Since the time of its inception, satellite radio has been popular over broadcast radio. But the road to success was not an easy path. Two prominent satellite radios Sirius and XM have to undergo a lot of challenges before gaining customers. The equipment was not just expensive but space consuming. The services for satellite radio came at a cost while that of broadcast radio was free. There are a few advantages of the satellite over broadcast radio. It is hard to find commercials on satellite radio, and the listener can enjoy listening to their favorite program without any break. It is similar to Showtime or HBO. They come at a premium cost, but no ad breaks in between.
The quality of satellite radio is superior when compared to broadcast radio. The digital signal offers better sound quality without any static. Satellite radio provides coast to coast reportage, and there is no need to locate a local station while on travel. Car manufacturers have added satellite equipment in newer models, so there is no buying cost except for a monthly subscription. GMC manufacturer offers only XM capability, but many offer both the services. High-quality stereos are part of the pack boosts the quality of the digital signal.
There is no competition as far as satellite radio is concerned. In the future HD, radios connect with local stations for enhancing the quality. It is similar to transmitting HD TV locally. The sound with be of superior quality but there will be commercials. The music and artist information will be made available in HD radio that is equipped with a stereo. It is left to the choice of the listeners to spend more for digital quality and avoid commercials. Most listeners do not mind spending extra to enjoy some good quality music without disturbance in the form of static and advertisement.
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