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Old 12-12-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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We radified our union contract at work and as a bonus the company gave us all $1000 each, and was going to treat myself to a Satellite radio for my bonnie. I like the idea of the plug and play type, cause i can switch between cars with extra antennas. Any one have any suggestions on which ones are best or which ones you guys use? Also which service provider is best? I'm listening to Sirius on the net with a 3 day free trial and so far i'm liking what i hear....Thanks
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There are pros and cons to both XM and Sirius. Probably comes down to what your interests are and which provides more channels for the interests.
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(oops) Edit: Dudette, I would stay away from Sirius for a couple of reasons.

1) They are basing their entire financial solvency on one man. There literally is no other plan other than to have Howard Stern make up the gap between Sirius and XM. This plan is flawed.

2) They are racking up debt faster then white bonnevilles are being destroyed this winter (<G> Sorry, I couldn't resist.).


That being said, if you're not concerned about these matters, or disagree with me regarding the plan it comes down to another far more important choice:

Football: Sirius
Baseball: XM

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Not much of a sports fan unless we're talking the Philadelphia Flyers and not a big Howard Stern fan either, but their music platforms look great. I'll have to check out XM to before i make up my mind.
Any pros and cons on the plug and play or should i go with a hard wired radio?
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Not much of a sports fan unless we're talking the Philadelphia Flyers and not a big Howard Stern fan either, but their music platforms look great. I'll have to check out XM to before i make up my mind.
Any pros and cons on the plug and play or should i go with a hard wired radio?
I've been told that the hardwired car units get better reception then the unit you can transfer around with you. I'm in the process of picking a new head unit so I don't have XM at the moment, but I'm going that route because I am a rabid baseball fan and Howard Stern repulses me.
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Thanks Bill
Think i'm gonna go with XM Radio with this unit
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN
Thanks for all your input guys
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plus too. correct me if i am wrong, but from what i have read (looking to get one or the other my self) that xm has better sound quality then sirius.

myself i have yet to hear them in a car, only at the store. and they both sound the same there. but i dont know anyone around here with it. so........ but if anyone knows please chime in.
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I do know the FM modulated units don't sound as good as hardwired or built in units. However the only one I've heard was a buddy'* in his 97 Honda. The sound system left a bit to be desired.
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Thanks for all your help guys. I did buy the unit i mentioned above and also bought
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...on=&langid=EN#
so i could listen at home or outside. I was finding it hard to justify $15 a month to only listen in the car so this makes it worth it.
Again thanks very much for your input. Now if you have any suggestions on how to wire the antenna that would be greatly appreciated...
The magnetic ant will sit in the middle of the roof about 6 inches away from the front windshield and the wire is thin enough to sit in the trough around the window, but i don't know how to keep it there. Any ideas
Deb
Also i love this thing. The sound is great when i use the cassette instead of the fm station. You can hear a faint buzz on the fm and it'* only original stock HU
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