- Jan 11, 2011
what the hell is bandwidth cloning and can we use it to get all the channels up to 128kbps minimum????
Why is the XMp3i 2.0 ready and not the XMp3 ? Is it because of the firmware ? If i have to pay to get the same radio but with updated software I will be pissed.The following radios are 2.0-Ready:
My guess is that we'll get a way overdue firmware update to these radios next month:bigclap:
I thought the plan was to migrate the Sirius signals to geostationary satellites that are over the equator (like XM), rather than the current elliptical constellation.Well, when they kill the Sirius satellites next year, the radios get shut down, right? I'd like to see Howard explain that one. But wait... He has his iPhone, so he's set.
They also said they would never raise the prices and there would be a wide assortment of a-la-carte radios available. I think its clear they told the FCC what the FCC wanted to hear with enough weasal words to get out of it.Don't quote me on this but I do believe that when Sirius and XM were wanting the merger they told the FCC that existing customers would NEVER have to buy new radios, which I imagine was one of the requirements that the FCC put on Sirius to allow the merger.
They never said they would never raise prices, they only agreed to that term (2 years?). I think they said they wanted to do a la carte options, but I don't know if that ever made it into the agreement..and I think those will still come as I don't think they ever gave a timeline for them.
The only thing sneaky IMHO that Sirius has done was they promised they would make a radio that would work for both services, which they did. But they really just made it, they don't market it at all. Kind of sneaky, but within guidelines.
Anyways, we're getting off subject I suppose.
I kinda like that also, but I couldn't stand exclusive content on one satellite company over the other! Like in the past, which I recall. Sirius had NFL, NBA and NASCAR and XM had MLB and NHL. I didn't like it when Sirius lost the NHL to XM and I wanted to pick up MLB games, but I didn't want to subscribe to XM for that.I liked it better when they were two separate companies.
The FCC approved the royalty fees to be passed along at the rate specified by Sirius XM. There was nothing under handed about it as they stuck to the agreement and had to seek FCC approval to pass those fees along which was granted.3 years. But they did do music royaly fees which were actually more than what was allowed by the FCC. They were allowed to pass on increases in the fee. They passed on the whole fee.
It was a ridiculous condition given that the services are 99% identical.