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Old 04-23-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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Anyone with XM on their rides?

How u like it? Considering one on my whip =)
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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Yep, it's great. The only thing is I've heard the sirius lineup and I think I may prefer their channels. The number one thing I was after was good classic rock and it seems a little weak on the XM.
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:45 PM   #3
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Yeah.. XM's line-up and DJ's are kinda pathetic.. I've had it since they turned on the service in 01, and in the first 5 months I was hearing the same songs atleast 3 times a day on each channel.. its getting better, and I've heard from some friends high up in Tweeter corporate that Sirius may go under with lack of customers...

I do, however, enjoy channel 205 with Julie Ashton
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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Yeah.. XM's line-up and DJ's are kinda pathetic.. I've had it since they turned on the service in 01, and in the first 5 months I was hearing the same songs atleast 3 times a day on each channel.. its getting better, and I've heard from some friends high up in Tweeter corporate that Sirius may go under with lack of customers...

I do, however, enjoy channel 205 with Julie Ashton
What is the PlayBoy station all about?? Is it worth the extra 2.00 a month or whatever they charge for it???
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:20 PM   #5
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eh... sorta... if u've ever seen Night Calls on the Playboy channel, its a radio version of the show... kinda like howard stern with hotties talking about sex and sexuality... its funny to get a kick out of sometimes.. if you watch the scandelous shows on MTV and ever watch/listen to Howard Stern, check it out... its only $3 to try it for a month anyway
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:39 PM   #6
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I like it. You can hear new bands/alternative music that is rarely played on FM. I like Fred, Ethel. Unsigned.
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:46 PM   #7
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Don't do it. Seems like a waste. Just listen to your cd's
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:48 PM   #8
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i love it actually... there's enoguh diversity to keep me channel surfin and out of my CD case
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Old 04-24-2003, 05:13 PM   #9
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Sirius probably won't be going under anytime soon...

http://msnbc-cnet.com.com/2100-1035-991269.html


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Yeah.. XM's line-up and DJ's are kinda pathetic.. I've had it since they turned on the service in 01, and in the first 5 months I was hearing the same songs atleast 3 times a day on each channel.. its getting better, and I've heard from some friends high up in Tweeter corporate that Sirius may go under with lack of customers...

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Old 04-24-2003, 05:17 PM   #10
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i love XM i have had it since it came out .. honestly nothing bad to say about it

get it !
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Old 04-24-2003, 05:26 PM   #11
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That article brings up some servere problems with Sirius.

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Sirius has about 30,000 subscribers now, all paying a monthly fee for specially made radio receivers for cars or homes. Competitor XM said it had 201,500 subscribers as of the third quarter, with 350,000 expected by Dec. 31.
Its subscriber base is extremly small in comparison and your going to need customers to pay the bills.

Another intersting point is the stock price of Sirius.. 53 cents v. 9 Dollars... I wonder which might get delisted first.

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http://msnbc-cnet.com.com/2100-1035-991269.html


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Old 04-25-2003, 09:04 AM   #12
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I don't really want to hijack this thread like this, but in defense of Sirius, I believe its because of its late start and targeted market and partners.

Sirius has lined up nearly all of the major European luxury car makers as OEM providers of their radios, while XM seems to have more of the american manufacturers. From an asian standpoint, it looks split down the middle between them and XM.

With that said, once the luxury market starts providing the service w/ their cars, the chances of the customer continuing service w/ the satellite provider is greater due to the amount of disposable income. Of course the hope of all satellite providers is that it inevitably becomes just like regular cable tv - a commodity that nearly everyone in the country/world wants/needs to have. However, until that happens, satellite radio will continue to live inthe realm of the audio enthusiast and the gadget lovers.

Anyway - what I'm saying is that by choosing these specific partners, Sirius is probably in a better position in the long run - all they need to do is be able to survive long enough for their partners to get their acts together. Also, if it ever ends up where all car manufacturers will be forced to provide either service to their customers, then it will be features like no commercials and music variety/quality that should give Sirius the edge.

I'm not knocking XM at all, but wanted to point out that just because they currently have a greater customer base, doesn't mean Sirius is out of the picture.

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That article brings up some servere problems with Sirius.



Its subscriber base is extremly small in comparison and your going to need customers to pay the bills.

Another intersting point is the stock price of Sirius.. 53 cents v. 9 Dollars... I wonder which might get delisted first.

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Old 04-25-2003, 10:28 AM   #13
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You're missing out.

I know I've written on this before, but I'm a strong believer in this alternate radio technology. SIRIUS radio is currently lagging in market share only because XM radio was first in the market. Sirius has no commercials and no static.

See my information I recently posted about fitting OEM SIRIUS compatible head units in the 3er's:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=78986

Sirius has also, as drgalleg pointed out, lined up major european car manufacturers as partners. It's not necessary to have a massive subscriber base if your primary revenue flow is generated from massive corporate accounts. Would you honestly mind tacking on another $12 to your lease if you could have a high quality uninterruptible digital music stream? I wouldn't in the least.


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That article brings up some servere problems with Sirius.

Its subscriber base is extremly small in comparison and your going to need customers to pay the bills.

Another intersting point is the stock price of Sirius.. 53 cents v. 9 Dollars... I wonder which might get delisted first.
There is a very simple reason for the fluctuation in market share price. Timing of Entry into the market. Might I remind you that XMSR is about to (in the next two years) blow through some serious cash reserves. The satellites they launched (named Rock and Roll) were more than half way through their working life spans (7 or so) when initially purchased. Without the extensive terrestrial repeater network that Sirius has devised, unless XM can build their landbased network fast, XM will have quite a number of angry customers.

Satellite is doing for radio what Cable did for television. Case in point.

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