Sirius Radio Users?

Betterman77Betterman77 Posts: 92
edited June 2006 in Technical Stuff and Help
I just got a Sirius radio and its all hooked up and all, but I thought it would give u cd quality sound, I got the best signal possible, so i guess it won't be cd quality am I right?
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  • smartass1235smartass1235 Posts: 136
    it is digital. but if you are using an FM transmitter you can expect less then great quality
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  • possomistspossomists Posts: 418
    shouldve gotten xm buddy. you got second best, not bad, but second best
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  • Biggest WaveBiggest Wave Posts: 686
    Fuck Sirius you should have gotten XM. Much better programming.
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 6,480
    Neither service is going to give you true CD quality. These files are encoded into a lower res format for streaming.
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  • 10_pearljam10_pearljam Posts: 172
    Fuck Sirius you should have gotten XM. Much better programming.


    LOL...programming on XM blows...

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  • 10_pearljam10_pearljam Posts: 172
    I just got a Sirius radio and its all hooked up and all, but I thought it would give u cd quality sound, I got the best signal possible, so i guess it won't be cd quality am I right?


    How do you have it hooked up? Car, Stereo, Boom Box?
    He is alive but feels absolutely nothing.
    So is he?
    When he was six he believed that the moon overhead followed him.
    By nine he had deciphered the illusion trading magic for fact.
    No tradebacks...
    So this is what it's like to be an adult
    If he only knew now what he knew then...
  • Hey J.T.Hey J.T. Posts: 2
    I live in the S.F. Bay Area - so I have a loooong commute each day. Sirius is the only thing that keeps me sane... You need to play around with the different radio stations to fine one that tunes in Sirius the best. For the record I love Hair Nation and Octane..... Octane plays PJ more than the others.
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  • pjambamapjambama Posts: 126
    xm is cool but sirius is cooler. not 2 mention xm and clear channel do buisness together. as far as sound quality i think both sirius and xm r close 2 cd quality. both have plans 2 eventially upgrade the sound once they r making some money instead of losing billions.

    i have an old kenwood unit in my house running thru my bose am 7 and i am satisfied with the sound. in my car i have an indash alpine so no need 4 fm transmitter.
  • How do you have it hooked up? Car, Stereo, Boom Box?


    I have it hooked up with the home kit so i got an antena outside the house, Im not using the FM transmitter I got it hooked up with the RCA jacks cause im guessing thats gonna be better than going through the fm band, I have tried everywhere possible and the best signal strenght i can get is 6 bars out of 10 bars full on my meter. Anyone get a perfect full bar of strength?
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  • deek74deek74 Posts: 106
    Make sure you set it up to find Pearl Jam songs. If a Pearl Jam song is playing on any station it will alert you. It doesn't matter if your listening to that station or not. In other words if its playing in sirius somewhere it will alert you. Great feature.
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  • AnthonyD1987AnthonyD1987 Boston, MAPosts: 347
    This is a great Pearl Jam conversation. Just kidding. I don't have a preference. I would actually rather listen to radio for free, but that's just me. Plus it doesn't hurt that I work at an FM radio station too, therefore my bias towards "terrestrial radio" as one Howard Stern would call it.
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  • pjambamapjambama Posts: 126
    the only way i can get near perfect signal strenth is locating the satellite on my roof. just like satellite tv u need to have a good location and u should get near percect strength. u can go 2 http://www.siriusbackstage.com and they usually have some good ideas. also is a cool site 2 check out what channels r playing the music u r into.

    what's currently playing http://itson.siriusbackstage.com:8999/

    seek which channels r playing which songs http://siriusbackstage.com/songseek.php
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    I had XM free for 3 months with my new car. It was decent but I ended up buying an external receiver to listen to Sirius. It blows away XM.
  • alphonse55 wrote:
    I had XM free for 3 months with my new car. It was decent but I ended up buying an external receiver to listen to Sirius. It blows away XM.

    I couldn't agree MORE I had XM for two years and switched to Sirius this winter when Howard did and I am 10 times happier with the Sirius programing compared to XM.....
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  • bones0138bones0138 Posts: 52
    Fuck Sirius you should have gotten XM. Much better programming.
    oh yeah, you gotta love that Oprah...GREAT programming!
  • bones0138 wrote:
    oh yeah, you gotta love that Oprah...GREAT programming!

    HA HA no shit let me see the Oprah chanel or Howard 100 & 101!!:D
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  • toronado10toronado10 Posts: 233
    Stern is worth every penny I give to sirius.
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    Find shapes in the clouds.
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    we are intruders,
    tolerated briefly
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  • toronado10 wrote:
    Stern is worth every penny I give to sirius.
    I couldn't agree more Howard 100 & Howard 101 get me thru my 60 hr plus hectic work week!!!
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  • bones0138bones0138 Posts: 52
    HA HA no shit let me see the Oprah chanel or Howard 100 & 101!!:D
    i'm a fan, what can i do? i don't need all that dumb shit like the "howard news", but i gotta have the show.
  • PJ013PJ013 Posts: 11
    Stern SUCKS!! He's sucked for the last 10 years. And what does this have to do with Pearl Jam?
  • I just got a Sirius radio and its all hooked up and all, but I thought it would give u cd quality sound, I got the best signal possible, so i guess it won't be cd quality am I right?

    It's really not the best sound. I have XM and sometimes the sound sucks but I love it anyway especially since we have crappy radio stations all around pretty much. 47 Ethel is my favorite. They have a Flannel Friday where they play nothing but Seattle music but they play Pearl Jan pretty often all throughout the week. I also like Squizz 48. Seems like Sirius has been getting lots of hype since Howard signed on.
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  • homeratbathomeratbat Posts: 219
    XM is better than sirius? i guess if you dont love commerical free music thats true! sirius rocks!
  • pjambamapjambama Posts: 126
    where can u get your pearl jam fix...sirius, xm, am/fm etc
  • homeratbathomeratbat Posts: 219
    PJ013 wrote:
    Stern SUCKS!! He's sucked for the last 10 years. And what does this have to do with Pearl Jam?

    stern on sirius is old school stern and he said he wished he could have gone to the IP show in nyc for pj so there is some pj news
  • PJ013 wrote:
    Stern SUCKS!! He's sucked for the last 10 years. And what does this have to do with Pearl Jam?
    Howard is awesome and it has nothing too with PJ just like thousands of other posts and threads on the board!!!
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  • Oh and XM has Air America Radio. Love it.
    Who made up, made up the myth
    that we were born to be covered in bliss?
    who set the standard, born to be rich?
    such fine examples, skinny little bitch
    model, role model, roll some models in blood
    get some flesh to stick, so they look like us
    i shit and i stink, i'm real, join the club
  • homeratbat wrote:
    stern on sirius is old school stern and he said he wished he could have gone to the IP show in nyc for pj so there is some pj news

    Howard has said a few times that he is a big fan of PJ
    Rapid City 98
  • freeonefreeone Posts: 24
    possomists wrote:
    shouldve gotten xm buddy. you got second best, not bad, but second best

    smoke more whatever it is your smokin if you the xm is better. Look at the subscription base, I think Sirrius triples your xm.
  • bones0138bones0138 Posts: 52
    PJ013 wrote:
    Stern SUCKS!! He's sucked for the last 10 years. And what does this have to do with Pearl Jam?
    god i wish Iron Maiden didn't charge fans to use their message board, you could say all your dumb shit there!
  • I have had my radio running for all day and i dunno why but it all of a sudden cut out, this is a huge pain in the fucking ass since I already mounted the radio to the outside of the house cause thats where i seemed to get the best reception it worked fine all day why would it all of a sudden cut out like that.
    "Keep on Rockin In the Free World"

    "Gimli,MB 08-14-93"
    "Fargo,ND 06-15-03"
    "Winnipeg,MB 09-08-05"
    "Thunder Bay,ON 09-09-05"
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