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XM Satellite radio

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doubledbbw

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I have XM Satellite Radio in my truck which I enjoy very much. Mine is a after market radio and was very well installed by Circuit City(which is now out of business). I had my truck in to have the windshield replaced and in doing so the antenna cable was pinched and made my XM receiver not work. But the place where I had the windshield replaced made good and I took my truck to Best Buy and they reimbursed me the $83.00 dollars to have the antenna replaced. The jist of this post is to warn others who may find themselves in a similar situation and tell who ever is working on your vehicle you have Satellite Radio installed. :)
 

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My dad just bought a 2009 sliverado and it comes with XM as well, but it's bulit in. However I don't know of any really good stations on it, however if he keeps it I am going to ask him to get the best of sirus as well. I want those NFL games especially my Rams and 40whiners.
 

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I got XM the weekend after it came to market... Paid over $400 for a hardwired Pioneer unit. It was great for the first few months, but all the music stations seemed to play the same stuff over and over. I ended up only listening to the talk and comedy stations.

It's been shut off for years now, but I still have the big box in my trunk, and the huge (compared to the tiny ones nowadays... the original was a big as my fist) antenna still stuck on my roof. Nowadays it's easier (and free) to stream music off the internet and send it to the radio via bluetooth.
 

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The one on my dad's new truck looks like a tiny black sharkfin. :p

It' also picks up HD radio too, I think. I still haven't found anything good other then Classic Vinyl and Alt Nation. All the other rock stations don't play anything too good.
 

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My father's 2004 Z71 Silverado has XM built into his BOSE sound system receiver. Needless to say, FM or AM isn't ever used :p.
 

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I have the XM built into my 2008 GMC Sierra and I rarely use the regular radio. There are some stations that play the same songs over and over, but there are so many stations to choose from that I never get bored of it. I like that I can drive wherever I want to and never have to change the channnel if I dont want to.
 

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I have had 4 cars so far with sattilite radio 3 GM's and one Mazda, I think it sucks they keep bugging me to renew the subscription I would rather listen to FM radio at least it dosn't skip as much as XM.

You won't get me to pay for radio it's bad enough I have to pay to see TV.
 

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I know what you mean about the skipping. My son has Serius and when we went up for a Baltimore Oriels game, he had to constantly change his radio tuner to keep what we were listening. It seems archaic.
 

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It seems archaic.
That isn't a fault of Sirius... Only a fault of using an FM modulator. He'd be much happier with a line-in adapter, and they're quite cheap for most cars.
 

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I mostly listen to the 60s on 6 or 70s on 7. I also like listening to the Cubs games too on the way home from work. I use XM most in my home on my computer. Like now on Saturday evening I am listening to the Cousin Brucie show on 60s on 6. They will also continue to play the old Kasey Kasem American top 40 radio shows too. They are on channel 7 at 12 noon on Sat and replayed at 9 am on Sun(all times are Eastern time). The 80s channel plays it at 8 pm on Sunday evening. These shows are done with no commercials too
 

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I love my XM subscription. I love never having to change the radio station on a long car ride unless your tired of the music your listening too. I love not hearing the same 6 adds over and over (Well when I'm not listening to the talk stations that is)

O&A and Jason Ellis Rock!
 

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I have XM radio in my car. Some times i find its like cable. You can spend five minutes going through stations for something good to listen to. hehe

On a related topic, anyone own any shares of Sirius/XM? lol I bought some a few months ago and have gained 200% (bought at $0.13 and its at $0.428) so far. lol
 

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I have XM radio in my car. Some times i find its like cable. You can spend five minutes going through stations for something good to listen to. hehe

On a related topic, anyone own any shares of Sirius/XM? lol I bought some a few months ago and have gained 200% (bought at $0.13 and its at $0.428) so far. lol
42 cents a share isn't that great. But as a consumer of it (free trial my dad gets with his new truck) I will admit it's pretty badass even if I'll never listen to Latin or Hip-hop stations.

While riding with my dad I been turning it on fox news and America right so he would be more willing to keep it. Of course when I get a job I'll most likely pay for it myself. It would be really handy on the long trips to Oregon. 8+ hours drives.
 

CiviChriSi

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Its a long term investment lol. Plus you know what they say, the higher the risk, the higher the payout (or loss lol).

I listen to it all the time while in my car. I find regular radio has wayy to many commercials. Its so annoying!
 

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I had Sirius a few years ago and really regret the lack thereof. I let my account go defunct about two years ago when I got a new CD player for my car (hahaha, did I ever think I'd be just using my auxiliary for an iPod two years later?), so I haven't listened since then.

I loved Howard Stern and still do. I catch Howard at any chance I can. Besides that, I always loved the classic radio dramas and comedies. There was a station that always played them, and I loved being able to hear The Shadow and The Whistler and The Lone Ranger and a bunch of other dramas from the golden days. I followed those like people do television nowadays -- I used to listen to them growing up with my Dad, and I wish that radio dramas still existed nowadays.

Come on, was Lamont Cranston not the fucking most badass motherfucker ever?

I get a chance to hear XM a little more frequently (or aren't they combined now? I don't remmeber), and I absolutely adore their 40s format. While I've always been a fan of older music, the 40s channel runs each day as if what you're hearing is actually being broadcast in the 40s, with "news" and everything. I especially love it around the anniversaries of historic World War II events. It's like going back in time, and for a history buff, it's amazing.
 
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