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Old 12-14-2005, 10:03 PM   #16
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My first Sirius Radio was the Sanyo CRSR-10, and I would advise people not to buy that one. I basically ruined my Sanyo in 5 months from always unplugging and plugging in cords when I moved from the car to the house and vice versa.

The problem lies in the removable "dock" because when you push/pull on the cords it causes that part to press up against the socket, and after a few months, the wire pins that are supposed to connect the socket to the radio's motherboard end up getting bent out of position.

I basically ended up having to shove a piece of paper in between the radio and that socket to push it up at the right angle just to make the radio power on. Unfortunately that solution failed after about 7-8 months.

I finally tossed that radio out last week and I now own a Starmate Replay, which I am much happier about. Yes, I still have to plug in the wires, but since the sockets are built into the radio, I am less likely to lose the connections like I did on the Sanyo.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:29 PM   #17
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I was always planning on getting an S50, but now I'm having second thoughts after reading this forum. What is everyone's opinion.....Should I get the S50, the Sportster replay or the Starmate? I'd be using it in my office and home, and if I got the S50, i would listen to the previous days Stern show at the gym the next morning. Is the S50 worth it? Or should I wait until something better comes along and get something more affordable now?
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:34 PM   #18
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With the new firmware update I absolutely love the S50! I've only had it a couple of days but I've already "loved" a bunch of songs, recorded a block of BBC Radio 1, and right now it is recording one of my favorite channels. I also ripped and loaded some songs from my cd collection put it in a playlist and loaded that as well. Extremely cool.
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:51 AM   #19
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I have had a few units so far, here are my observations:

XAct Stream | jockey - not very happy with the unit. Was supposed to be a portable player but was very bulky. With prolonged use it became very hot. Returned the unit to Crutchfield for a complete refund.

SIRIUS SIR/ALP1 - i used this unit in conjuction with my alpine head unit in my vehicle. Not a bad way to go if you have a radio with a large screen (7" screen). Otherwise you could only get limited information unless you hit a button to toggle between the channel, artist, song, etc. (a pain in the @ss)


SIRIUS S50 - Finally a portable player, that is actually portable, that you can see all of the information all at once on the screen. Only major problem with this unit is that it doesnt remember where you left off, if you were listening to a specific mp3 or saved content. Hopefully this will be rectified in future firmware updates. (btw-this unit cost $329.99 minus $50 mail in rebate minus $50 with special Crutchfield promo code). So for $229.99 i got a hell of a deal.


PROMO CODE IS FOR $50 OFF $250 OR MORE (PA440)
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:02 AM   #20
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For those considering the starmate replay for a car install. I have read many complaints obout the wires coming out the left side not making a very clean install. The Xact Replay is the same as the Starmate Replay with the added bonus of a blinder extention that extends out the left side. This completly covers the wires and makes for a clean install in a car especialy if right angle plugs are used.
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Might we have a comment with the listed radios on what generation chipset is used ?
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #22
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Does the S50 have artist seek?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #23
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Does the S50 have artist seek?
No, but you can save every song you want to hear at anytime. I think this was used as an alternative to the Artist / Song Seek Feature. I personally still wish it had this feature, but I've been pretty satisfied saving all those songs I like to hear. Then I can play them back rather I have live reception or not. It's pretty sweet alternative.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:22 PM   #24
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Hello everyone, I’m brand new to these forums and I have a question. I am looking to buy an in home Sirius Boombox set up. The sole reason I am getting Sirius is to listen to Howard Stern so the sound quality doesn’t have to be the best, I just need to be able to hear it. Basically every boombox package I have found ends up costing well over $200 to get everything you need. This really is more than I want to spend. However, I found this boombox package on the Sirius website:

http://shop.sirius.com/edealinv/serv...dParentID=7871

This is the Sanyo CRSR-10 Radio with Boombox Package. This package appears to have everything you need to get Sirius hooked up and with the rebate only costs $70. That is far less than any other package I could find.

So because it is so cheap, I’m wondering if there is a catch? Will this work for listening to Stern? Does anyone here have any experience with this set up?

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:48 PM   #25
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Default Starmate Replay

Hey folks, well I finally bit the bullet and bought the Starmate replay to replace my PNP1 receiver in the car. Man, am I happy. This thing is great. if someone is considering it, I have found only one thing thats not awesome about it, and thats really not about it. The suction cup "sucks" so to speak...like state by others in the forum, it doesn't stick well. I stays for about 30 minutes to an hour then falls off. I finally had to go to the velcro but I do like the suction cup. Its pretty cool and lets you move the head around whereever you want. but I tried and tried and never got it to stick to the dash. maybe it works better on the windshield but thats not where I want to have the receiver positioned. But the velcro works well.

this was worth the $$ to get it based on the features it has over my old PNP1...I like it!

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Old 01-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #26
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Default Starmate Replay vs Sportster Replay

I purchased Starmate Replay 3-4 days back to use in the office and in the car. My office is closed and I am not close to a window. I spent over an hour trying to position the antenna in the office in different ways, and finally got the signal. By 2pm, I lost all signal and could not get it to work. It was very frustrating.

I am trying to figure out if replacing Starmate Replay with Sportster Replay and buying the boombox for the latter will help. Do I need to position the Boombox's antenna a certain way to get signal, or will I be able to use it even in a closed office. By the way, I work in Paramus, NJ. I wish to make this decision ASAP to avail of rebates, and would appreciate any help in this matter.

Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:27 PM   #27
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I purchased Starmate Replay 3-4 days back to use in the office and in the car. My office is closed and I am not close to a window. I spent over an hour trying to position the antenna in the office in different ways, and finally got the signal. By 2pm, I lost all signal and could not get it to work. It was very frustrating.

I am trying to figure out if replacing Starmate Replay with Sportster Replay and buying the boombox for the latter will help. Do I need to position the Boombox's antenna a certain way to get signal, or will I be able to use it even in a closed office. By the way, I work in Paramus, NJ. I wish to make this decision ASAP to avail of rebates, and would appreciate any help in this matter.

Thanks.
I haven't found "that much" difference between the home and the car antennas regarding signal strength... you've either got a clean line of sight or you don't (or you have a bad antenna ). I'm not sure how moving to the boombox is going to help you with your signal aquisition issue...
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:32 PM   #28
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Default Sanyo CRSR-10 with boombox:

I recently bought the Sanyo CRSR-10 with boombox and after two days of weak reception and dubious quality, it stopped working. Called Sirius and now I must ship the whole shoddy unit back. I got to listen to one day of Howard and that was it--

Now I am wondering what to buy. I will be using it at home and do not have the patience or aptitutde to run wires and connect to an existing stereo. Thus, I need a home unit.

I live in an apt in a community near Newark and NYC and cannot open the storm windows to stick an antenna outside.

Suggestions?

Thanks!!
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:17 AM   #29
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I recently bought the Sanyo CRSR-10 with boombox and after two days of weak reception and dubious quality, it stopped working. Called Sirius and now I must ship the whole shoddy unit back. I got to listen to one day of Howard and that was it--

Now I am wondering what to buy. I will be using it at home and do not have the patience or aptitutde to run wires and connect to an existing stereo. Thus, I need a home unit.

I live in an apt in a community near Newark and NYC and cannot open the storm windows to stick an antenna outside.

Suggestions?

Thanks!!
Do you have a Costco near by? They have a great deal on the XACT XTR8CK (Replay), which is virtually the same radio as the Starmate Replay. It comes with the car kit AND home kit (both of wich are better than the Starmate - IMHO) for $119.00. Plus, their return policy is second to none. If the radio stops working a year from now, just return it for a full refund and buy a new one.
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:18 AM   #30
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Sirius S50 is by far the coolest satellite unit available!!!

SIRIUS S50 Portable Satellite Radio with Car Kit:
$329.99 - $50 Mail In Rebate

SIRIUS S50 Home Dock Kit:
$99.99 - If they are ever available again I will buy/get one, for now the AC-to-DC Portable Power Supply that I bought at Radio Shack works great with the S50. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

Pros:
-First portable SIRIUS device, good for those that need portability.
-Able to record 50 hours of SIRIUS programming, this is the main reason to buy the S50.
-Able to transfer/play personal MP3s via PC software, a cool feature that I may use one day.
-Able to pause-rewind-fast forward SIRIUS content/personal MP3s, part of the main reason to buy the S50.
-FM Frequency presets, a feature that I do not need as my S50 is connected to my home theater by way of an audio cable.
-Color display, second really cool main reason to buy the S50 because it has a totally different display then any other satellite radio.
-On screen sports alerts, usefull but many satellite radios have this feature.
-There are more/other Pros that I may add later with further use of my S50.
Cons:
-High price, but it is worth it for the price.
-Can only listen to live SIRIUS content when in car/home dock, for me that is fine as I will never ever take the S50 outside of my house.
-There may be more/other Cons that I may add later with further use of my S50, but none yet that I have noticed.
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