It was merely a couple months ago when we first heard word of XM stopping sales of some select XM receivers because of FCC concerns. The problems came because the emission levels of the FM transmissions were not compliant with the federal pound-me-in-the-ass regulations. Today Sirius told manufacturers of select receivers to stop manufacturing receivers that do not comply with the federal emissions and frequency rules. Pressure from the FCC? Likely.
Sure, every once in a while you will pass by a vehicle with some FM transmission and pick up a bit, but you keep driving and it goes away. No big deal, right? No need to stop production of the receiver completely. Come on FCC, throw 'em a freaking bone. Image via Howstuffworks
Sirius Halts Production Of Some Satellite Radios [Reuters via Extremetech]