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Old 01-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #166
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Also, using the MyFi in my auto, I found even driving by a sound barrier on the interstate resulted in drop-outs. And most annoying about that was the drop-outs would happen at the same place each time during my drive into work. I
Are you trying to say you used to use it in the car without the car kit and without the antenna on the roof? What did you expect trying to use it in a metal box?
No...I kinda figured the external antenna was required. Ironically, the XM antenna sucked mounted externally, while the sirius antenna works fine on the back dash.

Perhaps the XM micro antenna was the culprit. I never invested in an optional one as sinking the $349 for the MyFi kit was enough for me.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:09 PM   #167
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i first had xm for opie and anthony but after a while i got sick of them -and the little unfunny jim norton-at the time dish network added the sirius music channels and i loved them-so i switched and ive been much happier with sirius.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:20 PM   #168
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Great thread. Nice to read everyones reason.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:49 PM   #169
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holy thread revival batman, necessary bump?
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:11 AM   #170
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I just activated a SIRIUS account for use with a Starmate Replay Radio.. and so far I am really pleased with everything. I compared both SIRIUS and XM and Sirius' programming seemed slightly superior. There really wasn't one primary reason I went in the direction I did, instead I found that a few minor things drew me in a little bit more towards Sirius.

I found that most of the NFL, NHL, NBA, and NCAA college basketball tournament are going to be here (I also read that NASCAR is coming in '07). I know that MLB is on XM and since that (Baseball) has a grand tradition on radio, it certainly helped to make it a close decision. In addition to the sports, I found that I liked Sirius' Rock and Alternative stations. I live in Los Angeles and I'm already growing to quite like "1st Wave," it really does remind me of a pre-rap/metal KROQ.

Last but not least, with 2 NPR Stations, 1 Public Radio Int station, and Howard Stern... there is always something informative and entertaining for me to listen to. Having said that, I found that either XM or Sirius is far superior to terrestrial radio, and I really think I would be quite content with either one of these excellent services.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:48 PM   #171
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I dumped Sirius because I got Sirius for Howard but...after listening before Howard came I was diggin' the music,mostly the R&B genre.Then Sirius started deleting the stations from the genre which left us with only 2 channels...enter XM.I am so in love with the R&B programming on XM...they play shit I forgot about.I know $13.00/month is nothing but we have 2 kids in college and my family really has to pinch pennies for now.If Sirius were to at least bring back channel 44 I would drop XM.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #172
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We bought a new van in May 04 that came with factory XM. Initially I liked it a lot, but that wasn't my primary vehicle so I didn't get to listen that much. Then in Nov 04 I bought a new vehicle and bought an XM plug/play for that.

In Jan 05 (I think it was) XM out of the clear blue with no warning dropped Liquid Metal. While I didn't listen to it that much, I did occasionally. It pissed me off that of the dozens of channels they could have axed it was a rock station. Even before that though I was becoming less than pleased with the b-side, c-side, d-side songs from no-name bands they were pumping out on the rock channels. I was constantly cycling around the dial looking for something familiar.

I then took a look at Sirius and it seemed to have just what I wanted. Got Sirius in Jan 05, sold my XM unit on Ebay, and been happy ever since. Just got wife with switch to Sirius a few weeks ago, called XM just 2 or 3 days ago to cancel the service in the van. They made no effort to retain me, which was surprising after reading what they usually offer people.
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:31 PM   #173
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I got Sirius back in November 2004. I was working down in Miami for a three month shot and I could not find any good stations and when I did, they played way to many commercials. In the middle of all that, I had recently taken a trip from my old home (PA) to my new home (VA) and I was able to listen to the Steelers game three different times on three different channels on the trip (not sure how that happened, but I was glad).

Needless to say, I got Directv so I could get the NFL package for the Steelers, so Sirius was the easy choice for me when it came to satellite radio. I wanted the NFL so I could listen to the games. I had never listened to the music stations, but I am very pleased with them.

I have no experience with XM, so I can not compare. As said above, NFL was my only reason for choosing Sirius. Been happy ever since.

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Old 03-10-2006, 02:02 PM   #174
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I got Sirius back in November 2004. I was working down in Miami for a three month shot and I could not find any good stations and when I did, they played way to many commercials. In the middle of all that, I had recently taken a trip from my old home (PA) to my new home (VA) and I was able to listen to the Steelers game three different times on three different channels on the trip (not sure how that happened, but I was glad).

Needless to say, I got Directv so I could get the NFL package for the Steelers, so Sirius was the easy choice for me when it came to satellite radio. I wanted the NFL so I could listen to the games. I had never listened to the music stations, but I am very pleased with them.

I have no experience with XM, so I can not compare. As said above, NFL was my only reason for choosing Sirius. Been happy ever since.

Have a great day

If you have Direct TV for the football, why did you need to get Sirius for the football? Do you watch the games while listening to your local announcers? Also if you have Direct TV you probably also can listen to XM music stations for free.
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #175
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I got Sirius back in November 2004. I was working down in Miami for a three month shot and I could not find any good stations and when I did, they played way to many commercials. In the middle of all that, I had recently taken a trip from my old home (PA) to my new home (VA) and I was able to listen to the Steelers game three different times on three different channels on the trip (not sure how that happened, but I was glad).

Needless to say, I got Directv so I could get the NFL package for the Steelers, so Sirius was the easy choice for me when it came to satellite radio. I wanted the NFL so I could listen to the games. I had never listened to the music stations, but I am very pleased with them.

I have no experience with XM, so I can not compare. As said above, NFL was my only reason for choosing Sirius. Been happy ever since.

Have a great day

If you have Direct TV for the football, why did you need to get Sirius for the football? Do you watch the games while listening to your local announcers? Also if you have Direct TV you probably also can listen to XM music stations for free.
I know I am going out on a limb here, but maybe he owns a car.......?
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:48 PM   #176
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I got Sirius back in November 2004. I was working down in Miami for a three month shot and I could not find any good stations and when I did, they played way to many commercials. In the middle of all that, I had recently taken a trip from my old home (PA) to my new home (VA) and I was able to listen to the Steelers game three different times on three different channels on the trip (not sure how that happened, but I was glad).

Needless to say, I got Directv so I could get the NFL package for the Steelers, so Sirius was the easy choice for me when it came to satellite radio. I wanted the NFL so I could listen to the games. I had never listened to the music stations, but I am very pleased with them.

I have no experience with XM, so I can not compare. As said above, NFL was my only reason for choosing Sirius. Been happy ever since.

Have a great day

If you have Direct TV for the football, why did you need to get Sirius for the football? Do you watch the games while listening to your local announcers? Also if you have Direct TV you probably also can listen to XM music stations for free.
I know I am going out on a limb here, but maybe he owns a car.......?
Of course I understand that. I was wondering if it was the fact that Sirius had football games on, or because of the other football programming? I mean if you are going to be in the car on Sundays there probably isnt use for the DirectTV football package.
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:51 PM   #177
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Why I picked Sirius?
1. Awareness of thier product because of Howard Stern.
2. SEC football.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:24 PM   #178
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I own a car and a tv.....lol

I travel a lot and the past two years I have been away from home working hurricane stuff. When I got the radio originally, it was in the heart of football season, and usually I was traveling to the work area or back from it on Sundays, so to catch the game, I had to listen to it.

And yes, I do actually listen to the home town broadcast over listening to the damn tv announcers, who suck. I especially like listening to the hometown broadcast on Monday Night football because I dispise Madden.

I appreciate you making me realize I was wasting money by having both the directv football package and sirius radio.

I guess my main point was that I was answering the question. Why did you choose Sirius. I chose it because it had the NFL, so that I could listen to the games on the radio when I was unable to watch it on the tv (I forgot to put that part in my original post, so thank you for pointing that out).

I did not get Sirius because of Howard Stern (although I like listening to him in the morning on the way to work and Bubba on the way home). I did not get it for specific music channels (although I like most of them).

I did get it for no commercials. That was a huge factor, but both of the services had that, so it really came down to NFL.

As far as having XM on Directv for free. I do not have a great tv, sot he sound sucks and I would much prefer to have my Sirius playing as it is a direct connect to my stereo.

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Old 03-10-2006, 09:35 PM   #179
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Cute little thread...But where's the option for dumping Sirius in favor of XM, or about to? Or is this one of those biased threads?

At this point I wonder if Sirius is getting new subscribers because of Howard still... but I thought those numbers declined? God knows it isn't for the deep music playlists since the repetition is at an all time high with no end in sight.

I hope it doesn't turn out to be a "Sirius" disappointment for you new subscribers.
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Cute little thread...But where's the option for dumping Sirius in favor of XM, or about to? Or is this one of those biased threads?

At this point I wonder if Sirius is getting new subscribers because of Howard still... but I thought those numbers declined? God knows it isn't for the deep music playlists since the repetition is at an all time high with no end in sight.

I hope it doesn't turn out to be a "Sirius" disappointment for you new subscribers.
You will find plenty of those threads at:

www.xmfan.com

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