Sirius or XM?

Sirius or XM?

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:48 pm

I am looking to install satellite radio in my work van. I realize they have merged but they still have seperate programing with Best Of Sirius on XM & Best Of Sirius on Sirius. Which is better? Is one better than the other?

Choices, choices....
Cap
 
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:55 pm

I've ben a subscriber of Sirius since the launch, so I would steer you toward their programming.
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:13 am

I have XM, as it came with my Chevy when I bought it. I couldn;t justify spending money on radio until I heard Hair Nation & Boneyard ... I had been dreaming of a radio station that played music I liked, without having to change the channel every 2 minutes, & without the damn commercials. I was sold.

I don't think you can lose one way or the other. I have Sirius on my Dish Network subscription, & XM in the truck. I was more partial to XM, but now that they merged, they're both pretty much the same in my opinion. Depends on what your after.

For me, the 80's music is the same on either format.
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:51 am

I have XM with best of Sirius. If you just want music I think they combined most if not all of the music stations after the merger. XM used to have better talk radio programming but after the merger the talk lineup is not what it once was but I still believe XM has the better talk programming. If you want baseball you may have to get XM. With the best of Sirius on XM you can get the NFL but unless things changed Sirius could not offer MLB because of some kind of licensing or contract issues or something like that.

If you want music it doesn’t matter.
For all sports I would say XM with the best of Sirius. That subscription will be more $$.
For talk check the websites to compare the shows available on the two.
In the end the money all goes to the same people now.
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:53 am

They've merged.

I am skeptical of their long term survival. I would not sign a long term prepaid contract with either.
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:04 am

I have Sirius with best of XM. I listen to Opie and Anthony (XM), The Dead Channel (Sirius), Raw Dog (Sirius), and Bluesville (XM, but Sirius had a better blues channel). Worth every penny I say.
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:32 am

Is the kit an easy installation if I do it myself?
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:42 am

It's just a box that plugs in .... I'm looking at a Sirius one right now that my brother had for his Xterra he's selling. There's only 2 RCA audio out, 2 RCA audio in, a 4-pronged square power connection, antenna & a Unilink connection (in & out). The hardest part would be finding a spot to mount the box ..... and the box is only 4" x 4" x 1" thick .
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Re: Sirius or XM?

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:57 am

Just bought a new Silverado that came with a XM radio. Free three month subscription is included. Don't know a thing about either XM or Sirius other than their business model and revenue income leaves little room for screw-ups.

Anyone have any experience with digital AM or FM broadcasts? I'm referring to the technology that permits more that one channel to be broadcast on the former single channel AM or FM radio station. I think it's all free, paid for with advertising income.
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