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RIP XMPCR, we hardly knew ye!

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#1 of 6 Lee L

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Posted September 01 2004 - 04:27 AM

If you have not been following other forums, it appears that the XM PCR has been taken off the market due to the fact that someone came up with some recording software for it.

I actually had been thinking about getting one recently (not for recrding, just listening in the office) but now I'm not willing to pay 10 times the cost on ebay.
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#2 of 6 BrianAe


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Posted September 01 2004 - 05:38 AM

Ouch. That really sucks. If the same thing happens to Sirius streaming, that will really suck.

#3 of 6 Nicky C

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Posted September 05 2004 - 03:56 PM

That's strange. If you do a search they are still available, even at the official XM site.

#4 of 6 Chris


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Posted September 06 2004 - 03:11 AM

Call XM. They totally discontinued them and pulled the product from the stores. Something to do with timeshifting software (TimeTrax?) that allowed people to rip/download straight from XM.
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#5 of 6 DaveBB


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Posted September 07 2004 - 10:38 AM

Damn. About two or three weeks ago the xmfanstore.com was selling just the XMPCR unit (no antenna) for like $15.00.

Also: just took a look over at ebay and the full XMPCR units are selling for $100+.

#6 of 6 kevitra


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Posted September 09 2004 - 02:44 AM

My understanding is that someone wrote a program that would rip the songs as MP3s, complete with artist and song title information.

It really wouldn't be that difficult to determine when the songs start/end since the title changes.

What I find rediculous is that because of that they pulled the product. Someone could easily do the same thing with launch.com or any of the other streaming services. That is like Honda deciding to stop selling cars because someone uses a car illegally.