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Old 01-12-2007, 02:02 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, this is my first post on the forums and I joined because I would like everyone’s advise. Over the past year I have been seriously considering getting satellite radio service, comparing the two companies, the hardware they have to offer, and programming lineups. As far as genres of music both seem to be pretty similar, but what has brought me to Sirius is the selections of talk shows and sports programming. For me, Sirius seems to provide the service I’m looking for and will enjoy most. I know a lot of people subscribe to both services, (best of both worlds) but that’s not much an interest for me.

So, I’m seriously looking into the Stiletto because my main reason that I’d like it for is it’s recording capabilities as I intend to listen to what I have recorded at work. Streaming audio via internet is obviously against our companies policies, I don’t really want a device like an Ipod cause I’m the type of person who gets tried of hearing the same ol songs over and over after awhile. So I don’t care to pay for online music that I’ll just end up getting tired of. I’d rather pay the price of a one cd a month for Sirius’s service and have access to all kinds of music genres, talk shows, sports, news, etc.

So….I’d like to record some music at home and take my Stiletto to work and listen to my recorded content. While at home have it docked in a home kit and listen to it at home. I don’t really care about listening to it in the car that much cause it take me 10 minutes to get to work, not in it long enough to fuss with it.

I’ve done research on the Stiletto, I like the device, I know it has it’s flaws and most of what they currently are, but I also know it can be fixed or enhanced upon with firmware updates. So I’d like everyone that has one to give me a fair review of your experience with it.

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Ease of use with the product


Also, with the home kit, it comes with about 20-25 foot cable right?? Can you buy cable extensions? I’d like to mount the antenna outside facing south but have enough cable to run it into the house in the basement, then up through the floor where I’d like the dock to be. The 20 some feet it comes with won’t be long enough to where I’d like to put the dock in my home.

Sorry for the long post, just basically give me a heads up about the Stiletto from your personal experience with it. Worth the buy for what I want to use it for or no??

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If you use the Stiletto in the manner in which you describe it will be no problem. SQ is excellent, reception with home dock/car dock is no problem using the built in antenna spotty in locations without a repeater. Easy of use, it just doesn't get any easier than the Stiletto. I think it has the best menu / interface system of ANY sat radio on the market today.

The home kit antenna comes with the 21 foot cable and you can indeed by 50 foot extension cables. There are other accessories to make your use at home or on the go more enjoyable. (Boombox, Soloist, Executive System)

If you plan to take it on the go as you've mentioned, you'll certainly want to invest is some overlays to cover the display and a nice case to keep it protected.

Having used most of the Sat equipment out there for XM and SIRIUS, I can tell you I have not enjoyed any of them as much as I do my Stiletto.
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If you use the Stiletto in the manner in which you describe it will be no problem. SQ is excellent, reception with home dock/car dock is no problem using the built in antenna spotty in locations without a repeater. Easy of use, it just doesn't get any easier than the Stiletto. I think it has the best menu / interface system of ANY sat radio on the market today.

The home kit antenna comes with the 21 foot cable and you can indeed by 50 foot extension cables. There are other accessories to make your use at home or on the go more enjoyable. (Boombox, Soloist, Executive System)

If you plan to take it on the go as you've mentioned, you'll certainly want to invest is some overlays to cover the display and a nice case to keep it protected.

Having used most of the Sat equipment out there for XM and SIRIUS, I can tell you I have not enjoyed any of them as much as I do my Stiletto.


Thank you for your reply and your honest opinions, much appricated. As I'm older I think I've become a wiser consumer and currently I don't make any major purchases/investment without doing some research. I've found that comeing to a products forum boards and seeing what people who own the product have to say about something is most informative.

So thanks for your reply. I have a co-worker that I've talked to who has Sirius service and loves it. So I'm looking forward to becoming party of the party.
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Thank you for your reply and your honest opinions, much appricated. As I'm older I think I've become a wiser consumer and currently I don't make any major purchases/investment without doing some research. I've found that comeing to a products forum boards and seeing what people who own the product have to say about something is most informative.

So thanks for your reply. I have a co-worker that I've talked to who has Sirius service and loves it. So I'm looking forward to becoming party of the party.
Glad you're doing your research! And once you start with Sirius, you'll never be able to listen to AM/FM again.
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Glad you're doing your research! And once you start with Sirius, you'll never be able to listen to AM/FM again.

Thanks, I don't listen to AM/FM now because I HATE commericals every few songs. And on top of that the radio stations in my area seem to have a small playlist so you hear the same songs over and over all day. It's been a few years since I've last listened to AM/FM

Currently at home we have Directv and I do enjoy the channels of XM I get on there. My favorite channel on XM is Squizz. I like the harder rock with a mix of Alternative in it too.

But my deciding factor for going to Sirius is Nascar with Tony Stewarts show, NFL, Howard Stern, etc. Sirius for me has a better lineup in that dept.

So now all i have to do is muster up the cost for the Stiletto 100 model, home dock kit, and subscription fee and I'm good to go.
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You are certainly smart to do research as so many do not then find themselves disappointed because they don't really understand the technology or the way that this technology works.

I think you'll enjoy it and look forward to hearing your thoughts once you pull the trigger.
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Also, with the home kit, it comes with about 20-25 foot cable right?? Can you buy cable extensions? I’d like to mount the antenna outside facing south ...
Welcome to the forum. You may want to rethink your installation. Unlike XM and satellite TV you will not be pointing the antenna south.

Please see the sirius home antenna page here http://www.sirius.com/servlet/Conten...=1071870446092

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Welcome to the forum. You may want to rethink your installation. Unlike XM and satellite TV you will not be pointing the antenna south.

Please see the sirius home antenna page here http://www.sirius.com/servlet/Conten...=1071870446092

You will love the Stiletto!
Awsome, thanks for that link. I knew XM's satelittes were stationary in orbit with the earth like Directv's, while Sirius's had an actual loop orbit above the US. So that map is great information. I live in Illinois so now I know to face my antenna straight up to the sky for best reception. Facing straight up is good news as now I can virtually place the antenna anywhere and run the cable.

Your reply with that info is greatly appricated, thanks again!

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Welcome to the SBS Forums! I've been with Sirius for almost 2 years now and couldn't imagine not having it. I've loved it since day one and never really had any issue with the service, or any of the radios I've had.

I just got the Stiletto about 3 weeks ago and definitely feel it's the best Sirius has offered yet. I think one feature you might enjoy is the radio replay feature. Since you can't do streaming via wifi at work, unless your in an area that has a repeater near by, it might be tough getting a live satellite signal indoors. One good thing is when you do listen to your Stiletto in satellite mode, presumably in a car or home dock when your outside of work, it will record in the background any music stations that you leave on for more than I think 15 minutes. Some people leave their Stilettos on overnight to get fresh radio replay content.

Of course the recording feature too will work for you, and you can record specific blocks of time. Again, not a bad idea to record stuff overnight, so you have fresh content for the next work day.

Since you seem to like harder rock, but not quite metal/hardcore, I think your best bet for that is Octane / channel 20. It just so happens that Octane is my #1 preset. http://www.sirius.com/octane

Enjoy Sirius and good luck with whatever you decide. Don't forget to stop by here if you have any issues or questions, or if just to share your success with the group here!

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I knew XM's satelittes were stationary in orbit with the earth like Directv's, while Sirius's had an actual loop orbit above the US. So that map is great information.
Anyone know how Sirius steers the 3 satellites out in space? What do they use to push them?
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Anyone know how Sirius steers the 3 satellites out in space? What do they use to push them?
I believe it uses the same power as the moon. If you could see behind the moon you would see a massive thruster pushing it around the Earth. It really is an ingenious design by our creator.

Actually I think you are looking for something called an elliptical orbit. You can Google it for an in depth description.
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Is this orbit automatic or are they steering the sats?
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Is this orbit automatic or are they steering the sats?
Considering the moon is automatic I would imagine the satellites are automatic also.
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