When I first heard about this about 4 years ago I thought it was going to be hideously expensive and full of BS. Well, I decided to jump in as Sirius is offering good promotions along with "warehouse" store pricing on the equipment. After 2 weeks I must say it is worth it. There truly are no ads. Its' nice. All kinds of music(100 channels) and some sports and talk radio uncensored! The home kit says the antenna needs to be near a west facing window in my neck of the woods but I just place it straight up on the stereo and it works fine. Looking forward to the drive to Florida now. Cd's are getting pricey and it seems as if the radio is 60% ads now. If you were considering this system but were leary go ahead and give it shot. I have Siruis at $12 a month and added a friend at $7. XM is a bit cheaper but I think they have ads. No affiliation. Just a satisfied customer as of now.