Best of XM....Is your SIRIUS Radio Compatible

Sirius Rich

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In my car I use an SIRALP10T Traffic and SIRIUS Tuner. It can't get the Best of XM :(
I would guess my Kenwood KVT 915 is not going to be getting the best of XM. Is there any plans for a new Kenwood box that would and also get Sirius Traffic and or Sirius TV?
 

Tgajr

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Thats a good idea

Does the best of XM include the scrolling stock quotes and sports scores? Can a Sirius sub add an XM radio under the family plan?
No, but thats a great idea. Better than this Worst of XM crap. I would sooner add an XM subscription for 6.99/month.
 

phillyphan

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Are you going to try to get the Best of XM on any of them?
So far the compatibility lists I've seen published are not that accurate and I can prove them wrong. We want to figure out a better way to see if your SIRIUS Radio is compatible with Best of XM.

I think the key is the SID Number, obviously. And also if the radio is able to get some key Canadian channels that don't exist on the older SIRIUS Radios.
I used to get the Canadian channels like Hardcore Sports on my Brix Streamer and JVC1, but then SIRIUS yanked them.
 

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I'm using a Sportster Replay and I get Hardcore Sports channel 98. According to my account on Sirius.com, my radio is compatible for best of XM. I just haven't signed up for it.

My wife uses a Starmate Replay. She received the update and has XM and XM Sports categories on her radio now.
 

blacknoi

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I'm using a Sportster Replay and I get Hardcore Sports channel 98. According to my account on Sirius.com, my radio is compatible for best of XM. I just haven't signed up for it.

My wife uses a Starmate Replay. She received the update and has XM and XM Sports categories on her radio now.
Sportster replay?

I have one (the first sportster with the replay capability) and online says its not compatible.
its this radio... just to eliminate any confusion:




I also have the Xact XRT1, and online says its not compabile either.




Are these two confirmed that they can't get best of XM? (I have 5 XM subs, and could eliminate ONE if one of these two could get best of XM).
 

blacknoi

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Thats the same one I have. When I go onto my account it shows my radio is compatible with Sirius Everything with best of XM. But, obviously, not compatible with ala carte.
Well thats just bizzare then.

I guess I'll have to call sirius to get the official word.
 

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I have the S50 and my Sirius account indicates that I am NOT eligible for Best of XM...having said that, I wouldn't buy it anyway. O&A and Oprah?!? They still play in the NHL? And the kicker...no MLB=No Sale!

It looks like both my Clarion Calypso (from 2005) and Starmate ST2 (i think) are compatible?
 
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blacknoi

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I have the S50 and my Sirius account indicates that I am NOT eligible for Best of XM...having said that, I wouldn't buy it anyway. O&A and Oprah?!? They still play in the NHL? And the kicker...no MLB=No Sale!

It looks like both my Clarion Calypso (from 2005) and Starmate ST2 (i think) are compatible?
Yea, but for me, having 5 xm subs, and 3 sirius, i can do some consolidation... assuming that the lineups will virtually be merged at the nov 5th date..like its rumored.
 

HecticArt

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I've got a SL2. I'm not interested in the Best Of though. I don't listen to much sports on the radio. And Oprah? Really? C'mon. . . . If it was Dr Phil. . . . . now that would be a different story. My answer would change from a firm "No" to a "Heck no. That makes as much sense as a two seat outhouse with three windows."
 

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I have an SL2 and it is compatible with Best of XM. I will not be subbing to it though as I already have an XM sub.