Pioneer Inno XMP3: Portable Satellite Radio that Totally Doesn't Suck

CNET got their hands on Pioneer's new Inno XMP3 portable satellite radio receiver/mp3 player, and found it to be at the top of the heap in its category. Reception isn't stellar, but is significantly better than previous portable receivers, and sound quality and the player's GUI are both excellent. Internal memory is… » 11/08/08 1:00pm 11/08/08 1:00pm

Sirius XM Dual Receiver Still 15 Years Away

Now that Sirius and XM are merged, it makes sense that we'll get a dual tuner that picks up both flavors of satellite radio, right? WRONG. CEO Mel Karmazin, aka the dude who paid Howard Stern a retarded amount of money, said today that the merger didn't magically fuse together satellite capabilities. Says Automotive… » 10/20/08 8:00pm 10/20/08 8:00pm

Sirius Coming Out With New Satellite Radio Boombox

For those of you aspiring to be the next Satellite Radio Raheem, here's a few newly leaked photos of the upcoming Sirius SUB-X2 Boombox. Much like the current SUB-X1 » 10/14/08 12:30am 10/14/08 12:30am, the new music player will sport a front-panel headphone jack, auxiliary input for other MP3 players, and a universal docking system. I wonder if that…

New Sirius/XM Plans Include a la Carte Options

We've already heard about the $4 Best of Sirius and Best of XM » 10/01/08 1:20pm 10/01/08 1:20pm expansion plans, but how else is the satellite radio merger changing subscription options? XM customers will now be able to subscribe to limited plans known as and . Each offers a selection of channels for $10. Also, on new Sirius hardware, a $7/mo plan…

XM's XMp3 Player: Latest DOA Attempt At a Satellite iPod

Having seen—and tested—the earlier evolutions of satellite radio receiver, from dashboard model to in-home unit to hip-connected recorder/player, I've felt like I'm judging contestants in the Special Olympics: The radio service is fine, but the gadgets aren't really expected to measure up to other contenders in the… » 9/15/08 9:00pm 9/15/08 9:00pm

PopSci Gets Grubby Paws All Over Upcoming XMp3 Satellite Radio Player

All we have is a blurb in Popular Science magazine this afternoon, but it would appear there's a first look of sorts going down today with the XMp3. The portable device is an XM Radio player that can record up to five satellite stations at once. "Other portable players save only one channel," PopSci notes, "but the XMp3… » 9/14/08 3:00pm 9/14/08 3:00pm

Best of Sirius/XM Launching October 6th

To XM customers who've been jealous of Howard Stern content and Sirius customers who've always wanted to tune in to Oprah & Friends (a remarkably high crossover demographic we're sure), the newly wedded » 9/09/08 11:57am 9/09/08 11:57am Sirius/XM has revealed their cross-content "best of" packages available for $4 a month. From what we can tell,…

CEO: Fully Merged Sirius XM Devices To Hit Shelves In Q1 2009

When Sirius and XM finished their merger dance » 8/08/08 11:00pm 8/08/08 11:00pm it was said that they would be able to offer interoperable radios—that is units that work with the full lineups of both XM and Sirus—within a year of the merger. Then they told the FCC they'd have devices within nine months. Now Mel Karmazin, CEO of the , has said that we …

Sirius and XM Officially Married, Now Sirus XM Radio

With the FCC's approval » 7/29/08 3:35pm 7/29/08 3:35pm, Sirius and XM had a shotgun wedding over the weekend, and is now Sirius XM Radio, with over 18.5 million subscribers (technically XM is a subsidiary of Sirius, making it the wife, I guess). Let the promised begin. []

Sirius-XM Merger is FINALLY Approved

The Sirius-XM Merger was finally approved by the FCC today following a 3-2 vote by the commission. The final and deciding vote only came after both parties agreed to pay a $19.7 million fine for violating FCC regulations. After 16 months of MTV-esque "drama" and gnashing of teeth, the $3.6 billion merger means that… » 7/25/08 8:52pm 7/25/08 8:52pm