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We posed the question barely a week ago, and already we've got our answer. Or, not really, but pretty much. You see, Liberty Media (DirecTV's parent company) CEO Gregg Maffei told analysts on a recent conference call that \"one could talk about or imagine bundles, probably the $80 [per month] DirecT

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We guess those bailout talks with DirecTV weren't so futile after all, huh? The satcaster's parent company, Liberty Media, has just stepped in to rescue Sirius XM from the clutches of bankruptcy, providing a $530 million life raft that it will use to pay off looming debt payments and keep operation

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Yep, the deed's done. Er, it will be come March 11th, and there's no avoiding it. Unless, of course, you lock in a lower rate now, but we suppose that's the point of Sirius XM coming out with this information over a month in advance. As of now, both XM and Sirius' separate websites have \"lockin\" pa

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Sirius XM hasn't even been one for long, and yet we're already staring an impending price increase in the face. According to Sirius Buzz, company support representatives are now confirming to the general public that a rate hike will go into effect starting March 11, 2009. They're encouraging curren

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You've gotten a face full of the Pioneer-built Inno XMp3, but aren't you eager to find out how the bugger performs? Knowing that your head is wildly bobbing up and down as if to say \"yes,\" we present to you CNET's take on the latest portable XM Radio. Overall, the compact unit fared pretty well in t

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Pardon us while we shed a tear of sentimental joy, but we honestly never thought we'd see a proper successor to the now-dated SUBX1 Universal Sirius Boombox. Lo and behold, the predictably named SUBX2 has surfaced, and while the design isn't anything to write home about, we suspect it'll get the jo

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We knew XM Radio's XMp3 handheld was on sale and shipping, but if you've been holding back and patiently waiting for some live video action of the UI before biting, have a gander at this. One xzitony managed to acquire the new Pioneer-built device and take it for a spin, but rather than just keepin

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Ah, ha! So that XMp3 XM Radio player we spotted the other day in Popular Science was more than just a trick played by our eyes. PopSci has come forth with a few more details on the unit, but still doesn't do it nearly as good as Best Buy's product page. From the latter, we learn that the Pioneer-bu

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Sirius' Starmate 5 stopped by the FCC last month, so it's only fair to see a portable player from the \"other side\" mentioned as this month draws to a close. Orbitcast has it that a new handheld satellite radio is floating around the labs with a codename Phoenix. Early word suggests that it is \"slig

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While many of you have likely forgotten all about the retail SCV1 backseat TV tuner that Sirius announced way back in August of last year (and promised for Q4 2007), those hooked from the word go will be elated to know that they can finally get their hands on one. As of right now, Sirius partners a

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We'll admit, the XM XpressRC sure looked mighty nice from a distance, and judging by CNETs take on it, it's equally fine up close. Quite frankly, this device was hailed as a notch above the alternatives, boasting a full-color display \"that not only jumped out at you with its beauty, but could be ea

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If you've been scouting a leading-edge AV receiver with just about every amenity out there (including HDMI 1.3a), Integra's latest offering is likely to fit the bill. The DTR-5.8 sports a standard black enclosure, twin HDMI 1.3a inputs (and one output), built-in decoding for DTS-HD Master Audio, Do

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It won't go down as the timeliest of launches, but the Audiovox-built CommanderMT that we peeked back at CES is finally up for grabs. The in-dash receiver was designed to operate with any AM / FM radio and sports a four-line display, jog dial, and the ability to \"alert you whenever your favorite so

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In the unceasing feud between the RIAA and satellite radio, the agency has rekindled the fire by encouraging the FCC to \"require the merged companies to pay higher royalty rates to the record industry.\" Reportedly, the RIAA argued that the firms were \"no longer new, struggling companies that could g

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