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Old 12-28-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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I'm a little confused of why you need the FM out hookup in the car. Thus far I have only been using the S50 and my home dock. Today I wanted to experiment with the S50 in my car - took the car dock and the S50 with recorded music (my channels) and plugged the car dock in and then inserted the S50. Set it on an FM number (87.9) and then tuned to that number on my car radio. The music played loud and clear - so I am wondering why do you need to plug in the FM wire - what does that do for you?

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Old 12-28-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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If you can get away with using the transmitter alone. GREAT.. I can too.. I don't need to hardwire my Sirius receiver to my car radio..

But.... In some locations there are so many FM stations that it's next to impossible to find a clear channel on your radio. In this case, the powerful local FM station transmitters will "fight" with your S50 transmitter.. You'll hear fuzz and scratching on your radio as a result.. Take a drive to L.A. some day and you'll see what I mean

If you do get interference from local FM transmitters, the only way to avoid it is to convert your wireless modulator to a wired modulator.. The swich box everyone talks about disconnects your car antenna and feeds the FM-Out from your S50 directly over a wire to your car FM radio antenna jack.. This prevents static caused by local FM transmitters......
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PS I guess I would be OK as I take the 15 West and would then have problems three hours later approaching LA metro.
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