MNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
My mom is considering getting an XM ready CD player in her car(which will come down to me). So does anyone have any experience with XM radio and how much did it cost with installation and all. Thanks for the input
N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
The indoor player was about $190 (w/ tax) (Circuit City). Then there's the $10 a month subscription fee. It's a good bit, but there's a lot of music to pick from, plus plenty of talk stations. I don't know how much car installation is.
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
I must admit that I am an XM junkie. I have them installed in 4 of my cars, and we have two of them in the house. (We also have all of the music channels provided by Dish Network - so we've about got it covered).
After a few days of listening to XM programming (whatever your choices may be) it will be very hard to tolerate typical FM or AM radio again.
Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
Personally, I use Sirius. They gave me the tuner (normalley $150 on top of the head unit) for free. I love it; the $13/month is well worth it, for Fox News, weather updates, and all the commercial free music. I hardly ever listen to FM or CD's anymore. Sirius has much better sports coverage, especially with the NFL in the fall.
I spend put 2-3000 miles on my car a month, so it's well worth it, most of it is local driving, but where it really shines is on road trips. 5 hours straight through was a breeze.
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