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UnitedTristar
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UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:30 am

I am surprised that no one mentioned this earlier. I saw this in a recent hemispheres magazine that my friend from UA gave me. UA started to use the XM Satellite Radio programing (for all channels except 9). I would think these are prerecorded snips of these stations due to limitations of the current systems but hopefully this is a glimpse of what is yet to come.  Smile  Smile  Smile

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UnitedTristar
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:37 am

wow...noone finds this as exciting as me ha?

oh well...

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I guess I am just too much of an airline geek.



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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:56 am

Sounds like a good move for both companies. UA improves its inflight experience and XM can promote its product. I wonder if it is a sign UA is considering the addition of live XM similar to B6 and FL?
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:13 am

I know its doubtful they will carry the xL channels, but one can wish. Those are pretty much the only ones I'd be interested in.

Quoting Unitedtristar (Thread starter):
I would think these are prerecorded snips of these stations

XM handles the music channels for one of the Satellite TV companies. It is live content. I doubt they will carry every channel, just a few of the more popular ones. If UA uses the same audio controls, then there should only be a few channels.
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:25 am

XM should of figured out a way to get Uniteds channel 9 for users of XM at home  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:35 pm

Hopefully we'll start seeing the real deal in-flight soon. As great as Channel 9 always is on my flights, having some good XM dance station rocking down the runway is pretty, pretty, pretty good. FL sold me on that system before we even left the ground.
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:43 pm

I'm waiting for satellite navigation programming to replace radio navigation programming. Now that would be nice. No more NDB and VORs.
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:45 pm

Quoting Lostintime (Reply 4):
XM should of figured out a way to get Uniteds channel 9 for users of XM at home

Good call!!!!!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:42 pm

Looks like a good start. Let's get all 50 stations live and in the seatback, then we'll be talking.
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:53 pm

I wonder if UA paid for this or if XM did and wrote it off as promotions?

I think this is such a great idea! United is an airline, XM is in the music business-- let's let the experts do what they do best! XM, bring us your content, we'll run the planes, you give us the beats!

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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:12 pm

I wish an airline would do SIRIUS. I like it better than XM. Just prefer it since ive had it 5yrs.
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:52 am

The XM service on UA is great, just had it on a flight two days ago, the selection of music and sound quality is greatly improved...and yes, channel 9 is still from the cockpit. Good and inexpensive move on UA's part. As far as Sirius vs. XM, having had both for about 2 years, I would take XM, as they satellite coverage is more consistent and sound quality is far superior.
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:16 am

Well, I hope that people don't confuse United's psuedo-XM with FL's REAL XM. If I were FL, I'd be absolutely FURIOUS with XM for permitting this, as it dramatically dilutes the perception of what is available on my FL aircraft. "Well, I had that on United and it wasn't so great." Grrrrr.
 
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RE: UA Start The Move To XM Satellite Radio Programing

Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:19 am

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 11):
I wish an airline would do SIRIUS. I like it better than XM. Just prefer it since ive had it 5yrs.

Damn straight. I think Sirius will eventually enter that market niche, but they are a bit of perfectionists when it comes to their equipment (Which is why they don't have a portable device along the lines of what XM offers, as they want it work right from the start), so who knows when they'll roll out their IFE version.

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