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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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XM radio....worth the $$$ yay/nay

I got it on trial for 3 months and can't decide. Mainly, cuz I still end up channel flipping cuz I can't find a station I like everything on. Is it worth it or should I just purchase a month here and there for trips?

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I think it's worth it as long as the initial cost of install isn't over $200.

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Is this in a car or portable. Depends how much time you listen to it.

I had it for a couple of years in the car and then had an Inno for a while. If I used it for a couple hours a day it would be worth it to me. Not the case.
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Is this in a car or portable. Depends how much time you listen to it.

I had it for a couple of years in the car and then had an Inno for a while. If I used it for a couple hours a day it would be worth it to me. Not the case.

It's in a car

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I've had mine in my car for probably about 4 years now and I love it. I drive about an hour each way to work and I'm often out and about on the weekends.

It can be daunting not knowing what you want to listen to with so many channels, but just look thru the guide and find a section that is the type of music and go from there.

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I've had mine in my car for probably about 4 years now and I love it. I drive about an hour each way to work and I'm often out and about on the weekends.

It can be daunting not knowing what you want to listen to with so many channels, but just look thru the guide and find a section that is the type of music and go from there.

I need 80's and 90's rock and modern rock. I can't find anything that doesn't mix in garbage with that

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I have in my truck and use it all the time
you know how I drive (15minutes back/forth to train, and on weekends) would it be worth it for you then?

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Sirius all the way. I have mine for years now. And I can't live without it. When I'm in someone else's car I see how bad the regular radio is. I could never go back to it. Better music and less interruptions, way better programming and talk radio. Comedy channels. All kind of sports and live game updates. Worldwide news like BBC and CBC. NPR. And best of all Howard Stern. I LOVE SIRUIS.
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you know how I drive (15minutes back/forth to train, and on weekends) would it be worth it for you then?
Probably not. but if it's built into the truck you may as well turn it in, it's not that expensive. it does give you some nice variety.




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you know how I drive (15minutes back/forth to train, and on weekends) would it be worth it for you then?
you don't have to use it just in the car. get a portable and add it to your subscription. then you can hook it up to a dock and listen at the office, home, wherever else you want...
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you don't have to use it just in the car. get a portable and add it to your subscription. then you can hook it up to a dock and listen at the office, home, wherever else you want...

+1 thats what i did also. I stll have the radio and docking station with antenna for home. It is worth it if you drive alot and do road trips like trackdays or racing. I used it a home on the weekends alot.
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The beauty of XM??? MLB games no matter where you are.

I forgot that I stream it a lot too, it used to be an extra cost but now the online channels are free.

As for 80s-90s rock there are a lot of channels they call "rock" , you just have to pick what is best for you, the entire lineup is here

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I thought Sirius and XM merged.

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I thought Sirius and XM merged.
Dave if Sirius manages XM....kiss satellite radio goodbye...reason Sirius bought XM (what I heard) was people actually listen to XM Sirius I dumped because of their infomercials. I'm not paying a subscription fee to listen to infomercials

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i had it for a while.. its nice.. but i got sick of the same crap over and over again on some of the stations. doesn't help that i listen to radio/music almost all hours of the day.

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Rick, you're on crack. XM is the one that had the damn infomercials.

Sirius FTMFW! Plus, in your subscription is included streaming on the web, so if you have a desk job, ya got your jams all day at work too.
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I have the myfi. i can listen to it anywhere. for me, big time worth it.
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I have had it for the last 7 years and it's great, I was recently between cars and didn't realize how much I used it until then. Now a days there is little to no install costs.
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+1000 but aren't these two merging soon?
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Sirius all the way. I have mine for years now. And I can't live without it. When I'm in someone else's car I see how bad the regular radio is. I could never go back to it. Better music and less interruptions, way better programming and talk radio. Comedy channels. All kind of sports and live game updates. Worldwide news like BBC and CBC. NPR. And best of all Howard Stern. I LOVE SIRUIS.
+1 I could not live without the Chill channel. The comedy channels are quality and make me laugh my ass off.

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+1 I could not live without the Chill channel.
+1,000,000 I'm listening to the Chill Channel right now.

Sirius all the way. My friend has XM and quite frankly, he only have one station he listens to (Squizz) Other than that, their programming is pretty crappy. XM has the technology, Sirius has the programming. I think the merger should work nicely for both sides.

Something I do recommend, however, is that you do not get a subscription for a pre-installed car radio. Instead buy a portable car unit unit and a home adapter kit from Best Buy or Circuit City.

The reason why I recommend this is because people (myself especially) have music they like to listen to while driving (Talk radio/Howard Stern/Weather/Traffic)), and other music they like while hanging out at home (Electronic/Dance), or at parties (House Jazz), or are out working in the garage (Sports Radio/Classic Rock/Hair Bands), or even just regular working (Huge combination of everything). Having the unit solely in the car greatly limits the amount of music you are likely listen to, and it limits you to only listening to it in the car. I mean, who wants to hang out in their parked car just so they can listen to satellite radio? Those who think it is not worth the money are probably the people who only have it in their car, and who only listen to 1 or 2 channels because of this.

So the portable unit will be able to go in the car, or in your home, work, garage, wherever.

Ever since moving to Chicago I have depended on Sirius to give me something moderately tolerable to listen to while driving or hanging out at home, and it has delivered, and then some.

Definitely worth the money.

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I have internet radio hooked up to my home theatre. Thousands of channels for free!!!
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I have internet radio hooked up to my home theatre. Thousands of channels for free!!!
Congratulations. You managed to connect a pc to your speakers

Seriously, that helps someone in a car how?

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