I always try to watch TV when I’m on the freeway, thing is, I don’t have a TV in my car. Following a SUV on the highway at night almost guarantees a TV with The Little Mermaid playing for a car seat or two in the back seat. I like the Disney collection as much as any seven year old, but I can’t handle the same the heavy rotation that they consume most animated features. My tiny collection of DVDs coupled with the poor reception for broadcast TV stations on the road would provide a very repetitious viewing repertoire.
Sirius sees this problem and plans to tackle it just as they did with top 40 radio stations that include 24 minutes of commercials in each 30 minute segment of heavy rotation pop songs. Sirius Satellite Radio (whom I did a review on earlier) is planning to release stock quotes, sports scores, music videos, and cartoons via their service in the end of ’06. With content like this I just may validate spending four digits on a video/audio system in my car. As of now I just don’t see spending $1000.00 or so in order to watch my 7 DVDs in the car on 5” monitors. Let’s see if Sirius will add channels like Food Network and G4TV, I may not leave my car.