Do some searches! There are recent postings regarding a $99 deal but it expires the end of this month, but supposedly includes 1 free year subscription.omarv said:Do you or anyone you know have XM radio? I would like to hear whether you like it or not.
I'm glad I listened to my instincts. Robsj, Your post confirmed my doubts. :4:TheRobSJ said:I have it in the Corvette. To tell you the truth...I'm just not sure if it's worth the 10 bucks a month. About 90% of the stations won't agree with you. And the ones that do...once they play a couple songs that you might be into, along comes a turkey.
I have the $49 package from Dish that includes Speedvision, 5 ESPN channels, as well as Golf Channel, and all the Discovery channels. $70 sounds like a rip. I don't bother with the premiums though, maybe that's the difference.TheRobSJ said:Satellite TV is a good comparison. There's only one channel on DirecTV that I can watch almost all the time. Speedvision, or Speed Channel, or whatever they're calling themselves. And to get Speedvision, you have to pay for $70 worth of programming packages with tons of channels you could care less about.
The comedy channel on XM Radio is the only one I can really listen to all the time. It's basically clips from stand up acts. They don't censor anything. The same reason why I don't pay $70 for essentially just Speedvision, is the same reasoning that's going to get me to sour on XM Radio paying $10 for one channel.
I'll probably never make my mind up on this issue! I miss my under seat 12 disk changer with remote for the same reason. I think the in-dash sucks in the area of flexibility and programming options. I just pop a CD in there when I want to hear something specific. Suppose I should load it up one time, and cross my fingers, double check I haven't put one in upside which will probably cause it to have some kind of severe gastro-intestinal disorder.R Stevens said:XM radio has been one of the pleasant surprises of my new audio/video install. My musical tastes cover a wide spectrum and so there are at least 25 to 30 channels of music that I enjoy plus the sports and news channels. AM and FM are almost history in my book. It is worth the $9.99 per month to me.
The sound quality is as good as CD since my new headunit was XM ready and also I don't have to fiddle with a separate tuner device. I was planning to add a separate DVD/CD changer at a later date to keep a good inventory of music in my X, but XM Radio has caused me to reconsider that.
Here is another thread on it:omarv said:Do you or anyone you know have XM radio? I would like to hear whether you like it or not.
I already have that very thing. Maybe that's why I don't give the XM radio much of a chance. I'm too busy playing music DVDs or being real stupid and watching DVD movies. So paying the extra couple bucks to add the Playboy dirty talk is pointless for me seeing as how I could put a DVD porno on if I wanted to.I was planning to add a separate DVD/CD changer at a later date to keep a good inventory of music in my X, but XM Radio has caused me to reconsider that.
For a frequent traveller, or one that has long commutes I think XM is a great solution.DNLeeper said:Sure there are over 100 channels on XM, and you won't like every song you hear. I find it absolutely hilarious that people are content with a 12 disc changer listening to music over and over. Seems to me that when you spend $15 on a CD, not every song on the disc is what you want to hear.. so, you skip over them. With the XM, you aren't cornered in the corporate BS that radio has become. You actually hear EVERYTHING, unsensored. If you want to hear N'sync, turn to XM20.