Best of XM online question

mcf57

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I currently have Best of XM on a Starmate 5 radio. It also has a SIRIUS online account attached to it and I just noticed how I get some of the 'Best of XM" channels are on my online player. Specifically Orpah, NHL, & PGA. I'm not sure I'm gonna keep this Best of XM package in the future, but will keep the online account attached to the radio ( w/ SIRIUS everything instead).

Will I lose 'Best of XM' channels like NHL & PGA if I downgrade. Or are these channels for ALL online listeners no matter what kind of package you have? I'm hoping the former, but thinking realistically it maybe the later.
 
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I currently have Best of XM on a Starmate 5 radio. It also has a SIRIUS online account attached to it and I just noticed how I get some of the 'Best of XM" channels are on my online player. Specifically Orpah, NHL, & PGA. I'm not sure I'm gonna keep this Best of XM package in the future, but will keep the online account attached to the radio ( w/ SIRIUS everything instead).

Will I lose 'Best of XM' channels like NHL & PGA if I downgrade. Or are these channels for ALL online listeners no matter what kind of package you have? I'm hoping the former, but thinking realistically it maybe the later.

I believe these channels are attached to the Best of XM package and will be deleted if you delete the Best of XM package. They are not available online to non Best of XM subs.
 

mcf57

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I just thought od something else. Since I have a Starmate 5 that allows the a-la-carte programming option, do I still get online listening available attached to the $14.99 level of a-la-carte programming? I know you can't have it with the lower packages, but wondering about the "gold" package.

If so, do they give your online player the available channels based on what you pick? Or would that be a logisitc nightmare for SIRIUS in trying to figure it out specially for each a-la-cart "gold" member?
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I just thought od something else. Since I have a Starmate 5 that allows the a-la-carte programming option, do I still get online listening available attached to the $14.99 level of a-la-carte programming? I know you can't have it with the lower packages, but wondering about the "gold" package.

If so, do they give your online player the available channels based on what you pick? Or would that be a logisitc nightmare for SIRIUS in trying to figure it out specially for each a-la-cart "gold" member?

I think they avoid that nightmare by disallowing online listening to a-la-carte programming. I am also not sure why you would go with $14.99 a-la-carte when you can get all the channels for $12.95 anyways.
 

mcf57

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the a-la-cart gold package allows you to pick the XM channels, but overall, I tend to agree for the most part & the a-la-cart packages are kind of joke.

The ONLY benefit I can see is that if you wanted only one channel from the Best of XM package. Then the "gold" package might be better. Of course, you really only save a wopping $2. So again, its sort of a joke anyway.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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the a-la-cart gold package allows you to pick the XM channels, but overall, I tend to agree for the most part & the a-la-cart packages are kind of joke.

The ONLY benefit I can see is that if you wanted only one channel from the Best of XM package. Then the "gold" package might be better. Of course, you really only save a wopping $2. So again, its sort of a joke anyway.

For all those Sirius subs who want Oprah I guess. :)