Why Do They Continue To Sell "new" Sirius Radios?

lgeorgehsv

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If they still plan to stop the Sirius stream by 2022 why do they keep on producing these radios? They have not introduced a new model since 2007
 

semipenguin

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If they still plan to stop the Sirius stream by 2022 why do they keep on producing these radios? They have not introduced a new model since 2007
There might be language in the merger that says SiriusXM must make both services available while both are operational.

Just a guess
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Are they actually making new ones or are these just in inventory? If in inventory they are trying to clear them rather than take the loss on them. The fact somebody will be screwed 5 years down the road is the furthest thing from their mind --- they don't care.
 

HecticArt

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2022 is a long way off in the life of a satellite radio.

The number of models will reduce and the quantity produced will taper down at some point.

I'd be curious to see the stats on the numbers or radios produced over the years.
 

Grüpsaar

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it seems to be a very small number, and mostly baseline radios or remade/overstock stuff using the same thing just so theres something on the shelf, maybe. I haven't bought a radio since the lynx, and havent owned one in like 3 years. It's been online only for me on the app. I miss having a radio in my living room.
 

Vols44

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I'm going to use this thread to discuss the 2022 timeline. I found a Yahoo article from 2016 with this paragraph:
SiriusXM's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses for its Sirius satellites expire in 2017 and 2022 while XM satellites expire in 2018, 2021 and 2022. The company believes that absent significant misconduct on its part, the FCC will renew the corresponding licenses. Terrestrial repeaters' FCC license are set to expire in 2027.

I spoke with Richard at TSS Radio this afternoon and he had something very interesting to say about receivers. He's heard of talk about a new portable radio. I don't think the RIAA will allow one with the love button, but I don't think they will rehash the Lynx either. I would like to see saved radio replay options and an ability to listen to mp3/4 content via a SD card.

I wonder what Sound Exchange Inc. and the Copyright Royalty Board will say now that Sirius owns Pandora who use to pay less SE and the CRB wanted.
 

IndustrialH

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Fresh in my Inbox this morning from SiriusXM Canada... yep its a Stratus 7... which fuels the fire regarding Sirius receivers and the impending death of ...

Boombox and Stratus 7 receiver for $11.99 per month over two years (plus taxes of course) includes streaming. For current subscribers ...

Sirius XM



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IndustrialH

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I think that's a loss-leader / break even kind of a deal to get people to subscribe.
went into small print ... it's only for current subscribers ... I am on the Select at $C5.00 ... (since I am not driving at the moment and there is zero sport to follow.) Mind you I miss PAC 12 radio on 373 :)
It's the first promo email I have received since I moved my subs in December.
 

geosync

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I got the 5 buck 6 month deal on a dead radio. My mom's got this new 8 dollar deal for online only. Can't remember how long the term is for. I wouldn't rock any of the latest sirius players and boomboxes. My inno still rocks in the house and the boombox still rocks too. Although the repeater tower in my town seems dead. I called them and they said there was no record of it. ehhhh
 

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I got the 5 buck 6 month deal on a dead radio. My mom's got this new 8 dollar deal for online only. Can't remember how long the term is for. I wouldn't rock any of the latest sirius players and boomboxes. My inno still rocks in the house and the boombox still rocks too. Although the repeater tower in my town seems dead. I called them and they said there was no record of it. ehhhh
I've been noticing more dead spots in Toronto too. I think they are taking some repeaters offline.
 

geosync

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Totally. If I sit at my door step facing due south the repeater sends out a tiny spit of signal off and on. I think it's unfair that people with old radios, or lifetime radios aren't getting good enough support.
 

IndustrialH

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No issues in southern BC, either with XM or Sirius terrestrial. . There was only an XM transmission until the old Sirius figure 8 eight satellites were de-commissioned... we are in a river junction and satellite reception is average to poor at best.
I still remember my daughter complaining that her car antenna was shot or need re-locating... made no difference ... then I checked online and found the plug had been pulled.

The main reason I stuck with the Sirius service for ages was that Select includes NFL 88, but XM Select doesn't. When Utopia moved to the 300's I switched to All Access and the Onyx Plus.
 
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geosync

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Damn, ya it's solid portably in my attic. But I used to walk around town nearly in my pocket and would pick up strong signals. I'll just rock these old radios until they die out. People go, what is that thing??