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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5629 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Does anyone else have it? I got XM satellite radio as an early birthday gift a couple of months ago, and now I can't imagine how anyone can stand broadcast radio. Over 100 commercial-free channels with more variety than you can imagine - just in the last couple of days, I have listed to channels featuring classic Country & Western, new age, Broadway show tunes, African music, opera arias, and electronica. Try finding that on the broadcast dial!
XM's cost is quite reasonable. You can get a receiver for about $100, and the service is $10 per month. It's a wise investment, and my only regret is that I don't spend *more* time in the car to listen to it!


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User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Its came with my car but I dont think I want to pay for it.

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1090 times:


I won't buy it until it's portable. I heard that by the end of the year one will be for sale!


User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I have been an XM customer for over 2 years. I wouldn't be without it.


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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Another great feature with XM is the individual traffic reports for many major cities. It gets continually updated, and I have found it to be very accurate.


727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5487 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

XM also provides download for real-time weather to various in-cockpit devices. Looks very promising.


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Another great feature with XM is the individual traffic reports for many major cities. It gets continually updated, and I have found it to be very accurate.

Continual updates are something notably lacking with broadcast radio traffic reports. A major disadvantage, of course, as traffic conditions are scarcely static.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

I have Sirius in my car.

Much better than XM. For one, NO Channel has commericials unlike XM.
$9.99 for 12 months + equipment free through Circuit City which I work for.

Same traffic on Sirius, channels are better IMO. Especially that we have XM and Sirius and ive been listening to both for quite a while.

BTW, you can get a Sirius or XM boombox, make it portable...


User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I've tried it a couple times in rental cars from Hertz and didn't find it all that great. The time delay when switching stations is annoying as is the fact that going under a bridge, between very tall building or in a tunnel causes you to lose a signal.

The channel selection is awesome but there are some big drawbacks.

Overall, if it's included in the car I get from Hertz, then I use it. If not, I wouldn't pay a penny more for it OR buy it for my own car.



User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Is it really $10 per month....or are there taxes/fees added to your bill?


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 982 times:

I've tried it a couple times in rental cars from Hertz and didn't find it all that great. The time delay when switching stations is annoying as is the fact that going under a bridge, between very tall building or in a tunnel causes you to lose a signal.

Minor annoyances, but I find them no big deal.




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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 972 times:

I love XM. I have an old set, probably one of the first, and when I turn my car on, I always hear this really loud static... like when you hit a wrong TV channel. I always figured it was the radio unit locking onto the satelite and starting the download, but rather annoying. That's my only complaint btw  Big grin.

Have the newer models got a quicker load time than my old unit by any chance?


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 962 times:

$10 if you get Sirius for 1 year, no taxes. One time activation is $5 on Internet and $10 or $15 on the phone.

My sirius audiovox unit takes maybe 2-3 seconds to lock onto the satellite and start playing.


User currently offlineTanyaluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I just got XM radio a week ago.. bought it online... I love it.. no delays, very clear... I love the comedy channels  Smile this is the one that i got (hopefully link works) http://www.xmradio.com/roady/

only $9.99 a month... cant beat that... I havent listened to my local radio in a week  Smile



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