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01-19-2005, 10:33 AM
I'm looking to buy a Sirius Tuner that I can use at work and at home.
Sort of like the portable XM Radio one.
On the Sirius website it seems like they have ~4 items that can do what I want but I can't get in contact with anyone from the company to confirm it.
I'm looking for something that I can play in a boombox, or as a stand alone unit with headphones.
I'm inside an office building, so would I just be better off getting a home kit and installing it at work?
01-19-2005, 11:07 AM
You still need to run an antenna to an outside window if you use it indoors. Satalite needs line of site with the sky for the most part.
01-19-2005, 11:35 AM
If you can't run an antenna to a window, you only have really two options that I know of:
1) Get an XM MyFi, which can record 5 hours of programming.
2) Get a repeater http://delphi.com/news/pressReleases/pr31006-01052005
I don't think that Sirius has either of these simiar offerings. However, if you CAN run an antenna to a window, then getting a unit that you can move is great, and buy a home kit for work.
You may possibly get better answers about Sirius equipment at www.siruiusbackstage.com
01-19-2005, 11:47 AM
Sirius has ground repeaters already installed all over the place, but as SmokeyDP knows Im inside an office building with no access to a window.
I'm going to try and get in contact with customer support again, find out if the repeaters would be enough for me to get signal here
01-19-2005, 11:53 AM
Sorry, should have been more clear when I said repeater. Both Sirius and XM have terrestrial repeaters all around. The repeater I was talking about is a new product from Delphi which basically acts as a wireless antenna. In other words, you put a "base station" by the window, and then there is a receiver that you plug your tuner into.
Sounds like there's mixed feelings on when/if Sirius is going to come out with a similar product:
As far as the terrestrial repeaters, probably your easiest way to find out if one is near you is to borrow a friends tuner and see if it works where you need it to work. Are you in a major city, or a smaller city? I think that most of the repeaters are installed in larger cities around the nation (I know I don't have one in my town of ~120,000)
This is the one really annoying thing about sat radio, you always need line of sight.
02-16-2005, 11:19 AM
Have you tried listining to Sirius online? Thats what I do at work.
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