XM Satellite Radio for Taiwan (BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC)


#1

Hi I just found this company that has satellite radio coverage for Asia and a lot of channels to listen to.

Anyone have this now or know someone that has it?

http://www.worldspace.com/

Doesn’t look like it is available for cars, but still maybe worth the money.

What do you guys think? It looks free except for the receiver…


#2

yepp got one of those receivers… excellent quality sound and a whole range of stations to choose from. But you gotta pay for some of them. All in all, a reasonable deal, as long as you find a station of your choice. There’s at least 3 types of receivers available: JVC, panasonic and Sharp if I am not mistaken.

The only problem we faced was installing the antenna…taipei buildings don’t lend themselves for very good reception, if you are on a lower floor. We had to request the landlord to install the antenna on the very top of the building and run a cable down…You better do a feasibility study if you want to get the receiver.
HTH!
Sue


#3

Where can I buy the receiver in Taiwan?


#4

Where can you buy the whole kit (antenna and receiver) would probably be a more pertinent question, unless you can get a feed from an existing dish. How much does the basic kit cost?


#5

http://www.worldspace.com/productsservices/directmedia/hardware.html

This looks like you can broadcast too. Any aspiring DJs out there? Radio Free Taiwan?

Breaker 19 Breaker 19, you got your ears on good buddy?


#6

you get every thing with the radio, the antenna is about 7" ( yes inches) only.
I paid in India around US$100. Setting up is not tough plus the music is good.


#7

Ponchi thanks for the info. Maybe I will try to order online or something. I can’t find a dealer in Taiwan.


#8

try singapore dealer, they are friendly chaps :bulb:


#9

I still like online radio better, more choices and more FM channels.
I got a radiolive.exe that tune to most of the channels in taipei. Also got a radio tunur from ComFM.

I guess real audio does not come with much channel selections. Winmedia however got some good japanese channels…

Cheers

ax