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Old 12-26-2006, 02:01 PM   #256
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Hello, all.

I went with Siruis, because I didn't want to feed the Clear Channel monopoly. Now, granted, Sirius is backed by some big boys, too, but, after CC ruined Coast to Coast AM, I will not give them any business.

Now that I've got Sirius, I think it's great. The only thing I wish is that they'd lower the cost of owning multiple units.

This is my first post, by the way.

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Old 12-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #257
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I guess to make a long story short the reason I switched from XM is NASCAR and the fact SIRIUS finally came out with a portable that I will "listen live" . I will miss the simplicity of my MYFI though
I hope SIRIUS will catch on that a portable needs face mounted presets like a MYFI or a car stereo head unit for all of the same reasons that they offer it in the vehicle dock . Being a heavy Equipment operator it is just as important to have presets when wearing it as a portable while operating a piece of equipment as it is in a car ,less distraction and simplicity is a virtue
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:18 PM   #258
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Started looking at sat radio for Christmas for a gift for someone else. Then got the bug myself. Chose Sirius because most of the feedback is that reception in BC is much better with Sirius than with XM. Although, the sweetest radio I saw was the new SkyFi3, went with Sirius for reception, and some of the programming (not Howard, but ESPN (love the Dan Patrick show), Underground Garage and LoC, and the Canadian stuff seems better (Iceberg, CBC, etc)).
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:03 PM   #259
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Outstanding thread!!

I chose Sirius on a whim. Not much research at all. Listening to commercials followed by the song that was played 2 hours previous became so tiresome on terrestrial radio. Like others have expressed in this thread, I simply refused to listen to conglomorate radio any longer.

As I became more familiar with Sirius I discovered great talk radio and stations that meshed well with me personally. Prior to subscribing, I had never listened to Howard. Now.... I'm hooked. The guy just kills.

So far Sirius radio has been a great experience. I've been mulling the idea of going with the lifetime 'script. So that's another great option.

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #260
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As of today I am an XM to Sirius convert in large part because of Nascar and Tony Stewart. I have been an XM subscriber for a little over 4 years. When I learned Nascar racing was moving I started to consider moving. When I learned my favorite driver, Tony Stewart, would be hosting his own weekly show I pretty much decided I was going to do it. These facts coupled with coverage of the Big XII conference and college basketball in general convinced me it was time. Today I pulled the trigger on a Starmate 4 and car kit. I just finished installing it in my SUV and am good to go. I am excited to have joined Sirius. Goodbye XM, hello Sirius!!!
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:49 AM   #261
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True, IMO, Sirius caters to the soccer mom crowd in the decade department. What really gets me is do we really need Pour Some Sugar on Me on the 80's, Rewind, Buzzsaw, shuffle, and Hair Nation? Then snub a lot of huge R&B hits. We have Classic Rock overload!
There is no doubt in the rock area that SIRIUS could do some consolidating. But then that would be based on my preferences. I was not real pleased with them snuffing out R&B or the Folk channel for that matter.

If they would just let you and I program it, we'd get just what we want, not sure about everyone else though! There is no way you can please everyone.

I think the big problem with SIRIUS is that they also fail at offering programs that will provide music in the missing genres. They could easy have shows on two or three times a week to give folks those thing that they currently do not have channels for. I would certainly look at that if I was in that position.
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Plus, local traffic every 8 minutes, no Clear Channel influence, music I actually like, the list goes on and on
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:02 PM   #263
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I'm getting Sirius installed at Best Buy right now. I switched to Sirius because of NASCAR
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:14 AM   #264
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:50 AM   #265
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Looking at the dozen or so post before this post, it looks as though NASCAR coming to Sirius is doing exactly what I predicted and what I did just over a year ago...

AND THATS JUMP SHIP to Sirius!!!

WELCOME RACE FANS to your new home of 24 hour Nascar Radio!!!

Start your engines cuz its gonna be a fun ride.
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:14 PM   #266
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The lifetime subscription was appealing to me as well as the NFL. I have been very satisfied with both and now I can listen to NASCAR as well.
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To join the revolution! After joining I am very pleased with everything, & even find myself listening to it in my house with the docking station instead of watching TV.
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:49 PM   #268
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I originally got Sirius because I won a Sirius One at a party. Before that point I wanted to go XM because I thought it would fit me better. I've been with them for almost a year, however I happened to live in a area of Atlanta that had its repeater removed due to complaints and for almost two months the dropouts were horrible. I put up with it for as long as I could but roughly a month ago I got a XM receiver for 20 bucks and switched over to them. I went back to Sirius today.

XM is great (its repeater network simply stomps Sirius at least in Atlanta for instance) and all, but there were several issues I had with it.

1. True, theres less DJ talk, but when they do talk, they talk for a realllly long time. or its on stupid things. One guy had people calling in just to simply say they haven't heard XXX song in a long time. It really got in my nerves when they did it.

2. True that XM has well known talk radio personalities, but Sirius has better variety of views to hear.

3. True they did play some things that I've rarely if ever heard on Sirius but they played a ton of things that while technically is in the genere if you thought about it most people would consider out of place. And they did basically play a few artists every other song. (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden in partitular)

4. 80s channel was better on Sirius, as well as Dance, and some fringes of Rock. And the fact that most of the stations are edited on XM bothered me too. Its was weird edits too. Some songs on non xL stations were fine, others anything remotely close to offensive was edited out.

5. The final but rather small nitpick... I know they outsourced the naming of songs to someone else, but they should have made them come up with a standard when naming groups. Why have some songs listed as "Temptations" and then the others as "The Temptations" for instance?

I was going to say that I liked the sound quality of XM slightly more but when I decided to go back to Sirius I went ahead and upgraded to a Sportster 4 and it sounds on par now. The repeater seems to be back too, or at least its not dropping as bad in the hours I've had the new unit too. I'm just glad I didn't kill the account when I got XM, and I got three months of XM free so im just out $20 bucks
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:56 PM   #269
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First, I've never subscribed to XM, only Sirius, and I guess the main reason is that I like my Kenwood, and after I installed it and found out they (Kenwood) made a satellite receiver I had to try it. A few months later my brother in law got XM and had it about 6 months and turned it off. He just didn't like the programming. We sat down one night and did a head-to-head comparison and we both agreed Sirius came out on top. Now he's a Sirius subscriber too.
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GM can cancel the XMSR contract with GM
This agreement is subject to renegotiation if four years after the commencement of commercial operations and at two-year intervals thereafter General Motors does not achieve and maintain specified installation levels, starting with 1.24 million units after four years and thereafter increasing by the lesser of 600,000 units per year and amounts proportionate to our share of the satellite digital radio market. There can be no assurance as to the outcome of any such renegotiations. General Motors' exclusivity obligations will discontinue if, four years after we commenced commercial operations and at two-year intervals thereafter, our mobile aftermarket share falls below 40% if there are two satellite radio providers in the United States, or below 33% if there are three satellite radio providers in the United States.

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