And the market is staying away in droves. It it wasn't for all the Sirius radios that are pre-installed in vehicles, satellite radio would be dead. Both of our cars (a Ford and a VW) have Sirius radios, but both also have iPod jacks. Guess which one is used more often? Stuart got right to the point. Wall Street has the future outlook of a fly. While a DirecTV/Dish merger would be great for the investment bankers and some investors, it would leave a company that is best characterized as a "dead man walking." The time and money a merger would consume would prevent the company from taking the steps it needs to take to survive in the long term. The most attractive part of merger is that it would give the current owners of the two companies a very profitable exit strategy.