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Old 01-22-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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I am not sure if this is the right forum or not but here goes....

Yesterday I purchased a Sony Home Theatre System DAV-FX500. It is XM Compatible (per the specifications). I assume this means I can activate this stereo as an XM radio.

I have been unhappy with XM in my new car so I was wondering if it is possible to make this a Sirius stereo. I assume there is some kind of adaptor that I would need but I am not sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a bose home system coming and now u got me wondering if it is sirius ready or is is possible
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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If I can't get it to work I guess I will just use my Sportster 4 with a home dock to input into the stereo.
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no, you can't convert the XM ready stereo to be "Sirius Ready". What the XM or Sirius "Ready" means is that the stereo has the ability to control an external XM or Sirius tuner. So for your stereo to have XM, you'd need to buy their mini tuner and hook it up to the stereo. You would then control the XM tuner through the stereo controls. Works the same for a Sirius Ready stereo.

Hooking up your Sportster is probably your only option (but it's a pretty good option!).
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So "Sirius Ready" and "XM Ready" is no good then. I would be better off using my Sportster 4 with it's remote control.

Thanks for the advice.
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So "Sirius Ready" and "XM Ready" is no good then. I would be better off using my Sportster 4 with it's remote control.

Thanks for the advice.
I wouldn't say that they are no good, but they do require that you buy an appropriate tuner. That would be the better option for someone who doesn't want a visible tuner like a plug-n-play and an extra remote. But having the PnP gives you a lot more functionality and flexibility versus controlling a hideaway tuner through the stereo.
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I wouldn't say that they are no good, but they do require that you buy an appropriate tuner. That would be the better option for someone who doesn't want a visible tuner like a plug-n-play and an extra remote. But having the PnP gives you a lot more functionality and flexibility versus controlling a hideaway tuner through the stereo.
I guess you are right. I love the look of the Sportster 4 though.
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