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"Best of" packages coming October 6

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by Koz, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. paulman182

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    If my daughter didn't have a receiver on my account, I'd probably be gone already.

    If this is the "Best" of Sirius, the future is indeed bleak.
     
  2. dwilliam_houston

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    I am actually really happy with the new Best of Sirius. Adding the NFL Football station and football games, as well as NHL and NASCAR gives me all except for the Premier League Soccer. They could cut Playboy and Howard Stern and add the Soccer and I would be a happy camper.

    I do think that the XM users got the better end of the deal, I really dont see that much that Sirius users need to be excited about that is added to their system. I think this will definately sway people to get XM Radio this XMas and add the Best of Sirius package. Im actually suprised they havent done their annual promotions with the Football season started.
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Depends on what you like. Sirius customers are going to get NBA games and XM's college sports (which slowly over the years have drifted more and more onto XM and off Sirius).

    As for baseball, who knows? They may not have announced anything because the season is pretty much over (playoffs and World Series only now). They may reach an agreeement by spring.

    I turned Best of Sirius on for my mobile radios (car and SkiFi) so I can get NFL and more college sports.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    No, the a la carte radios are service specific. The dual radios are not due until later (forgot when). They will also be a la carte, I believe.
     
  5. dwilliam_houston

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    BTW, I just noticed after logging into the XM Online Radio that all the Best of Sirius are now showing up too. Good job XM/Sirius!!!!!
     
  6. cforrest

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    Does anyone know if the NBA was moved to XM? On the sirius website, NBA seems to be XM now, which sucks, cause I will have to pay for the best of XM on my Sirius receiver. http://www.sirius.com/nba
     
  7. 1kyardstare

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    I tried to add best of yesterday 30Sept and followed steps in the Sirius website but it would give an easy way to execute on-line. Called CSR and CSR said that best of was not available to be added yet I would have to wait until 10/6.

    Sounds like they are having some trouble with the roll out. According to CSR can't sign up for it yet and they are unsure if the best of will launch next week.

    Interesting. Has anyone been able to add best of yet?

    Matt
     
  8. krock918316

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    I reactivated my factory Ford radio with Sirius Everything with Best of XM. Took about 10 minutes. No problems at all. Now I can listen to O&A without that jumble of wires all over my dash. :)
     
  9. DCSholtis

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    Yes I added best of Sirius to my XM service yesterday and they were having massive problems I was told. In fact I had to call back a few hours later when the channels still had not shown up on my receiver and the CSR told me they had been so overwhelmed that shortly after my call their computer systems crashed so my first CSR was not able to complete my order and I needed a reboot of services. Within 20 minutes after that 2nd call it was alright.
     
  10. aaronbud

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    I saw that too. Looks like they are trying to find a way to make us pay more for NBA, what a joke. XM website makes no mention of NBA that I can find. Fork up $2 more a month (family friendly w/best of XM) to keep NBA which was included before? No mention at all of MLB? This sucks! The only thing I want from XM is MLB, and to KEEP what I had before...... which included NBA! UGH!
     
  11. 1kyardstare

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    Added it this morning. It seems like it went through OK. I will check my Sportster 5 later when I get back to my car.

    As far as MLB not being available - I believe all playoff games will be on ESPN Radio. So I guess the point is moot until next season...
     
  12. Lee L

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    I wonder what kind of multi-radio discount they will give? I can;t seem to find that anywhere.
     
  13. mitchelljd

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    I just logged into Sirius.com and see what they are promoting to Sirius customers. I also saw online that my radio cannot receive the "BEST OF XM" package. My Lexus 400h has an after market add on integrated to the stereo/nav. Sadly just Sirius on it. oh well
    _________________________________

    Now for the first time, you can add XM channels to your SIRIUS subscription. Add "The Best of XM" on SIRIUS and get Oprah & Friends, Opie & Anthony, NHL and NBA games, the 24/7 NHL Home Ice Channel, The PGA TOUR Network, college sports, and XM Public Radio. The Best Radio on Radio™ just got better.

    Oprah & Friends
    Oprah & Friendslisten Channel 195
    Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Dr. Oz and more help you live your best life on Oprah & Friends.

    NBA
    NBA Channels 211-220
    Hear regular season NBA Games, the Playoffs and the Finals.

    NHL
    NHL Home Ice Channel 208
    NHL Home Ice, the world's first hockey channel, delivers a high energy mix of information and entertainment. The on-ice leader for fans across North America with up-to-the-second news and analysis.

    PGA
    PGA Tour Network Channel 209
    All PGA TOUR events, the British Open and more, including golf news, tournament scores, and player highlights.

    College Sports
    College Sports Channels 211-220
    Games from the top college conferences, including Pac-10, Big 10, Big 12, Big East and ACC.

    XMPR
    XMPR Channel 196
    Insightful, entertaining, and provocative Public Radio programming, including award-winning and exclusive shows from Bob Edwards.

    the VIRUS
    The VIRUSlisten Channel 197
    Beware ... this is radio like you've never heard it before. Irreverent, uncensored, so good you won't want to stop listening. Opie and Anthony in the morning and Ron and Fez in the afternoon. It's addictive, it's viral... it's The VIRUS.
     
  14. bases1616

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    I thought Sirius owned the rights to the NBA. Did XM take over the rights on the NBA this year?
     
  15. aaronbud

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    Just got off the phone with a Sirius CSR, and yes, we will have to upgrade to best of xm if we want NBA games this year. I asked her who's idea that was, she replied "The FCC". She went on to say "it's only $4 more a month". Love it! Looks like those who warned us against the merger were correct, I hope this is the only case where we will have to pay more to keep what we had in the past...
     
  16. aaronbud

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    She did confirm at least for the quarterly customer, if you upgrade, there is no commitment required, so that part's good....... I suppose you could upgrade for the NBA season, then step back down to just Sirius programming...
     
  17. pez2002

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    thats what i did

    i only added sirius channels for howard thats it

    and mabye NFL radio now all i need is shade 45 please xm put that on ch 68
     
  18. bases1616

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    Looks like XM has the NBA rights this year.

    http://xmradio.com/onxm/features/nba.xmc
     
  19. turbo_oasis

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    Now all XM needs to do is re-order the channels, because it is getting confusing as heck now to find channels without driving with a channel guide in my face
     
  20. Losana

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    I just recieved this email from Sirus/XM and it states that for $4 you get the extra best of. That could amount to $16.99 a month for Radio! I might sign up till my contact ends in April but after that I have to revisit this expense.:eek2:

    Dear SIRIUS XM Subscriber, Since the merger of XM and SIRIUS was initially announced, we've pledged that this union would bring our listeners more choices. We're pleased to inform you about the first of these improvements. Effective immediately, XM subscribers may elect to add The Best of SIRIUS programming package to their XM subscription. The Best of SIRIUS package includes:
    Howard Stern - Hear the Revolution with 2 dedicated channels, 24/7
    NFL - Hear Every Game, Every Week, Everywhere plus 24/7/365 news and in-depth analysis on SIRIUS NFL® Radio
    Martha Stewart Living Radio - The first 24 hour radio channel dedicated to great living
    NASCAR- 24/7 coverage of Every Race and Everything In Between plus nonstop news and talk with SIRIUS NASCAR® Radio
    Playboy Radio - Sexy, smart and refined exclusive programming



    All XM radios can receive The Best of SIRIUS. We also have a variety of other new programming packages, you can opt to change to at any time.
    Best Regards,

    Joe ZarellaChief Service Officer 877-674-7496www.xmradio.com/sirius
     

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