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Anyone with XM radio? #162779 Apr 23, 12:59pm Apr 23, 12:59pm
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Anyone with XM radio?
I'm in the process of getting XM satellite radio. Anybody here have this? What are your thoughts? Local radio here in Hampton Roads, VA is 90% commercials, 6% talk, 4% music. I've gotten tired of listening to CDs because it has become increasingly difficult to "locate" songs on the internet for my CDs. For only $10 a month, that doesn't seem to bad for XM. I make that in less than an hours work.

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: CRBN BLU] #162780 Apr 23, 1:01pm Apr 23, 1:01pm
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go for it... i want to get it, the only thing i dont like
is the antenna puke

i wonder if you can mount it on the inside of the hatch window tho confused

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: spaztikid] #162781 Apr 23, 1:13pm Apr 23, 1:13pm
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I was thinking the same thing, about the antenna. I was thinking of mounting it to the top of the rear glass with some double sided tape. It's about 2inches by 2inches and is magnetic. The info book says it needs to be mounted on a flat metal surface to achieve "optimum reception quality". I'll deal with less than optimum reception. I have the Delphi SKYFI. I plan to get it hardwired into the FM, but for now I will be using the car kit with the cassette adapter.

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: CRBN BLU] #162782 Apr 23, 2:15pm Apr 23, 2:15pm
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i've got XM. my antenna is mounted right above my rear windshield, and it doesnt look bad at all.

i perfer XM over regular radio. its just a lot better in my opinion thumbsup i've had mine for nearly a year.


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: ilovemyGT] #162783 Apr 23, 2:27pm Apr 23, 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
i've got XM. my antenna is mounted right above my rear windshield, and it doesnt look bad at all.



Do you have a pic of it?


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: tony] #162784 Apr 23, 2:36pm Apr 23, 2:36pm
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its kinda hard to see, but its that little bump on the top of my car right above my rear window. thumbsup


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: ilovemyGT] #162785 Apr 23, 2:46pm Apr 23, 2:46pm
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the new antennas are kinda weird...
i think you can still get normal style cause my brother has that kind...but oh well..

XM is cool


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: VSGTS14] #162786 Apr 23, 3:01pm Apr 23, 3:01pm
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where do you mount the receiver?


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: tony] #162787 Apr 23, 3:41pm Apr 23, 3:41pm
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^^the antenna?
anywhere you want.

the receiver can go anywhere also.


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: VSGTS14] #162788 Apr 23, 4:23pm Apr 23, 4:23pm
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Yea, although I don't have XM, it's cool thumbsup

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: VSGTS14] #162789 Apr 23, 5:43pm Apr 23, 5:43pm
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um... our stock radio is not xm ready. So, the receiver/controller has to be within reach while driving. So, i was wondering where it is installed.


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: tony] #162790 Apr 23, 5:53pm Apr 23, 5:53pm
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depends what kind you got..you can put it anywhere really.


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: VSGTS14] #162791 Apr 23, 8:11pm Apr 23, 8:11pm
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I was thinking of mouting the DELPHI between the moonroof and the dome light facing down. I was going to route all the wiring under the headliner and back out the hatch to the antenna. Then from the unit, down the A pillar to the back of the stereo for hard wiring.


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: CRBN BLU] #162792 Apr 23, 8:13pm Apr 23, 8:13pm
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By the way, ilovemyGT, I think you're right, the antenna does kind of blend in, especially since the car is dark. What brand of tuner do you have? You're antenna is exactly where I was planning on mounting mine. Any problems with it becoming dislodged?


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: CRBN BLU] #162793 Apr 23, 8:24pm Apr 23, 8:24pm
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I like XM, but is paying about $10 a month really worth the expense? Think of it this way; in a year, one can save $120 and get a cool mod for their Celica, but it's all biased. grin

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: faran325] #162794 Apr 23, 8:42pm Apr 23, 8:42pm
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what about SIRIUS??


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: fastceli2001] #162795 Apr 23, 9:37pm Apr 23, 9:37pm
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If you have the Delphi setup, I believe you have to run a wire to your cig lighter socket, as well as one to the tape deck. And the antenna, of course.

I have the Delphi XM setup in my mom's car (since it only has a tape deck), and it works great. I have the antenna mounted in the rear windshield (which is on a kinda of carpet-like surface.) It works great.

Of course, my mom's car is an Oldsmobile - I haven't looked into mounting one on a Celica.

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: ArumnDark] #162796 Apr 24, 10:33am Apr 24, 10:33am
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I got XM radio for christmas and i love it. It was almost impossible to find music on local stations in the morning, all they played was talk. With XM it is music all the time, no commercials ever. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10 rating, my only complaint is they could use one more altternative rock station, but they have everyhting else you could want. My antennae is mounted above my rear windshield and i think it looks pretty sleek. If you have the extra money i say go for it.

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: Nick] #162797 Apr 24, 10:52am Apr 24, 10:52am
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i have it but i dont always listen to it...

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: fastceli2001] #162798 Apr 24, 12:05pm Apr 24, 12:05pm
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Yeah, what's the difference? Which is better? Cheaper?

Originally Posted by fastceli2001
what about SIRIUS??


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Go wiht SIRIUS, their working on sending tv programs through it so if you have a montior with av inputs... wouldnt that be sweet, simpsons while driving wihtout a dvd thumbsup

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: OOSilver_S] #162800 May 7, 8:52pm May 7, 8:52pm
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I had XM. It was great. I loved the varity of music and stuff. The weather channel station sucked though thumbsup

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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: fastceli2001] #162802 May 8, 7:04am May 8, 7:04am
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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
what about SIRIUS??

Yea ive heard sirius is much better
and its commercial free


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^unlike XM but i might be incorrect


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I've been listening to my XM radio for about a month now. All of the music channels are commercial free, about 60+ of them. However, there are the occassional "You're listening to XM radio channel 48" stuff. But that lasts for 30 seconds max. I love it. And it's only $10 a month. I highly recommend it to anyone questioning it. thumbsup


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I had XM and it was okay, my car got broken into, so I decided to go with Sirius and it's been awesome ever since. I think Sirius has more programming variety than XM.. and no commercials at all, those ovaltine commercials got f*cking old on XM all the time.

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I had XM, then when I heard a commercial I was paying $10 to hear, I got rid of it.

I can listen to commercials on the radio for free spineyes


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i have the xm but still havn't found a good place to mount the brain reciver what ever you like to call it for now it rests in the center console


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So how does this XM work? Is it just the antenna and it will work with the stock radio or do you have to buy some new radio and install that as well?? Sorry, I obviously don't know much about it.

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So how does this XM work? Is it just the antenna and it will work with the stock radio or do you have to buy some new radio and install that as well?? Sorry, I obviously don't know much about it.



you can get a new radio that has xm built in or you can get the car kit thats like any old car kit from a cd player

http://www.xmradio.com/how_it_works/introduction.html


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Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: ilovemyGT] #162810 May 11, 10:16am May 11, 10:16am
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its kinda hard to see, but its that little bump on the top of my car right above my rear window. thumbsup

Re: Anyone with XM radio? [Re: drkramm] #162811 May 11, 10:18am May 11, 10:18am
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thx for the link!
Quote:
So how does this XM work? Is it just the antenna and it will work with the stock radio or do you have to buy some new radio and install that as well?? Sorry, I obviously don't know much about it.



you can get a new radio that has xm built in or you can get the car kit thats like any old car kit from a cd player

http://www.xmradio.com/how_it_works/introduction.html [/quote]

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