Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
Re: Why is that?
Yes, as Dave says, XM went with 1 - 3 large land based repeaters in major markets. Sirius went with many small transmitters.
The father north (or on the other side of the planet, the farther south) you go, you will lose the signal parked on the north side of buildings in small towns which do not have repeaters.
FWIW, most XM receivers have a 3 -5 second delay due to the buffer they have to avoid signal loss in underpasses or passing large buildings. I don't know about Sirius.
My XM works fine in my garage, but its just plywood and shingles above. Metal would be a killer for the signal.
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