I'm switching to an XM radio

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It just seems like the XM radios pick up more channels. I don't see any reason at all to have a Sirius radio at this point in time, now that you can add "the best of Sirius" to any XM radio! I am getting my Sirius radio taken out and my XM radio put in a week fro today...Merry Christmas to me! I guess I have to call Sirius and tell them to cancel my subscription with them, then call XM to activate with them. What canI expect from Sirius when I call them...how much begging and resistance to my decision. They shouldn't care...it's all the same company now anyway...it's not like I'm leaving them!
 

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It just seems like the XM radios pick up more channels. I don't see any reason at all to have a Sirius radio at this point in time, now that you can add "the best of Sirius" to any XM radio! I am getting my Sirius radio taken out and my XM radio put in a week fro today...Merry Christmas to me! I guess I have to call Sirius and tell them to cancel my subscription with them, then call XM to activate with them. What canI expect from Sirius when I call them...how much begging and resistance to my decision. They shouldn't care...it's all the same company now anyway...it's not like I'm leaving them!

If they ask why ... tell them. They shouldn't give you any hastle. Tell the XM CSR too and maybe they will waive the activation fee (if they are still charging those).
 

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It just seems like the XM radios pick up more channels. I don't see any reason at all to have a Sirius radio at this point in time, now that you can add "the best of Sirius" to any XM radio! I am getting my Sirius radio taken out and my XM radio put in a week from today...Merry Christmas to me!

What kind of XM receiver are you getting?
 
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Bandit 5160

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Nothing really fancy- just an Xpress-R for the car. It will serve its purpose for commutes and road trips!
 

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I would like to add an XM (or rather get rid of my barely working radio and put an XM in it's place on my car deck) but adding the "Best of Sirius" makes it too pricey only for a little more musical selection.

Sirius should make the music channels completely even (the fact that we have NO exclusives and we are the company that bought XM makes no sense) and ditch some of the trash they got. Sorry Radio Korea...it was fun while it lasted (although I assume they have that there for some monetary interest).
 

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I agree that most of the music and talk content should be the same. There could be add ons with each service. The difference should be in the equipment. Hopefully this is coming soon.
 

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I thought about switching also, just from a techy standpoint since some of XM's recievers looks nicer, but I'll hold on for a few more months to see if Sirius puts out a new portable that rivals the XMP3. Otherwise, I'll pick one of those up instead.
 

Bandit 5160

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XM has a few more channels than does Sirius. Also, I'm not thoroughly convinced that every MLB game is going to be on Sirius come April.
 

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I thought about switching also, just from a techy standpoint since some of XM's recievers looks nicer, but I'll hold on for a few more months to see if Sirius puts out a new portable that rivals the XMP3. Otherwise, I'll pick one of those up instead.

I think we will see a couple of PNP tuners long before we see anything portable come from Sirius XM with combined services. Mel pretty much has said the initial roll out of tuners will not be portables.

Having been a dual subsriber, I did some changes so that I could just go with XM and I canceled my Sirius sub as I didn't see any reason to keep both or to keep Sirius over XM. I think the XM side is the better side to have for various reason; equipment, equipment support, programming (outside of music) to name a few.
 

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How weird that you will do that.

If I was you, I will just get a new Sirius radio that is capable of picking up best of XM.

If I ever go back to satellite radio in the future, I will replace my XM for Sirius and get the best of XM.

Two reasons:

1. XM has a few channels that the Sirius side doesn't have (an R&B channel, soon Pop2k, and some of the talk channels)

2. No one is sure that COMPLETE baseballplay by play will be on Best of XM next year.
 

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How weird that you will do that.

If I ever go back to satellite radio in the future, I will replace my XM for Sirius and get the best of XM.

Actually I think for someone that likes sports and and talk programming it is a no brainer to go with XM. Not to mention there are music channel that you don't have on Sirius and may never have. Clearly XM's codec allows them to do more with the same amount of Bandwidth that Sirius has, though they don't have Backseat Video either sucking up bandwidth. Better equipment, better support of that equipment, larger repeater network to boot.

Getting XM with the Best of Sirius just makes more sense to me and you don't have to look for an XM tuner that works with the best of like with Sirius tuners, because they all support it.
 

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Does XM really have that many more channels? I know XM has seperate channels for PbP, but if you don't count those, what else does XM offer that Sirius with BOXM doesn't have?

Really, I don't care that Bloomberg is interrupted for sports PbP as I rarely listen to the TV channels anyway.
 

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Does XM really have that many more channels? I know XM has seperate channels for PbP, but if you don't count those, what else does XM offer that Sirius with BOXM doesn't have?

Really, I don't care that Bloomberg is interrupted for sports PbP as I rarely listen to the TV channels anyway.

Bloomberg is actually pre-empted more on the XM side. It's only active from 6am-4 or 5PM on weekdays. Off air on weekends.