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Old 09-25-2005, 09:37 PM   #31
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Thanks Jeremy. Clearly the Starmate Replay though it is a tad bit bigger isn't by much. Especially considering all the extra features you get and I think the display is a bit brighter, but that of course won't be a plus for everyone. Tell you I found the buttons much easier to operate while on the road over the Starbase. Its hard for me to believe that everything is inside that little controller where as the Starbase has the display controller and another tuner box to deal with. You do have the wires on the side, but this can be a very clean setup if installed properly. Overall I just think it is a hell of a lot better looking tuner.
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Which 5 frequencies does it use?
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They are all programmable from 87.7 to 107.9.
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You aren't limited to just 5 frequencies, you can program up to 5 frequencies of your choice for easy access to switch between. Which frequencies is totally up to you.
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Very cool this will definitely B my 2nd reciever.
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how good is the sound when going through FM modulation? I know it won't be as good as direct line in but for the hassle of inserting a line-in plug every time is it worth it or will only an audiophile type notice the difference in sound?
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how good is the sound when going through FM modulation? I know it won't be as good as direct line in but for the hassle of inserting a line-in plug every time is it worth it or will only an audiophile type notice the difference in sound?
I use the FM transmitter on my home setup and it sounds very good.No hiss or any other distortions.
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It is something you are going to have to decide for yourself. I think FM Tran is problematic due to the fact that you can get static and interference. My short test using the FM Tran indicated it was pretty strong and the SQ was good. However direct connect is better. But how much better is probably subjective. I think most non audiophiles would be happy with the FM Trans SQ provided you live in an area where you have an open frequency and nothing that will interfere with the signal.
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I just bought a Sportster Replay + home kit + 50ft extension cable 3 weeks ago.
I work at BestBuy, and get the best discounts available (without going thru the manufacturer). My question- I'm new to sirius (although I've wanted it for a year) and this forum. Should I return the sportster replay and get this one or just keep mine? The only complaint I have with the sportster replay is the FM transmitter is periodically static-y, and the screen has no contrast when the unit is hot.

Sorry if I'm not very clear but, again, I'm fairly new to everything here. Any advice would be great .
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I just bought a Sportster Replay + home kit + 50ft extension cable 3 weeks ago.
I work at BestBuy, and get the best discounts available (without going thru the manufacturer). My question- I'm new to sirius (although I've wanted it for a year) and this forum. Should I return the sportster replay and get this one or just keep mine? The only complaint I have with the sportster replay is the FM transmitter is periodically static-y, and the screen has no contrast when the unit is hot.

Sorry if I'm not very clear but, again, I'm fairly new to everything here. Any advice would be great .
I would wait 4 the Starmate Replay which BB should have in a couple of weeks.

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I just bought a Sportster Replay + home kit + 50ft extension cable 3 weeks ago.
I work at BestBuy, and get the best discounts available (without going thru the manufacturer). My question- I'm new to sirius (although I've wanted it for a year) and this forum. Should I return the sportster replay and get this one or just keep mine? The only complaint I have with the sportster replay is the FM transmitter is periodically static-y, and the screen has no contrast when the unit is hot.

Sorry if I'm not very clear but, again, I'm fairly new to everything here. Any advice would be great .
Well, the contrast problem may be a bit less, but it will stil be there, especially in a hot or cold car, it's a downside to LCD technology.

The static can be eliminated by using the hardwired FM Modulator adapter sold at best buy, ask the guys in the install bay, they'll help you. I would highly recomend this even for the Starmate Replay.

If you want a boom box option, stick with the Sporster. If you plan on moving it from the house to the car much, I'd also stick with the Sportster as it will be eaiser to move. The only advantage with the Starmate is the 30 song seeks/ 30 artist seeks.

Oh yeah, and the starmate has a smaller screen than the Sporster.
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My friend got the starmate replay today from CMA on my recommendation. He tried to activate it online and it doesn't accept the ESN. So he is now on the phone with sirius...and they say it is invalid as well! It is the same on the screen of the radio and on the box. Has anyone else had this problem? Perhaps they aren't in the database yet?
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:22 PM   #44
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My friend got the starmate replay today from CMA on my recommendation. He tried to activate it online and it doesn't accept the ESN. So he is now on the phone with sirius...and they say it is invalid as well! It is the same on the screen of the radio and on the box. Has anyone else had this problem? Perhaps they aren't in the database yet?

Hmmm, is he reading the leading zeros also? Every number in the ESN matters.
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Yep.
They said tech support would call him in 24-48 hours.
He's not too happy to say the least...
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