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Toys are fun!
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I recently heard about the Delphi MyFi XM2GO Portable XM Satellite Radio Receiver with Home/Car Kits. Overcome by jealousy, I had to go buy one for myself.

It's way cool!

It has a couple of channels that are totally dedicated to Alternative music, which, as you know, is my particular bag.

I've been holding off on getting XM radio for a while, but this product, which allows you to have XM at home, in the car, or as a personal Walkman type device, is just too good to pass up. Not only does it give you XM through the device itself, but the FM retransmitter is so powerful, that it allows you to get XM on every stereo in the house.

If you have 150 bucks lying around, and you're a music junkie like I am, then you're really doing yourself a disservice by not buying this!

Oh, and if you are gonna buy it—and Amazon has about the cheapest price—then buy it after clicking the link above, because I get a cut of the price when you do so.

What can I say? I'm a capitalist. Give me money!
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I dont have the little unit yet, but I have been enjoying XM for about a year now. I especially like the talk shows, and the Reggae and old school soul stations.
Written By: Kyle N
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That’s a nice solution.

Personally, I solved getting music around a little differently, and you may find it interesting;

A number of years ago when streaming music became available on the ’net, I started streaming from plpaces like "’ an other internet radio stations.At the same time, I had from a project I’d been on, about 250 or so C=120 cassettes. I’d stream the music to these cassettes.. about 2 hours each... and keep them in the truck. Not exactly a higher tech solution, but it’s free,(Which is always good) and quite listenable; once I got the system balanced and tuned, it works pretty well. Makes sense, too, because as a rule, jazz stations are usually not high power enough to carry them for very far when on the road. I usually have 40 or so tapes in the truck, (80 hours of stream) plus the CD changer and a stack of CD’s plus the terrestrial radio.

Of course at home getting music’s no big deal; I hvae an older computer with a first rate sound card in my home entertainment center. It has broadband access as well as access to my lan-based collection of music... around 300gb so far. It’s usually streaming from one or the other, whenever I’m home.

Talk shows? No biggie; I’m within earshot of wuite a number of first rate stations; All of New York City, Buffalo, Syracuse and even Albany sometimes, most of Eastern Canada, plus the big guns; WBZ Boston, WPHT Philly, WRVA Richmond, WWVA Wheeling, The Chicago stations WLS, for example...

So while the techie in me does admire the XM stuff, I don’t feel a whole lotta pressure to jump into the frey just yet. Maybe I will someday... but not just now.
Written By: Bithead
I was subscriber 36,000 so I have been enjoying X-M for quite a while. If I had my wishes I’d wish that X-M had Howard Stern and NFL (Sirius has theses).

My wife got a My-Fi for her personal use. We still ahve a Delphi unit as well, so we are a three account family with only two people. Hmm fuzzy math...

I also enjoy the internet version, although the channels are limited to music and Opie & Anthony

Argueably, the best product Clear Channel owns.
Written By: Rick D.
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AN amazing product...a must have, and now prices have gone way down from the $350.00 of a year ago.
Written By: prozac
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SIRIUSLY Dale... I love satellite radio. I mean I am so SIRIUS about it. It’s the best thing that happened to my commute. Commercial free is worth twice what they charge for it, and I SIRIUSLY mean that.

You bagging what I’m raking? I’m hear to tell you that I SIRIUSLY recommend satellite radio to all the folks who peruse QandO. And when they are ready to make the plunge, then send ’em on over here
Written By: meagain
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And Larry Elder is on channel 124 from 6-9 Eastern every weekday... I can’t get his show since moving to Atlanta otherwise...

XM is great. When I’m in my wife’s car, and 6 of 6 FM presets all have commercials at the same time, and have crappy music the rest of the time, I just can’t take it.

I hear the $25 headphone/antenna combo for the MyFi is pretty helpful. I might have to get that one of these days. And the built-in FM modulator is GREAT for business travel in a rental car!
Written By: Brad Warbiany

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