I think they are going WIFI 1st, sat 2nd

JoeTan

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This is why there are no new radios. They are working on getting people hooked on wifi. Also I'm thinking they may have a "make your own hot spot" with a satellite receiver that converts the signal to WIFI.



What say you?
 

limegrass69

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The little satellite receiver that converts the signal to wifi is a good idea. It would certainly take some of the hassle out of home listening. The only flaw in that is that if you already have wifi, why would you need that device rather than just streaming the signal directly from the Internet?
 

Jon

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Wouldn't that be more cost effective to do? Pandora has been doing it for years, and especially now with the Pandora app, and they are not coming out with a portable. Slacker portables may or may not be going away, focusing completely on the streaming service. It would make sense for SiriusXM to do the same thing, if they can get all the content providers to play along. like the NFL and MLB among others.
 

JoeTan

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The little satellite receiver that converts the signal to wifi is a good idea. It would certainly take some of the hassle out of home listening. The only flaw in that is that if you already have wifi, why would you need that device rather than just streaming the signal directly from the Internet?

you would not BUT if you needed it say in the car, or the summer cabin where there is no internet you'd have the ability to get the signal.

My idea is have a bunch of different signal broadcasters and maybe hook up with Lynksys for a little cross branding. Make a "sirius ready" WIFI routers.

ANYTHING! Muthafuckers have 20+ million subscribers and they can't make money. I say the biggest problem is relying in the satellites and if they switch to WIFI mainly then the cost of getting the programming to the customer goes way down.

Then you use the sats as secondary sources that cover what the wifi doesn't.
 

DAB

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OH I think they are working on some stuff! I do think Wifi is going to be important going forward though that is a given. Wifi 1 and Sat 2, not a chance!
 

Vargas

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1. I certainly hope they're working on some new radio's. I still love my sl2 but a two year life on just about ANYTHING anymore is crazy. With Tech still progressing so quickly, two years is pretty slow. I would love to have a slick new radio to spend some money on.

2. I love Wifi, love it. When I'm working outside, cutting grass, weed wacking, cleaning gutters, chopping wood, whatever, I'm rocking the WIFI on the SL2. But, until WIFI is everywhere and especially in cars, what is the point on focusing more on it. I think the IPHONE APP is a MUST have for SIRIUS and they should probably have a blackberry app (if they dont' already). But to focus solely on WIFI seems pretty wastefull, considering I still walk into a zillion business's that don't even have wireless.
 

kryptonite

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The little satellite receiver that converts the signal to wifi is a good idea. It would certainly take some of the hassle out of home listening. The only flaw in that is that if you already have wifi, why would you need that device rather than just streaming the signal directly from the Internet?

Not every channel is available online. Plus, if you could convert from satellite to WiFi, you may be able to get around the 90 minute timeout rule.