I think it's more a result of XM being out of the box first -- they got to market 6 mo. to a year ahead of Sirius. I also believe XM, with a player with Delphi's deep pockets behind them, has had better equipment choices (the Sirius offerings are catching up, but XM is still ahead IMO). FWIW, I have Siruis on my LT.jtalbot said:I talk to retailers and they say Sirius is the best satellite radio but everyone I see has XM on their bike and/or cars. Is that due to tradition or do the end users really know what is best?
Back when they started with XM, they had deep pocketseljeffe said:Delphi's deep pockets? Mark, have you been buried in work again? Delphi is probably going to drag GM into bankruptcy.
I'm an XM user, so what I think may be prejudiced. This boils down to the same old argument as LT vs. Goldwing: try them both and get the one that works for you. Sirius has the NFL, NBA, and NHL. XM has MLB, NASCAR, and PGA. Right now, XM's gear has the advantage. If you like shock-jocks, Sirius signed Howard Stern (which helped push me to XM!). XM is affiliated with GM and Honda; Sirius with BMW, Daimler-Benz, and Ford.
Again, listen to them both and choose the one that strikes your fancy. I bet you'll be really pleased either way.
I initially chose XM on the basis of equipment. XM still has the best equipment choices, especially the RoadyII and MyFi units. For me, I still love the $49 RoadyII and its small footprint and use it on four of our motorcycles. The new Roady XT looks to be another winner. I also have a couple of MyFi units that I can record over five hours of programming to use when I want. With the introduction of the new Garmin 2730 we also have the first truly waterproof satellite radio for our bikes.jtalbot said:I talk to retailers and they say Sirius is the best satellite radio but everyone I see has XM on their bike and/or cars. Is that due to tradition or do the end users really know what is best?