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Old 07-01-2005, 05:26 PM   #15
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If I had my druthers, I'd prefer XM over Sirius for two reasons

1. Becuz I already have it built in to my truck/dash stereo system. I don't need another 12V thingy hanging out of my 12V sockets (I already have a Garmin iQue 3600 nav system connected to 12V in the truck).
2. I agree XM has the largest market share and is likely to continue to stay in business. I think they offer comparable services (not sure about NPR on XM).
If XM would allow me to extend the subscription for my truck radio to a secondary unit (which I'd have to purchase) in my AS, this would be cleaner.
So is it possible I can have one subscription for the XM radio in the truck, that would also enable a second XM in the AS? My intuition is to say they would not allow this and would have to buy a second subscription.....which I would not do!

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Old 07-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #16
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Thumbs down Sirius or XM ..

I bought both ... the stock that is.

I also have Sirius Satellite Radio in the vehicles & Airstreams because they had more news, CNBC, NPR (the Lone Ranger ) etc. when I first subscribed ~ 2 years ago. Will not go without it, now.

The traffic & weather each four minutes for mega-cities is invaluable traveling X-country and to assist in choosing the by-pass or straight thru routes.

desi arnaz may be right about Sirius's longeveity but I'm betting that the month before good-ole Howard Stern goes on the air, that stock will jump 25% for a short while. It jumped when they announced his deal and jumped again when Mel came aboard to run it. Further, I'm sure that Mel will be selling ad spots during Howard's broadcast to offset at least some of the expense.

IMO - You can't go wrong with either for both entertainment or investment.

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Old 07-13-2005, 03:14 PM   #17
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Sirius again

We have a Sirius Sportster that we move from car to car. We installed a "kit", being a magnetic antenna & docking station (to cig lighter) in each car. We also have a boom box that we are currently using in the AS.
Since we have all this, we do not want to change to a Sirius Streamer, or XM.
We would like to put some sort of permanent radio into the AS (80 Excella).
The AS has the original Sony AM/FM cassette player & it works great.

Would it be better to just buy another "kit"? If so, would it be better to use the magnetic antenna, or purchase a "Terk"? We sometimes camp in the boonies, & have had trouble aquiring the signal with the boom box. Is there a way to hard wire something into the Sony, or would it be better to just plug into the 12 volt plug in on the wall of the AS?

We are not opposed to drilling a hole in the outside of the AS for an antenna. But truthfully, the idea is somewhat frightening.

Opinions, ideas, cussing, discussing are all welcome. We want to do this the right way. Thank you.


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