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#1 OFFLINE   Nosey

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:46 AM

Was there a time when you could get an XM radio account for free or discounted if you had Direct?

Someone I use to work with last year said she was going to get her husband XM and it wasn't going to cost anything cause they had it with Direct.

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#2 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:16 AM

I don't think so. The do have "specials" on the DTV website with their partners (like XM) periodically in the "value circle."

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#3 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:16 AM

Was there a time when you could get an XM radio account for free or discounted if you had Direct?

No.

There was a 50% off hardware promotion for the $225 Delphi MyFi hand-held receiver for DirecTV subscribers. Sirius doesn't offer any discounts to Dish Network subscribers, so there probably isn't much motivation.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:17 PM

Was there a time when you could get an XM radio account for free or discounted if you had Direct?

Someone I use to work with last year said she was going to get her husband XM and it wasn't going to cost anything cause they had it with Direct.



I got a Roady2 for $19 thru DirecTV. Cheap enough to make me jump on the XM Band Wagon. I think the normal activation fee was dropped as well.

#5 OFFLINE   juan ellitinez

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:22 PM

No.

There was a 50% off hardware promotion for the $225 Delphi MyFi hand-held receiver for DirecTV subscribers. Sirius doesn't offer any discounts to Dish Network subscribers, so there probably isn't much motivation.

They used to

#6 OFFLINE   EricG

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:34 PM

Yeah, I picked up a Pioneer Airware xm2go for $49 with the DirecTV promo at the and of last year. It's great!
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:33 PM

If you sign up for Opie and Anthonys email list on their website you get specials now and then. Right now you can get an XM receiver AND boombox for $99 if you agree to a 3 month commitment. No discounts on service but thats a nice deal considering the same thing thru Sirius is $230.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 01:45 AM

If you sign up for Opie and Anthonys email list on their website you get specials now and then. Right now you can get an XM receiver AND boombox for $99 if you agree to a 3 month commitment. No discounts on service but thats a nice deal considering the same thing thru Sirius is $230.

The Sirius unit that you're quoting is more like the Sky Fi 2 than the XM XPress that they're pushing and it currently has a $50 rebate on it. The comparable Sportster Boombox bundle is closer to $130. The Sporster Replay has just under 50% more record time than the Sky Fi 2 (44 minutes versus 30).

When did recording radio receivers become the big thing?

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:17 PM

The comparable Sportster Boombox bundle is closer to $130.


It was $230 on the Sirius website as of today for the Sportster Replay Boombox bundle. $130 for just the receiver.

http://shop.sirius.c...=7871&scId=7871

I think the recording units might be used just like the buffers for our DVR's, you can rewind if you miss somehting.




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