Why Do They Continue To Sell "new" Sirius Radios?

lgeorgehsv

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If they still plan to stop the Sirius stream by 2022 why do they keep on producing these radios? They have not introduced a new model since 2007
 

semipenguin

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If they still plan to stop the Sirius stream by 2022 why do they keep on producing these radios? They have not introduced a new model since 2007
There might be language in the merger that says SiriusXM must make both services available while both are operational.

Just a guess
 

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Are they actually making new ones or are these just in inventory? If in inventory they are trying to clear them rather than take the loss on them. The fact somebody will be screwed 5 years down the road is the furthest thing from their mind --- they don't care.
 

HecticArt

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2022 is a long way off in the life of a satellite radio.

The number of models will reduce and the quantity produced will taper down at some point.

I'd be curious to see the stats on the numbers or radios produced over the years.
 

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it seems to be a very small number, and mostly baseline radios or remade/overstock stuff using the same thing just so theres something on the shelf, maybe. I haven't bought a radio since the lynx, and havent owned one in like 3 years. It's been online only for me on the app. I miss having a radio in my living room.
 

Vols44

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I'm going to use this thread to discuss the 2022 timeline. I found a Yahoo article from 2016 with this paragraph:
SiriusXM's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses for its Sirius satellites expire in 2017 and 2022 while XM satellites expire in 2018, 2021 and 2022. The company believes that absent significant misconduct on its part, the FCC will renew the corresponding licenses. Terrestrial repeaters' FCC license are set to expire in 2027.

I spoke with Richard at TSS Radio this afternoon and he had something very interesting to say about receivers. He's heard of talk about a new portable radio. I don't think the RIAA will allow one with the love button, but I don't think they will rehash the Lynx either. I would like to see saved radio replay options and an ability to listen to mp3/4 content via a SD card.

I wonder what Sound Exchange Inc. and the Copyright Royalty Board will say now that Sirius owns Pandora who use to pay less SE and the CRB wanted.