I think things will get cleared up soon. But that chart could be old, and we don't know a lot about it. I know that for a while the Starmate 5 was supposed to be the last Sirius plug and play. That Sirius XM billing was to be merged a year ago. Those are things that were lofty goals but in fact sometimes things take longer happen.That's the one. No info on it's origins. Assumed insider info??????
Amen. I believe it when I see it.I think things will get cleared up soon. But that chart could be old, and we don't know a lot about it. I know that for a while the Starmate 5 was supposed to be the last Sirius plug and play. That Sirius XM billing was to be merged a year ago. Those are things that were lofty goals but in fact sometimes things take longer happen.
You are kidding yourself if you believe that folks that buy sat radio or even the least bit more tech savvy that someone buying and iPhone.It seems that a lot of people think the iPhone 4 is 4G. They'll go into a phone store thinking it is. Hopefully, SiriusXM subscribers are more tech-savvy than the iPhone customers appear to be.
I get what you are saying, but at some point if they really plan to move the service over to the XM side a hard decision is going to have to be made. It has always been my feeling that this would be years down the road, but this roadmap that was released on XM Fan which could be totally bunk for all we know, seems to indicate them busting a move sooner. I just think at some point Sirius XM is going to have to make a hard decision to let all those Sirius 1.0 radios go. That money was already spent, you can't recoup it now and expect to move forward to Sirius XM 2.0. They can ride both for a good period of time, but that about the best they can hope for.I passed the rumors onto some people at the company. The people I spoke to had the exact same reaction as I did. Then I saw the chart at XMFan. We are all speculating on a portion of a chart with no other explanation. You can't tell whom that chart was made for. And who knows when the chart was made. I still think the notion that all the old tuners won't be activated is ludicrous. The company from a financial standpoint would much rather have all the old tuners activated rather then sell new tuners. New tuners are subsidized, like many cell phones. They often cost more to produce than they sell for. The plan on them paying off by having people subscribe for X amount of months to pay off that subsidy.
I think them moving those Sirius folks over to the XM side in Canada will be an ongoing process just like here in the states. Remember they did allow Sirius and XM to merge in Canada too. No way Sirius is going to continue to maintain that network just for Canada, so all the pieces are following into place to eventually make that switch, but again not anytime soon. There was a roadmap post which we later found out was likely nonsense. However, 1.0 as we know it will indeed eventually go bye bye.But what makes me think that it'll never happen is because Sirius Canada uses the same satelleties in the sky and they would have to do the same thing to them move them to XM as well because they use the same satellites as US, so I think its false information and will never happen (hopefully)
Hang in there for the details. In addition to the on demand stuff, there are supposed to be some other cool things in the works.This whole SXM 2.0 thing looks more like 1.001 to me...
Sirius radios will work til 2015 so subscription options are not at a t in the road til then. I waiting on the other cats to come out of the bag to see whats in store for the 10 million odd Sirius people.It sucks to be one of the Sirius network subscribers. If you want a newer radio, you have switch networks AND pay more for Stern and NFL. With the new radios you should have a choice for either XM or Sirius packages. I wish they never merged.
Probably longer than that. The 2015 date has been shown to be false or at least unverified.Sirius radios will work til 2015 so subscription options are not at a t in the road til then. I waiting on the other cats to come out of the bag to see whats in store for the 10 million odd Sirius people.
I think you are right. They are still selling Sirius radios and they came out with the Starmate 8 not to long ago. I am hoping for at least 10 more years of Sirius satellite service.Probably longer than that. The 2015 date has been shown to be false or at least unverified.