Sirus XM Radio

On our recent vacation out west, we rented a car that included Sirus XM radio.

Maybe we had a bad unit … or maybe the coverage where we were was bad … but what a horrible service.

I cannot imagine for the life of me why ANYONE would pay a dime for it.

At first I thought it would be cool … certainly something to evaluate for when we buy another car.  The catalog of channels looked really good, and it had a lot of my favorite NPR shows on regularly.

It worked fine as long as there was absolutely nothing over the car.

The moment we went into a canyon, a forest, or even tall buildings, the signal cut out.

And, of course, this happened at the most inopportune moments … usually when the program we were listening to got to an interesting part.

Honestly, if the signal is that weak that it can’t tolerate TREES, how can anyone use it?

I’ll stick with standard FM radio for the time being.

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3 thoughts on “Sirus XM Radio

  1. Brian Dolinar

    Though I’ve never had poor signal when I had my satellite radio (but driving in metro areas only), the content with massive amounts of advertising was my deciding factor in not signing up. If I’m paying a monthly fee, there should be no ads.

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    1. david Post author

      the content with massive amounts of advertising was my deciding factor in not signing up

      That I can’t really comment on … I tend to listen to NPR most of the time.

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  2. Mia

    Though I’ve never had poor signal when I had my satellite radio (but driving in metro areas only), the content with massive amounts of advertising was my deciding factor in not signing up. If I’m paying a monthly fee, there should be no ads.
    +1

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