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Particularly those with the factory system....

I just picked up my, new to me, 2008 SC and was excited to have the XM radio. I put an aftermarket Sirius unit in the wife's 2004 Accord a couple years ago and really have grown to like it. Now that XM & Sirius are "ONE" I was happy to get XM in my new ride.

Here is the rub.... I have frequent drop-outs on the XM signal. Most any time there are trees or buildings to the South.... my signal drops. Now driving the exact same routes with the wife's Accord and aftermarket Sirius unit, we have not experienced the same drop outs.

So, my question.... Do you think it is the XM satellite/signal? Could it be the stock antenna (and it's location - the Sirius install said "CENTERLINE" of the vehicle)? Perhaps it is something in the factory head unit??

Your experience and input would be appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance.....:)
 

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Particularly those with the factory system....

So, my question.... Do you think it is the XM satellite/signal? Could it be the stock antenna (and it's location - the Sirius install said "CENTERLINE" of the vehicle)? Perhaps it is something in the factory head unit??

Your experience and input would be appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance.....:)
I would say it's probably the XM signal/your location to the satellite. I'm guessing you might be better postioned to the Sirius signal.
 

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although the same company there are still multiple satellites for them. the sirius satellites are actully 3 of them that fly in a eleptical orbit while xm has only 2 that are stationary not directly over the continental us. also siruis works on a ground based repeater system they have been using for years in major metro areas that xm has not quite caught up with yet.
 

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Thanks Yoda...

That makes lots of sense Yoda.... Thank you for the information..... :)
 

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I have dead spots with my XM in the exact same place on I75 south in southern KY. It is only south bound and not north bound.

I am more peeved about XM/Sirius not letting you combine two different plans onto one. I have a Sirius ready radio in my boat but I can't add it to my XM account as an extra radio.:x:x:x
 
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