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Old 08-16-2005, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about getting that satellite radio in my car. Any opinions? How much does it cost?
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XM is now 12.95/month unless you sign up for a 2-3 year contract then it goes to 9.95/month. Sirius is the same, they give you a month free if you prepay for a year, or you can pay 499.99 and never have to pay again

I have had XM for about 3 years and its pretty good. Sirius was talking about streaming video in the future (a year or so ago). Not sure where they are taking this. XM's current satellites arent capable of doing video, where Sirius' are. Food for thought. Its pretty cool overall. XM has more music, Sirius has more sports (not by much but a few more).
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had XM for a few years now. I can't imagine life without it. I've got a Delphi SkiFi receiver hard wired into the stock stereo with a Blitzsafe adapter. It works great, and can be moved into my pickup or home. I'd be happy to send pics of the BMW installation, if you'd like.
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i have xm with the Roady2 receiver.... its really nice especially for long trips. keeps me awake and alert. the comedy channel and other talk stations are my favorite.
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my dad has it in his yukon, it is sweet they have so many stations and there is no commercials defenittly worth the moeny


and the have techno music
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I just got XM with my new car, and it's pretty cool...
However, it's just like satellite TV, if it gets cloudy and nasty out, you lose your signal. Not cool if you live in a place that gets that way quite often.
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I've had both. Bottom line is that XM sucks terribly. And Sirius owns all. Sirius has better programing in all aspects (sports, music, talk, comedy, etc...)
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I have XM and it is pretty good. Be warned though that if you don't listen to every type of music out there it can be frustrating. There is probally 4 or 5 channels of each different type of music, be it rap or rock or country. I like it I listen to it alot. Also if you have a sub system, or after market system at all, it will sound really nice, unlike regular FM radio.
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I'm leaning toward Sirius. I hope I can get reception at work. Our labs are pretty far out -- our Internet HAS to come in through satellite. I think it is worth it for $13 a month. The lifetime deal from Sirius is just too tempting. $500 pays itself back after 3 1/4 years -- I think we will still have satellite radio around then.

I like the Starmate: the amber display is almost an exact match to the e36 interior lights. I'll get that unless I get an in-dash, satellite-radio-ready unit.
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I have had both... I listen to rock music, and although Sirius has more stations for this type of music.. they just aren't as good.

As stated above.. XM better music, Sirius better sports.
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Sirius will have Stern in January. If your a fan that should be enough to make up your mind. I have Sirius in all 3 of my cars. When you are at work you can listen to it on the internet as long as you have a broadband connection. I recently drove home to North Eastern Wisconsin to see my fam and I would have been miserable without it.
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New stereo install...

I just installed a JVC 960 head unit and it's already Sirius ready. Sounds great, looks great. I have Sirius in my other cars and love it.




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