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MacBytes
Oct 26, 2004, 09:42 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: XM To Introduce Wearable Satellite Radio - claim competition for iPod (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041026224239)
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eric_n_dfw
Oct 27, 2004, 09:27 AM
I wonder how well this thing will work in subways and other enclosed areas. Does anyone out there have the table-top XM receiver? How does it get it's signal in an office building with no line-of-sight to the sky? (I'm guessing they must have some kind of radio tower repeaters in big cities to boost the signal for that.)

I think the subscription will drive away most users anyway.

Mr. Anderson
Oct 27, 2004, 09:42 AM
I think the subscription will drive away most users anyway.

Unless you have this as a second unit :D

This thing really looks pretty damn cool, but I'm going to want to see how well it works before I buy one. And can you jog with it.....

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eric_n_dfw
Oct 27, 2004, 10:05 AM
Unless you have this as a second unit :D

This thing really looks pretty damn cool, but I'm going to want to see how well it works before I buy one. And can you jog with it.....

DDoes XM not charge per satelite receiver (like DirecTV and Dish do for DSS TV?)

Also, when in town, I guess I'm so used to commercials that I don't mind "free" AM/FM radio.

eric_n_dfw
Oct 27, 2004, 10:20 AM
Does XM not charge per satelite receiver (like DirecTV and Dish do for DSS TV?)

Also, when in town, I guess I'm so used to commercials that I don't mind "free" AM/FM radio.Answering my own question ;):
From what I can tell on the http://www.xmradio.com/get_xm/ site, you'll pay $6.99 additional per month (on top of your $9.99/month for your 1st tunner) for this if you already have one tuner.

nagromme
Oct 27, 2004, 11:28 AM
Since I listen to public radio--I even have a good rock/alt station that's public, I too don't have a problem with commercials :)

NinjaMonkey
Oct 27, 2004, 11:34 AM
I love XM Radio and if you live near a major city indoor reception is pretty good, I don't have any issues.

The problem I have with this is the price tag. It is a lot to pay for a radio. The nice thing is they throw in the home and car kit for free with this thing so it might not be so bad of a deal for someone who doesn't already have an XM reciever.