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XM or Sirius?

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 10:05 am
by Akyriel
finally got XM satellite radio activated in my car... used to like Left of Center on Sirius before they merged programming..

What do you like better? XM or Sirius?

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 10:48 am
by kcarts
Aren't they the same thing now?

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 10:51 am
by Amy
I'm poor, so neither :( If I had the money for such fancy things I would save it for a trip to Disney anyhow ~ does that make me a nut?

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 10:57 am
by MmeLeota
I don't have either one, but if I had to choose, it would be XM. They have all the baseball channels.

Yes, they're merged but there are still different channel offerings out there depending on which one you sign with...at least that's the impression I'm under. (We looked into it briefly when one of the cars we were looking at was satellite radio ready)

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 12:50 pm
by kcarts
I used to have XM just for the baseball. Now I can get it on the phone through an app. And I can choose which broadcast I want to listen to.

Posted: Apr Wed 21, 2010 12:54 pm
by Len90
I have XM since it came built into the car. The only reason we still have it is that we got a great deal on our subscription renewal. There is really no difference now between Sirius and XM since the merger. However, they do still have some separation: Opie/Anthony vs. Howard Stern, Professional sports, and the order in which the stations are classified.

Posted: Apr Wed 28, 2010 9:34 am
by metsofny
I can't see myself paying for radio when I can get free and I have mp3's

Posted: Apr Wed 28, 2010 9:45 am
by Mamabaminjamin
I want subsonic in the car!!!!

Posted: Apr Wed 28, 2010 10:16 am
by Jacca5660
If I did a lot of travel I would go with Sat radio. I don't see the value if I'm just around town.

Posted: Apr Fri 30, 2010 5:58 pm
by withspirit
My DW gave me an XM radio for Christmas about 5 years ago. I'm totally hooked :D . I actually have the "car" kit in the airplane I fly for work. Before XM I had to re-tune FM stations about every 20 minutes because I would have flown beyond the station range. Now, I set it on a channel I like and go all day!

The merger didn't bother me (much). I did like the XM philosophy of "no DJ talking over the music" better than the current "FM jock" style. A few of my favorite channels left, but some great new ones appeared (Margaritaville!).

Did anyone else lock in the Lifetime plan when they offered it before the merger?

Posted: Apr Fri 30, 2010 10:02 pm
by elizabethswann
I have neither since I don't drive and/or have a car but my best friend has XM and we use it often when we check traffic, listen to comedy shows or whenever the radio itself is boring.

Posted: May Wed 05, 2010 1:44 pm
by Soarin08
Neither at the moment, but I plan on getting XM when I can afford it. I compared the channel listings of both and like what XM offers better...