Any new radios coming out?

Ehilbert1

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I posted this question here because the radio forums seem to be dead. Any way does anyone know of any new radios in the works? It seems like SiriusXM quit advertising. I'm just wondering if they gave up on new radio ideas. The Mirge came out and I'm pretty sure it bombed. I'm not saying its not a nice radio and it would be cool if it didn't cost $21 a month with taxes. The price dropped on that thing quick so I'm asuming(yea I know don't asume) it didn't sell well. Any news on new radios would be appreciated. Thanks
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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This radio looks like it wants to come out:

 

JoeTan

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Please tell me this is real AND please tell me how many sausages I need to take in the backside to qualify for one.
 

flap_jackson

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I posted this question here because the radio forums seem to be dead. Any way does anyone know of any new radios in the works? It seems like SiriusXM quit advertising. I'm just wondering if they gave up on new radio ideas. The Mirge came out and I'm pretty sure it bombed. I'm not saying its not a nice radio and it would be cool if it didn't cost $21 a month with taxes. The price dropped on that thing quick so I'm asuming(yea I know don't asume) it didn't sell well. Any news on new radios would be appreciated. Thanks

They're focusing on the app right now because that has the most potential to get new subscribers... But in terms of radios, I haven't even heard rumors, so the rumor mill isn't turning, and the radios aren't on the docket.
 
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I think that a new radio or maybe even a couple of them may be on the horizon, but the problem is I don't know what it will be or when it will be released. I am only saying this based upon a hunch and that hunch is that Sirius just changed manufacturers. Now I feel that they may be playing catch up to the already existing product line up.............. But they may also need to develop something new to establish that they are a viable name and they know what they are doing. I would guess this fall or christmas time.
 

Ehilbert1

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Thanks for the input guys. I ended up buying an XM XpressRC. I'm going to lifetime it so I don't have to worry about anymore fees. Now I will have a Sirius radio lifetimed and a XM one. Hopefully thats all I will need. I canceled my other two Sirius radios 3 monthes ago before that increase.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I think that a new radio or maybe even a couple of them may be on the horizon, but the problem is I don't know what it will be or when it will be released. I am only saying this based upon a hunch and that hunch is that Sirius just changed manufacturers. Now I feel that they may be playing catch up to the already existing product line up.............. But they may also need to develop something new to establish that they are a viable name and they know what they are doing. I would guess this fall or christmas time.

LOL (at highlighted text). I wish I could believe that.
 

kryptonite

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I am only saying this based upon a hunch and that hunch is that Sirius just changed manufacturers.

I think I heard something about Directed Electronics wanting out of their deal with Sirius.

My guess is that over time, you'll see more and more stuff on the internet side of things. We're not yet at a place where internet connectivity is available everywhere, but the day certainly is coming.
 

Vargas

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Who is the new manufacturer?

I was under the impression, and somebody from TSS could certainly clarify if I'm wrong, but I thougth Directed Electronics was the distributor and not the manufacturer for SIRIUS radio's. However, I thought as with part of the merger, Sirius radio's would be made by Delphi.
 

zevious

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Delphi is out of the Satellite Radio business. Pioneer and Audiovox are basically the only suppliers right now.
 

hexagram

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I would bet that Pioneer handles the high-end radios (portables) from now on, and Audiovox takes the lower-end radios (dockables).