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Old 12-07-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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I have the Sportster and boombox that I can listen to Sirius with. If I am in my yard or wherever, I take the boombox with me. I prefer to leave the radio in my car because I refuse to go anywhere without it. In fact, I have to play CDs since I can no longer tolerate regular radio.


I would really like to have Sirius all over my house or at least in my room when I wake up in the morning. Sad to say, I listen to normal radio and can no longer take it.

I was trying to find a radio that I can attach to my computer that can either send a signal to my speakers on other radios in the house or that has wireless speakers that i can use.

I looked at this one, but am not sure if it will do what I want: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...-_-980414-0403

Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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I have the Sportster and boombox that I can listen to Sirius with. If I am in my yard or wherever, I take the boombox with me. I prefer to leave the radio in my car because I refuse to go anywhere without it. In fact, I have to play CDs since I can no longer tolerate regular radio.


I would really like to have Sirius all over my house or at least in my room when I wake up in the morning. Sad to say, I listen to normal radio and can no longer take it.

I was trying to find a radio that I can attach to my computer that can either send a signal to my speakers on other radios in the house or that has wireless speakers that i can use.

I looked at this one, but am not sure if it will do what I want: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...-_-980414-0403

Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

Thanks.
What about using the FM transmitter? If you can find an older unit (like an S50) the FM transmitter will broadcast all over your house and probably down the street.
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What about using the FM transmitter? If you can find an older unit (like an S50) the FM transmitter will broadcast all over your house and probably down the street.
Will that hook up directly to my computer?

My Sportster will broadcast all over my house, but I either have to have the Sportster on in my car or have it in my boombox. I would rather not have to leave it on in my car.

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Why are you hooking to the computer? Is this a reception issue?
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Why are you hooking to the computer? Is this a reception issue?
Just to listen to it in my house in the morning. I play the radio while I get ready, but Sirius is in my car only.
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Just to listen to it in my house in the morning. I play the radio while I get ready, but Sirius is in my car only.
Again, why not just get a unit with an FM transmitter?? You can get old S50's cheap and that transmitter will broadcast over EVERY FM radio in your house. Others here will know about other units- but the FM transmitter will cover your whole house.
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Again, why not just get a unit with an FM transmitter?? You can get old S50's cheap and that transmitter will broadcast over EVERY FM radio in your house. Others here will know about other units- but the FM transmitter will cover your whole house.
IIRC, the S50 is a Sirius radio. How can I get service to it without another subscription?
I already have two subscriptions (mine and my wife's), so a 3rd subscription is kind of a waste.

Is there a way to have my subscription go to my Sporster and the S50?
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IIRC, the S50 is a Sirius radio. How can I get service to it without another subscription?
I already have two subscriptions (mine and my wife's), so a 3rd subscription is kind of a waste.

Is there a way to have my subscription go to my Sporster and the S50?
Ahhhhhhh!!!! Gotcha. Great point as well. Honestly, that unit you linked looks interesting. Hopefully others will jump in here with suggestions since it is a very good question. I'd be interested in something like that myself.
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I certainly hope so.

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I certainly hope so.

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Bump this thread again in the morning- there aren't as many people on at night. Tomorrow you might get some better info.
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Ha Ha
I guess more people are on the boards at work than during the night.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:18 PM   #12
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My solution to your problem would be to do the following:

1. Purchase a home kit for your Sportster and put it somewhere in your home where the antenna can pick up a signal. You may have to route the antenna outside, of course. And having a home kit is always handy.

2. Take the line out of the home kit base into something like the CCrane FM transmitter.

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

This can give you MUCH better coverage, especially if you make some tweaks to the output as outlined in a thread over at XMFan.com.

This will give you Sirius all over your house, but does keep you listening to whatever channel the Sportster happens to be on. Of course you'll be out over 100 bucks or so for this scenario.

The cheap solution for coverage is what you have outlined yourself. If you buy the Logjam device, I'm guessing that it will transmit whatever is coming over the soundcard in your computer. Why bother with a receiver at all though, and just log in to Sirius online, maybe pay the $3 extra a month to go 128 kbps, and stream right to a stereo anywhere in your house. The only drawback I can see is that you will only be able to listen on devices that have an aux input. My way all you need is an FM radio. And I would also say, that since you won't be controlling the Sirius player like you would your Media Player over some comm link, you could probably find some alternative streaming device cheaper. My guess anyway.
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Thanks, but I was trying to avoid bringing my Sportster in and out of the house. I know I will ofter forget it, so I am hoping for an alternative.

I am going to try an FM transmitter that I use on my DVD player.
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Get a cheap radio for the house and add it as a subordinate under your master for $6.95.
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I got this and started using it this weekend. Works awesome. Covers my whole property, And I have several acres.
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