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    Audio: XM Satellite Radio reception in Model S

    Can anyone who's gotten their Model S comment on the XM Sat reception? I'm particularly interested in the standard (non-pano) roof since they had to make a change to include XM in that configuration and I'm curious if reception will be acceptable. Also, if you previously had XM and experience with reception issues in your area how the XM reception in the S compares.

    Of course info from pano vehicles is welcome too as others will be interested.


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    Serious also has an app that allows you to play through a current subscription on a buletooth connection on your I phone. Works pretty cool and it saves another separate subscription.
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    VIN P 65513 - P85D, Green, Pano Roof, Textile Seats, Piano Black trim, Black Alcantara Headliner, Tech Package with Autopilot, Dual Chargers, Subzero Package, Smart Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, Delivered December 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Serious also has an app that allows you to play through a current subscription on a buletooth connection on your I phone. Works pretty cool and it saves another separate subscription.
    I don't think you can get the sports channels through that app (used to be you couldn't anyway)..and that's a major reason I have XM.
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    Does anyone know what "XM Ready" means? If I pay about $1,000 for the upgraded sound system I get "XM Read?" Do I have to buy a radio and somehow integrate it? In my other vehicles it was built into the sound system, all I had to do was add a subscription.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Does anyone know what "XM Ready" means? If I pay about $1,000 for the upgraded sound system I get "XM Read?" Do I have to buy a radio and somehow integrate it? In my other vehicles it was built into the sound system, all I had to do was add a subscription.
    Means the module is in place, you just need to pay for a subscription and activate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOutsider View Post
    Means the module is in place, you just need to pay for a subscription and activate it.
    Yes; one of the early owners (dadaleus?) said that the trial subscription that Tesla paid for lasted a week and then, only the preview channel(s) was(were) available from that point on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gg_wants_a_tesla View Post
    Yes; one of the early owners (dadaleus?) said that the trial subscription that Tesla paid for lasted a week and then, only the preview channel(s) was(were) available from that point on.
    Actually, I think it was just a free preview weekend that SiriusXM offered. Nada from Tesla

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    I was still getting XM reception but didn't check today. Didn't want to ask because I thought they might shut it off. If it's only a week then it's done by now.
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    dsm363: can you comment on the quality of XM sound in the Model S?

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