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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner
    Why do you think the Sirius content on Direct TV is free ? Nothing is free in this life. "Free" is a word often used by marketing specialist and sales people but do you think that what you are getting is actually "Free" ? Not even terrestrial radio is "Free", you have to listen to all those commercials !
    I never implied that you could just call up DirecTV and say, "give me that Sirius/XM content for free." I guess you didn't see the words directly following that said, "...with their DirecTV subsciption." I do think that there are some things in life that are free though, but you have to have an open heart to see them....

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner
    Now, Sirius has a good deal with Direct TV, why mess with it ?
    How do you know if they have a good deal or not?

    You don't even know what the deal is.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner View Post
    They would have to lower the Direct TV fee. Today they promote it with the music channels so, whatever value they give to those channels they would have to deduct it.
    When Sirius/XM cancelled my favorite channel, Beyond Jazz, they didn't lower the monthly fee. They promoted Beyond Jazz as being part of the service before they cancelled it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demian View Post
    I never implied that you could just call up DirecTV and say, "give me that Sirius/XM content for free." I guess you didn't see the words directly following that said, "...with their DirecTV subsciption." I do think that there are some things in life that are free though, but you have to have an open heart to see them....



    How do you know if they have a good deal or not?

    You don't even know what the deal is.....
    Give me some examples of truly "free" things... and don't come with the bs of love. Love does not count. Maybe a fart counts but not love.

    They have to be material items or services.

    By being on Direct TV Sirius is getting exposure for "free" and most likely they are getting royalties... If one Direct TV subscriber out of 100 subscribes to Sirius because of this exposure, then for me that is a good deal. If you force the issue and make Sirius a "premium" on Direct TV then the exposure to new potential clients goes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demian View Post
    When Sirius/XM cancelled my favorite channel, Beyond Jazz, they didn't lower the monthly fee. They promoted Beyond Jazz as being part of the service before they cancelled it....
    That is pathetic.

    I know what they are doing to lure in new subscribers in but tell me, what are they doing to keep you as a subscriber ?

    I know they are cancelling channels.
    I know they are increasing prices.
    I know the content quality is diminishing.
    Etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner
    Give me some examples of truly "free" things... and don't come with the bs of love. Love does not count. Maybe a fart counts but not love.
    Like I said, you have to have an open heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner View Post
    If one Direct TV subscriber out of 100 subscribes to Sirius because of this exposure, then for me that is a good deal.
    Again, you don't know what the deal is so how can you know if it's a good deal or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demian View Post
    Again, you don't know what the deal is so how can you know if it's a good deal or not?
    Exposure.

    Can you tell how this can be a bad deal ? Not getting paid ? Still they get exposure. Paying to be on Direct TV ? Well, Sirius values the exposure they get and think it worths the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demian View Post
    Like I said, you have to have an open heart...
    Open heart ? That may cost a lot. Not free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusowner View Post
    Exposure.

    Can you tell how this can be a bad deal ? Not getting paid ? Still they get exposure. Paying to be on Direct TV ? Well, Sirius values the exposure they get and think it worths the money.
    Sirius/Xm could get a lot of exposure by giving away it's service for free too, but is it a good business model?

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    SIRIUS Exposure

    I never really thought about how much SIRIUS lives in my life:

    One main subscription (on my boombox) I also have two boomboxes one for work and one for the bedroom (I switch radios between them)
    One in my car
    One in my wife's car
    4 on my T.V.'s
    1 on my computer

    That is 8!

    That is pretty significant exposure and methods of access.

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