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Old 11-13-2006, 05:09 PM   #16
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I love both. Wouldn't be without them. Just wish someone would make a plug-n-play that received both services!
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:10 PM   #17
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i just recently purchased a xm radio, i enjoy coast to coast on xm,

having both services is a plus, i give siruis the slight edge on overall talk content but it is close.

peace tony

I love both. Wouldn't be without them. Just wish someone would make a plug-n-play that received both services!
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:56 PM   #18
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Now a radio to pick up both services would be a wonderful thing indeed. For my part, I've been dragging a Pioneer Airware and a Starmate Replay for the past year or so and one can't do without the other. On those long trips it sure gives you a lot to switch to. Sort of reminiscent of the old days of AM when the dial was just cluttered with buzz!

I originally subscribed to XM back in 2002 and last year added Sirius to the mix. The music selection is sensibly broader on XM, especially in the dance and adult progressive rock while Sirius excels in... dareness and I would think that a little less "raunchiness" wouldn't hurt. There I said it

But as I started to debate in another thread, this dual service thing won't extend too far in the future...
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:34 PM   #19
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I have just Subscribred to Sirius online, and later in the end of December i will buy a Sportscaster 4 and boom , and listen to it at home. I have had Xm Radio for like almost 2 years , and never been disapointed, and i do like Sirius sat radio as well. better then local Radio.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:42 PM   #20
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been an XM user for years... probably within a few months when it launched.

sony came out with a really cool hide-away tuner box that integrated with my setup.

sirius came like a year or 2 later when an impulse buy got the best of me...
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:08 PM   #21
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I will be buying XM to go with the Sirius one day this week. I love some of the XM music channels, but I will add it for MLB. Yes, I know that the season is over, but the Black Friday deals will be too good to pass up.

I have the XM music channels with DirecTV and I actually get a lot of listening enjoyment from both services.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:57 AM   #22
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I bought Sirius when it first came out in July 2002. I added XM a few years later when MLB came along. I like the talk better on XM but the music choices for me are better on Sirius.

I ended up canceling XM in both of our cars when I got a Ipod to podcast my favorite talk shows, I still have access to most of XM via Directv.
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I have both. I got XM for Christmas 2003 and Sirius had just announced their NFL deal. I reasoned that I'd probably always watch the NFL and that XM offered NASCAR programming I couldn't get on terrestrial, so I stuck with XM. I used my sister's Sirius last year during football season and finally purchased an original Sportster (look and feel of my XM Delphi SkyFi) in April. I activated it in August to maximize my six months of included service (to maximize football season and SpeedWeeks coverage at Daytona). I have both mainly for the sports, but like XM's decades channels, Cinemagic, and Casey Kasem shows. I like Sirius' Elvis channel.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:29 PM   #24
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I love both services:

In the morning for Breakfast/Drive to Work its Howard Stern or the Playboy Morning Show
At Work its the BLEND from XM
Running around at Lunch its ESPN or the NHL channel on XM
Driving Home its Remainder of Stern or Bubba or Opie/Anthony Replay
At the Gym its O@A or the NHL Cghannel with Esposito
At Night its Ferrell or Playboy Night Calls(I luv Ginger Lynn)
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:51 PM   #25
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Have both for over a year now, love them both. XM for O & A and R & F, Sirius for the Stern replays and the vast rock music selection. Plus, the equipment gets better and better for both, I am a techie nerd at times and love the new Inno and Stilleto. Having a 2 hour each way commute to work helps get in alot of listening time.
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I have been an XM subscriber for over 3 years now, currently have 3 subs (wife's car, XMPCR at work and built-in to my car stereo). I have been very anti-Sirius after hearing complaints about short playlists, sound quality, etc...but finally bit the bullet and ordered a Stratus so I can listen to Radio Margaritaville mainly.

While I will check out the Sirius channels, a 70's channel on it is not going to be that different than the 70's on XM (except for the shorter playlist)...so I think that I will be looking for the channels on Sirius that are different than on XM, such as the Underground Garage, etc. As an O&A fan, I don't expect to listen to Howard much, maybe just when they are on vacation.

My plan is to use the Stratus at work, mainly after O&A go of the air at 11 and at home for live Buffett concerts.
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I am in San Fran right now and I am renting a Buick that has XM installed. I am falling in love with XM because they have songs that Sirius doesn't. It is nice to hear songs that I have never heard before. I just wish that somebody could/would make a radio that would receive both subs. If that ever happens I will be a dual subscriber. I haven't listened to O&A yet; joeinma what channel are they on?

EDIT: Joeinma, I found it, 202.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:58 PM   #28
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I have a full subscription to both SIRIUS and XM. (No, I am NOT rich.)

I only keep my XM subscription because of Home Ice - XM 204 (The All-Hockey Channel), the '40s Music Channel and because of a deal I got where my XM home AND car units and plug-n-play receiver were all free by maintaining a minimum 6-month XM subscription.

With the exception of listening to those 2 channels on XM, I listen to (and GREATLY prefer) my SIRIUS about 90-95% of the time.

ELVIS Radio alone makes my SIRIUS subscription worth it, to say nothing of all the other great music, comedy and news/talk channels.

If I can help answer any comparison questions for anyone as a person who currently samples both, I'd be glad to try to help.

Regardless of which satellite radio service you choose, or both, either is still an INFINITELY better choice than ever going back to land-based FM or AM radio.

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With the exception of listening to those 2 channels on XM, I listen to (and GREATLY prefer) my SIRIUS about 90-95% of the time.

ELVIS Radio alone makes my SIRIUS subscription worth it, to say nothing of all the other great music, comedy and news/talk channels.

If I can help answer any comparison questions for anyone as a person who currently samples both, I'd be glad to try to help.
sounds like you could provide a really unbiased, objective view.

i'll start. i listen to xm 4, xm 15, xm 34, xm 40, and xm 75 a lot. but lately ive been listening to special-xmas (107).

where can i find channels with content along these lines on siri?

thanks.
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sounds like you could provide a really unbiased, objective view.

i'll start. i listen to xm 4, xm 15, xm 34, xm 40, and xm 75 a lot. but lately ive been listening to special-xmas (107).

where can i find channels with content along these lines on siri?

thanks.

Please don't let my enthusiasm for SIRIUS give you the wrong impression. I wouldn't keep spendng money on XM if it didn't have something I greatly enjoyed.

If I'm wanting to listen to rock/alternative music on XM, I get to channels with names such as FRED, ETHEL and LUCY. ( Like that

The naming convention that SIRIUS uses for its rock/alternative channels include OCTANE, BUZZSAW, CLASSIC VINYL and HAIR NATION that actually give some type of idea what to expect from each one.

If you can get a sense of the content on channels named, FRED, ETHEL and LUCY, you are far more musically insightful than I will ever be.

For some people, the great number of channels on XM compared to SIRIUS may come down to a "Quantity vs. Quality" comparsion.

I actually listen to, on a regular basis, on a few more channels on my SIRIUS than I listen to on XM, but those are channels are really enjoy.

When I listen to Hockey or '40s music on XM, I listen for extended periods and thoroughly enjoy it.

Stern on SIRIUS is actually rather enjoyable, as long as toilet-themed sex talk isn't involved. However, it is nice to listen in on O&A on Xm from time to time.

My issue with the sports coverage on XM, baseball and hockey, are that you only get the HOME teams' annoucers. Listening to your favorite team loses its appeal when you have to hear the game from the other teams' perspective.

I would not steer anyone toward SIRIUS over XM if they would be far happier with the XM content.

I am so happy and enthusiastic over satellite radio, that I am all to eager to extol the virtues of either service just to 'rescue' friends from the agony that has become terra-based FM radio.
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