You know, from day one I was a supporter of XM Radio. I bought into the service early, purchasing both an Alpine hardwired head unit for the car and a Delphi SkyFi unit for my home. For months I have been raving about XM radio on this forum as well as other forums. I bought XM Radio T-shirts and windows stickers. I even sneered at those that even dared to mention the competitor, Sirius radio. Well, tomorrow I get rid of XM Radio and change over to Sirius Radio. I put a lot of thought into the decision. The bottom line is, I don't want to listen to commercials on satellite radio. Period. End of story. When I first bought XM, the amount of commercial play was negligable. I could handle it. But over the past few months I noticed XM increasing the amount of commercial play per hour. The latest stats I heard is that XM plays 6 minutes of commercials per hour. Honestly, it seems a lot more than that. I just couldn't take it anymore. Every 20 minutes my music was being interrupted by commercials. What made it worse was the fact that they played the same commercials over and over and over again. You either heard commercials filled with frantic Onstar callers or Allstate trying to pitch you its Safe Driver deal. Another thing -- I listen to the 70s channel. It's a great channel, but I'm sort of getting tired of the station playing the same soundbytes from the movie Oh God, Young Frankenstein and M*A*S*H over and over and over again. I also seem to be hearing the same songs time and time again. My cable music channels offered more 70s rare tracks than XM does. But let's get back to the commercials... I wrote letters to XM Radio urging them to get rid of their commercials even if it means raising their prices. I couldn't convince any of my friends to go with XM Radio after they found out that Sirius Radio offers no commercials. You can see how fast Sirius is growing just because they advertise themselves as a commercial-free service. I want to listen to music. Not commercial any interruptions. Yeah, XM Radio saves you $3 a month over Sirius Radio. But if having to pay $3 more per month meants not having to listen to the increased amount of commercial airplay, then I consider that money well spent. So what did I do? I decided to get rid of my Alpine head unit and bought the Kenwood X869 receiver. The Sirius tuner is FREE with the purchase. I paid a minimal amount of money for the antenna and install. I'm selling my Alpine head unit, XM car tuner and antenna, plus my Delphi SkyFi receiver and two home kit cradles for about $300-$350 to anyone that wants it. I'll post something in the FOR SALE area shortly. I hope that I'll be happier with Sirius than I was with XM Radio.