Sirius has an excellent selection of programming, and still has momentum even with this temporary blip. Two years ago, people would say, Sirius WHO? Not anymore. My money is on Sirius, figuratively and literally (for the long term as a stockholder). Time will tell in another few years how this all shakes out. Meanwhile, every store I've been to electronics wise has tons of XM equipment, but very little if any Sirius equipment (which is an indicator of its much higher demand over its rival).
I'm afraid Howard and Mel have your $ now. Sirius stock may not be worth the paper it's written on after the holidays. If they aren't able to get in the new car market, stick a fork in that company and kiss your investment goodbye.
Uh, hold on there... unlike the satellite boom of the past few years, retailers have wised up and heavily stock the units that SELL. I'll admit that I am an XM subscriber for the past 3+ years, and can attest that XM's hardware is vastly superior to those carrying Sirius' label.
Mel can pontificate all he wants of his product, but when he spends it on an air bag named Stern, he needs to clean the slime off of his crystal ball.