2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Anyone elses XM radio "missing" today??!! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Today while out for a cruise, I noticed the XM getting bad reception. The next time out for a drive, ...
Today while out for a cruise, I noticed the XM getting bad reception. The next time out for a drive, the XM option was totally missing!!! It went from FM1 to FM2 and then right to AM! What is going on here? Is XM down for technical reasons, or is something wrong with my system? BTW, I have been paying the bills, so thats not an option....weird.
I'm guessing it's a technical glitch at their end, but mine is working fine today. Two days ago, all the presets went to numbers only for the day instead of identifying names. Yesterday they were back to normal.
Not to thread hijack (I was even going to start another thread on this), I gather then that most of you are renewing your XM subscrip? I chose not to (at least for now). The quality and signal was just sub par for most of the time I was listening (in my area), the final straw came when the XM traffic missed the huge backup I was in - switched to local news and heard about it right away - decided it was not worth speding $ on.
I agree with what everyone said.. I loke CNN and some of the music channel (the ones that have variety), but local radio works for me along with some CDs.
The quality is VERY BAD as well..I happened to have a CD in the player playing the same song as was on XM when I switched over, and during that song I switched back and forth to test the quality. The CD (which was a mp3 cd burned to audio for you audiofiles out there-it ahd been compressed and ucompressed) was WAY WAY better than XM.. XM cuts out the highs and lows and is VERY noticable if you are listening for it. This is just part of the compression algorhythm they use to fit all of those channels on a narrow bandwidth signal from a satellite. Initially I thought it was because I did not have the right DSP or EQ, but I checked both settings and it still sucked...
Not worth the 9.95 a month (on top of Onstar which I may be paying for after the first year). It's kinda sad how every company is trying to get us for a subscription. Onstar- 16.95, xm- 9.95.. you could be paying close to $30 bucks a month NOT INCLUDING gas, insurance, tires, oil change, etc.
Really strange part is that the XM in my wife's 04 Escalade has considerably better reception and sound quality than my 04 V. By sound quality, I mean comparing between CD and XM on each car. Her reception never cuts out, while in the same area the V is affected. Strange, no?
If XM doesn't show up as an option after going through the "bands," most likely the XM receiver is bad or is losing power. It's a separate module from the radio. Dealer should check it out and replace/repair as necessary.
the final straw came when the XM traffic missed the huge backup I was in - switched to local news and heard about it right away - decided it was not worth speding $ on.
I would seriously call or write a letter to XM and let them know about this incident. Traffic Pulse should be on top of that sort of thing... I think they do update the loop every 5-10min on every traffic/weather channel for every city. Though I am not 100% certain.
*side note* Couple of the people on the Chicago Channel mispronounce things (roads/cross streets) all the damned time... Like Devon Avenue is a big one... they pronounce it "Devin" or "Devan" LOL OY!!! Friggin say it right! *screams* LOL