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Sirius introduces recording
function at CES 2005
January 6, 2005; 9:45 a.m.
Sirius Sportster IR
The price: Pricing for the Sportster IR has not yet been determined, but Sirius expects the receiver to be available by mid-2005.
The prospects: XM was first to offer receivers with the ability to time-shift programming from its satellite radio service--such as the Delphi XM MyFi--and Sirius will finally catch up with the IR's ability to store that segment of Howard Stern you missed when you went to get coffee and a donut (he joins the programming lineup in 2006). If 44 minutes of buffer isn't enough for your needs, Xact will be releasing its Rego receiver, which will offer four hours of recording time for Sirius subscribers. Those living in urban areas where the airwaves are jam-packed with stations will also appreciate the IR's improved FM transmitter.
By Sean Portnoy, senior associate editor, CNET Reviews
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