3 Free Days of Sirius Radio

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Sirius is giving away three free days of streaming access to their radio service in exchange for an email address.

Go to sirius.com, and click the link in the lower right hand corner.
 

Keitero

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Sirius and XM radio are good. Without them, I would go insane (hates local radio, they play the same things over and over again)
 

nealh

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Ilove my Sirius radio..I have had since last Nov..I think I have listened to "free" radio twice for like 2 min
 

Balt

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Originally posted by: nitrus
kinda shady if you ask me. 3 days? why not make it a month?

Because subscribers would be kind of pissed if you gave away a free month of something that they pay for?
 

ThePresence

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Originally posted by: Balt
Originally posted by: nitrus
kinda shady if you ask me. 3 days? why not make it a month?

Because subscribers would be kind of pissed if you gave away a free month of something that they pay for?

Doesn't seem to bother AOL. :p
 

Askalon

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pretty much like pay movie cable channels having a free weekend, it is great way to see if you are going to like it or not.
 

cookj

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Sirius is great. My years sub has just ran out. Anyone know of a deal in a am\fm\cd\sirius that'll fit a 99 dodge quade cab PU ?
 

csyberblue

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this is a cool deal, I've been looking into getting sirius around christmas time, and this is a good way of checking it out.

However, I'm only able to access the music on the first page, I can't listen to the talk radio (like fox news and such), I just get a 1 minute or so ad and then it stops and doesn't play.

Maybe they are only allowing some channels a free preview.

Anyway, thanks OP for the headsup.
 

aphex

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i lost the password they sent me in my welcome packet :(
 

LurkingInNC

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Just a reminder for any DISH subscribers who might have missed it, DISH added the SIRIUS music stations to its packages a couple of months ago.
 

imported_digitalelegance

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Originally posted by: LurkingInNC
Just a reminder for any DISH subscribers who might have missed it, DISH added the SIRIUS music stations to its packages a couple of months ago.

...and there's a free Sirius trial weekend coming up for all dish subscribers from September 3rd to the 6th on channels 6001 - 6099.

Originally posted by: csyberblue
However, I'm only able to access the music on the first page, I can't listen to the talk radio (like fox news and such), I just get a 1 minute or so ad and then it stops and doesn't play.

Only the channels that Sirius produces in-house can be streamed. I guess they don't have the rights to stream the other stuff.
 

csyberblue

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Originally posted by: austin316
sirius vs. xm??

is there really any difference?

they carry a few different stations between them. Sirius is a little bit more expensive, but I think if you buy sirius for an entire year they reduce the rate and it comes out as the same price as XM. They also use different receivers, and some receivers have more features than other ones.
 

Freejack2

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I have XM in my car hooked directly into the line in (cd changer adapter) on my Kenwood. It sounds pretty good.

I got a rental car last week with Sirius. Hertz uses an FM modulator probably plugged into the antenna lead. Worked fine but with fm modulation it was hard to tell if the sound quality was any better or worse. From the channels I did listen to seemed pretty much like XM formatwise.

The only advantages I can think of for XM is the ground stations in cities and for me, the Roady.
 

49erinnc

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A couple things to consider....

Sirius is backed by some really big names in terms of receivers (Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, Clarion, etc.). I've barely heard of the component manufacturers producing products for XM. That's not to take anything away from XM. My point is just that if you're loyal to certain "big name" brands, you're going to have more to choose from with Sirius, especially in the future.

Even aside from the free 3-day trial, you will NOT be able to listen to any of the talk/news shows with Sirius via computer stream. The only talk station you can currently get via online feed is the gay/lesbian station. I am with Sirius, but it's my biggest knock on them. I enjoy getting a free stream on my computer of all their music stations but I would love to get all the news/talk stations as well. I figure, I'm paying for all the fees so why only give me access to half of them on my computer? Big downer for me but I still prefer their services over XM.

Sirius sound/clarity is really good. I will admit though, that some stations can have some static that can be annoying at times. You don't really notice it all when listening to music, but you can hear it when listening to talk radio. As far as losing a signal, the delay is pretty good. I normally don't lose my signal unless I'm stuck in traffic under an overpass and when I pull into my garage.

If you like sports, go with Sirius. They have exclusive rights to the NFL package. You get "NFL Radio" on a daily basis and during the season, Sirius will broadcast EVERY regular season and playoff game. You also get the scores on your display screen. Sirius also is partnered with the NBA, NHL and (I think) MLB. LOT of sports talk radio on Sirius, which personally, I love. Most of the music stations on both XM/Sirius are similar so you can't go wrong with either.

One thing I'm really looking forward to is a new product that's coming out for Sirius. It's a walkman, that will allow you to receive your Sirius feed on. It's only going to be like $99 and the though of having satellite radio on a walkman, is very appealing to me.

XM certainly has the larger subscriber base but it's just a personal preference with who you go with because both services are really good and certainly better than free/local radio. I guess the biggest factors to consider when choosing is if you want more music than talk radio and don't really care about sports, then go with XM. If you really enjoy all forms of talk radio, news stations and sports, then go with Sirius. Sirius does carry a ton of music by the way, so don't think they don't. Personally, I just find myself listening to the talk radio shows more.
 
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http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040819/040819_Sirius_bcol.small.jpg
the Sirius Sportster, which prompts you when your favorite sports teams are playing on Sirius. In addition, you can get up-to-the-minute scores on the radio?s readout. There?s also a jump button which gives you one-touch access to Sirius? local traffic and weather stream for your area or let?s you immediately access your favorite music/news/talk station. MSRP for the Sportster is $99.99.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040819/040819_Handstreamjockey_bcol.small.jpg
it?s shaped like a very thick cell phone. Inside are a headphone unit and volume controls, a wireless FM modulator, 18 presets and a 6-line screen display.

Like all the other small radios (from both companies) you can dock in to your car and home stereo or you can plug it into a boom box of sorts. But the Stream Jockey will also have an optional docking device with a built-in antenna, rechargeable battery and carrying case ? making this little unit a self-contained satellite ?Walkman? of sorts. The Stream Jockey will sell for $99.99; no price has yet been set for the Communication Portable Dock.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5758617/
 

RBC

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I love my XM. Great customer support, great stations, and Bob Edwards will be getting his own show there in October. Lastly, XM is profitable now. Do you think Sirrus is past the hump yet?
 

adam123

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For the NFL package they broadcast every game on 2 stations, 1 from each home towns broadcast.

I have heard there are Sirius / XM hybrid players that will be arriving this fall.