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Old 11-15-2005, 08:15 PM   #211
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I don't know if anyone has done this yet with there Starmate Replay unit's. But today at work, I had my Starmate Replay on and using a mini stereo to get the great sound with bass. But I wear headphones all day and for the fun of it, I unpluged the audio cable off the Starmate Replay and put my headphone jack in the Audio slot and got sound, so that cool, but there was really no bass, just the music!

So with the testing I'm doing with a dvd rechargeable battery unit and putting headphones threw the audio slot where you get no bass. I could put everything in a small bag, carry it on my back and somehow have my antenna out on the bag, probably a car antenna which is smaller. I could have a portable satellite walkman, while jogging or doing something outside!
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:30 PM   #212
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Why is that they go with this hideous deep blue on so many gadgets' displays? I think it looks cheap and so yesterday...(5 years ago?). Aside from VW's, are there other vehicles with blue dashes? I know there's always *something* to complain about. That said, as this is the only device in its class, I'll probably go with it. Hope it lives up to its rep!
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:52 PM   #213
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Yes, you should be concerned about the heat build up. If your Starmate fits into your compartment without a millimeter to spare, then this means that you have just blocked all the vents that the designers DID take into account. So now there is no airflow for cooling the receiver.

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Thanks for the advice, but I got lucky. When I went to install my Starmate Replay last night I realized that my little compartment must be a little bit bigger than yours. The replay fit in there without a millimeter to spare. I had to almost force it in there and it's not going anywhere

I'll post some pictures when I get home from work, but the install location is perfect. I love this radio (it's my first experiance with satellite radio) and am still a bit overwhelmed with the multitude of programming available.

My only concern with the Replay is the heat that it seems to generate. It gets very warm. While this might be a function of having it stuffed into the sunglass tray, it's pretty toasty after only 30-40 minutes of use. This isn't a huge concern as it is around 50 degrees F outside, but I am concerned with the heat factor when next summer comes and 100+ degree temperatures exist. Hopefully the designers took this into account.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:34 AM   #214
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I'm thinking about getting the Starmate Replay, but I think I am primarily going to be using this in my house, not my car because I only live 10 minutes from work so I probably won't be moving it back and forth very often. That's why I'm leaning towards this one rather than the Sportster Replay.

How does this little thing work in the home kit though? Do I have to connect it to something with speakers or does it produce sound on it's on (sorry if this is a really stupid question but I really don't know).

Also, does it have an alarm clock on it so I can still wake up to Howard in the mornings like I always do?
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:24 PM   #215
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Monica,

I have the Home Kit for the Starmate Replay, so let me answer your questions.

You get an audio cable that allows you to directly connect the receiver to a stereo with left and right RCA inputs along with a power supply (so you can power the receiver!) and a stand (which is just a metal base so the radio can stand upright.

You can also use the built-in FM transmitter from the Starmate Replay to "broadcast" the sound via FM and tune any radio to an FM station that has no broadcast and listen that way. It has some static or "fuzzy noise" from time to time, but the audio quality is very decent this way.

And yes, it does have an alarm function, so you can wake up to Howeird.

Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:33 PM   #216
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I currently own a Sportster. I wanted to get the Sportster IR since I already have both the home and car kits. The more I read this thread, the more I like the Starmate Replay. I wish I could just buy the Sportster IR unit itself without the car kit, or with just a home kit, but NO ONE lets me do that.

My dilema is this, will any of my Sportster stuff work with the Starmate Replay? I mean, the ac adaptor, attenna. etc? Is it a good idea to get the Starmate Replay rather than the Sportster IR? Any guidance would be great.

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Old 11-25-2005, 01:00 AM   #217
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I currently own a Sportster. I wanted to get the Sportster IR since I already have both the home and car kits. The more I read this thread, the more I like the Starmate Replay. I wish I could just buy the Sportster IR unit itself without the car kit, or with just a home kit, but NO ONE lets me do that.

My dilema is this, will any of my Sportster stuff work with the Starmate Replay? I mean, the ac adaptor, attenna. etc? Is it a good idea to get the Starmate Replay rather than the Sportster IR? Any guidance would be great.

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You could but the Sportster Replay and sell the car kit in our XChange forum.

The antenna from your Sportster will work with the Starmate Replay, not sure about the power, but more than likely.
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:05 AM   #218
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Default Boombox for Starmate Replay ?

I saw a thread a while ago in here that I can not find anymore. Someone was saying that one of the Xact boomboxes would also fit the Starmate Replay and work great. Do any of you know which Xact boombax this was?

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Old 11-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #219
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I remember the thread, and I think it was the original Starmate, not the replay. Since the replay doesn't have a cradle, it doesn't have the appropriate sort of "contacts", only plug connections. That being said, you might be able to modify a boombox, but there are none that it will work in without mods.
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #220
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Monica,

I have the Home Kit for the Starmate Replay, so let me answer your questions.

You get an audio cable that allows you to directly connect the receiver to a stereo with left and right RCA inputs along with a power supply (so you can power the receiver!) and a stand (which is just a metal base so the radio can stand upright.

You can also use the built-in FM transmitter from the Starmate Replay to "broadcast" the sound via FM and tune any radio to an FM station that has no broadcast and listen that way. It has some static or "fuzzy noise" from time to time, but the audio quality is very decent this way.

And yes, it does have an alarm function, so you can wake up to Howeird.

Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
I don't have a stereo system. All I have is a boombox cd/casette player/radio that is about 17 years old. Will that have the left and right RCA inputs that you are talking about? I don't know even know how to tell.
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Old 11-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #221
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Being that it is the time of year to give thanks, here are a few of mine...

I am thankful for:

1. REWIND (this means no more Scott Stapp, Creed or Bush).
2. ARTIST SEARCH (instead of having each song stored and taking up all the memory)
3. ALARM (this allows me to start recording 44 minutes prior to me leaving)

However, I do have an issue. I had a Gen 1 Here2Nowhere (hated it), but I could not deactivate it. Just couldn't bring myself to do it. I gave it away instead. Now I have a Audiovox PNP, a Starmate and a Starmate Replay. My issue is how do I even ever use the PNP or Starmate now? I can't deactivate them so now I pay 3 subs but only listen to the Replay. I gave my girlfriend her choice (The PNP believe it or not) but the Starmate? I am thinking of "loaning" it to a friend of mine and then let him go back to Terra. I am sure he would buy it after that torture. Any thoughts? Does anyone else have issues with retiring a unit?
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:28 PM   #222
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Ok, I have figured out what to do with the Starmate. The only thing I do not like about the Replay is if I browse channels I lose my recorded time. So... Now I have the Starmate and the Replay in my van. One records the other lets me browse. How can the music industry even sell CD's with this and the S50 on the market?
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hey everyone, just bought the starmate replay w/ home kit and car kit!! I'm pretty excited about it. But I've gotta wait because I got it on eBay. I'm upgrading from the Audiovox PNP2 and have some questions about it.

1. I used the "direct connection wire" for FM transmissions in my car with the PNP2, can I use that same wire with the Starmate Replay?

2. I bought the antenna extension wire for my PNP2 home kit. Can I plug that into the Starmate replay?

Thats it for now. Thanks!
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Matt,

Dude all I have to say is Yeah it will all work. If you are excited now wait till ya get it...
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Does anyone thing that there will eventually be a boombox made to go with the Starmate Replay or should I give up on it and just get the Sportster Replay with boombox? I'm only getting this thing for Howard Stern though, I don't even care about sports.
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