The state of things

Discussion in 'SiriusXM 2.0' started by Casual Fan, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Things would have to improve greatly before I decide to get Sirius again. Sound quality wise, programming wise. At this juncture everything I would want out of a service like this, I already have. I'm still a Slacker Plus subscriber, have numerous free options on my phone, and a good enough data plan that I don't have to worry about overages, plus 3G is everywhere I go. In the rare instances I don't get cell service, Slacker caching or my iPod takes over nicely. Not to say it will never happen, maybe after Stern finally leaves.
     
  2. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    See, I don't have a smart phone. (I don't want to get bent over for a data plan mostly.) I think if I did there'd be a whole world of satrad that I'm just not getting now. I wouldn't listen at home (other stuff to do) but I probably would at the office. Still, Spotify serves that function pretty well, as do other services...
     
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    That's the nice thing about the Lynx, no data plan or farting around with your phone. Just slide it into the dock at work or in your car and away you go. Use it with your headphones while you mow the lawn or jog on the treadmill. Lots of flexibility and east to use. I use the phone app from time to time, but phone apps aren't the easiest for me to use during working hours. I make too many calls and emails, and I'm back and forth from my desk too often to leave it connected to my bookshelf stereo. Headphones at work are not always possible either.

    I still use Slacker. Mostly in the evening when the office allows streaming services, or when I'm working at home and want some variety.
     
  4. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    The Lynx will have the On Demand, just not sure when.
     
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Since they are out of beta for the iPhone app, hopefully it's soon for the Lynx and Android.

    Looking forward to it.
     
  6. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    So the Lynx has a belt clip or something that makes it portable? Do you have to listen to just prerecorded stuff when you're mobile, or is it live?

    What about the Xmp3i? Is this something I could throw on the dash of my wife's car and take on a trip without a car kit, just using a cigarette lighter power adapter and the built-in antenna?
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012
  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    No. The antenna on the XMP3 will not work that good in a moving vehicle :(

    Sent from my HTC EVO 4G using Tapatalk 2.0 :)
     
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The Lynx will play what you have buffered while you are not docked or if you aren't near wi-fi. I've got something like 120 hours (I haven't added it up lately) of buffered content. It records your preset stations, so it's stuff you like to listen to. It doesn't have a built in antenna like the Stiletto, but the Stiletto antenna didn't work all that well anyway. (How often are you in the car for over 100 hours?)

    In the car without a dock, you can listen to replay material in other cars. Just use their line in, a cassette adapter, or blue-tooth (I believe.) You can move docks between cars pretty easily too though. I did it with my Stiletto a few times. A second magnetic antenna is helpful. (You should have an extra one anyway.)

    They didn't make a dedicated holster/case for them, but I found a leather cell phone case that fits it perfectly. I've even dropped it on concrete 2 or 3 times with no problems.
     
  9. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Sigh...I guess we're going to have to wait until cellular broadband is cheap and plentiful to get truly mobile, wearable devices. This is all just compromises.

    I could be in the car for 100 hours. You don't know me.
     
  10. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I also have seen cases on ebay listed as 'siriusxm lynx case' but it looks like a generic cellphone leather case, but it looked nice. the preview photos shown did not display the lynx in it, but it must be the same diminsions.
     
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    If you're in the car that much, a car dock will pay for itself in a couple of weeks.
     
  12. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    I'll need donuts, but I can do this.
     
  13. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Why not just use the web app while at work? That's what I do.
     
  14. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Streaming isn't allowed during business hours. I can get around it but I try to be nice to those that can't.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     

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