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XM radio or Sirius and why?


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Adam Bluhm

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Posted November 03 2003 - 10:43 AM

My father is about to pull the trigger on satellite radio for a couple of his vehicles. I wanted to try to give him some quick insite regarding which is better.

Can any of you fellas give me some good points and what to look for? Recommendations?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Adam Bluhm

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Posted November 03 2003 - 11:08 AM

Oops. Sorry! I didn't realize there was a page just for satellite radio. Posted Image
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Adam Bluhm

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Posted November 03 2003 - 11:12 AM

Okay. Now that I realized that this part of the forum exists I spent two minutes here and made a Sirius decision.

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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted November 03 2003 - 11:57 AM

Sounds like you made the best decision. Let us know what equipment he gets. Don't let him be persuaded by the salesmen. Sometimes they push XM over Sirius, because they may get spiff.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   ScottCarr

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Posted November 05 2003 - 01:29 PM

I went with Sirius based on commercial free music and NHL broadcasts.

XM is more like FM radio with less commercials.

My opinion is the equipment is still in the too new stage. Over the next year or 18 months users will see a few new products introduced to make the satellite radio even experience better.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Chris

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Posted November 05 2003 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, admittedly, like I said, I ended up with Sirius because of their children's music offerings and talk radio outlets. Strange, but true Posted Image
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Dennis_H

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Posted November 06 2003 - 03:59 AM

You need to listen to both and pick based on what channels you want. Examples, if you want NHL, pick Sirius. If you want BBC live concerts, pick XM. There are plenty of specialty channels on both. It was an easy choice for me. XM has XM Music Lab (51) which is a progressive rock station. That is what I bought the radio for. Nothing like it on Sirius. Easily worth the money for me.

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   DennisF

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Posted November 06 2003 - 02:14 PM

Let me make this my first post on HTF to say that I GOTS THE DOG ON !

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I look at it this way. You can pick between programming features that each service is strong or weak in. These things are subject to change. What is not subject to change is the commercials.

NO commercials == NO brainer.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Jed M

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Posted November 06 2003 - 05:51 PM

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You need to listen to both and pick based on what channels you want.
I agree. For me the reason I chose XM was sports talk. Sirius only has one real sports talk station, ESPN Radio. XM has that along with Sporting News and Fox Sports Radio. You can get NBA and NHL broadcasts with Sirius though.
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