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Old 06-14-2007, 07:54 PM   #91
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Got my order in today thru TSS, as well. Looks like it shipped via USPS Priority, so maybe I'll get lucky and have something to play with this weekend!

I get no Sirius signal whatsoever on my office stereo, so I'm hoping this will do the trick. If so, I'll get one for home, where I also have no signal. The Sirius signals are just horrible for me here in San Antonio, compared to my XM.

Whoever gets their repeater first, please post your impressions!
If you're getting no signal now, then unfortunately, I don't think the wireless repeater is going to help you. You need to plug a home antenna or an external antenna into the repeater's transmitter, and then the repeater simply sends that antenna's signal up to 75 feet away in your house. But you still need to have a clear signal from your antenna in order to give the transmitter a signal to transmit. If you get no signal with your home antenna and plug it into the repeater's transmitter, then the repeater will transmit an unusable signal.

Where this can help though is if there's a location in your house that can get a good signal with a home antenna or external antenna, but that location is for some reason inconvenient for your radio location. For example, you might get a great signal in your attic, but you aren't sitting up there listening to Sirius In this case, you leave the antenna where it gets a great signal, plug it into the receiver's transmitting unit, and then you'll be able to pick up that great signal wirelessly up to 75 feet away in your house.

But the real key is that you need to have a clear signal from some type of Sirius antenna somewhere in your house to get this thing working.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:08 PM   #92
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i will let you guys know how well it work's tomorrow!

i have my order set up for a next day delivery and ups shows it in their system with a delivery date of tomorrow!

i plan to put this in a closet by my entertainment center.

can't wait to get this!
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I'm not sure about the inputs and outputs on this thing. Right now I've got an outside antenna connected to an S50 in my living room. I'd like to be able to listen to my Brix Streamer in my bedroom. Can I have BOTH the S50 and the signal repeater connected to the external antenna? Is there a passthough?
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Crutchfield has the repeaters in stock...just got an email from them.
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I'm not sure about the inputs and outputs on this thing. Right now I've got an outside antenna connected to an S50 in my living room. I'd like to be able to listen to my Brix Streamer in my bedroom. Can I have BOTH the S50 and the signal repeater connected to the external antenna? Is there a passthough?

I'm sure that you could find something to do that. But I would rather just buy another Repeater Receiver for $50 when they come out.
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If you're getting no signal now, then unfortunately, I don't think the wireless repeater is going to help you. You need to plug a home antenna or an external antenna into the repeater's transmitter, and then the repeater simply sends that antenna's signal up to 75 feet away in your house. But you still need to have a clear signal from your antenna in order to give the transmitter a signal to transmit. If you get no signal with your home antenna and plug it into the repeater's transmitter, then the repeater will transmit an unusable signal.

Where this can help though is if there's a location in your house that can get a good signal with a home antenna or external antenna, but that location is for some reason inconvenient for your radio location. For example, you might get a great signal in your attic, but you aren't sitting up there listening to Sirius In this case, you leave the antenna where it gets a great signal, plug it into the receiver's transmitting unit, and then you'll be able to pick up that great signal wirelessly up to 75 feet away in your house.

But the real key is that you need to have a clear signal from some type of Sirius antenna somewhere in your house to get this thing working.
I can get a signal in certain places at home and at work, just not where I have my radios set up. The repeater should work great, I can't wait for it to arrive. I haven't been able to really use my Sirius radios for some time now...
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I'm sure that you could find something to do that. But I would rather just buy another Repeater Receiver for $50 when they come out.
Ugh, that's a waste of money! So this thing takes the antenna lead and thats it? It just then re-broadcasts the signal OTA? Pretty stupid design if you ask me. One should be able to at least use your existing antenna lead to provide signal to one radio. Sirius is forcing additional hardware on you with this type of solution. It seems that this is better aimed at people who don't yet have an external antenna mounted. You're better off just mounting your antenna and then just running the wire to the best location for the transmitter. If you already have the antenna run in place and a radio hooked up, then your are forced into adding an otherwise unneeded repeater receiver.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:01 PM   #98
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I'm sure that you could find something to do that. But I would rather just buy another Repeater Receiver for $50 when they come out.
What is the ETA for the add on receiver?
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What is the ETA for the add on receiver?
I just found out we should have them by Wednesday.
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Ugh, that's a waste of money! So this thing takes the antenna lead and thats it? It just then re-broadcasts the signal OTA? Pretty stupid design if you ask me. One should be able to at least use your existing antenna lead to provide signal to one radio. Sirius is forcing additional hardware on you with this type of solution. It seems that this is better aimed at people who don't yet have an external antenna mounted. You're better off just mounting your antenna and then just running the wire to the best location for the transmitter. If you already have the antenna run in place and a radio hooked up, then your are forced into adding an otherwise unneeded repeater receiver.
As I understand it, it comes with the repeater and a single "repeater receiver" that hooks up to the receivers antenna input. So one receiver that sits in my house's lower level to which the antenna sitting on a deck outside is connected can now be moved to wherever I want to put it and a second receiver in the house can too (once I get another "repeater receiver") and need no longer rely on the second antenna sitting in a bedroom window. You're paying for that convenience, I like that, can afford it and will get it.
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Essentially the easy way to understand this product is that it allows the distribution of the SIRIUS Signal without the use of Additional Antennas and Antenna Extensions. But The individual Repeater Receivers will still plug into the SIRIUS Radios or Home Kits. There still ALWAYS has to be something plugged into the Antenna Port for it to work.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #102
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OK, so I got the repeater. Thanks Taylor!

So far, it is working flawless. No pics, but both the repeater unit and repeater antenna are smaller than the palm of my hand.

I'm in SoCal, car antenna pointed NE attached to the repeater. As of now, signal is between 2/3 and full!

I have the repeater upstairs on a window ledge with the car antenna sitting on the roof, and the repeater antenna connected to my Stiletto HOME kit down stairs. Approx. distance between repeater and repeater antenna is 20 ft.

This is exactly what I've been waiting for. If anything changes signal wise, I'll post back.
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I'm not sure about the inputs and outputs on this thing. Right now I've got an outside antenna connected to an S50 in my living room. I'd like to be able to listen to my Brix Streamer in my bedroom. Can I have BOTH the S50 and the signal repeater connected to the external antenna? Is there a passthough?
Unless you have a home antenna that has the splitter so that you can run one connection to the repeater and one to another tuner, then the answer is NO.
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I just set mine up as well. I love this thing. Instead of having wires going everywhere is perfect; this system is great for me.

I have the main receiver connected to my outdoor home antenna splitter. Then I connected the add-on piece to mt Stiletto home dock. I have a full signal right now.

The add-on piece powers up when the dock is turned on.

I cannot wait until the add-on pieces come out. I will probably get two more.

And of course I'll need it because when I took out the old home antenna I pulled too much and ripped the plug out, it's stuck in a wall now.

Special thanks to "Tom the Taylor" (Bubba mark) at TSS for the fast shipping.
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Just so that we don't have two threads going on the same topic. I am going to move the latter post from this thread and close it. Lets continue in the other thread below.

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=99267

I just want to make sure that folks get this technical information about how this device works up front to make a better buying decision.

Thanks...
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