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Satellite Radio (XM, Sirius, and Stations) MERGED

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I'm thinking of getting Sirius satellite radio but was wanting to know if anyone here already has it or XM and what they think of it.
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  2. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    I Don't have it in my personal car, but the last half dozen or so rental cars I have had were equipped with XM. It is very cool.
  3. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    My boss has both in his H2, and they are pretty cool...

    As for me, I don't ever drive enough to justify it, I live a 45 second walk from where I live..

    Even on trips back to Ohio (like this weekend) my iPod is more than enough.

    That said, If I did drive 45 min+ a day, I'd get it.
  4. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I think someone said on a prior thread on here that one is better for music and one is better for talk
  5. AceBuck

    AceBuck Newbie

    The Buckeyes will be on Sirius - that's all I needed to know.
  6. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    :huh: :huh:
  7. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    And I thought my 5 min drive was easy.
  8. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I have sirius in my house (came with the dishnetwork) and I think it is very cool. Great if you are a hip hop fan since no one else in Columbus has the balls to play it. There are also some really good blues and jazz channels as well as almost anything else under the sun. My understanding is that what I have is a toned down selection from what the real sirius subscription includes so I am sure that there are other options with it. I have noexperience at all with XM so I can't comment on that.
  9. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Has that been confirmed?
  10. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    Buckeyes on Sirius would be the thing to put that over the top... and I'm a Howard Stern fan too.

    XM has more sporting events in general, and many more stations. XM is the leader, so if you don't listen to stern and you don't listen to audio broadcasts of the buckeyes, then XM is the best.
  11. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    Which is the one that you can take the faceplate from your car and attach it to a boom box? Or can they both do that? I definitely want that shit, that is ILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    The Buckeyes will be on Sirius. Just check the Sirius site.

    I know Sirius has a "Sportster" model that you can take out of your car and hook up to your boombox. The only thing is that you have to buy the attachment to hook it up to your boom box.
  13. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    SATELLITE OR NOT? Satellite radio is for you if:

    • Your taste goes far beyond Top 40--to big-band standards, world music, Broadway show tunes, garage-band rock, and more. Satellite delivers what landlocked radio doesn’t.

    • You do plenty of highway driving and want the same channel coast-to-coast.

    • You don’t like ads. The music channels on Sirius and XM are commercial-free, but some other channels run ads.

    Sirius and XM are closely matched in monthly cost, programming, and receivers. Sirius costs more per month ($12.95 vs. $9.99 for XM), but has a slight edge in the cost of some hardware. Both have discounts for annual plans. Once you’ve settled on a service, you’re committed. To switch, you have to buy new hardware.

    It’s easier to get satellite-radio reception in cars than in homes, we’ve found. During long drives, we could nearly always count on strong reception from both services, though overpasses and tunnels interfered. Getting good reception at home depends on positioning the radio’s antenna to pick up a strong signal from the satellites. The best reception wasn’t always in the room where we wanted the radio. Both services let you preview reception at home before you activate an account.


    Pick programming. Sirius and XM don’t have identical channel lists. National Public Radio is only on Sirius, for example, and XM alone has Nascar sports/talk. Sirius has a channel devoted to gay and lesbian issues, as well as play-by-play for the National Football League and National Hockey League.

    Both services offer at least 20 rock and pop channels, covering a range of music types. Both have three channels for classical music and three for Christian programming. Both also have continuous traffic and weather information for some 20 metropolitan areas.

    Before you sign up, sample programs at and

    Pick hardware. Satellite radio is often an option in new cars. The most economical way to add it to an older car is with a receiver that connects to the car radio through the tape-cassette slot. No tape deck? You’ll have to use an FM modulator. Sirius has docking kits for the car with built-in wireless FM modulators.

    Good choices in hardware:

    XM. The Delphi XM SkyFi Receiver SA 10000. It costs $130 and can be used with a car kit or home kit (each $69). It can also work with at-home boom boxes that cost $100 or $200 (the more expensive boom box includes AM, FM, and a CD/MP3 player).

    For a complete package, try the Delphi XM Roady SA 10035, $125.

    Sirius. The Audiovox SIR-PNP1, $90, or PNP2, $100. Kits for car or home use cost $30 to $50. The receivers work with a Sirius SIR-BB1 Boom Box, $100.
  14. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    XM or Sirius?

    I am looking in to buying a satelite radio and am looking for opinions from people that may have them. The most important feature to me is NFL and NCAA games. I also want MLB, NHL (when they come back) and NBA games as well. I am not sure if both of these companies have all of the sports games or if each just have some. Also, what are the downfalls to either of them? And what are the features you may like about either of them? They seem so afordable and people that I know seem to really enjoy it.
  15. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    i have XM, but if you are interested in the NFL games, you will need to go to sirius. they are both basically the same, with different sports/talk/comedy programs. the music stuff is pretty good, i basically use mine between bob and tom during the morning and then i listen to the Sportsbash on ESPN Radio-Erik kassilias is not the typical ESPN talk show guy, he is good.

    i've been pretty happy with it, commercial free music is nice, if you drive enough like i do.

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