I believe it is just the receiver that they would have to switch out for you. Can't get XM with Sirius receiver and vice-versa. Of course it will probably cost you for the new one, and get nothing for the old one.TooTall said:Does anyone know if I can switch to Sirius radio if I currently have the factory XM installed? Isn't it just a box that has to be switched?
Probably the most noteable reasons are the programming. The music stations are similar, just preferences, but the sports are in Sirius' favor. Sirius = NFL, NBA, NHL XM = Baseball, NASCAR, Golf. The hype is also on about Howard Stern moving to Sirius in a couple months, although I can't stand the guy. I think XM has Opey and Anthony as their "shock jocks". And about the subscribers, XM got a huge head start (first to market), but as you can see by your stats, Sirius' growth is unmatched by XM. It's a battle of content and which you prefer. Sure both companies are upside down and in dept, but they are both trying to win the subscriber war. Currently XM has the advantage on subscribers (first to market), but the programming for Sirius has been paying huge dividends. The financial losses are the strategy of Sirius' management at this stage of the game. They are trying to pull off another Amazon.com, or Yahoo deal. They know they have to spend a lot to get the programming and wait for the profits to come later. They are paying Howard Stern $400MM to move to Sirius. They are betting he brings a bunch of his listeners (cult following ) with him. All the analysts say this is probably one of the best companies to invest in that are not following the "financial fundamentals" (not a stock tip... go research on your own)! I've got Sirius in my truck.mada4manda said:Why do you want to switch to sirius? I love my XM. They seem to be more advanced with their wireless technology...and it's a fact..they still have way more subscribers (approx. 4.5 million to Sirius's 1.8million).
This is directly from Forbes.com: (I'm including this because I don't want anyone to think I'm just coming up with these numbers without any references)
-"XM Satellite Radio Holdings is an out-of-this-world radio broadcaster. The company provides direct satellite radio broadcasts to almost 4.5 million subscribers in the US"
-"Sirius Satellite Radio (nasdaq: SIRI - news - people ) reported a wider loss for the second quarter but posted impressive growth in new subscribers. The company also raised its year-end 2005 subscriber guidance. For the second quarter, Sirius posted a net loss per share of 13 cents, versus a loss of 11 cents in the same period last year. Net subscriber additions were 365,931 for the quarter, up 184% year-over-year, bringing the total number of subscribers to 1,814,626 at the end of the quarter"
Please don't think I'm being critical...I would just like to know what Sirius offers that would make someone want to switch. Either way, I think we can all agree...satellite radio (xm or sirius) is far superior to commercial radio. I haven't listened to FM since I bought XM 2 years ago!
Golf on radio???? Now that has to be exciting. Do you have to turn the volume way up so you can hear the brodcasters wispering?FL_Crushin said:Probably the most noteable reasons are the programming. The music stations are similar, just preferences, but the sports are in Sirius' favor. Sirius = NFL, NBA, NHL XM = Baseball, NASCAR, Golf. .