Tuesday, October 14, 2008

XM Radio and Best of Sirius

I've been using an Audiovox Xpress R XM Radio receiver in my Tahoe for a few months now and I'm loving it. Then I use the online radio at work or when I'm at my computer (in the form of a sidebar gadget). Just yesterday I added the Best of Sirius package which gives me the Playboy Channel, Howard Stern, Martha Stewart and the NFL. I highly doubt I will listen to Martha Stewart, but you never know.

The only problem I have with the service is they don't offer the full lineup of channels online unless you pay for it. What does that mean? It means that if you want to get the exclusive stuff like MLB or NFL, you have to buy one of their home kit accessories (if you have a mobile receiver like me) or pay an additional monthly amount.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but I occasionally would like to get the Dodgers broadcast (now that they are in the playoffs). In the car you get one channel per game per sport, so I can listen to my 49ers get beat by whomever they're playing and then switch channels to the next MLB game or Nascar race or whatever. Is it soo much to ask to get that online for free? I'm already paying for the receivers!! 

Oh well, looks like I will be buying an indoor antenna for those NFL games at home!

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