Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The Deep South of Vermont
Re: XM or Sirius Radio?
I have OEM XM in my Honda Ridgeline pickup truck for about 1 year.
I have had Sirius radio for 2-3 years, the receiver was in my prior vehicle, now it is dedicated to my bikes and resides in the Chicane tank bag of the KLT.
I have not noticed any significant difference in coverage. Here in the Green Mountains of Vermont (Verte Mont! "Green Mountians!" as exclaimed by explorer Samuel D. Champlain upon seeing this area for the first time). The same hills that block XM also block Sirius; I notice no difference in reception.
I will say that I like Sirius programming better than XM. Very subjective but when I run the channels on Sirius I find music I like, when I run XM channels I find I keep searching. I am 55 years old, born in 1953, and do tend to tune to the 60's and 70's channels. YMMV.
If I could, I'd swap out the XM in the Ridgeline for a Sirius receiver. Even today, I was thinking of moving the Sirius receiver to the Ridgeline.