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Old 08-04-2007, 12:02 AM   #16
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Taylor,
Any news or ETA on the new GM converter? I have a new body style Silverado and want everything integrated into the factory stereo. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:42 AM   #17
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ANy info on the honda ones ? I just bought a 07 Cr-V and was just going to stick my plug and play in , I can't stand XM. After 5 days I figured I would warm up to it, but I didn't neither did my wife.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #18
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Any news or ETA on the new GM converter? I have a new body style Silverado and want everything integrated into the factory stereo. Thanks for your help.
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No updates. It's pretty embarassing IMO because the first I heard was early Summer. Now it seems the Honda Harnesses and Kits not made by Directed will be here sooner, as they are in production.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:41 AM   #19
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I would just wait to see if this SIRIUS/XM merger will go through cause if it does, then no need for ANY kind of covernsion kit for ANY vehicle. It will all be one in the same.

If it doesn't get approved by the FCC, then I would get a kit. I plan on possibly getting an '07 Honda and this is what I'm just gonna do. Just wait on the FCC decision. Why drop a few hundred bucks on a conversion kit if they wind up merging and playing the same on both anyway. It would be a waste of time and money. I know XM stinks, but if need be, I'll use my plug-n-play kit for the time being.

Of course, at the rate this XM/SIRIUS merger decision is taking, I could be old and gray. Then again I'm sure the conversion kits will take a while as well (despite what they say) so it might wind up being a race between the two and see who gets the deal done first.

I almost wonder if the company who is doing the conversion kits are also waiting as well to see what the decision is on this merger cause if they merge, no sense in wasting time & money bringing out their product that will eseentially be immediately obsolete.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:28 PM   #20
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well, someone please correct me if i'm wrong, but let me assume for the moment the merger is approved and both services become one company, called Total.

i would say, for the majority Honda/Acura owners who want Sirius in their vehicle, they really want Stern. but with the merger this will only happen if the XM SATs create a new channel or clear an old channel to broadcast Stern, as neither service is compatible with the other.

and the decades channels will become combined, so 8 will still 80's, only Sirius and XM's 80's will cease to exist, and Total's 80's will broadcast a simulcast heard by both side's old tuners. so channel 8 will be heard as the same channel on either tuner.

and if you want to hear any baseball game being broadcast, the Sirius tuners will have to clear or open 20 odd channels to hear those games, and XM will have to clear the same amount of channels to hear NBA and NFL games. as each competing service does not carry those channels now, they will have be simulcast to ALL existing SATs to be heard by all exsiting tuners.

will this happen? will all content be cross-feed to each services satellites? to feed us existing consumers, before a
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #21
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Taylor,

Aloha.

I just bought an ’07 Chevy Colorado LT. I bought it pre-owned and I’m pretty sure that it has the stock radio that is ready for XM, and of course I have to get Sirius in it. Is the GM converter the only thing that I need or do I also need to get any other stuff.

Also, what are some of the issues with this product?

Thank you for any information.
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:30 PM   #22
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I'm guessing that if the Civic I'm considering is "XM Ready" I'd have to get the dealer to install the XM antenna/receiver (to the tune of $304 plus installation cost) and THEN later get the converter, right? Man, it's going to be pricey to get those steering wheel controls to work...
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No, all you really need is the OEM XM roof-mount antenna installed on your Civic IF you plan to adapt your Sirius tuner to it, to eleminate the standard rat-tail Sirius antenna, otherwise the VaisTech adapter functions with the XM-Ready Headunit, nothing more, the factory XM tuner is not required.

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Old 08-17-2007, 06:52 AM   #24
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Outstanding, thanks.

I wonder if the dealer would just do the antenna, since I doubt I could get it as clean looking. Explaining the whole converter thing will be painful I'm sure. Probably get a lot of: "But... It's XM ready. You can't have Sirius in this car."
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i can't see a reason why they would NOT just do an antenna install, because i agree with your statement above, the questions will start coming concerning you car's already XM Ready status.

they should be able to install the antenna, as i know they can order it raw for you:


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Old 08-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #26
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Well, I got a Civic Hybrid with Navigation, which means the antenna will already be in place.

Anyway, since VAIS isn't providing us with any new info, does anyone know when these will be available?
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NO, this is a common misunderstanding. the Navigation has NOTHING to do with the XM SAT radio antenna, they are two separate elements.

in fact, your NAV antenna is located below the front center of the dash.

all you have is an AM/FM antenna.



in regards to the release date of the VaisTech SL2Hs Honda/Acura OEM XM>Sirius interface, Taylor of TSS Radio will be able to give you a more definite answer than myself, for he has spoken with them pertaining to future orders of the product from their company. perhaps he'll add his comments to this thread.
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Well, what I meant was that getting the navigation system means they install the XM tuner + antenna (part of the package).

I could of course just put in my own Sirius tuner and antenna and such that I salvaged from my totaled car, but if we're only months away from a clean solution I can withstand being away from Howard Stern for a while.
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Well, I got a Civic Hybrid with Navigation, which means the antenna will already be in place.

Anyway, since VAIS isn't providing us with any new info, does anyone know when these will be available?
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I've been keeping in touch with Both VAIS and Directed. I think the VAIS piece for Acuras and Hondas will be out from them prior to the Directed version. Also keep in mind even though they will be generally the same the quality and materials used may be different. The earliest I've heard about the availability is now October.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:10 PM   #30
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Man, I was looking into getting a 2008 Nissan Maxima and now I found out that XM is exclusive to Nissan and Infiniti starting with the 2008 model year. Sheesh...I thought there couldn't be any exclusive contracts anymore. I really like Sirius that I have at home and the multiple sub discount is an issure also. Not sure if I should just wait to see what happens with the merger.
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