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Old 11-03-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Post your reason why you picked Sirius over XM.

Or those who dumped XM and came over to Sirius, give your reason.

>not intended for those who subscribe to both, thanks.

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Old 11-03-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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Reason why I picked Sirius over XM is because to me Sirius has better music and plus they have Howard Stern!
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:47 PM   #3
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I have both services.

#1. I work for Sirius as a temp customer service rep.

#2. I can't get Directv because of the location of the balcony in my apt. I'm an Arizona Cardinals fan so I wanted the NFL and to listen to the Cardinals feed.

#3. Remix was a great station.

#4. Sirius Spirit is better than XM's The Fish

#5. Pure Jazz is a great station

#6. Sirius Chill is an interesting station

#7. I'm a satellite radio enthusiast.
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:01 PM   #4
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The reason I picked Sirius over XM is because when I was looking at the two companies' respective fan built sites I found 100 times more self-reassuring threads posted by Sirius fans. I figured this desperate cry for reassurance could only mean that Sirius was the satellilte radio choice for me!
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:10 AM   #5
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I prefer Sirius' music channels and personality. XM plays a lot of older music from bands I've never heard of. It only takes me a second to realize why I've never heard of them. What's worse is XM repeats these talentless bands over and over. XM is also extremely boring to me. The channels have very little character. The DJs (If they have them) have no personality. And the sweepers in between the songs are just as dull. XM is in the entertainment business, yet doesn't have a clue on how to entertain.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:16 AM   #6
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#1. Listened to both services and preferred the music on Sirius.
#2. Favorite College Football team is on Sirius.
#3. I have a strange habit of always supporting the "underdog"
#4. SBS
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:16 AM   #8
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I had XM from the early stages. I liked it much better than FM. I was getting annoyed by all the crappy songs they played. It seemed like they played a lot of the songs I'd always skipped on the original albums when I listened to them. I was getting tired of having to constantly search for a song that I liked. I switched to Sirius after my brother gave my Mom a Sirius tuner(with service) for Christmas. After listening to it several times I felt that the playlists on Sirius were a better match for me than XM. I made the right choice.
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:24 AM   #9
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XM:
BBC World Service
XM Public Radio

Sirius:
BBC World Service
PRI
NPR (2X)
WRN

honestly, that was it, everything else was icing on the cake or comparable. My family has traditionally been heavy on the public radio/tv and when my folks went traveling one summer across the country, they enjoyed/relied upon NPR, but sometimes it was tough finding a station or missing something they wanted to hear. We have been so satisfied with the offerings from the above 5 stations, in addition to other content availible on sirius, that we dropped our cable tv since we can still get PBS and the CBS/ABC/NBC affiliates over the air.

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Old 11-04-2005, 01:28 AM   #10
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I had sirius...and loved it but had multiple bad recievers so I returned it, got XM for a day and then ran back to Sirius. I've heard XM in the past and remembered constantly going through channels looking for framiliar music and that sure didn't change...I swear XM pulls music out of their ass, their music channels have little to no consistency and play the most random music. Sirius has the perfect blend of new music and also songs/artists you can recognize. Sirius rocks.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:55 AM   #11
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A year ago I bought me a Panasonic head unit that was SIRIUS ready, so I decided to give that a try instead of XM. The only problem was the tuner that I got with the HU caused problems, and I ended up getting a Kenwood HU and tuner which worked out great. Go figure a few months later (on the night before my 30th birthday nonetheless) the engine on my car goes boom, and I end up donating the junker to charity. But on my next car (my current one), I ended up installing a PNP tuner and have been hooked since. Additions such as the NFL, Howard Stern, and BBC Radio 1 kept me hooked.
Eventually I did add XM to my car, mostly because of the MLB and there were a few obscure 80s tracks I have been meaning to find, but I listen to it far less than I do with my SIRIUS tuner. It didn't help that I got sick of O&A and their constant Stern/SIRIUS bashing that I ended up blocking their channel as a result.
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Stern....+the rock is better on sirius.
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:37 AM   #13
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At first for the Express channel 44 then Howard.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:09 AM   #14
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I have both XM and Sirius. Started with XM and then acquired Sirius for these reasons:

1. When XM increased the price, they no longer had an advantage so I decided to get Sirius in addition to XM.

2. I like the Sirius music programming much better.

3. NFL

4. The Xact Visor has a much better FM transmitter and therefore it works much better in the car than the three Delphi units I tried - the Skyfi, Roady2 and Myfi. Audio is stronger with the Visor and audio has better quality.

5. As above, CNBC can be heard on car radio without having to turn the car radio all the way up. Something is wrong with XM in that not all the stations have the same volume level like they do on Sirius
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ive only had sirius for a week now, but i hopped on mostly for howard.
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