Realize this is a bit OT for the Group here, but couldn't seem to find a
specific group for this question.
Figure someone here might know, hopefully.
For anyone using an XM Roady in their car.:
Mine has stopped working, and the screen is totally blank.
Is there a fuse in these units ?
Or, a power reset somewhere ?
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
Then put OT as the first two characters in your subject line so
A) people won't have to dl the body of the post to find out what you
B) so that filters to trap OT posts will work. Some people create
filters against OT posts, so they won't have to be bothered by them.
People who read via the web probably can't do any of these things and
don't know much about them, but most people read via Usenet.
Cooperate with them.
Exactly. And I don't subscribe to cable TV--it's expensive! It's a
total waste to pay for commercials. I get my news via free radio and
the Internet whenever I want and can focus on topics I want. I rent
DVDs and get high-definition pictures and quality sound. All the DVDs
I want and can ever watch for under $240 a year--compare that cost to
cable rip off. Cable programs eventually start repeating which is
boring. On occasion I watch PBS and that picks up high-definition
with just rabbit ears.
XM and Sirius are apparently in some pretty deep shit financially.
Half-a billion for Howard Stern, 50 Million for Oprah, Millions for
Now there are trying to merge and are concentrating on new car sales
and less on retail after a bad sales last Christmas. XM came out the
time that Apple unveiled their Ipods. To this day, the sales of Ipods
beat sales of Sat rad 9 fold. You would have to be really poor or dumb
a monthly fee to listen to the same songs and have no control over
what you listen to when you can just download your favorite songs and
personalize your playlist for free at much higher quality than what
these satellite provider can provide.
Cable TV was successful because it provided people more commercial-
free choices and better picture than rabbit ears in an era before VHS/
Now if somebody came up with the concept of charging people 80-100
dollars a month to watch the same reruns of Law and Order and NYPD
the same 50 censored movies with 50 percent commercials the idea would
be laughed at. Same Movies, Same Episodes, New commercials, new rate
Because it's well worth it. You've got dozens of stations that you can get
coast to coast and they actually play music pretty much all day as opposed
to the babbling idiocy of moronic DJ's or non-stop commercials. I hardly
even listen to regular radio anymore.
You can find what you want when you want on sat. radio too. The fact that
you think you would be 'Donna Summered' to death tells me you have probably
never tried it.
You don't have to schelp a box full of CDs around with an Ipod
It's not like I'm going on cross country trips every day either. I
usually thump music at work or while I'm eating, and as far as I know,
It's a real bitch to get satellite radio indoors.
Those dozens of stations just really play the same 300 burnt out songs
of the genre day in and day out.
Where's Howard Stern now? Oh, he's on Sirius now. Just like Cable TV
was supposed to be commercial free, they added them back in later.
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