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Satellite radio...xm vs. sirius

dole21

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I'm looking at getting this for my work car, as I do alot of driving in the middle of nowhere and can't ever find anythign on the radio.


Anyone have eitehr of the companies on the market right now?


Just looking for feedback on them both



thanks
 

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Dole,

I have XM radio. Got it installed not too long after I first purchased my GTP.

Ever since XM has gone commercial free, I dont think I have ever brought CD's into my car or turned to the FM dial for that matter.

I went with XM because it was cheaper ($9.95 compared to $12.95). I also liked the Traffic/Weather channels for the major cities, and of course the commercial free music :)

I guess deciding between the two would be based off of preference.

1) What kind of music do you like to listen to, and which satellite provider gives you the broadest range of music that you like?

2) What kind of sports do you like to listen to? Sirius owns the rights to the NHL, and NFL. While XM just signed a deal to have MLB broadcasts starting in 2005.

Thanks,

Joel
 

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I have the XM Commander installed in my car, and to be honest I never listen to the radio, nor do I ever listen to any CD's either. There are just to many good stations and being commercial free you just have to many choices. I choose XM because of the deal I was able to get on the equipment and more people I knew had it. I think the only bonus with Sirius is that you can log into their website and listen to their satellite stations at work, home, etc. (streaming of course) for three extra bucks a month it wasnt worth it to me.

XM vs Sirius is like 12 to one and a dozen to another....either way I'm sure you will be happy
 

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i loved my XM in my GP..now i have to get it installed in my new VW..XM has alot more stations than sirius but i know that sirius users love theirs too i think no matter what satellite radio rules :)
 

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will someone PLEASE turn off the Refresh thing, I keep loosing what I am typing
 

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I agreee with the above.........I have XM because my HU is XM ready. I drove from Hartford CT to St. Louis then to Springfield and listened to one station the entire way.
 

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It is line of site so trees, overpasses, tunnels etc. will break the signal but it's only for a moment, no big deal
 

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I have not listened to FM or Cds since I got it. More stations are being added so the list of stations is getting longer.

It's pretty cool :D
 

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I love my XM, played thru a XM COMMANDER also

Chrys, you get yours in and working yet?

my head unit is mounted in the cubby, and the remote is t*ts, my antenna is mounted on the back dash IN car.
 

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what is the commander?


is it a separate thing than the main cd/radio? I dont' wanna have to buy a whole new deck.
 

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I have XM radio through my Alpine 9815 receiver. I never regretted getting it; I love it more everyday.
 

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