Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Pasadena, Ca, USA
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Yes, I picked one up the day they came out from PC Connection. It is my second XM unit. Since I use the computer at home for music listening (mostly MP3's) it was a complete no brainer to get the XMPCR and get the reduced rate of $6.99 per month.
One thing that I use it for is recording concerts on channel 168 using the TotalRecorder software package. This records whatever comes in on the 'line in' on the sound card and converts it to an MP3 file. I have about 40 total concerts recorded though they do repeat them as they have a limited pool from the BBC. My car deck plays MP3's so I burn a few concerts onto a CD-RW before road trips.
The 1997 Jewel is especially nice. Toward the end there is a moment before she starts a new song where someone in the audience is making too much noise and she barks out "Shut up, I'm about to start singing". The audience loved it...
If you go over to the xmfan.com web site there are a bunch of guys doing some other cool stuff with the XMPCR.