Xm is in perfect health, my stock has gone up 140 % in the last 9 months or so. For all the nitty gritty check out xmfan.com, and check out the stock trading forum.
Their competitor, Sirus, oth, is in serious trouble. If they do go under, some other corporate entity will pick up the ball for cents on the dollar and run with it. Their stock is very dilluted, and continues to get worse. Every time they need more money, they print up more shares.
XM is up to their third generation chip set, and it is much more integrated than before. This allows manufacture's to integrate it into the head units for a fraction of previous costs, and you will see all head units lean in this direction.
Pioneer will probably follow suit, so if you have a pioneer H/U, it would behove you to get a tuner AND the cable.
GM owns 11% of XM, and they get a percentage (huge) of every subscription that is enabled on a GM radio. To my knowledge, they dont actually own the subscription service themselves, but get the royalties on the ones that they have on their radios. I may be wrong. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
At any rate, XM is better imho. It sounds better than sirus, has better music, cost less, and, admittedly a few commercials. But they have geo stationary satelites, a advantage to those with stationary (home/office) recievers. SOme have reported problems with sirus in a home office, where there may be a interuption for a short period of time. I have not had sirus, so this is second hand, but that is what I have heard.
XM has well over a million subscribers, with many more every day. Sirus has far less than this.
All just my opionion of course