All Sirius receivers created equally?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Elliott Willschick, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Elliott Willschick

    Elliott Willschick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1998
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was wondering if, similarly to cell phones, if there is a difference in reception between Sirius satellite receivers? I am trying to choose one but this is a main concern for me.
     
  2. TedT

    TedT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Probably. If at home, you have to make sure your antenna is facing the right way (depending on what part of the country you are in). If the window has trees outside of it (blocking the satellite) or is facing the wrong direction, you won't get reception. Me? I had to spend $50 for an extension that would let me put the antenna on the back porch (I couldn't move my whole stereo/TV stand into the kitchen!)
     
  3. William Laughner

    William Laughner Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 9, 1999
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sears has one helluva deal on the Xact Visor receiver. It's originally $50, however Sears has it for $30 until Dec. 24. I just bought one and it seems like a cool little receiver!
     
  5. Elliott Willschick

    Elliott Willschick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1998
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Jeff. I managed to pick that one up and got it registered. I live in Canada but my brother had to be able to continue listening to Howard Stern so this is great.

    Thanks for all of the advice.
     
  6. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    No problem Elliot! I got my hooked up and I really like it! This is currently my 2nd receiver (one for each car) and I actually like it better than my Starmate. The low-profile design is fantastic!!
     
  7. Ernie Estrella

    Ernie Estrella Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2003
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Real Name:
    Ernie
    I'd say that the Starmate Replay and Sportster Replay are heads above all of the other recievers. There's a couple of nice home units Tivolo I think is one. But a month after I bought the Sporster, the Starmate Replay came out. DAMMIT! But the S50 is like the Replay units except for the Tivo function. If it were only wearable/portable/transmit a live feed then I'd be purchasing that too. Till then, I'll stick to m y sportster
     
  8. Tom Brennan

    Tom Brennan Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    0
    I personally love the Sportster and wouldn't want another device. I don't want to spend money on the S50 when a better, improved model will be out next year. Both the Starmate and Sportster Replays are cheap enough with rebates. I happen to prefer the Sportster over the Starmate since it's truly dockable and the Starmate needs wire connections.
     
  9. Ernie Estrella

    Ernie Estrella Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2003
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Real Name:
    Ernie
    Yeah, Tom. I do like the weight and solid weight/sturdiness with the Sportster Replay. I don't like any of the XACT models at all and the original Starmate felt like cheap plastic. I liked the Starmate Replay for it's slim profile but didn't know about the wire hook-ups. I know there is a black model of the Starmate Replay under a different manufacturer. I wish I held out but I am still really pleased with my purchase. I do feel bad for a friend who was suckered into getting the original Sportster. Yech!
     

Share This Page