Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >
Visit Digital Radio Central

Notices

Radios & Receivers This is the place to talk about all the high-tech SIRIUS radios: Kenwood, Pioneer, Clarion, JVC, Alpine, Audiovox, Sony, XACT, and more!

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 03-20-2007, 08:38 PM   #16
gilmour25
Mixologist
 
gilmour25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 17, 2005
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 285
gilmour25 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to gilmour25
Unhappy

I'm a little disappointed to hear the less than stellar reviews of the Conductor... but I'm not surprised. I figured the whole "100 feet range" was a little too good to be true.


And I'm not surprised about it being a battery-eater either. I had a remote with an LCD display and it did the same thing.... the Conductor's remote also has to put out an RF signal on top of that. However, have any of you guys tried lithium batteries? They're more expensive but they'll probably last a lot longer.
gilmour25 is offline  
 
 
Old 03-21-2007, 10:37 AM   #17
TSS Taylor
Top Dog Member
who has the sirius conductor????
 
TSS Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,880
TSS Taylor will become famous soon enoughTSS Taylor will become famous soon enough
Default

Apparently the issue with the remotes consuming batteries too fast has been somewhat resolved. Though I don't know how long it will take before the engineered units will hit the market. But we have to send some Conductors into SIRIUS for testing. Units that can't seem to get much range at all. They really want to find out if some Conductors are working better than others, and that it's not simply a part of a high rf environment.
__________________
DRC
TSS Taylor is offline  
 
 
Old 03-24-2007, 11:56 AM   #18
billydoo
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2005
Location: Exit 7A Central Jersey
Posts: 58
billydoo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaspear View Post
Hey musicnut, I had the same problems, but for me, the convenience of the remote - the display and the ability to control the radio - trumps the battery drain issue. I bought an Energizer 15 minute charger and four AAA NIMH batteries. Problem solved. They do need a redesign to reduce battery drain when they release version 2.0, though. Maybe if they design a smaller remote that just operates the radio.....

As for the "out of range" issue, I had the same problem. I reinitialized the radio and now the remote works as advertised within 40 feet or so. When I get beyond that (40 to 50 feet), the remote occasionally reports "out of range" if it is not pointed in the direction of the radio.
I bought the same Energizer 15 minute AA charger plus the AAAs that are not included at Lowe's. Given the battery consumption rate, they should pay themselves within 1 year, although I did waste the time to figure it out exactly. I really wish they would redesign the Conductor remote with a rechageable pack and a charging cradle like my Harmony 880 universal remote.

Painted Antenna, what is the likelihood that Directed will swap these battery munching remotes with the new design for those of us who already have them?
billydoo is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >


Digitalradiocentral.com




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monster introduces some new Sirius satellite radio products WolfViper Galaxy Nation 4 06-13-2006 11:38 PM
Sirius Unfairly Hit by XM's Issue badmotherfarker SIRIUS Dogstar Cafe 4 04-30-2006 08:11 PM
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Reports StoliMike The Street 15 02-18-2006 08:20 PM
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Begins Shipping 'ORBITER' KTMC Radios & Receivers 18 07-01-2004 03:07 PM
Sirius "School Report" PMuller SIRIUS Dogstar Cafe 2 11-24-2003 06:50 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.39 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.