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Old Aug 7, 11, 8:49 am   #1
 
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Exclamation Adult content on Avis XM active

Just a heads up to anyone who might be traveling with family or others who might find adult content offensive or inappropriate...

I had an Avis rental in Austin last week with the XM active on a Ford Flex. I was surprised to find that Blue Collar Comedy, the Foxx hole, Raw Dog, Howard Stern, the Playboy channel and Spice were all active. I figured this out by accident while flipping through the channels. I like the uncensored comedy channels but I've never had them available before on other rentals and certainly not the others.

I would be a little upset if I wasn't expecting those channels to be active and I tuned to one of them while scanning through XM with kids or the wife in the car.
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Old Aug 7, 11, 8:17 pm   #2
 
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Typically, all of these with the exception of Playboy and Spice are active. I wouldnt call Blue Collar, Foxx Hole, Raw Dog, or Howard Stern "adult content". Thats quite a stretch.
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Old Aug 8, 11, 11:36 am   #3
 
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I think SiriusXM considers Raw Dog/99 to be 'adult content' because of the uncensored language/subject matter.
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Thank god. I found the lack of adult content offensive.

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Old Aug 8, 11, 2:56 pm   #5
 
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Every time I've had a car with satellite radio, all of the comedy channels have been active, I don't know about Playboy or Spice, I didn't even know they existed. I don't know if the radios provide any way of warning before going to non-kid friendly stations or not.

Either way, if I get a car with satrad, I prefer to have all of the channels available, you can't "child proof" the world.
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Old Aug 9, 11, 5:18 am   #6
 
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you can't "child proof" the world.
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Every time I've had a car with satellite radio, all of the comedy channels have been active, I don't know about Playboy or Spice, I didn't even know they existed. I don't know if the radios provide any way of warning before going to non-kid friendly stations or not.

Either way, if I get a car with satrad, I prefer to have all of the channels available, you can't "child proof" the world.
Totally agree!
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Old Aug 14, 11, 4:59 am   #8
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at least your dang satellite was on

more than I can say most of the time

as for the adult content, Its been there as long as I've had a working XM

unless the kiddies are controlling the radio it shouldn't be a problem, you can see what station you are on for a second or two before the volume kicks in anyway
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Old Aug 27, 11, 7:10 am   #10
 
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I'm just shocked SatRad worked in a rental from Avis...

Having said that, I never get upset by something that can be cured by changing the channel... And I don't in any way shape or form believe Avis or any other company should be censoring what is available. Seemingly contradictory (but not), I also believe they're under no obligation to provide that content if it's part of a higher tier (which I believe it is).
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The (rock) music channels I have listened to on Avis' SatRad also play uncensored songs without the swear words dropped / bleeped out
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The (rock) music channels I have listened to on Avis' SatRad also play uncensored songs without the swear words dropped / bleeped out
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Old Aug 30, 11, 4:24 pm   #13
 
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I'm just shocked SatRad worked in a rental from Avis...

Having said that, I never get upset by something that can be cured by changing the channel... And I don't in any way shape or form believe Avis or any other company should be censoring what is available. Seemingly contradictory (but not), I also believe they're under no obligation to provide that content if it's part of a higher tier (which I believe it is).
I am also suprised. After they went to the rental external radios, I have not had active Sat Radio in any cars I have rented. I did have it in one car, but it expired mid rental.

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Old Sep 5, 11, 7:55 am   #14
 
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Most of the cars in the Luxury class seem to have it active...
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I'm in a 2011 Lincoln MKZ this week, and it does not have chanels 98-106 active. This includes:
Blue Collar
FoxxHole
Raw Dog
Howard Stern 100, 101
XM Stars Too
Road Dog Trucking

I thought someone had disabled the channels from the radio. Luckily the manual for the car was still in the truck, I looked up the PIN for resetting all "disabled" channels and making them active (ironically, the PIN is 1-2-3-4), and it said "Channels Unlocked", but still 98-106 do not appear on the radio.

Odd?
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