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Hey Rangers! Need some opinions on which one and model/make to go for. In the market for purchasing one. Thanks!
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I thought Sirius bought XM?
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Lol, I dont know. Thats why I need the help. Like type of deck and such. Have some extra bucks from my tax return, figured I would get a sweet sat radio. Keep hearing how awesome they are. Cause reg radio is junk!

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I had XM for a while, its great on road trips. I would just get a stereo that is XM/Sirius ready and do it that way.
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Hmmm, might look into that. Thanks. Any particular model? Honestely, I dont want a budget one

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Siruis and XM "merged" my mom's Buick has XM in it, and i have a Sirius little car and home kit, its something like this
http://shop.siriusxm.com/xm/ctl10600...ct_vehicle_kit
you can plug it into your car, or you can hook it up to your home stereo. i haven't listened to FM since i bought this thing. i take it everywhere. the channels are great, and i've even got service in the most remote areas of my state.
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Hopefully the service plans have got a lil better.
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Hmmm, might look into that. Thanks. Any particular model? Honestely, I dont want a budget one
Really whatever catches your eye. I like Alpine, Pioneer and Kenwood Excelon personally
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I'm a little biased to the Kenwood Excelon series, I love my KDC 794
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Hopefully the service plans have got a lil better.
Make sure to look around a little before buying, Theres different codes you can use if you call them. I always paid $77 a year for mine
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Wow, they all look awesome. Kenwood, alpine.
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77 a year?! Thats amazing!
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i didn't get a deal on mine unfortunately. i just renewed my subscription from when it was free with purchase of vehicle. i didn't have it for a year but decided to buy it. the nice thing about it is stations like lithium and octane don't repeat the songs as often as your local radio stations. however, the hits station does since it's a "top 40" styled station.
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I love having sirius! I have a plug and play Starmate 5 so I can pause rewind and ****. I used to have one integrated into my headunit but I like this setup better. I also bought the lifetime plan for $400 so I havent gave them a dime for about 5 years lol
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So, im looking at Sirius sportster 6. Looks really nice. Also, the one year subscription. Though, the life sub. Is tempting. Lol, I would rather purchase a engine programmer for that price.

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I've had both and prefer Sirius.
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Thanks for the help yall
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i didn't get a deal on mine unfortunately. i just renewed my subscription from when it was free with purchase of vehicle. i didn't have it for a year but decided to buy it. the nice thing about it is stations like lithium and octane don't repeat the songs as often as your local radio stations. however, the hits station does since it's a "top 40" styled station.
I love listening to Octane, I also like Alt Nation and the Top 40 is good occasionally. but whats really great is the Comedy Channels. i listen to those more than music some days.
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I have Sirius in my truck, I had to buy a bunch of packages to get some of the same channels I already had on XM.

Not too bad, but I'd rather have just gotten an XM to start with. I figured I'd save a buck using the Sirius reciever already in the Ranger and just adding it to my account.

But in the end I probably could have just bought the XM and been much happier.
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I have sort of a negative opinion about sat radio.. I don't really see the point of it. just saying because my wifes fusion had it factory and between the both of us we listened to maybe 3 stations, which never really played anything we liked. the sound quality sounded like a low bitrate mp3, and for the price of the subscription you can buy the songs they play and have them forever. Id rather spend the money on a ipod and mp3s and listen to everything I want to hear. just my opinion.. good to here both sides of the story ya know.
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Ive got the XM Xpess RCi mounted on my windshield i love it,it came with a remote also.
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I have sort of a negative opinion about sat radio.. I don't really see the point of it. just saying because my wifes fusion had it factory and between the both of us we listened to maybe 3 stations, which never really played anything we liked. the sound quality sounded like a low bitrate mp3, and for the price of the subscription you can buy the songs they play and have them forever. Id rather spend the money on a ipod and mp3s and listen to everything I want to hear. just my opinion.. good to here both sides of the story ya know.
the sound quality is determined by what radio station you listen to, i know the 80's channel that my mom listens to sounds like complete crap to the top40 channel. they do tend to play more off the wall stuff than the normal, but IMO i like it.
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I had sirius for about a year. Then I canceled it. It was kinda cool but the stations played the SAME songs over and over and over. I figured that the free radio does that anyway so why pay for it?
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^thats what im afraid of. Seems like Radio and tv these days are repeating everything at a crazy rate. Is it worth it though?
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