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Old 12-29-2005, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone have sirius in their car? i was in bavarian auto today and i saw that it's only 150 (compared to the 300 alpine/ipod system i was going to buy). it looks good, although i don't know if i want to give up my radio stations. anyone have any input?
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you dont have to give up your radio, it goes in addition to your exisitng radio, working similar to an FM modulated cd changer. I ran XM for a couple of years and it was pretty cool. I have other interests now and its not as important as it once was...
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then my next question is, can someone find me/ know of / have suggestions for a decent HD/deck to go with sirius? i really want to upgrade from really old radio/tape deck to at least something nice that will run / look half decent with sirius if i decide
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There are a lot of good radios out there that are SAT ready. This basically means you can use Sirius or XM, whichever you want. The first "pay-for-radio" headunits were only compatible with one or the other (Kenwood/Alpine teamed up with Sirius, Pioneer teamed with XM, for example). These companies are getting smart quicker, it only took them less than two years to figure this out. I have the Premier line radio (Pioneers pro line), and it works great for me, they are SAT ready now. You just need to figure what brand you want, move into the $300-400 range to get the SAT ready status so if you decide to go that way. Even if you dont, you will have a great radio that should out-perform your factory radio hands down.
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There are a lot of good radios out there that are SAT ready. This basically means you can use Sirius or XM, whichever you want. The first "pay-for-radio" headunits were only compatible with one or the other (Kenwood/Alpine teamed up with Sirius, Pioneer teamed with XM, for example). These companies are getting smart quicker, it only took them less than two years to figure this out. I have the Premier line radio (Pioneers pro line), and it works great for me, they are SAT ready now. You just need to figure what brand you want, move into the $300-400 range to get the SAT ready status so if you decide to go that way. Even if you dont, you will have a great radio that should out-perform your factory radio hands down.

Really WOW I didn't know that..... :lol:

Only company that actually "teamed" with anyone would probably be Alpine with XM because they have a headunit that acts as a XM receiver built in

I have found that Clarion (Pro Audio preferaly) is good on BMW's because it matches very well, if not an Alpine CDA9847 is nice too...

Honestly technology wise Sirius is better if you want me to go into more details let me know...
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