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I just got XM Radio put in my car. Whoa doggie is this thing great. I actually look forward to driving to work now. If you spend a lot of time in your car, you've got to check this thing out. Does anyone else here have XM or its competitor Sirius?
 
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My wife has been bugging me to get this for her car.
I have a feeling that within a year XM and Sirius will merge.
 
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I don't have it. I read a review that sirius is better. Either would be better than what I can listen to in BFE.
 
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Originally posted by Rufus BugleWeed:
I read a review that sirius is better.


It may be, I don't know. I've read different reports claiming one or the other was superior. Looking long term, XM has 1,000,000 subscribers and Sirius doesn't. I made my decision on XM over Sirius in large part because XM looked far more financially sound and not likely to go under, whereas I had doubts about Sirius.
 
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Just for the record, I am currently sitting in the basement (dungeon) of XM's building in Washington, DC, trying to debug a production problem with one of their payment processes and also running performance tests. And I'm hungry.
This place is neat, though. It's in an old paper mill building, so it's big. I don't know how often they give tours of the building, or who you have to be to get one (I still haven't got mine...), but what I've been told is fantastic. I look forward to seeing their command center (with a "Captain Kirk" chair) and thier external-vibration-proof sound stage/concert hall.
 
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Got my XM PC Radio today. Absolutely mind blowing! I decided against the Delphi receiver because I already have enough talk shows to listen to when I'm in my car. But I decided I'd love to listen to plenty of radio when I'm on my comp. This is really good...
Maybe now its time to make a song - "Radio killed the video star..."
 
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I'm guessing that XM is pretty much plain music over satellite, right?
I remember when I was young, there were only two radio stations in town. The commercial AM station and the college FM station. The AM station was lame and the FM stations was .... varied. The music you liked might come on just once a week. Say, 3pm to 6pm on Tuesdays. So we would record that three hour program and listen to it over and over for a while.
After reading about all the napster stuff, I suppose that what we did may have been illegal.
I have some music CD's that I have copied to MP3 format on my computer and it plays them randomly. Pretty neat. I've thought about trying some of these services where you can go and buy one song, but when I think of a song I want, they rarely seem to have it. The song is often not worth buying another CD.
I wonder if you get XM if you can build your collection of favorite MP3's? Or is that illegal? You paid for the song, right?
 
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I wonder if you get XM if you can build your collection of favorite MP3's? You paid for the song, right?


Actually, no. You paid for the right to listen to the music as it is broadcast by XM.
 
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