Special Limited Offer on upgrading SkyFi2 to optical output capability

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    When the original SkyFi units were the rage
    of the day, many of the XM audiophiles took
    advantage of a modification service being run
    under MYRADIOSTORE.COM.

    By adding optical output capability to the SkyFi,
    subscribers were able to enjoy enhanced XM audio
    that only a direct digital connection could provide.

    Here is how it worked....

    Essentially you either purchased a SkyFi unit
    with optical output already installed or sent
    in your own SkyFi unit for the modification surgery.

    The modification cost $99.

    Once the SkyFi2 was introduced last year
    many of us inquired how we could have these units
    modified as well.

    At first, the news was not good. The folks at
    MYRADIOSTORE.COM had difficulties getting around
    the extra electronics inside these units to install
    the optical hardware.

    I have just received word that modification tests
    have been successful and now subscribers can have
    their SkyFi2 upgraded for optical output.

    In fact, I have been informed that MYRADIOSTORE.COM
    is offering a limited time discount for anyone
    wishing to have their SkyFi2 unit upgraded.

    To take advantage of this discount Please Click Here.

    Home Theater Forum makes mo profit off of steering
    you to this site. For that reason you can trust the
    fact that I am recommending an audio output upgrade
    that many of you will probably benefit from.
     
  2. SteveK

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    Ron - I remember reading that the digital output was a significant upgrade on the original SkyFi. Is it an equally significant upgrade on the SkyFi2? I'm asking because I've read comments that the analog output on the SkyFi2 is nearly as good as the digital output on the original SkyFi, so I'm wondering if the digital output on the SkyFi2 would offer even more improvement. Any speculation, based on your experience with the original SkyFi?

    At any rate, $50 or so to add a digital output certainly seems a good price, at least for someone like me who would never begin to attempt a DIY job. Any comments you can provide would be most apppreciated.

    Steve K.
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Steve,

    I have no answer to thatg question other than
    I have also heard that the SkyFi2 analog
    output is significantly better.'

    I am going to send my unit in for an upgrade
    by the end of the month.
     
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    Ron - Obviously this is reviving an old thread (with information about a special offer that is no longer valid), but I was curious if you went ahead and had the Toslink output added to your SkyFi or SkyFi2 modified, and what you think of the Toslink output if you did. I'm again contemplating having the Toslink output added, and I'd be curious to know your thoughts. I should have ordered it during this special, as the current price is closer to $85. Oh well, you snooze, you lose.

    Thanks.
    Steve K.
     
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    Steve,

    I never upgraded it.

    The main reason I didn't is because I own the
    Polk XM receiver that has optical output. I felt
    there was no need to add an additional output to
    the SkyFi2 -- especially when I only use it in the
    car these days.

    I would still recommend the upgrade.

    Best!
     
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    I went to MYRADIOSTORE.COM and I could not find anything on upgrading a SkyFi2 to optical output capability. I realize the deal is long dead but does anybody know if these guys still do this service or what other company might do it. I have an old Alpine head unit but it does have a Toslink digital input that I think I could use. Please advise, thanks.
     
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    If you want to get info on the optical outs fro Skyfi 2 and/or the PCR, you can send an email to me at ziggy@myradiostore.com

    I'll fill you in.
     
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    ^^^^

    Guys,

    Ziggy is the man!

    I recommend the work they do.

    Your SkyFi2 will be in good hands.
     
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    Thanks guys. Ziggy, I will drop you a line in the next few days.
     
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    Does ziggy play guitar?

    Sorry, I had to ask...... [​IMG]
     
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    Ziggy, I dropped you an e-mail the other day regarding the optical output capability for the SkyFi2. Please respond at you earliest convenience. Thanks!
     
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    Dean,

    Ziggy hardly reads this forum due to his commitment
    to his own forum and online XM store.

    If he fails to respond to you, please let me know
    and I'll make certain to get word to him.

    Also...

    Please do check back with all of us and give
    your impressions of your upgraded SkyFi2.

    Best Wishes!
     
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    Thanks a lot Ron, will do. I will post my review after I get the upgrade.
     

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