Display question ... Sirius vs XM

erock9174

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I've often wondered this and couldn't find any threads with this discussion.
So I am at Best Buy today looking at all the Sirius Units comparing them with the XM units. Why do the Sirius units only feature blue backgrounds (minus the Sportster, which has a poor excuse for a color screen).

The XM units are much more vibrant and colorful. You would think since the merger they would incorporate the screen technology used in the XM units over to the Sirius ones.

Also why don't they all just use the same type of screen resolutions GPS units use ?
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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There really haven't been too many new Sirius radios announced. The Sirius chipset is more complicated than the XM ones so it may leave more room and heat tollerance on the XM unit to add extra features like colour screens etc.
 

kryptonite

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The Stiletto 100 and 2 (can't say anything about the SL10 or S50) have photos in the background.