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Newbie XM Advice: If I don't need a deck...

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Tom Rags, May 19, 2003.

  1. Tom Rags

    Tom Rags Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2001
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    I have a 3 or 4 year old Pioneer Premier DEH-P200 deck that I would like to keep. It has an auxillary input.

    Is it true that I can buy the pioneer XM receiver (looks like an amp box and has no digital display...gets attached in the trunk I would imagine...retails for $99 at Best Buy) that can wire right into the deck and that is all I have to buy (besides the subscription)?

    Does anyone have this running like this? Will it show me the name of the station? Can I put favorites on a channel button like I can for radio? This is not an "XM" deck, but I have heard that I can listen to XM this way.

    Anyone have experience with this? Thanks!

  2. Jed M

    Jed M Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2001
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    I am not sure if that would work but it would be interesting to find out. I just don't see how your old deck would know how to tune in the stations, but then again its your aux input so who knows, I certainly don't. Either way, you still need an antenna which runs about 30-60 bucks.
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2001
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    The Pioneer XM Tuner connects to Pioneer decks through
    Pioneer's proprietary P-Bus interface. If your deck lacks
    the P-Bus then I don't think you can use the Pioneer XM
    Tuner. But you could always buy a Delphi SkyFi and a PIE
    Adaptor and use the Aux Input on your Head Unit. The Delphi
    will send the signal into the deck via the aux in.
  4. Jason Merrick

    Jason Merrick Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2000
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    Simi Valley, CA (Los Angeles)
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    Jason Merrick
    The add-on XM tuner is compatible with any Pioneer receiver with all of the following:

    1) the letter "P" in the model number;

    2) a "Function" or "F" key; and

    3) an 8-letter character display.

    If your head unit has all of these features, then XM will work just fine.

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