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Old 08-15-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio Introduces Sportster 5 Dock & Play Radio
NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the launch of the Sportster 5, a new version of its popular Dock & Play radio, featuring a color display that subscribers can easily adjust to match car dash lights or mood, with user-selectable screen and backlight colors.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NYTH125 )

The Sportster 5 has a large, multicolor, easy-to-read 6-line display plus a rotary tuning knob. The selectable color feature allows the display screen to be adjusted to match the car dash lights, stereo display or the user's mood. Sportster 5 measures 4.5" x 2.5" x .6" and at just 3.7 ounces, it is the lightest Sportster yet.

With an MSRP of $169.99, the Sportster 5 is scheduled to be available in fall 2007.

"We made the latest version of our popular Dock & Play radio even better," said Bob Law, Senior Vice President & General Manager Consumer Electronics Division. "Sportster 5 is designed for maximum appeal combining a vivid color display with impressive array of features."

The Sportster 5, conveniently transportable between home and car, is easy to use and comes with a smaller universal dock for attractive installation. Optional universal accessory docking kits and audio systems conveniently allow for use in the home, boat and office. Features highlights include:


-- Large multi-color display: easy viewing and use
-- Selectable colors: match your dash lights and mood
-- SIRIUS Universal docking capability: add accessories to enjoy in your
home, office or additional vehicles
-- SIRIUS Replay(TM): pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live
SIRIUS radio
-- FM transmitter or stereo audio output to connect your vehicle's radio
-- FM preset function: allows you to store the best FM frequencies in
your area for optimum integration with your vehicle's radio
-- 30 presets: enjoy fast access to your favorite channels
-- S-Seek(TM) Alert: so you won't miss your favorite artists, songs and
sports
-- One-Touch Jump(TM) button: direct access to local traffic and weather,
or your favorite channel
-- Personalized sports ticker: real-time updates of your favorite sports
-- Rotary tuning knob: surf channels on the fly
-- Sports Alert(TM): track your favorite sports team and race driver
-- Parental controls: easily lock and unlock channels
-- Alarm clock w/snooze: wake up to your favorite channel
-- Complete vehicle kit includes everything required for most
installations, including radio, dock w/suction cup mount and vent
mounts, remote control, vehicle power adapter, magnetic mount
satellite antenna and FM extender antenna
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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I see that my original Sportster 5 post somehow got merge with Siso post, so I edit this message so we don't have two of the same messages and now on with the thread.
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I guess it won't have a split-screen like the XM XpressRC. Would be a nice feature though.

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Old 08-15-2007, 11:23 AM   #5
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I defiantly like the look of the Sportster 5!
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I wonder if it is a la carte capable.
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Would have been nice to incorporate the channel logos (like the XpressRC) instead of just text...oh well....still a nice looking radio.
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Sportster looks identical to the previus model, except for the color screen.
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How is it in BRIGHT sunlight, like say, a convertible?

Readable first....color second. WHEN will ALL radio manufacturers get this simple concept?
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I guess it won't have a split-screen like the XM XpressRC. Would be a nice feature though.
I'll say this before doublEE, maybe it does show the channel icons, it is just that they didn't have that one available at the time of the rendering. LOL

Actually I think the XM XpressRC is a better looking tuner. But to each his or her own. Split screen would be nice.
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I don't get the fascination of the split screen. I mean, Girlfriend is going to be playing on all the channels...
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I don't get the fascination of the split screen. I mean, Girlfriend is going to be playing on all the channels...
Just the ability to be able to see what is on, while seeing the main screen. I think it is a cool feature, but I can't say I am facinated by it. It just a feature that many would find useful.

I've never listened to Girlfriend, so it isn't showing up on the various channels I listen too.
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great now i need 2 new radios one for xm. one for sirius ok now for the stupid question of the day. will that work with my current universal home and car kits?
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I think they are just running out of features to add. I thought myself full color LCD would be the last feature I thought would be nice to have. Artist and Song Seek plus a nice color display is all I really want in a receiver.
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio Introduces Sportster 5 Dock & Play Radio
NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the launch of the Sportster 5, a new version of its popular Dock & Play radio, featuring a color display that subscribers can easily adjust to match car dash lights or mood, with user-selectable screen and backlight colors.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NYTH125 )

The Sportster 5 has a large, multicolor, easy-to-read 6-line display plus a rotary tuning knob. The selectable color feature allows the display screen to be adjusted to match the car dash lights, stereo display or the user's mood. Sportster 5 measures 4.5" x 2.5" x .6" and at just 3.7 ounces, it is the lightest Sportster yet.

With an MSRP of $169.99, the Sportster 5 is scheduled to be available in fall 2007.

"We made the latest version of our popular Dock & Play radio even better," said Bob Law, Senior Vice President & General Manager Consumer Electronics Division. "Sportster 5 is designed for maximum appeal combining a vivid color display with impressive array of features."

The Sportster 5, conveniently transportable between home and car, is easy to use and comes with a smaller universal dock for attractive installation. Optional universal accessory docking kits and audio systems conveniently allow for use in the home, boat and office. Features highlights include:


-- Large multi-color display: easy viewing and use
-- Selectable colors: match your dash lights and mood
-- SIRIUS Universal docking capability: add accessories to enjoy in your
home, office or additional vehicles
-- SIRIUS Replay(TM): pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live
SIRIUS radio
-- FM transmitter or stereo audio output to connect your vehicle's radio
-- FM preset function: allows you to store the best FM frequencies in
your area for optimum integration with your vehicle's radio
-- 30 presets: enjoy fast access to your favorite channels
-- S-Seek(TM) Alert: so you won't miss your favorite artists, songs and
sports
-- One-Touch Jump(TM) button: direct access to local traffic and weather,
or your favorite channel
-- Personalized sports ticker: real-time updates of your favorite sports
-- Rotary tuning knob: surf channels on the fly
-- Sports Alert(TM): track your favorite sports team and race driver
-- Parental controls: easily lock and unlock channels
-- Alarm clock w/snooze: wake up to your favorite channel
-- Complete vehicle kit includes everything required for most
installations, including radio, dock w/suction cup mount and vent
mounts, remote control, vehicle power adapter, magnetic mount
satellite antenna and FM extender antenna
the radio looks nice, anybody know how much it costs ?
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