January 25, 2005
Dear CNET members,
When I think of satellite radio, I automatically assume it's a component that's built for my car or home stereo. But I'll be--Delphi recently released a portable satellite radio named the Delphi XM MyFi. The tiny device delivers the power of XM radio right in the palm of your hand. So with the debut of this cool new technology, where do you see its place in the portable audio world? Will it give the iPod and other MP3 players a run for the money? Would you consider sidelining your tried-and-true MP3 player to experiment with satellite radio on the go? TalkBack here.
This week's hot topic:Quick Hits
MP3 vs. satellite radio
In his MP3 Insider column, Technology Editor Eliot Van Buskirk recently stated that portable satellite radio devices, such as the recently released Delphi XM MyFi, will never beat MP3 players such as the Apple iPod. The reason? Along with MyFi's spotty reception, you're still at the mercy of the DJ. Even with hundreds of channels, you may never find the right music to fit your specific mood. So what did you have to say about the debate?
Staying true to the iPod
CNET member tonyal bought two MyFis for Christmas and is returning them both for iPods. Despite living in a "reception friendly" area, she still couldn't get consistently clear reception for more than 30 seconds.
Read tonyal's full post in CNET TalkBack
Record the broadcast
In this post, CNET user opdev discusses the great features of his new MyFi device and offers up a helpful tip on utilizing the device's recording functionality when you can't get reception.
Read opdev's full post in CNET TalkBack
Waiting for convergence
CNET member LaserBrain dosen't want to compromise--he wants the functionality of the iPod and the MyFi as well as analog and digital radio reception in a single device.
Read LaserBrain's post in CNET TalkBack
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Want to weigh in on the iPod vs. satellite radio debate? Check out Eliot's MP3 Insider column, then speak up in the TalkBack section.
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