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XM / Sirius for Model S - Discussion

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by aviators99, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    #1 aviators99, Mar 26, 2012
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    Its time to build your Model S | Blog | Tesla Motors

    New (I think):

    - Turn by turn navigation includes 7 years of map updates
    - Several internet connectivity plans, to be announced in a "few months" (odd choice of wording - in a few months people should have the car already?)
    - XM Radio no longer requires pano roof

    Confirmed:

    - Performance can have any interior accent now
    - Factory delivery/personal delivery details

    Mod note: Changed the thread name to make it more descriptive. - b.
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    And GeorgeB has #21.... (but he doesn't say if that's Founders, SSL or Sig)


    P.S. Hopefully the satellite radio is Sirius and not XM; I have no idea why but XM is c**p around here but Sirius works fine.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Aren't they the same company now? So, shouldn't all their satellites be broadcasting their entire station lineup?
     
  4. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    They should - but they are not. Even worse - if you have 1 XM car (i.e. Nissan or Toyota) and 1 Sirius car (i.e. VW) - they make you have 2 different billing accounts and two different web accounts.
     
  5. ferrarimanf355

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    So I don't need the panoramic roof to get satellite radio. I always thought that was an odd restriction. Even with that, though, I still want the panoramic roof. It'll be nice to have it in Florida, where it's sunny most of the time.
     
  6. Can't you just log into the XM/Sirius web interface an do online listening for free (if you have an account?) seems easier than having multiple subscriptions for multiple cars.

    Really curious to see the nav UI....
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    It's not the line-up, it's reception that's a problem.

    I had this situation for a year and it's a PITA (the channel numbers are different) as well as being more expensive as they don't let you have a package deal on the 2 subscriptions. I was soooo happy when I got the Roadster with Sirius.
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Sigh...

    I have Sirius, don't want XM (I know the lineup is the same, but meh).

    *edit* that section used to read:

    So it looks like they cleaned up and clarified the provider. With all my mp3s and connectivity though, I doubt I'd bother with it anyway.
     
  9. dpeilow

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    Because the XM coverage looks like this (this one is Roll):

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    Relatively (not too) low EIRP down at Miami.


    Whereas there is always one, sometime two Sirius satellites high in the sky over you:

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  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    The liars!

    Sirius, XM cite benefits if merger wins approval - Los Angeles Times

    I can't even see a package for less than $14.49 a month on their website!
     
  11. ferrarimanf355

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    I just designed a Model S, and named it Katniss.

    If you're familiar with a certain movie that broke some records this weekend, you'd understand, lol.

    I think I can live without the mobile connectivity. I don't want to be looking at, um, sexy ladies while driving and wrap my car around a telephone pole.
    And I was hoping for Sirius and not XM, because of the package deal thing. I hope this gets fixed, I don't want to pay extra for Howard Stern.
     
  12. MitchL

    MitchL S#945

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    Looks like I'm out-voted....

    ... I'd rather have XM so that I can keep it together with my other 2 radios. All the channels I care about are on both services, and I'll purchase a lifetime subscription anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter.

    /Mitch.
     
  13. goyogi

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    It's because Elon is launching his own satellite radio with SpaceX. :wink:
     
  14. Lloyd

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    I am OK with either XM or Sirius as I have accounts with both. I wish I could combine them. I was told that would happen at some time.
     
  15. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    :) (Though I didn't see any such movie yet.) I'm considering "Flying Carpet".
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Still holding out hope for the 'hovercraft' Model S?! ;)
     
  17. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    I think lifetime subscriptions are gone.
     
  18. MitchL

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    Really? Since when? It must be a new policy - lifetime hasn't been on the web site for a while, but you can get different pricing structures if you call. Then again, my experience isn't recent.

    I got a quote for one less than a year ago, for the tuner in a whole-house audio system. Cars are less expensive, so I used an annual subscription for the home tuner.

    I guess I'll have to call and ask!

    /Mitch.
     
  19. Bifff67

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    My other car (Infiniti) receives XM great, ever in parking garages. NoVA. I think they have repeaters? The Roadster with Sirius browns out often. Maybe they have the wire down inside too deep, there was another thread on that. I go for XM and also I am not so afraid of antennas (shark fin) on the outside of the car since that is where the signal is!
     
  20. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    The problem with the Roadster is that there's very little metal in it to form a ground plane for the antenna.
     

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