure get it if it had the USB / PCR feature.
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I recently subscribed to Sirius for two reasons: Sirius Left and Big Rock 23!

your first reason is why I almost didn't go with Sirius at all. but then I thought, hey I need something to laugh at. I now harass Peter Werbe on a weekly basis, he always has to hang up on me because the facts are more than he can bear. But hey, a dedicated station makes some people feel warm & fuzzy inside
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