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Old 12-05-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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I couldn't find anything on this forum about the Sirius InV Radio.

Does anybody have any experience with it?

It looks pretty much like the stratus except for not neing dock connector compatible.

I am thinking about getting one of those, there is a site offering it free after rebate.

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Old 12-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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It actually just came out. No one here at SBS has reviewed it yet.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #3
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I bought the InV this weekend and installed it in my 2000 Honda Civic after my Sirius One got stolen in October. It looks like an updated Stratus and all the bottoms light up. Like the Stratus it doesn't have a remote. It is a very good unit with the basic radio features. However, the FM wireless signal is very weak so I had to install a FM modulator and there is no static or interference.

Got it at Walmart for about $48 because no one else had it. Spent all day Saturday trying to find it without ordering from Sirius.
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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Cool. Where did you get the FM modulator and for how much?
I would also install on a civic 2000. Is it easy to do?

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:29 PM   #5
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I got the FM modulator at Circuit City for $17.99. They have it listed for $19.99 but if you buy online and go to the store to pick it up you save 2 bucks. It was very easy to install in my Civic and I didn't even have to remove the car radio from the dash to plug in the modulator.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:09 PM   #6
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I am considering getting the Sirius InV for my Mom for Christmas. Being older she is not big into technology so this low feature unit would be good for her.
Plus she is always asking me what the name of a song is or who performs it. This way she will see the name and title.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:38 PM   #7
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Can the InV be hardwired?
Is it strictly for auto or is there a home kit?

edit I guess not...I found this info:
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SIRIUS InV is a complete in-vehicle solution.

FEATURES:
# Complete in car solution with all connections on the side of the unit
# Designed to fit easily into smaller vehicles and tighter in-car mounting locations
# 10 presets
# Easy-to-read 3-line display shows artist, title and channel information simultaneously with push-button controls
# One-Touch Jump—One touch to traffic and weather reports for your city, or tune to your favorite SIRIUS channel
# Built-in wireless 100 channel FM transmitter and FM frequency shortcut button
# Real-time clock—Satellite updated clock with 7 time zones
# Remote-compatible—Optional remote control available
# Parental Control and Channel Lock
# Dimensions: 4.5” x 1.9” x 0.7”
# Weight: 3.1 oz.

Kit includes:
# Radio
# Vehicle power adapter
# Vehicle antenna
# Dash mount

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:15 AM   #8
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It can be hardwired. I think the Stratus is pretty much the same as the InV except it has a home kit/boombox. Sirius currently has it for free if you buy the boombox and 6 months of service.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #9
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Does anyone know if the Inv comes with vent clips? I am having a hard time finding a radio for in my wifes Suzuki. Nothing fits!!!! I was thinking of the inV for X mas since I can get it for free!!

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Sirius currently has it for free if you buy the boombox and 6 months of service.
I saw that and was interested but need to connect it to a boom box via hardwire. I have an a/c to 12v adapter for a JVC KT-2000 that might power it but it would need to have an audio port to connect to my boom box aux port.
Plus the antenna connection would need to be the same as the KT-2000 which is a good posibility.

I wonder if it runs on 12v?

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Old 12-07-2006, 12:22 PM   #11
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To Chris_G the InV doesn't come with vent clips or the suction cups. It has a swivel bracket with sticky tape on it.

I think the InV runs on 5V because my power wire has a "ball" on it to reduce the power from the 12v coming out of the cigarette adapter to 5v. The Sirius One or the other models we have for that matter didn't have this.
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Mojo, Thanks for the information. Does it seem like the sticky tape is going to hold up? Can the mount be used on top of the dash and the front of the dash? Thanks again for your quick reply.
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To Chris_G the InV doesn't come with vent clips or the suction cups. It has a swivel bracket with sticky tape on it.

I think the InV runs on 5V because my power wire has a "ball" on it to reduce the power from the 12v coming out of the cigarette adapter to 5v. The Sirius One or the other models we have for that matter didn't have this.
Just to add.. That swivel bracket with the sticky tape is GREAT.. The sticky tape holds like iron... The mount is small and since the radio is small too, you can easily stick it just about anywhere you want on the dash without it getting in the way of things. I got one with my Stratus..

Here's an image from tss-radio.com of the kit you get with the InV. You can see the little bracket.

And YES.. The InV definitely takes 5 Volts. (I researched the InV and Stratus)..
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JWT, Thank you for your assistance. I think that is what I am going to get her then. Free Radio so I like that!!!

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