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Old 11-02-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking of installing a new stereo deck in my car. I see they have car stereos on the market that are "satellite ready" radios. Has the standard cd player, AM/FM, and other standard things. You can also control Sirius thru the units controls as well. Allowing you no need for a seperate radio. As I understand it you install the radio. Then call the satellite provider of your choice to have the radio activated. The prices seem very reasonable thru places like Crutchfeild, and other places. Thinking of spending around 130.00 dollars.
Do any of you have experience with these satellite ready radios ? If so what is your opinion. Good or bad. Any feed back would be great. Thanks
 
 
 
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Did you know that those radios often require a seperate Sirius tuner, which is an additional hundred dollars and is brand specific?
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Did you know that those radios often require a seperate Sirius tuner, which is an additional hundred dollars and is brand specific?
When I wrote the original thread I was not aware of that. I did notice it though afterwards. So I am undecided as to what I want to do for now. I like the idea, but not sure that I want to do it with my current car.
 
 
 
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If you're getting an aftermarket head unit, get one with auxilliary AUDIO IN jacks on the back and then pick up a plug and play Sirius receiver. (Connecting the Sirius audo out directly to your head unit is the best way to do it)...

Plug and play units do require an extra bit of imagination and effort to install, and they aren't as clean looking as an all-in-one head unit, but you can get small inconspicuous tuners like the new STRATUS

I'm currently thinking of picking up a Stratus to replace my old failing Audiovox PNP2.

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If you're getting an aftermarket head unit, get one with auxilliary AUDIO IN jacks on the back and then pick up a plug and play Sirius receiver. (Connecting the Sirius audo out directly to your head unit is the best way to do it)...

Plug and play units do require an extra bit of imagination and effort to install, and they aren't as clean looking as an all-in-one head unit, but you can get small inconspicuous tuners like the new STRATUS

I'm currently thinking of picking up a Stratus to replace my old failing Audiovox PNP2.
Some are also putting the AUX in on the front panel for easy access and IPOD hookups. If you wanted to be able to unhook it easily or whatever worked best for your install you may have a choice if you want the AUX on the back or the front.
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If you're getting an aftermarket head unit, get one with auxilliary AUDIO IN jacks on the back and then pick up a plug and play Sirius receiver. (Connecting the Sirius audo out directly to your head unit is the best way to do it)...

Plug and play units do require an extra bit of imagination and effort to install, and they aren't as clean looking as an all-in-one head unit, but you can get small inconspicuous tuners like the new STRATUS

I'm currently thinking of picking up a Stratus to replace my old failing Audiovox PNP2.
I disagree. Not everyone likes having a bulky PNP unit stuck somewhere on their dash. I love just using my Kenwood headunit. It's display shows me the Artist and song and it doesn't take up any room in my car.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:02 PM   #7
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I've been thinking about all of the above mentioned. I'm starting to lean toward the aux in on the front of the car stereo. I don't mind having one or two wires hanging around. It maybe nice to use my ipod sometimes. So I can switch it out quickly with Sirius. Plus I don't really drive that much so I'd like to keep the cost resonable. This way is relatively inexpensive with a direct feed to the stereo. I don't need any high end stereo. Not relly interested in using a modulator. I noticed I think I put my thread in the wrong spot. Sorry. Thanks again
 
 
 
 

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