Haven't gotten clear answers yet from the alt.radio.satellite NG on a
> couple of very fundamental questions re satellite radio technology
> (Sirius or XM) so I'll venture to ask them here:
> 1) If I purchase a subscription to one of these, does that mean _one_
> activated receiver per subscription? (Or can I be using one receiver
> say on the freeway and my family be using a couple of others at
> different locations in the house, on one basic monthly subscription.)
I have the XM system and that's what it means. One receiver per activation. You get a discount on the multiple activations, but each s/n has a service.
2) Same question, but if I have one subscription and one activated
> receiver, can I pull multiple stations (or channels?) out of that
> receiver (using multiple "tuners" or "decoders" or whatever they're
> called) and feed these different audio signals into different rooms or
> headphones or audio channels?
Not yet, but I either dreamed or they are close to a unit for commercial use that has multiple tuners in one frame.