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    Sirius Unveils Its Portable Radio

    It's not clear that this is truly a Sirius radio unless it's in a car cradle or home cradle. When it's not hooked up to one of its cradles, it seems you can only listen to RECORDED Sirius content (or your own mp3/wma files),and can listen to LIVE Sirius content only when it's connected to a...
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    Live 8 on XM

    It now appears XM will offer even more Live8 coverage than previously indicated. XM will now dedicate seven channels to this event (one for each city)plus an anchor channel that will cut to various performances around the globe, as well as the originally announced Ch 200 and 201 coverage. So it...
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    Live 8 on XM

    Although the normal programming offered by XM is top notch, it's special events such as this that make an XM subscription such a great deal. Unless you live near one of the concert venues, imagine the cost of attending even one of the concerts, much less all of them. But you can hear it all live...
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    "The Long Haul" (Chronology of Country Music)

    For you country music fans, XM will begin running a special in mid-June you might be interested in. It's called "The Long Haul", and it plays several decades worth of country music hits. They originally ran "The Long Haul" several years ago, but are airing it again in a slightly modified format...
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    XM Satellite Is 'Superior Investment' To Sirius

    I agree, Jason. I don't want XM to become a "hits only" format with limited playlists that Sirius seems to prefer. Of course I want to hear familiar songs, but I also want to hear obscure songs I may never have heard before. Give me the 12-hour special broadcasts or the Songcycle on Bluesville...
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    Billie Holi-Day on Real Jazz 7 April 2005

    For you Billie Holiday fans, XM's Real Jazz (Channel 70) will be airing its second annual tribute to Billie Holiay in honor of her 90th birthday on Thursday, April 7 from 8 AM EST to 8 PM EST. I'm sure there will be lots of Billie Holiday songs, as well as interview segments with her and other...
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    For Stephen Sondheim Fans

    Bob - You obviously enjoyed the broadcast a great deal. I certainly agree that it was an outstanding example of what XM has to offer. As I indicated in my first post, I find some of Stephen Sondheim's music to be rather strange at times, as it is not exactly melodic and usually has a lot of...
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    For Stephen Sondheim Fans

    On XM 28 (On Broadway) and XM 200 (XM Live) from 11AM to 11PM EST on Saturday March 19, they are presenting a live broadcast of the "Symphony Stage" Tribute to Stephen Sondheim from New York. I've been listening for the last 2 hours plus, and so far it's been quite enjoyable. It's primarily...
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    Any experiences with BookZap?

    A few days ago, I clicked on one of the ads I saw here on HTF. It was from a company called BookZap. They offer a variety of old time radio programs (OTR) on DVD mp3, as well as pdf files of many classic works on DVD. Their prices appear quite reasonable, particularly for most of their...
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    Special Limited Offer on upgrading SkyFi2 to optical output capability

    Ron - Obviously this is reviving an old thread (with information about a special offer that is no longer valid), but I was curious if you went ahead and had the Toslink output added to your SkyFi or SkyFi2 modified, and what you think of the Toslink output if you did. I'm again contemplating...
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    Your Music.com - CD's at $5.99 per disc

    I've been a member for the past several months, and so far I'm quite pleased with their service. Unfortunately, they didn't change my membership to the lower price, but $5.99 per disc is obviously still a very good price. I still have my BMG membership, but I retain it primarily to receive the...
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    Breaking News: XM to raise rates but include extras for subscribers

    One good thing that XM is doing (March 1 - April 1) is offering existing subscribers the opportunity to lock into current rates by subscribing for one or more years. Two-year to five-year subscriptions are also available at discounted rates, and a one-year subscription apparently will be the...
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    Looking to buy a DVD recorder, but which one?

    Shahryar - I bought mine either at Buy.com or Amazon.com (can't remember which one had the best price at the time). I think you'll find the Toshiba is more expensive than the $249 you mentioned for the Pioneer; it seems I paid around $425 or so for mine. I've had it for about 8 months now, so I...
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    Looking to buy a DVD recorder, but which one?

    Shahryar - Sorry for the delay in responding; it's been a while since I checked in on this topic. Before trying to answer your question, let me state that I don't currently have any high definition capability, and don't have any plans to get HD until the price drops substantially. Thus, I...
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    Your Music.com - CD's at $5.99 per disc

    Thanks for the link, Glenn. I had overlooked the previous discussion in the music section of the forum (although I debated which section I should post this in). I sent yourmusic.com an e-mail asking if they could change my membership to the $4.99 category, but I doubt they will do it. $5.99 is...
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