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O&A on Sirius OEM Car Units

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  1. TurboDan

    TurboDan It's the bitches that'll gitchyiz...

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    Was wondering if anyone could help me out with something I've been wondering. I've been an XM sub since '04 but just today I bought a new car (haven't taken delivery yet) that has a Sirius OEM radio in there. I see that Sirius hits you up for $4 extra for access to O&A and baseball, etc., which is fine I guess, but have there been any issues listening to their channel on the OEM units?

    I remember something a while back after the merger that some of the XM channels couldn't be tuned in on the Sirius OEM units. That would suck big time if it was no more O&A in the car.

    Thanks!
     
  2. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    XM 105 or Sirius 206.

    If the vehicle doesn't tune either one in, you're SOL.
     
  3. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    If you have Sirius, you need the Best of XM package. (Not sure if they changed that but I think O&A costs extra)
     
  4. whiskeyguy

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    The Best of XM package costs extra, but O&A are included in it.
     
  5. Don the Radio Guy

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    I've never heard of the OEM units not tuning in the Best of Channels. If it's a car made since the merger, it'll definitely be on there.
     
  6. TurboDan

    TurboDan It's the bitches that'll gitchyiz...

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  7. Sunsetspawn

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    If this is the case, you call them and either tell them to cancel that shit altogether, or give you O&A for free.
     
  8. Don the Radio Guy

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    Why? Do O&A not deserve to be paid for the service they provide? Where do you think the money to pay them comes from?
     
  9. CousinDave

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    should be free, mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
  10. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

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    XM and Sirius are one company now, so why are they free on XM but premium on Sirius?
     
  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    How is one person not paying for the best of XM on a Sirius radio taking money out of O&A's pockets?
     
  12. CousinDave

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    its contract stuff

    they would have to pay O&A a lot more money, just like they'd have to pay baseball more money - same with the Best of Sirius, Howard, Martha, Playboy etc... would have to be paid more

    If I had to guess, I'd say after the next contract The O&A Show will be on both platforms without being part of the Best Of package
     
  13. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    I don't think so
    Howard wasn't

    The company wants the extra $$$$$
     
  14. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    So did you sit in on the contract negotiations or did they just email/fax it to you for your stamp of approval?
     
  15. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    Plus remember Howard did get $25 bonus for merger & still they charge extra for him
    So its not just contracts & compensations, its greed on managements part
     
  16. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Shapeshifters would never give up extra shekels.
     
  17. Don the Radio Guy

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    Why should someone who buys a Sirius radio get one channel, that isn't offered by Sirius, for free? Just because he doesn't want to listen to baseball doesn't mean he shouldn't pay the fee for the Best of Package. Of course wanting to expand your subscription during the free trial voids the free trial, but that's a different story.
     
  18. fletcher

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    He didnt buy a radio, he bought a car that happened to have a radio in it. Like I said, how does one person not paying take money out of O&As pocket? Either way its still another subscription (if he decides to pick it up past the free trial) and that is money that goes to pay their contract.
     
  19. whiskeyguy

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    On the most basic level less income = less money for employee contracts. Best of XM subscriptions are probably one of the things used to determine demand for O&A.
     
  20. TurboDan

    TurboDan It's the bitches that'll gitchyiz...

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    Well, this turned out exactly how I hoped it wouldn't. If anyone buys a pre-owned '08 Land Rover LR2, know that you ain't gonna be listening to the boys on the factory Sirius unit. I called up to activate and they said the OEM Sirius unit is incompatible with Sirius Premier, which I guess is what they're calling Best of XM these days. Love the car, but this is just annoying. Wish Sirius would just throw O&A on a regular Sirius channel and get rid of the pay wall (even though I was perfectly willing to pay it anyway).

    FWIW, Sirius seems to have more dropouts than XM, too. Must be the difference in sats (aren't XM's stationary while Sirius has three rotating sats, or something like that?).

    On another note, how's the Howard Stern Show sounding these days? :icon_mrgr:action-sm
     

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