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Old 06-02-2003, 03:49 PM   #31
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Would anyone recommend either of these models for someone that has limited ability to use their hands?

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The AudioVox has a small controller that can fit in one hand. It's easy to control, but I wouldn't recommend installing it yourself if you don't have good coordination with your hands. I would take it to a professional. Local Best Buys, Circuit Cities, or other car audio shops will generally since them for $50-75.
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Actually my request may be a bit off-topic.

I am looking for is a satellite radio that can be used in the house by a physically disabled person. As an example of his dexterity, he can hold a telephone and operate large (1-inch) buttons but does not have the motor control to write.

Any recommendations? Thank you.
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Old 06-02-2003, 04:46 PM   #34
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The Jensen may be the best bet for someone with disabilities. The control unit is shaped like a CB handset with a coiled cord and has large easy to press preset buttons.

I believe that they may be out of the free Jensen units though. You can likely find one for $10 or so at a local electronics dealer. Or you could order the Audiovox and offer to trade someone for a Jensen. I'm sure a swap could be arranged.

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I ordered the Jensen unit during the last Friends and Family offer and have been very happy with it. I mainly bought it due to the cabin area in my car being very small. I've used the Audiovox unit in a Hertz rental car and was also happy with that. I think either one will work well for most people.
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American Satellite (americansatellite.com) still has the Jensen unit for $115. Sirius still has the $100 rebate going on, so you can get it practically for free.

But if you are to use it in your home, you will also need a DC converter to power it. RadioShack sells them for $29 for a GOOD one.
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According to Sirius, you are required to pay for the entire contract (12months) - regardless of the plan you choose.

While this doesn't shock me, it does make me think twice before asking for the promotional items.
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Yes, if you don't think you can stick with paying the $12.95 per month or quarterly, then you should think long and hard on your decision. But considering that they are giving you free hardware. Don't you think they should in turn expect something back from you? You aren't stuck with the hardware, cause if you decide later to upgrade to something better you can transfer your subscription o the new equipment until your year obligation has been met. You can then sell the equipment they gave you to someone else if you like. I think its a great trade off myself.
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Okay, I'm also new here. Found the link on http://techbargains.com There's also a lot of others here that are maybe learning about Sirius for the first time. Who can give us the pitch? Why Sirius? Compare to XM...

I'm a traveling salesman that spends a lot of time in the car. I like to listen talk radio. I've been on the fence some time considering satellite radio. I like this offer becasue of the low up front cost, but I'm concerned about the small user base of Sirius and their long term viability. But hey, I also bought a ReplyTV .

Why should we buy Sirius?

Edit: For the click challenged... here's linkage to the Audiovox and Jenson units
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You should all read the Sirius Backstage F.A.Q. about Sirius Satellite Radio

That can answer many of your questions
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Hi,

Currently, I am using XM radio, but seems like this one is kinda good deal. Yet, I wonder how much shipping Sirius would charge to ship the hardwares to customers. And do they require at least 1 year subscription?
Between the Jensen and the Audiovox, which one is better and why?

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Shipping is free...all you have to do is activate the radio for a one year service agreement.

Audiovox is actually the only option, but that is the one you would want anyway. The Jensen has some quality issues that make it less than desirable.

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Originally Posted by blair
I've been on the fence some time considering satellite radio. I like this offer becasue of the low up front cost, but I'm concerned about the small user base of Sirius and their long term viability. But hey, I also bought a ReplyTV .

Why should we buy Sirius?
Blair,
Sirius is virtually debt free and has over $300 million in cash reserves. They are now funded until cash flow break even which is in mid-2005. Today Sirius has about 100,000 subscribers, I think long term success is pretty much guaranteed.

As for why you should choose Sirius, please take a look at the Sirius FAQ.

This is also a good thread to hear why Sirius is the right choice...

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...opic.php?t=369

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So we just call and tell them we want in on the promotion, right? And we have to mention some lady's name that we've never talked to? Elvia? Elvira without the R? Is this deal only for employees? Or can the public really take part? Just making sure. This deal sounds too great to be true. If it is true, I'm calling in the morning. My brother has Sirius and it kicks butt. Plus it would be great for long trips.
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It's not too good to be true, it's how I got my second receiver. And how many customers got their first. We have been through Friends & Family deals many times before with Sirius, in fact this is the third one this year. Sirius does allow anyone to take advantage of it, but they might ask how you heard about it in which you would give the name listed on the front page.
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