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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Brent T

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Posted June 21 2006 - 02:10 PM

http://www.fmqb.com/...e.asp?id=232727

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."

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted June 21 2006 - 11:38 PM

Almost sounds like a first baby step towards a merger.

#3 of 6 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 22 2006 - 02:23 AM

Blu,

No, not really.

As originally part of their broadcasting agreement, both
SIRIUS and XM were required by the government to make
available hybrid radios.

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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted June 24 2006 - 01:38 AM

Well that is good news Ron!

I am all for two competing services!

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Bill>Moore

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Posted July 20 2006 - 02:01 AM

That sounds great to me!

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted July 27 2006 - 03:31 PM

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As originally part of their broadcasting agreement, both SIRIUS and XM were required by the government to make available hybrid radios.
Interesting. They've sure taken their time with it, though.

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