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very very easy install! i go the xm commander head unit for like 160 bucks with no other parts to buy. so far i love it! definately worth looking into buying
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If I didn't have to buy a bloody monitor, and if I commuted a bit more, I'd definitely go for it. I've heard nothing but good stuff about XM, except for the typical problems with satellite signals. It's on my to do list, that's for sure.
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I WANNA DO IT EVENTUALLY
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ive thought about doing it, but i jsut stick to burnt CDs for now
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i plan on doing it eventually, though at this point in time it is low on my list
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it is defenitly well worth it....friend has it and going to Vegas was nice. Even worked in the parking structures which was really surprising.
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I'll probably do it sooner or later.
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Even worked in the parking structures which was really surprising.
Hmm, my Sirius sure doesn't. That's one of the drags about it as I park my truck in an underground parking garage. It is my understanding that XM and Sirius alike are both purely line-of sight, meaning if you are in a parking structure or under an overpass, you're SOL. Sometimes a thick grove of trees is enough to set mine off. Amazing that your buddy's worked in the garage! I've heard that XM uses ground based repeaters in major metropolitan areas. Any chance there is a repeater in Vegas and that's what you were tuned to? Out here in NH I loose signal all the time just going under a bridge. It's for like 0.5 sec though and you get used to it..
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yeah..i have looked into it before but just want to save money for my lift right now.
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Sirius has repeaters also, and one more satellite than XM which only has two.
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I have heard one has some commercials and the other does not.
Can someone tell me which is commercial free?
Also - can someone tell me the monthly charge for each?
This is something I am considering for the car as well as the boat.
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Both are commercial free, XM finally saw the light, and both are $9.95 a month.
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I thought XM still had comercials on SOME of their channels. I know they have some 'special' channels that you have to pay extra for, like premium channels on cable. Stuff like the "Playboy Channel". Which sounds exceptionally dumb to me BTW!

And Sirius sadly advertises on EVERY channel; they advertise for themselves, as retarded as that may sound! I have been quite disapointed w/ the amount of talk on Sirius. They constantly run ads for themselves encoraging you to re-up your subscription and/or check out 'new' channels. When I signed up I really did think I was going to hear quite nearly talk-free music. Sadly it is not..

..Still, it beats hearing 5-million Geico commercials a day!
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Either it doesn't bother me or I don't notice it, but I can't really think of siruis advertising for themselves. I mean they tell you to get your father sirius for fathers day and stuff like that, but overall they don't talk much. Depends on which stream you are on and who the DJ is. The one biatch on alt nation talks way too much about stupid stuff, but the ones on 1st wave don't talk much, a couple of them are very good dj's too.
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Now you can listen to my favorite radio program, the Monsters on XM 152. They were the Monsters of the Midday until Clearchannel dropped Stern, then they moved them to mornings.
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I mean they tell you to get your father sirius for fathers day and stuff like that, but overall they don't talk much. Depends on which stream you are on and who the DJ is.
Yup, I heard that one at least a dozen times! I think my top few presets go The Eighties ( 08 ), Hair Nation (23), Buzzsaw (19), Sirius Blues (29), and Classic Vinyl/Rewind/Vault (14-16). Haven't noticed any one of them that's worse than the rest. As a whole I have very low tolerance for talk though. I think I get it from my GF who channel hops as soon as she hears an ad or an anouncer's voice!
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I have the Delphi Roady. Havn't noticed any commercials. The trees and bridges don't seem to bother it much.
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I personally like the sirius better, i have listened to XM plenty in the company vehicles that are built in. I worl fpr GM so most of our company cars have the option. Sirius is a world apart from XM as far as programming. Just my .02
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Sirius blues is good.

Does XM allow you to listen on the web and let you register additional tuners for less than the cost of the main tuner? I could look it up but I would feel dirty going to their site.
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Sirius blues also has the self ads, but I don't mind them as much because they are entertaining. The ads are done in a reall bluesy fasion, some are actually sung by guys that sound like they've been in the biz for decades.

I heard someone once say that they noticed that older people generally prefer Sirius where younger people prefer XM. I think the guy was a BB sales-clerk or something and just kinda noticed which system people tended to buy into. Personally speaking I have Sirius because the tuner came w/ the Kenwood deck I bought. Although in retrospect I now kinda wish I gave a couple of the Alpine decks a closer look. But then I'd have had to go XM as that's what Alpine supports..
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I hear people say that XM has more popular music and that is exactly what I am trying to avoid. The guy I work next just got his Sirius tuner yesterday and he really likes it so far. He listens to country music though, eww.
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Uh. I also listen to contry on occasion and have been largely disapointed w/ the Sirius channels. I think they need to drop the 'border' crap and implement a few different 'new' country stations. Someplace I can hop to and hear more Toby Keith when the Shinia Twain comes on!

Blues and classic rock seems to be Sirius' strong points, in my experience. As you said, the Blues channel is great and they do 70's and 80's rock very well.. IMHO.
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This guy likes old country.

Another stream I like is 1st wave. It can get kind of lame 80's on you when you aren't looking, depending on how the dj is, but overall it is good. I don't think xm has one of those. Classic rock is well covered, that is for sure.
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Well the wallet opened, some moths flew out and I discovered:
XM is offering deals if you sign up with a contract - $8.29 p/m if you sign for two years.
Sirius gives you thre months free if you sign for two years at $9.99 p/m or a $499 life time membership - no more bills to pay ever!
Now I have to find equipment that will allow me to move the receiver between vehicles (car, truck, boat) and still include my home system.
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I think they can both do that. I use my Sirius in both cars, in the garage and the living room so far. When the whole house wireless repeater comes out I will have it in the bedroom and basement gameroom as well.
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