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Old 12-27-2006, 02:11 PM   #31
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The problem is that I wanted a total portable unit, and with my experience with the Stiletto is was not. I already have a radio for my home, and in each of my cars. I called it junk because it is frustrating to be out in a park with a clear view of the sky here in Chicago and not be able to receive a nice full signal with constant interuptions. It just left a bad taste in my mouth and so back to best buy it went. I guess I have to realize that problems would happen but since I receive great signal in car and home I for sure thought I would get the same results with my portable, I was wrong. I like where Sirius is going with these products and hopefully the next portable they put out will bring me luck.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:19 PM   #32
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The problem is that I wanted a total portable unit, and with my experience with the Stiletto is was not. I already have a radio for my home, and in each of my cars. I called it junk because it is frustrating to be out in a park with a clear view of the sky here in Chicago and not be able to receive a nice full signal with constant interuptions. It just left a bad taste in my mouth and so back to best buy it went. I guess I have to realize that problems would happen but since I receive great signal in car and home I for sure thought I would get the same results with my portable, I was wrong. I like where Sirius is going with these products and hopefully the next portable they put out will bring me luck.
Kind of strange that others in Chicago are having no problem with reception, don't ya think?
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I am a long time Sirius subscriber in a couple of cars. I think the Stiletto is great. I am in Houston and get good reception even in my house. Also the unit has great features that I don't get on my car units (Audi units).

The only issue so far is that I can't connect to the Linksys network in my house. It sees the network, but when I put in the password and try to connect, it says it can't connect. I hope I will not have issues with every network I try to connect to.

Other than that, I love the unit.
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I was very fortunate to get this amazing product for Christmas; it has really changed the way I listen to music. Here's an example: yesterday, walking through NYC to and from my car, I took out the Stiletto instead of the iPod and may I say, it was amazing! I'm always interested in new music, and I was using my favorite Sirius channels to get introduced to new music while I was in the car. Now, I am able to "favorite" these songs much more often, while I'm doing other things, not just during drive time.

I was disappointed in the software, however, but then again, I just started to use it. I would have really liked to not have to install a WMP and Yahoo plug-in, when I already have software like iTunes installed. I also have to figure out how to play this music on my PC. Any help is appreciated.

The versatility of the device for WiFi and Satellite is just great. Access to the content is now actually better than the content itself (Howard has to have less repeats, music needs to be fresher in some cases).

I think the three best things are Device, Content, and support. By support, I am not speaking of Sirius directly, but the popularity of forums like this. I am very happy I got this as a gift, but I'm also pleasantly surprised that there's a forum like what ilounge is to the iPod.
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The only issue so far is that I can't connect to the Linksys network in my house. It sees the network, but when I put in the password and try to connect, it says it can't connect.
Make sure you have mixed mode B&G. Sometimes that is the issue. Other times it is the Key.
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Somebody needs to start an official "Stiletto WiFi issues/solutions" thread. There are people in multiple threads having problems right now and I think it's hardware conflicts that is causing the problems. I just don't know enough to answer because I don't personally use WiFi.
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Somebody needs to start an official "Stiletto WiFi issues/solutions" thread. There are people in multiple threads having problems right now and I think it's hardware conflicts that is causing the problems. I just don't know enough to answer because I don't personally use WiFi.
Maybe some print screens of the settings would help too for each router or access Point.
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Maybe some print screens of the settings would help too for each router or access Point.
You seem to be the resident expert with the WiFi stuff.... I don't know jack. I always just hope you're going to pop in with answers. If you're feeling up to it, I'm sure if you started a thread there would be many people with questions for you.
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Kind of strange that others in Chicago are having no problem with reception, don't ya think?
Not really, I am reading that people are overall pleased with the Stiletto here in Chicago but some of them have expressed some concerns about the drop outs. I for one will not keep a product which I deem inferior in terms of signal reception. Some people take offense to bad talking the Stiletto but its just one mans opinion. I will not accept a radio that cuts out even once or twice while listening . I am spoiled by the reception from my 3 other Sirius radios and was just hoping that the Stiletto would deliver, and it failed. I will continue to keep faith in Sirius to deliver a true portable receiver in the future.
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I got the 100 for Xmas and bought the Home Kit the day after. This thing rocks! As a happy XACT Visor user in both car and home, the Stiletto has captured me heart and soul. The satellite reception is the same as I had with the Visor and my external antennas, the satellite headphones work extremely well outdoors but are spotty indoors. Some areas of my house receive better than others BUT......on my home wireless network, no problemo.
I am one happy dude. Thanks Santa!
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Got the stileto as well....can't say enough about it. I am one to early adopt new products (after some research) and knowing about the reception problems (I consider any portable reception of live music a huge bonus) I think the stiletto is miles above the Ipod. Way to go Sirius

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I received the Stiletto 100 along with the home and car kits. Overall, I'm very impressed with the features, especially WiFi. The MAJOR downside is LOUSY FM signal. I've tried it in three cars so far, and it's basically useless. Now I have to buy a cassette adapter, which should have been included for the $$$ spent. I will eventually connect it directly to my HU. Also, it would have been nice to include a basic carry case. Why skimp on a few extras that might have cost a couple of bucks to produce?

I just ordered the Sirius CATV Signal Distribution kit, which includes an external antenna. I get practically no signal in the house right now, regardless of how I aim the home kit's antenna. So hopefully, the new external antenna mounted on the roof will solve the problem.
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I received the Stiletto 100 along with the home and car kits. Overall, I'm very impressed with the features, especially WiFi. The MAJOR downside is LOUSY FM signal. I've tried it in three cars so far, and it's basically useless. Now I have to buy a cassette adapter, which should have been included for the $$$ spent. I will eventually connect it directly to my HU. Also, it would have been nice to include a basic carry case. Why skimp on a few extras that might have cost a couple of bucks to produce?

I just ordered the Sirius CATV Signal Distribution kit, which includes an external antenna. I get practically no signal in the house right now, regardless of how I aim the home kit's antenna. So hopefully, the new external antenna mounted on the roof will solve the problem.
The problem with the FM signal is the strength. The FCC made it practically useless. Just because some old lady who was listening to her radio got upset when she stopped a traffic light and all of sudden she was listening to Howard Stern.

Have no fear, you need a little thing called a FM direct adapter( sometimes referred to as a wired relay). That's what I got and it works well. If you home dock did not come with one, I suggest you get one. TSS sells them to
http://www.tss-radio.com/direct-adap...ay-p-4082.html


Hooking it up is a little more work than using a cassette adapter, but it gets your fm modulator working fine.


I'm surprised that your antenna that came with the home kit is not working. How are you connecting your home kit to your stereo? Don't use the FM modulator here. Use a connector to an aux input. Get the antenna out of a window in full view of the sky and it should work ok.

Good Luck!
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I got both the Stiletto 100 and Inno for Christmas. I had been using the Audiovox PnP2, so I was badly in need of an upgrade for Sirius. So far, I think the Stiletto is great. I did not expect to get a satellite signal in the house, but the WiFi more than makes up for it. I also brought it to the Buffalo Bills game last Sunday so I could listen to other games and get scoring updates. The antenna headphones are not very comfortable, so I just put them around my neck and used the regular ear buds.

I do get a full three bar signal with the Inno in most parts of my house, so I can happily listen to both

In my car, I have an audio out cable for both, so the FM modulator is not an issue
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I just ordered the Sirius CATV Signal Distribution kit, which includes an external antenna. I get practically no signal in the house right now, regardless of how I aim the home kit's antenna. So hopefully, the new external antenna mounted on the roof will solve the problem.
I needed a combination of an external house-mounted antenna and the windowsill antenna to ensure a consistent and strong signal when I first installed my home-based Visor. I live in SE Mass close to Cape Cod, near the water and 60 miles from the nearest repeater (Boston) so I experience signal drop during the day when the satellites "handshake". I switch from one antenna to the other during the handshake and all is well. This same configuration is now being used by the Stiletto and works well.
When wandering around the house, the WiFi is a must and works great.
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