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#1676 of 1701 05 Toyota Camry le -horrid noise from rear end.
Nov 07, 2012 (6:21 pm)
When driving on smooth road-no problem but drive on a road with a few bumps or slight
uneveness and the noise is deafening. Local garage said they couldn't find anything. The noise
sounds like pieces of metal rattling around in the wheel well. Of course there is a tire there and
the tire changing stuff is "nailed" down. Noise only comes from the rear. Other than this annoying problem all seems well. 90,000 mi. Any help would be appreciated.
#1677 of 1701 Re: Toyota Camry 05 le brake problem [ledzepplin]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 07, 2012 (6:32 pm)
Try the Camry Brakes discussion.
Liberty is taking over Sirius XM so more changes are likely coming.
I did a 9 hour road trip today and just listened to my $5 MP3 gizmo through my radio for about 6 hours of that. I did miss trying to find some news stations, it being the aftermath of election day and all. But I wouldn't get my monies worth out of a monthly subscription.
#1681 of 1701 Internet-enabled radio in the car has already begun
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2013 (7:07 am)
"Sirius XM Radio Inc's grip on drivers is under an increasing threat as the availability of Internet connections in more cars is helping Pandora Media Inc counter some of its rival's big selling points.
Sirius XM, which has its satellite radios in 70 percent of new vehicles, generates the vast majority of its revenue through subscriptions and derives only a fraction from advertising dollars. Streaming service Pandora is just the opposite, collecting most of its revenue from advertising and operating only a nascent subscription business.
But the migration of music audiences to mobile devices threatens to upend a market that Sirius current dominates."
In battle for the car, Sirius faces fight from Pandora (Reuters)
#1682 of 1701 Re: Internet-enabled radio in the car has already begun [steve_]
Jan 26, 2013 (8:22 am)
Data throttling, ever-increasing charges for excess data, spotty coverage and the inability of the mobile network to provide steady streaming of music without freezing and gaps as you move around at car speeds, all will conspire to limit Pandora's "threat" for now.
Plus most sat radio is entirely commercial-free, which is worth a lot to me all by itself. I don't think sat radio can just sit on its hands, and it is certainly borderline too expensive, but I don't thnk Pandora is going to KO Sirius any time soon.
#1683 of 1701 Re: Internet-enabled radio in the car has already begun [nippononly]
Jan 26, 2013 (9:03 am)
...but I don't thnk Pandora is going to KO Sirius any time soon.
KO, no, not anytime soon, but faster than one might think.
Right now, Sirius XM is the much bigger company, with almost 24 million subscribers and more than $3 billion in annual revenue. In the third quarter, it generated average revenue of $12.14 per subscriber.
Pandora, by contrast has 60 million users, about 1 million of whom are paid subscribers, and is on track to generate $424 million in revenue this year.
60 million is a lot more exposure than 24 million, and Pandora is aiming at the younger crowd market, a segment that is the future.
"From the consumer standpoint, the reception advantages of satellite radio will be marginalized or go away over time," said a former Sirius XM executive familiar with the business models of the company and its competitors.
#1684 of 1701 Re: Internet-enabled radio in the car has already begun [busiris]
Jan 26, 2013 (9:45 am)
until they resolve the data usage dilemma, streaming is going to be a problem. It seems strange that there is this huge push toward using the phone to stream, but at the same time, the carriers are doing everything they can to limit your usage of it.
just not enough bandwidth to go around.
#1685 of 1701 Re: Internet-enabled radio in the car has already begun [stickguy]
Jan 26, 2013 (12:37 pm)
...until they resolve the data usage dilemma, streaming is going to be a problem. It seems strange that there is this huge push toward using the phone to stream, but at the same time, the carriers are doing everything they can to limit your usage of it.
Are the carriers really doing everything they can to limit your usage, or are they doing everything they can to make you pay for using it?
It's a subtle, but very real, difference...