The satellite radio system choices to date are Sirius Satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio, WorldSpace and the Amateur Radio Satellite network. Many people know when to choose a satellite radio system because they did research on the Internet and found out which company has the most satellites in space at any given time. Some people think more satellites does not always mean better service though.
Other people know when to choose a satellite radio system by realizing what they need to buy to get the satellite radio transmission into their homes. Further equipment might be required by some satellite radio systems to get the satellite radio transmission to work at the beach, a field, or from a construction site that is surrounded by high-rise apartment complexes.
Many people are able to choose a satellite radio system because one might not require any technical knowledge to set the system up. So it pays to look into just what is needed for any area of your life that you might choose to use satellite radio systems. Many people have to consider the financial cost to subscribe to a satellite radio system because after all, they can get radio transmissions free from their local radio station if the satellite radio transmission option is deemed too pricey.
Some of the satellite radio systems offer simple transmitters that are easy to use. Some of the transmitters have larger buttons that could prove useful when driving at night. Some people find that they must rearrange shrubbery in their yards to accommodate some very elaborate satellite radio transmitters because the satellite radio systems will not operate properly without a clear line of sight to get the satellite radio transmission into your home.
One of the largest factors that people take into consideration when they try to determine when to choose a satellite radio system for their world, are the number of radio channels that are offered on each of the satellite radio systems today. Some of the satellite radio stations only offer 50 channels of audio sound that is crystal clear, and the other satellite radio systems have 100 or more channels that people can choose from to receive music and news transmission from.