There are two
major companies that offer satellite
radio in America: Sirius and XM.
XM was the first company that offered
satellite radio. It has two satellites
named Rock and Roll and it has its
studios in Washington D.C. Sirius Radio
has three satellites and has its studios
in New York As the XM was first, it has
3,2 hundred thousand, but Sirius brings
competition with 1,1 hundred thousand
subscribers in the present time.
Satellite radio is by far the best radio
ever, making the AM/FM radios look old
and dying even. This new era of radio
has a lot of advantages that will please
you at the maximum.
As the income comes from the subscribers
not from advertisements, there are no
commercials, no one is saying what to
buy, no one is promoting their channel
and no one is interrupting you from
listening to what you want, where you
want. There a lot of choices in want to
listen to as both XM and Sirius have a
big programming variety that includes
music channels of world music(pop, rock,
classical, rap, hip-hop, opera, country,
western, jazz, dance, blues, Latin),
weather, news, traffic, sports and
entertainment channels. Local weather
and traffic channels are available only
for major cities in the U.S.A. provided
by the two companies and every five
minutes you can hear updates. The best
thing in all channels is that there are
uncensored. So, you can listen to
uncensored stand-up comedy and hip-hop
channels, at least for now.
The satellite radio has a very good
sound quality, no static and no
interference, a quality that may be
compared with the one of a CD. The radio
is based on a go/no-go system based on
the strength of the signal. So, weak
signal may cause dropouts.
You can easily get information about
songs and artists right on you satellite
radio receiver that can also help you
select channels and categories. This
makes it easier for you to choose the
exact channel or song you want to hear.
So, whenever you are wondering what song
or channel you are listening to just
read the information that the receiver
Now you can get satellite radio wherever
you like, even though at first it was
designed only for car use. With the
right equipment you can easily have
radio, but it depends on you whether you
subscribe at XM or Sirius.
Unfortunately, you can’t use a satellite
radio turner for both XM and Sirius.
There are three types of turners
depending on where you want to listen to
satellite radio. The Plug-and-play
turner can be used out-door wherever you
like as long as you have a portable
boombox that can receive the signal.
There are turners especially made for
using them in cars and the home
satellite radio turners for using them
Both companies want now to offer a video
service. This is planned to happen in
the second half of the year 2006 and
will include at first two video programs
designed for children. Satellite radios'
prices start at about $75. A
subscription costs 12.95 per month
wherever you want to subscribe as both
XM and Sirius radio charges the same.
There a couple of discounts like you can
get satellite radio for a year at
$9.95/month or Sirius is offering a
subscription for a lifetime at $500.
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