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Old 07-30-2005, 09:06 AM   #1
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I am just wondering if it is possible. I went to circuit city and they think it is possible with SIR-PNR1 and installed through an "external installation." Anyone try this?
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Oh, by the way. The head unit is XM ready.
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This tuner would plug into the exact same plug in as the Pioneer, though it has been said that folks have successfully setup the Pioneer for XM and then plugged the Sirius Connect Tuner into the Pioneer Direct For XM and it works by switching between them.
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This tuner would plug into the exact same plug in as the Pioneer, though it has been said that folks have successfully setup the Pioneer for XM and then plugged the Sirius Connect Tuner into the Pioneer Direct For XM and it works by switching between them.
I am interested in using the same Sirius Adapter for my Pioneer AVIC-N1. I was told by Pioneer that it would work, but it may not have all the displays that the XM Tuner might provide. I am more interested in getting Sirius than XM. Does anyone know, what information I would be missing? Supposedly, when the screen is in the closed position, it would not display any information when Sirius is selected. Anyone know that for sure?

Sorry DAB, I am not sure I understood your explanation above.
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Not about those units but will tell you how my "XM Ready" Pioneer Permier DEHP860 works. It's my understanding that this how all the Pioneers work with Sirius but I could be wrong.

Basically it treats the SIR-PNR1 as an external unit so some of the features don't work. Mostly these are things related to the display of info on the head unit like song, artist, album and so on. The display is limited to 8 characters that scroll ONCE then stay put. It indentifies the unit as "external" but saves your presents under SR1, SR2 and SR3 (6X3=18). It can change stations by number (one at time up or down) or change between genres. It will show the station by number OR name but not both at the same time. In order to change what is displayed you have to use the FUNC jog button on the radio to step thru the various display options, the DISP button only switches between the current animated screen (level display or screen saver) and the standard info display. Its disapppointing especially considering all the info it can display about MP3s on a CD. Seems the Sirius support on Pioneers was an afterthough, similar to how almost everyones iPod interface works.

I have nothing to really compare against however as the only other person I know with satellite radio has an XM/Alpine setup. Hope the info helps, email me if you have specific questions but I only know about the DEHP860 / SIR-PNR1 combo since that's what I own and installed myself in my 2002 Dakota Quad Cab truck.
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