Dear XM Radio: I can't upgrade my device.
Apr 10, 2010, 23:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"This morning, I received an email from XM Radio about
a firmware upgrade for my Pioneer XMP3 portable satellite device.
One of the additions this update will provide is charging the
unit’s battery in a standard USB port, which would be a very
handy feature. I was looking forward to doing the update until I
visited the link they provided, where I discovered that I would be
required to have Windows XP SP2 with Windows Media Player 11 or
higher to flash the radio. Since I’m currently Windows-free
(and have been for many, many years), I’m out of luck.
"I sent the following message to the folks at XM this morning
via their website. As I state in the message, I know complaining
about this probably isn’t going to provide the solution I
need. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t express my
"After reading this, you may wonder why I just don’t bring
the radio to my job and to the update on one of their computers. I
work in the Pentagon. I can’t even bring the radio into my
office, let along plug it into a DOD computer."