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Posted: 8/23/2005 12:08:17 PM EDT
I've seen these $49.00 receivers lately and wonder if there is a model with a usb adapter so that I could use it with my laptop. Anyone have ideas on this subject. $49.00 and a subscription isn't too expensive as a starter receiver.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:09:43 PM EDT
No.

F satellite radio, get a mp3 player and get pod casts.

The satellite biz is just another mass media conduit, unfortunately - it had the chance to be something better and turned out to neglect that possibility.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:25:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 12:29:30 PM EDT by LoginName]
www.timetraxtech.com

A bit expensive (depending on what equipment you already own).

Big plus... allows you to record satellite broadcasts to your HDD.

www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,66156,00.html
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:32:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
No.

F satellite radio, get a mp3 player and get pod casts.

The satellite biz is just another mass media conduit, unfortunately - it had the chance to be something better and turned out to neglect that possibility.



which was?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:43:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 1:45:43 PM EDT by dugedug]
Is it too late for you to get Sirius? XM blows these days and is getting worse. Just pick up a channel brochure of each and you will see.


I have a nice Alpine MP3/sat. player and have found that I never listen to MP3 cds anymore, except on rare occasions.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:01:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dugedug:
Is it too late for you to get Sirius? XM blows these days and is getting worse. Just pick up a channel brochure of each and you will see.


I have a nice Alpine MP3/sat. player and have found that I never listen to MP3 cds anymore, except on rare occasions.



No haven't bought yet. Just looking at the possibilities. Is an FM modulator good enough for a starter unit?

M4-AK
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:12:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
No.

F satellite radio, get a mp3 player and get pod casts.

The satellite biz is just another mass media conduit, unfortunately - it had the chance to be something better and turned out to neglect that possibility.



Explain that, please. Maybe some more insight? Reasons?

It is still an infant.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:13:35 AM EDT
Audio out to Audio in on the sound?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:18:31 AM EDT


I use my XM Roady II at work and use the output to pump the music into my computer. I use a free program called MyMP3 to record what I want to hear later. It works perfectly.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:22:43 AM EDT
XM subscribers can listen to the audio streams over the web for free,
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:33:13 AM EDT
i have xm and pretty much listen to the news and x comedy channels.music program on it seems alot of songs i never heard of.if i want music i turn the radio on.

kids love the disney channel,wife loves the sports channels.
to me the news and comedy channel is worth the $20 family plan.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:37:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
i have xm and pretty much listen to the news and x comedy channels.music program on it seems alot of songs i never heard of.if i want music i turn the radio on.



Complaining about songs you have never heard of???

Most people actully cite that as the reason for getting sat radio.

What type of music do you like to listen to?

Channels 10, 20, 21, 22, and 46 should have songs that you are familiar with.

(yup, just checked 'em. all "common" songs)
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:01:00 AM EDT
What powers those $49.00 units? Do they plug into the cig lighter, or run on batteries?

M4-AK
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