SiriusXm loses more than 404k subs....

Kryptonite

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I'm not trying to jump on the bashing bandwagon,but with all due respect thats not all true. Mel lied when he said "ALL" Sirius radios would be able to get the best of XM. My Sportster Replay can't get that. So yea thats not sharing. That being said.... now that the music channels for XM are gone there is notthing they have I want. Sirius subscribers got screwed on the best of deal. I did cancel 2 radios and now I just use my SL2 for everything.

Again I'm not about bashing Sirius. I enjoy it and I'm glad I have my SL2 lifetimed. I can understand though why some people did cancel. There are a lot of free streaming programs out there.

Did he say "all radios period", or is this a case of Howard saying he'd work "some" Fridays, and people getting mad in October 2006 that he hadn't worked a Friday in several weeks?

Anyone have a link?


When you're using a 4-5 year old radio, which was fairly basic to begin with, maybe it's time to upgrade as it is?

Do you still watch TV on a 19" Zenith CRT and wonder why you can't get HD?

I'm betting as the merger became more and more of a serious thought, they built "merger-ready" radios. Back in 2006, when the Sportster Replay was a common radio, no one was even suggesting a merger.
 

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Enjoying those Eagle songs are ya?
Or maybe a Beatle tune or 2?

Between 100 and 101, I don't really listen to a lot of music. When I do, it's either Lithium or Spa.

No, I don't mind hearing Pearl Jam or Nirvana five times a day. They're solid bands and deserve the air time.
 

Kryptonite

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In regard to sharing I meant reception, not content. Dual coverage from both satellite systems and all TER repeaters.

Reception was a constant tron in my side with satrad, and I had hoped the merger would expand that more than anything else.

Good point with the sharing, but maybe they're working on this? I doubt they can instantly throw a switch and have millions of Sirius radios pick up a signal from an XM repeater. Apparently, some people want it this way.

When the services were initally designed, they were designed to be two entirely different signals.
 

Ehilbert1

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Did he say "all radios period", or is this a case of Howard saying he'd work "some" Fridays, and people getting mad in October 2006 that he hadn't worked a Friday in several weeks?

Anyone have a link?


When you're using a 4-5 year old radio, which was fairly basic to begin with, maybe it's time to upgrade as it is?

Do you still watch TV on a 19" Zenith CRT and wonder why you can't get HD?

I'm betting as the merger became more and more of a serious thought, they built "merger-ready" radios. Back in 2006, when the Sportster Replay was a common radio, no one was even suggesting a merger.

First off.... If you would have read my whole post instead of getting angry right away you would see that I have a SL2 that I use. I love the SL2 by the way. Now what gives you the right to suggest anyone get a new reciever? Some of us have them lifetimed and don't want to wast a swap if its not broke. Also some people might not be able to afford it.

I don't have a link,but I heard with my own ears Mel say that. So no it wasn't a Howard Friday deal. I don't want to argue with you ok. Thats not my intent. So next time read the whole post before you reply and calm down man its just a message board. Not everyone agrees with every thing. Oh yea and no I don't have an old CRT TV and wonder why I don't have HD. I do know that my brother has an old XM radio and it gets Sirius just fine. Yea Yea I know its different technology.

Can't we all get a long???
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I don't have a link,but I heard with my own ears Mel say that. [snip] I do know that my brother has an old XM radio and it gets Sirius just fine. Yea Yea I know its different technology.

I think the issue is that somehow you assumed Mel knew anything about technology. He is a sales guy. The sad truth is that older Sirius radios can't even get all the Sirius channels much less new Best of XM channels. This has been well known well before the merger. XM's technology is definatly supperior in this regard. Any XM radio can be configured any way. They really could support a-la-carte too if they chose to.
 

Ehilbert1

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I think the issue is that somehow you assumed Mel knew anything about technology. He is a sales guy. The sad truth is that older Sirius radios can't even get all the Sirius channels much less new Best of XM channels. This has been well known well before the merger. XM's technology is definatly supperior in this regard. Any XM radio can be configured any way. They really could support a-la-carte too if they chose to.

I didn't assume. I just went on what I heard. I would think the main guy would know what he was talking about. I guess I should have know better. Look enough I don't want best of XM anyway. I never ment piss off you guys over here. Yea its true about the XM radios and its to bad they don't offer a-la-carte on them.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I didn't assume. I just went on what I heard. I would think the main guy would know what he was talking about. I guess I should have know better. Look enough I don't want best of XM anyway. I never ment piss off you guys over here. Yea its true about the XM radios and its to bad they don't offer a-la-carte on them.

You didn't piss me off. I have just learned from my work that the higher up the management chain, the less they actually know.
 

Kryptonite

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First off.... If you would have read my whole post instead of getting angry right away you would see that I have a SL2 that I use. I love the SL2 by the way. Now what gives you the right to suggest anyone get a new reciever? Some of us have them lifetimed and don't want to wast a swap if its not broke. Also some people might not be able to afford it.

Hence the reason why I didn't lifetime. I suppose there is no real way to win. Over time, i'll pay more money than a lifetimer, but I don't have to worry about any "switch" fees.

It does suck that they won't give you the XM channels through your online account though.


Can't we all get a long???

Deliberate typographical error?

:ter:
 

Kryptonite

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You didn't piss me off. I have just learned from my work that the higher up the management chain, the less they actually know.

Not true 100% of the time, but I see where you're coming from. It's not uncommon for CEO's to hire employees to do the actual work. At the end of the day, the bosses pay the workers for the "dirty work" and they sit there and run the company.
 

Ehilbert1

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Hence the reason why I didn't lifetime. I suppose there is no real way to win. Over time, i'll pay more money than a lifetimer, but I don't have to worry about any "switch" fees.

It does suck that they won't give you the XM channels through your online account though.




Deliberate typographical error?

:ter:

I'm not worried about switch fees at all. I've been listening free on that radio for a while now so a switch fee would not bother me. I'm just waiting on a better Sirius reciever. XM has a lot of great ones. I have a family subscription on my SL2 and I use it most of the time. Like I said I may not have a problem with a switch fee but someone else might. I also hear that a lot of people can switch without a fee. I can understand not wanting to lifetime a radio now,but back in 05 it was a no brainer for me. I've saved a lot of money doing that.

Yea it does suck the XM channels aren't streaming. By the yea that was a error on the "Can't we all get along". :yesshake: