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Old 11-22-2006, 09:25 AM   #16
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Sirius has signed with:

Ford L/M
Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge
BMW
Mercedes Benz
Mazda
Kia
Mitsubishi (I think)

XM has signed with

Honda, Acura
Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn

You can get both on most

VW's

and most Toyota's, Lexus offer either one.

I am sure I am missing something but you can get info on both XM and Sirius sites.
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:27 AM   #17
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I said if you want to sell it switch it back, so they did.
That's the way it should be--having either service be available. I wish the automakers and satellite companies would come up with a connectivity standard so that the two were interchangeable. They could still have exclusive agreements for new cars, but people could change to the other service afterward without losing the built-in look.


Although it would require both satellite companies' cooperation, it's not that crazy an idea--after all, there are standard connections for all sorts of other audio equipment.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #18
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I think the automaker partnerships are stupid. IMO, every car that comes satellite ready should be just that, "satellite"-ready. Not XM ready or Sirius ready, but allow the customer the choice at contract signing of which service to have, and have units for each service in stock and ready to install at the dealership. That would be in a perfect world though, and we all know this world ain't perfect.

Myself, I just bought a new Acura, but the integrated XM (or lack of Sirius I should say) did not sway my decision at all. I liked the car for it's own merits, not which sat service was installed. I've been using my pnp anyway.

I think in the near future, the way I described above is they way it will work. At least I hope so!
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:34 PM   #19
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That's the way it should be--having either service be available. I wish the automakers and satellite companies would come up with a connectivity standard so that the two were interchangeable. They could still have exclusive agreements for new cars, but people could change to the other service afterward without losing the built-in look.


Although it would require both satellite companies' cooperation, it's not that crazy an idea--after all, there are standard connections for all sorts of other audio equipment.
Actually, they are working on dual-platform technology. If I'm not mistaken, it's part of the licensing requirement to come to a point where you can choose service independent of the hardware.

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Dual XM/Sirius Radio Could Appear This Year June 19, 2006
Satellite radio enthusiasts who subscribe to both XM and Sirius may soon be able to consolidate both of their satellite subscriptions into one radio receiver. A company called Interoperable Technologies, a joint venture between Sirius and XM, is currently working to create interoperable satellite radio receiver technology that allows subscribers to access both services. Last year the company successfully completed the design of a radio capable of receiving both services, and now they have a timeline to bring a receiver to market this year, says Orbitcast.com.

A message on the Interoperable Technologies Web site reads, "Having all XM and Sirius programming available together in a single radio can be quite the compelling experience. Or, for those consumers unsure of which of two great services to commit to, offering a choice between Sirius or XM - independent of purchased hardware - may lower entry barriers and further accelerate the adoption of this exciting new media. To these ends, Interoperable Technologies continues to develop dual-mode receiver technology able to receive either or both satellite radio services."
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:01 AM   #20
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Actually, I required that my truck have factory XM (not on the basis of that it picked my truck, but since it was available as an option, I required it). I bought a GMC Canyon with it.

After being dissatisfied with the factory sound quality (heh), I ended up pulling the system and installing my own XM and Sirius tuners with a nice Pioneer navigation unit. It's still hard-wired, and I'm still using the factory antenna for XM.

So, it ended up not being that big of a deal to me after all since I just pulled it all out and replaced it anyway.
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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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I recently bought a new Nissan, they offer both XM and Sirius as options. I choose neither because the factory radio displays don't give you enough information.

If it came with a 3 line display with station, artist and song name, I'd be all for it.
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Interoperable is LONG OVERDUE.
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