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Re: XM resets

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:34 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
jhm614 wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Any one else seeing this? It happened 4-5 times in just over an hour of running time and has never happened with regular radio which is on 100% of the time when I am driving. FYI; signal reception is no better than before.
Up until today, I have never seen my radio reboot itself. I usually listen to podcasts via bluetooth and today was no different. However about 3 minutes after leaving the house, the radio rebooted (podcast stopped, display went black for several seconds, then Nissan E Logo appeared followed by the press accept / decline sequence), then radio connected to the 'info center" and downloaded something and then the podcast began playing again. I do not have a currently active XM subscription.
interesting. well I have an S30 so nothing to download....

Re: XM resets

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:44 am
by jlv
I've not had the radio reset at all (when in XM or otherwise), but I almost never use XM because of station drops, usually when I'm driving in forest. This has happened every time I've tried XM (when I initially got the car, and whenever they've had "free" periods).

Re: XM resets

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:21 am
by DaveinOlyWA
well looks like I will have to video the process and post here. I am fairly confident I will be editing less than 5 mins of video

Re: XM resets

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:47 am
by desiv
I haven't noticed my radio reboot, but I don't use XM.
Too many dropouts in my commute and up/down 101 where we live to make it worthwhile.

We're getting free (well, included in our monthly subscription) Pandora on the cell phones now, and there are fewer drops with that than with XM..
Too bad, it's a nice concept, but just not good enough coverage, at least around here...
(I've actually thought that they should broadcast each channel twice. The feed you listen being on a 1 minute or so ( probably less) buffer/delay. Then, in the chance that there is a drop in coverage, the radio will still be playing from the buffer for a bit. When coverage is back, it should be able to pick up the missed part from the other channel. Most of the drops are less than 10 seconds...)

desiv

Re: XM resets

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:29 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
desiv wrote:I haven't noticed my radio reboot, but I don't use XM.
Too many dropouts in my commute and up/down 101 where we live to make it worthwhile.

We're getting free (well, included in our monthly subscription) Pandora on the cell phones now, and there are fewer drops with that than with XM..
Too bad, it's a nice concept, but just not good enough coverage, at least around here...
(I've actually thought that they should broadcast each channel twice. The feed you listen being on a 1 minute or so ( probably less) buffer/delay. Then, in the chance that there is a drop in coverage, the radio will still be playing from the buffer for a bit. When coverage is back, it should be able to pick up the missed part from the other channel. Most of the drops are less than 10 seconds...)

desiv
well then you might not consider what I am experiencing as a reboot. Mine last much less than 10 seconds.

Re: XM resets

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:56 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
OP updated with video link.

Re: XM resets

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm
by cwerdna
LeftieBiker wrote:No reboots in nearly 4 years, just occasional, predictable dropouts.
Ditto for me, except it's a bit under 3.5 years for me, across 2 Leaf SVs w/premium.

I've been a subscriber or on a trial to XM Sirius for at least 2.5 years in total and am a regular listener. The dropouts for me are very rare other than obvious ones of going underneath bridges/overpasses.

OP: In the future, you might be better off uploading videos to YouTube. Once uploaded, they also have video trimming and other tools.

Re: XM resets

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:05 am
by DaveinOlyWA
cwerdna wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:No reboots in nearly 4 years, just occasional, predictable dropouts.
Ditto for me, except it's a bit under 3.5 years for me, across 2 Leaf SVs w/premium.

I've been a subscriber or on a trial to XM Sirius for at least 2.5 years in total and am a regular listener. The dropouts for me are very rare other than obvious ones of going underneath bridges/overpasses.

OP: In the future, you might be better off uploading videos to YouTube. Once uploaded, they also have video trimming and other tools.

Actually the key is to upload large files at 3:30 in the morning when your bandwidth is "sufficient" This only took 45 seconds as opposed to an hour last night.

https://youtu.be/jaS1BFo2z3k

Re: XM resets

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:34 am
by WetEV
DaveinOlyWA wrote:location means everything. most satellite coverage works best in the South because that is where they are located. I thought that maybe they would wise up and position some of them farther north. that apparently has not happened
Geosynchronous orbits are over the Equator. Can not orbit just in North, orbits are ellipse with one focal point at center of Earth. Sorry, but that's orbital physics. Sure, is possible to get global coverage with more satellites in lower orbits, but will cost more.

Re: XM resets

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:04 am
by gshepherd
desiv wrote: (I've actually thought that they should broadcast each channel twice. The feed you listen being on a 1 minute or so ( probably less) buffer/delay. Then, in the chance that there is a drop in coverage, the radio will still be playing from the buffer for a bit. When coverage is back, it should be able to pick up the missed part from the other channel. Most of the drops are less than 10 seconds...)

desiv
I believe XM does or used to provide an alternate stream with a 6 second delay, but I don't remember if that was for the ground repeaters or from the satellites. Hmm.