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Old 11-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #16
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I could be wrong but I thought I saw a post about a wire that goes from the sirius reciever into the antenna plug in the back of car stereos...did I dream this??
This is a Wired FM Modulator Relay...



Hooks up to your Sirius Radio and to your radio where the antenna plus in. The you plug the antenna to the little box. Works great. I bought one over a year ago from tss-radio...
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:36 PM   #17
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How is $64 an "EXPENSIVE ADAPTER"? That's CHEAP ASS!! You are going to get THE BEST SOUND QUALITY for a mere $64.

How much does it cost for an install kit for an aftermarket stereo? About the same price..
It's not a matter of being cheap.. I'm denouncing that fact that consumers have to pay money they shouldn't HAVE to spend in the first place..

If automakers would have installed common RCA jacks on the backs of their radios instead of a proprietary plug and interface, the cost of connecting directly would be a couple of bucks for a cable rather than sixty for an interface box.

Instead of being cheap, why doesn't everybody throw out their existing radio and replace it with a Sirius ready head unit instead of messing with plug and play receivers. That would be the ultimate setup and would look a lot better too
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xm developed an excellent solution to this problem that gives hardwired performance with relative ease of installation and i dont see why siri cant do the same. there cannot be that much proprietary stuff in xmsrs design. siris current design will help but not eliminate the problem.

if you want to sell receivers for lowend cars you have to have a doityourself install capability and i bet most people are not comfortable taking their dash apart to install a hardwired modulator.
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xm developed an excellent solution to this problem that gives hardwired performance with relative ease of installation and i dont see why siri cant do the same. there cannot be that much proprietary stuff in xmsrs design. siris current design will help but not eliminate the problem.

if you want to sell receivers for lowend cars you have to have a doityourself install capability and i bet most people are not comfortable taking their dash apart to install a hardwired modulator.
Well so far it seems about half of you think the fm trans. Is a good idea....the bottom line for me is if you want the ease and portability of the currrent system then you've got to expect to have the fcc in your life also you can expect to have more low power fm trans....I have a problem with that trade off....but everybody is different
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:19 AM   #20
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I bought a $12 cassette converter and it sounds ten times better than the fm transmitter did. A direct line is as easy as pushing the cassette into my player. It is loud, crisp and clear ...no annoying static...no interference from other satellite listeners driving next to me.

This is one of the few times I was extremely satisfied with a purchase I made from Radio Shack.

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:43 AM   #21
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I use a mono earpiece plugged into the back of my Sportster 4 to boost the FM transmission. Less than four bucks, and it works great. Another benefit of using the FM transmitter is the portability of the unit. If I want to transfer my Sirius to another car (say, a rental car I'm taking on a trip), it's easy to take out of my car temporarily.
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What solution was that ??
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I agree. It may not be the BEST way, but it is still a very viable option, IMO. I don't want to have to spend another $100 for the adapter my HU needs, the sound is fine with me. I can finds a balance there. I also love the portability provided by the Fm transmitters. I can pick up the car signal thru most of the house.

The best part is I can take my $10 walkman (ziplocked) into the hot tub and listen to BTLS over headphones. What Sirius hardware would you do THAT with?

Perfection vs. versatility

What we really need is for someone to invent a CD version of the cassette adapter

I totally agree about the CD version adapter! For now, I use a Belkin II fm transmitter that I bought at wal-mart for about 30 bucks and it works great with my Sportster 4. Now, I need to try this earpiece thing that everyone's been talking about. Will it work just as good as the Belkin transmitter I bought I wonder? Also, is it worth buying a new stereo with an aux input in the front of it? Or should I just stay with the one I have and go off my belkin transmitter or earbud piece? Thanks.
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I will start by sayin when I first learned of satrad I was suprised to find they "used" fm radio to operate. I have seen a ton of people complaining on this board about the new recivers and they're crappy transmitters. I don't get it....all my radios are hard wired and I would say to everyone here to forget about they're transmittetrs heck we don't need them...lets be independent from old fashoin radio! That's what I signed on for! What do you all think? Hard wire has all the advantage...it isn't that hard to do and the sound is outstanding. Am I alone here? Give me some feedback....
I'm with ya. I agree 100%. I do the hard wire method now as well. It's the best way to listen to the service.
 
 
 
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Instead of being cheap, why doesn't everybody throw out their existing radio and replace it with a Sirius ready head unit instead of messing with plug and play receivers. That would be the ultimate setup and would look a lot better too
For me it's not a matter of being cheap, I just think its smart for my use to buy a Sportster 4 and a home dock so I can have my home stereo cranking tunes and then pop the unit in the car when I need to hit the road and continue where I left off. It may look better with a SIRIUS ready head unit like you said but is it worth another $499.99 for another lifetime subscription, I don't think so.
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For me it's not a matter of being cheap, I just think its smart for my use to buy a Sportster 4 and a home dock so I can have my home stereo cranking tunes and then pop the unit in the car when I need to hit the road and continue where I left off.
I realize that.. I was just exaggerating a bit. My reply was about not being cheap (Note the smiley at the end of my comment).

I drag a Plug and Play between my house and THREE vehicles..
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How does this work exactly?
Check out this thread:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=85942

and this related one:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=66717

It works.

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I totally agree about the CD version adapter! For now, I use a Belkin II fm transmitter that I bought at wal-mart for about 30 bucks and it works great with my Sportster 4. Now, I need to try this earpiece thing that everyone's been talking about. Will it work just as good as the Belkin transmitter I bought I wonder? Also, is it worth buying a new stereo with an aux input in the front of it? Or should I just stay with the one I have and go off my belkin transmitter or earbud piece? Thanks.
the clipped earbud thing would plug into the FM out of the plg n play. If you re KEEPING the car long term i would get the stereo with the AUX on front. This would get rid of all FM related problems and yet be easy to unplug and take into the house if desired.
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I don't want just Sirius ready, I want to be able to play my iPod as well. How about an HU that simply has an AUX In so that I can plug in whatever I want? Target sells one that sounds really good for $69. If you have an older car that doesn't have RCA jacks on the back, buy one of these radios instead of a box.

If you are buying a new car, don't buy one that doesn't have and AUX In on the front panel. Simple. Then you aren't stuck with Sirius or XM or your iPod or anything else. You do what you want, when you want.
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I don't want just Sirius ready, I want to be able to play my iPod as well. How about an HU that simply has an AUX In so that I can plug in whatever I want? Target sells one that sounds really good for $69. If you have an older car that doesn't have RCA jacks on the back, buy one of these radios instead of a box.

If you are buying a new car, don't buy one that doesn't have and AUX In on the front panel. Simple. Then you aren't stuck with Sirius or XM or your iPod or anything else. You do what you want, when you want.
Hey man that sounds GREAT! $69 at Target....that's what I'm talkin bout!
More deals like this is perfect for those who wish to have satrad the way it was meant to be. And the fcc can go back to tesstical radio where it belongs!
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