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Philips acknowledged, however, that the anti-channel changing technology might not sit well with consumers and suggested in its patent filing that consumers be allowed to avoid the feature if they paid broadcasters a fee.
Originally posted by jta79
Not for much longer can I see even am/fm radio being free.... The newest thing (which most of you probably have heard of already is the SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio systems...
I got satellite radio, because I hated listening to more commercials than music/talk shows/whatever the damn radio was for in the first place. It turns out,.....satellite radio DOES have commercials! They are their own commercials (XM stuff), but still just as annoying. Sure the music channels are free from it for the most part,.... but every station that contains "talk radio" has them. It drives me insane. Of course, now they offer completely commercial-free XM radio at an additional cost. XM is definitely not as bad as regular radio, but what the hell is up with this additional cost fee?? Why the hell do they think I bought XM for in the first place?