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Old 04-14-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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I own Sanyo CRSR-10 Reciever and Boombox. I love the FM Transmitter Feature and I'm looking to trade up. I love to tune in my radio's thru the house and need a strong FM transmitter Signal. I'm wondering if there are Sirius Satelite Radio Units with Built-in wireless FM transmitter for use on all 100 FM frequencies like the Sanyo I have now. I'm also wondering if any Recievers available have a Stronger FM Transmitter than others? I would love to know your experience with your Sirius Unit and it's FM Transmitter.......
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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I only have 2 to compare, but others on this board seems to agree that the Xact Visor has one heck of a strong transmitter. When testing ours, with both tuned to the same freq., it completely overpowered my Audiovox PNP3.

However, if you want it as your only receiver, I'm not sure I would recommend it for many people. The Visor is used by my wife, who I would classify as an extremely casual user. She's not into gadgets, and doesn't miss a lot of the features that the Visor doesn't have, like song/artist seek, signal strength meter, etc.

Edit: And the remote sucks.
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I would think that all of the units made in the past year or so use all of the FM frequencies.

As for stronger FM Transmitters, I don't know. I would think they are all the same.

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It does seem that the XACT units do have excellent FM transmitters. My XACT blew away my Audiovox and S50 units when it came to using the FM transmitter (and both of those weren't too bad either).
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The Xact Visor has the best FM Transmitter I've heard, but then again you said "Trade Up" and this is a lower end unit.

You could purchase an FM Transmitter separately and plug it into your FM jack. That way you can find one that has the power output you need for your house.
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Installed an XACT Visor in my wifes car last night. I am blown away by how good the FM transmitter is. I wonder if they actually use some sort of digital modulator. The Visor transmits on 87.7MHz, and fortunately her FM radio will tune that as well. Not going to find much intereference from FM terrestrial broadcast there! Very impressed with the FM modulator sound quality.
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Question FM Transmitter Transplant from Older Player to Newer, Upgrade?

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I apologize if this is a stupid question, but is it possible to "TRANSPLANT" an older, stronger, pre-FCC transmitter from an older player that may die to a newer, upgraded player with a weak, post-FCC transmitter?



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It is probably possible, but not doable for the average person.

How far are you looking to transmit, and what does it have to go through? The <a href=http://www.siriusbackstage.com/kb/S50>S50</a> is one of the radios that made it through the FM transmitter neutering. You just have to spend about 5 seconds prying off the little cap in the FM out jack with a thumbtack. You can still find it around for under $100, and maybe even cheaper on eBay.
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I apologize if this is a stupid question, but is it possible to "TRANSPLANT" an older, stronger, pre-FCC transmitter from an older player that may die to a newer, upgraded player with a weak, post-FCC transmitter?



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It would be easier to install the FM Relay, or use an external transmitter. I used a $20 Belkin transmitter for my S50 home dock with decent signal.
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I just found a place that sells the long discontinued PYLE PLMD-1 transmitter.

http://www.smartwareetc.com/product....ctid=888722056

I don't know anything about the company or how many they have in stock but:

My PLMD-1 is good for 1/4 mile. If I plug it in to my home dock, I can go out to my garage 50 feet from the house and pick the signal up solid on all three of my vehicles. I can take my Walkman and hear the PLMD-1 transmitter clearly everywhere on my 2 acre property

The only hitch is that this transmitter only works on 88.7 and 89.1
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Installed an XACT Visor in my wifes car last night. I am blown away by how good the FM transmitter is. I wonder if they actually use some sort of digital modulator. The Visor transmits on 87.7MHz, and fortunately her FM radio will tune that as well. Not going to find much intereference from FM terrestrial broadcast there! Very impressed with the FM modulator sound quality.
That's the case UNLESS you have a TV station in your town that transmits on TV channel 6. Channel 6's audio carrier is 87.7 mhz!
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My Starmate Replay (which I'll soon be retiring) seems to have a good FM transmitter. I think it was one of those radios that was made before the FCC cracked down on the power of the transmitters. Anyway, one night I had turned off my unit I had in my second floor office but I had left the FM station I listen to Sirius broadcasts on tuned in on my stereo. Out of the blue I started to hear music coming from my stereo. I look down to see if I accidently turned my Starmate on but it was still off. After about a minute I see my wife pulling up in the driveway blasting music from her own Starmate in her car. After she turned off her car the music went away. Mystery solved! It was her Sirius signal I was picking up from outside. I would say it picked up the signal from as far away as 1/4 mile with two barriers between us, her car, and the house. So I would say that transmitter is really good, and it is probably a cheap radio to pick up at this point if you can find one.
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The exact Visor does have a strong signal and at times , I can get the signal from the shop as I drive away from the building. I also run a huge old stereo from it and at about 30 ft away.

It's a basic no frills unit that I like for it's simplicity. I'm not a big gadget guy and transport the visor from one vehicle to another and to work so it gets around.
Love it......... Kenny S
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I have one of these C Crane FM transmitters in my house. works great and its true stereo, price ain't bad!

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/fm-tran...ansmitter.aspx

I have an old Starmate ST1, great mono fm transmitter
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I have one of these C Crane FM transmitters in my house. works great and its true stereo, price ain't bad!

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/fm-tran...ansmitter.aspx

I have an old Starmate ST1, great mono fm transmitter
Also there is a easy MOD for the C.Crane transmitter.
Just peel back a sticker and use a small screwdriver to turn up the power.
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