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Old 11-02-2005, 05:53 PM   #16
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Fine on a train?
Fine on a plane?
Will he get signal in the rain?

Would he, could he in the car?
Will the repeater reach that far?

Would he, could he on a boat?
Don't let water get in your remote!
I presume you were a Dr. Seuss fan in your younger days.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:32 PM   #17
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again to be realistic if you live in a highly urban area like nyc or chicago you'll get very good live portable reception with the built in antenna most anywhere, including the train. Now if you're taking a commuter rail through the burbs that where you may have some problems.

I take the train from the suburbs and it works there perfectly for me as well as NYC. Of course none of this matters since there is no live portable unit yet available for Sirius.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:25 PM   #18
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Maybe the reason why Sirius has not yet created a completely portable unit that can broadcast live is because of some possible technological hurdles they and the radio manufacturers need to overcome. Mainly, Sirius does not heavily rely on nor has nearly the amount of terrestrial repetaers that XM has. Xm can have a portable unit because of the several signal options in can pull in from ensuring a relatively reliable signal. We use the XM My Fi by Delphi in my store with no external antenna connected and receive perfect reception close to 100% of the time.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:38 AM   #19
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Oh boy!....

When does DAB arrive and tell us about MyFi return rates and how it does not receive signal in his area. AGAIN!

The MyFi is a live portable receiver that works - see post above. It has limitations. But it works!

You may need ant headphones or the new XTclip in your area. But it works!

Sirius STILL does not have a live portable unit. I am pretty sure when one does arrive it will not work as well as the XM2GO models that have been available for almost a year! This is because of the low number of Sirius repeaters and silly sat configuration. Which results in sirius signal drop outs and poor home performance.
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actually he'd be fine on a train......If im fine on a plane.....plus as long as he's in the city he'd prob be near a repeater anyway.
You can listen to satellite radio on a plane....in flight???!! That's interesting....

Can you use a PNP unit or it has to be portable?
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:34 PM   #21
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The MyFi is a live portable receiver that works - see post above. It has limitations. But it works!

You may need ant headphones or the new XTclip in your area. But it works!
I realize you hate to hear the truth about those return rates, but you can't seem to find anything to provide data that indicates I am wrong.

By the way I have NEVER said the Myfi doesn't work. I have the Pioneer Airware and use it all the time, so if you are going to quote me make a little effort to quote me correctly. I have said, it simply requires the ClipXT antenna or the headphone/antenna setup. The built in antenna in areas not served by a repeater is basically useless. Neither the ClipXT or headphone/antenna was available last year when it was released, which probably explains those high return rates.

I'd be more than glad to look at any evidence you have to prove that my suggestion that the XM2GO tuners have had a high return rate is incorrect. Anything at all? No? I didn't think so.

I think Sirius didn't want to make this same mistake and like it or not agree or not it WAS a mistake to release these tuners without better testing as they should have been released with a better antenna and/or the headphone/antenna type setup. This alone would have prevented the high return rates.

Sirius with the XTR1 and Power Pod actually gets very, very good outdoor reception, so that is a good indication as to the type reception one could expect with a Sirius portable. Sirius won't make XM's mistake and they'll either include a good antenna or the headphone/antenna setup from the get go. Reception will be just as good as the XM2GO line and to say it won't is a clear indication that you don't know what you are talking about and are just showing your total bias towards XM. Which isn't suprising since you've been doing that since your first post on this forum.
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That is just what I thought.... NOTHING! I am not surprised!
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Why don't you just buy the smallest unit you can get (like starmate replay) and buy a 12v (w/ proper amps) rechargeable battery pack (they have ones the size of a candy bars and just use it to power your little unit on the go while using headphones and an antenna strapped inside a baseball cap or something.
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