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Old 01-05-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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SIRIUS AND PIONEER OFFER TUNER FOR SATELLITE RADIO
New Tuner Compatible With SAT-Ready Head Units From Pioneer

NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, NV – January 5, 2005 – SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., an established leader in mobile entertainment products, today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the availability of a new tuner for SIRIUS that is compatible with satellite-ready head units and most IP-Bus head units from Pioneer.

The new SIR-PNR1 tuner will come equipped with all installation hardware, including the SIRIUS antenna, for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $120.

“Pioneer consumers now have a choice of satellite radio service,” said Michael Townsen, director of marketing for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The SIRIUS tuner is compatible with millions of head units with IP-Bus changer controls we’ve sold throughout the years. Offering an add-on SIRIUS tuner shows our commitment to the satellite radio business.”

“We are thrilled to add Pioneer to the long list of companies now producing satellite radio products for SIRIUS,” said Larry Pesce, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategic Planning. “Their reputation for building quality products is well-known throughout the world, and we are very pleased that Pioneer customers will now have the opportunity to access SIRIUS’ quality programming.”

The Pioneer SIR-PNR1 will be available at retail stores beginning this month.



Pioneer to Sell Sirius, IPod Products

Wednesday January 5, 1:33 pm ET
Pioneer Introduces Sirius Satellite Radio Tuner, IPod Add-Ons for Its Car Stereos


NEW YORK (AP) -- Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. introduced two products to soup up car stereos Wednesday -- a satellite radio tuner and an adapter for iPod digital music players.

The company said the satellite radio tuner will adapt Pioneer car stereos for programming provided by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. The tuner is compatible with satellite-ready and most Pioneer head units, which will scroll through channel, artist, album and song names. Pioneer said the product will retail for about $120 and will be available this month. The company already makes a stereo tuner for programming provided by XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. that sells for about the same price.

The adapter for Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod is compatible with more than 3 million Pioneer car stereos sold during the past several years, the company said. The device allows users play songs from an iPod player through the car stereo and to scroll through playlists using the stereo's front panel controls. The adapter will also charge the player's internal battery. Pioneer said the adapter will be available in March and sell for about $140. Currently available iPod FM transmitters, which are not controlled through the stereo, range in price from $20 to $80.

Pioneer also introduced a number of other products at the Las Vegas consumer electronics show, including a new line of Pioneer and Pioneer Premier car stereos.

Shares of Tokyo-based Pioneer were down 5 cents, or half a percent, at $19.39 in midday trading on the Nasdaq. Sirius shares were up 12 cents at $7.63 and Apple stock was up 68 cents at $64.62.

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Old 01-05-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Anyone have any more information on this? I have a Pioneer and am using my Sportster, but would LOVE to be able to have it all internal by using a tuner like this!
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I'm assuming this means that the "XM Ready" Pioneer head units already out there now (the Premier in my car is "XM Ready") will now be Sirius ready too.

I'd love for someone to just sell an interface that would allow you to use your portable PNP device (Sportster in my case) to interface directly with the head unit, so I wouldn't have to pay an extra $6.99/month to have a second tuner. I'd like to be able to hit my sportster away in the glove box, and tune all the channels directly through my head unit.
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I'd like to be able to hit my sportster away in the glove box, and tune all the channels directly through my head unit.
That's a good idea. You could have the best of both worlds. The display of a PNP, with the build in controls
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I was hoping Kenwood would do this. I would've bought such a thing. As it goes I'm only in my truck a few days a week for the last year or so, so I'm stuck listening on Dish Network. That'd be all well and good if I could listen to the talk streams, but unfortunately you know how that goes.

I think a Kenwood PNP with a Kenwood headunit connection would sell very well.

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Any news on the wireless or wired home distribution equipment that's been talked about for the past year?
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Just about every IP-bus enabled Pioneer going back to 2001 will support SIRIUS. That means all of the XM-ready receviers.

Definitely a major coup!

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Absolutely, Jeff.. A main reason why I stopped installing Pioneer is because they were XM only. I am disappointed that Panasonic dropped the Sirius tuners in favor of XM though. Trying to get an installed Panasonic tuner is very difficult short of big money on Ebay.

But, they can have Sony and Panasonic. We'll take Alpine, Pioneer, Eclipse, Blaupunkt and especially Kenwood.

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And JVC and Clarion to boot!

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Yeah I forgot about them.. Is Clarion selling an installed tuner still?

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Clarion and all of SIRIUS' direct connect tuners will move to the SIRIUS Connect platform built for SIRIUS by Directed Electronics.

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I guess I'll be holding off in getting that new car stereo...
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My biggest problem with nonPNP units has been the lack of multiline displays and the XM companies (Sony, Alpine and I thought Pioneer) only had 1 line. Do they have any with multiline displays? AFAIK, only the now defunct Panny and some Kenwoods had 2 or more lines of display.

Good news to get XM ready units working with Sirius for the lay person, but I just can't go back to anything less than 3 lines now (4 really)
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I have 2 lines with my Kenwood X969 and SR903.

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Hey guys, I have a Pioneer avhp7500DVD with the IP bus, I currenlty have the XM hideaway unit connected to it. I saw this SIRPNR1 and am very tempted by it, but had a couple of questions hopefully you guys can answer.

1) Will this work with my avhp7500dvd?
2) Will I get the same functionality as with XM, ie: memory buttons, readout display of artist/song name, etc etc.
3) Can I use this and XM hideaway unit at the same time? Some sources say to connect the Sirius unit to the IP bus of the XM tuner (originally meant for a CD changer) and I would have 2 sources to select from on my tuner, sirius or xm.

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