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CRBN BLU Apr 23, 7:59pm - #162779 

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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.
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spaztikid Apr 23, 8:01pm - #162780 
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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
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CRBN BLU Apr 23, 8:13pm - #162781 

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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.
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ilovemyGT Apr 23, 9:15pm - #162782 
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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.

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
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tony Apr 23, 9:27pm - #162783 

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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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ilovemyGT Apr 23, 9:36pm - #162784 
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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

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
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VSGTS14 Apr 23, 9:46pm - #162785 

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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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tony Apr 23, 10:01pm - #162786 

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where do you mount the receiver?

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VSGTS14 Apr 23, 10:41pm - #162787 

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^^the antenna?
anywhere you want.

the receiver can go anywhere also.

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CeLlYgT04 Apr 23, 11:23pm - #162788 

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Yea, although I don't have XM, it's cool thumbsup
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tony Apr 24, 12:43am - #162789 

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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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VSGTS14 Apr 24, 12:53am - #162790 

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depends what kind you got..you can put it anywhere really.

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CRBN BLU Apr 24, 3:11am - #162791 

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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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CRBN BLU Apr 24, 3:13am - #162792 

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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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faran325 Apr 24, 3:24am - #162793 

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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
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fastceli2001 Apr 24, 3:42am - #162794 

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what about SIRIUS??

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ArumnDark Apr 24, 4:37am - #162795 
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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.
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Nick Apr 24, 5:33pm - #162796 
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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.
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dea7hr0w Apr 24, 5:52pm - #162797 
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i have it but i dont always listen to it...
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theretiredpimp Apr 24, 7:05pm - #162798 

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Yeah, what's the difference? Which is better? Cheaper?

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what about SIRIUS??

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OOSilver_S Apr 25, 2:03am - #162799 

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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
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mxmcelica May 8, 3:52am - #162800 

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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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Erick May 8, 7:33am - #162801 

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it just sucks you have to pay for that stuff

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mastro543 May 8, 2:04pm - #162802 

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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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mastro543 May 8, 2:05pm - #162803 

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^unlike XM but i might be incorrect

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CRBN BLU May 11, 12:50am - #162804 

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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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Krocdawg May 11, 4:13pm - #162805 

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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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DiabloGTS May 11, 4:24pm - #162806 

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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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drkramm May 11, 4:29pm - #162807 
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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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Celicacutie May 11, 4:35pm - #162808 

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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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drkramm May 11, 5:13pm - #162809 
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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

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Celicacutie May 11, 5:16pm - #162810 

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Jess, your car is looking good!~
Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
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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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Celicacutie May 11, 5:18pm - #162811 

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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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