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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Steven Simon

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Posted December 19 2004 - 01:44 PM

This unit looks amazing guys.... Working out at the gym with with XM radio will be a blast!!! This unit looks to good to be true!!!

http://www.xmradio.com/myfi/index.jsp

I want this player ASAP!!
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#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Nick T Robot

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Posted December 20 2004 - 02:14 AM

Can't wait for the next couple generations of the portable XM Radios (even Sirius' handhelds) and the price to come down.

#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted December 20 2004 - 02:21 AM

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Working out at the gym with with XM radio will be a blast!!!


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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Jeff_Standley

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Posted December 20 2004 - 03:33 AM

I want one of these bad. I cant wait for next gens also to see what they do with them.
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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted December 20 2004 - 09:34 AM

Mine is sitting at home waiting for me to come and open it.

Unfortunately, I won't be home until Christmas. Once I get a chance to play with it I'll report back.

#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 20 2004 - 10:03 AM

Would buy one of these but....

A. They are too expensive

B. Future generation models will only add
features, nix bugs, and be offered at a lower price.

C. As stated, I would be a little concerned about
indoor reception knowing how bad satellite receiver
reception can be when away from a window.


Right now my new XM toy is the Polk XM Receiver

Would be very interested to hear how you guys like
your MyFi once you open it after Christmas.

 

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#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Steven Simon

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Posted December 20 2004 - 10:37 AM

Cameron,

Which unit is out now??
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted December 20 2004 - 10:43 AM

The Delphi XM MyFi is out. Unfortunately it's hard to get as most retailers I've talked to are selling out pretty quickly. I think the release date was 12/17.

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 20 2004 - 08:15 PM

Go Here

Put your email address in and be alerted when it arrives.

This store is run by Ziggy over at XM411.com. It is
located in Brooklyn so those of you in NJ will get the
package NEXT DAY when shipped.

Been ordering lots of stuff this past week from that
store (knit caps, shirts, SkyFi2, Polk receiver) at
various intervals and everything came FAST at prices
no higher than anywhere else.

 

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#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Ziggy Szymczyk

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Posted December 22 2004 - 12:16 PM

FYI, the next MyFI shipment is scheduled for 12/29, check your alert email addy often that day, or simply visit the store site. If its orderable, you WILL get one.
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#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Aldebaran

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Posted January 03 2005 - 09:58 AM

Im going to wait a little to buy one as I already have two XM units but I definately want one!

I worry though about thier reception.

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted January 04 2005 - 07:50 AM

I've posted a review at http://www.hometheat....2515706&t=8711

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveBro

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Posted January 07 2005 - 12:18 PM

I got a MyFi on Monday (my first satellite radio) and I love it. Several of my colleagues bought them as well, and it's all the rage in the office. Very nice to be able to take the radio wherever I go, and the fact that the MyFi comes with almost all of the accessories you would ever need is an added bonus. I don't know that I'll ever walk around with the unit, but to have it with me at home, in the car and at the office is really great.
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   eddieZEN

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Posted January 17 2005 - 09:46 AM

If I'm not mistaken, the MyFi has everything to allow you to move it between car stereos, home stereos, and use as a standalone Walkman, hence the whopping $350 pricetag? That means I don't have to buy ANY extra antennas for car or home, and no extra adapter kits for moving between different cars?

I'm guessing it connects to your car stereo and home stereo through some unused FM frequency rather than hardwiring...is there a significant sound degradation this way? I mean, I'm not looking for super-audiophile sound quality or anything, just good MP3 or better quality.

I'm interested in it because I use two different cars, one has a Pioneer aftermarket head unit which is XM-ready, the other has a factory AF/FM/CD/cassette unit; also I'd like to be able to plug it into my Marantz AV receiver and Dell laptop computer at home.

Regarding the MyFi's Tivo-ish recording ability, is it very tightly copy-protected so you can't rip the music into MP3?

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:29 AM

eddie,

You're pretty much right on the money. The only thing I would say is that you may, depending on your needs, need an additional car kit for each car. However, there's nothing to stop you from taking the MyFi, the charger, and (if you want) the cassette adaptor from car to car.

The FM modulator is pretty good. I do find however that the cassette adaptor gives better sound (not CD quality by any means - but better than regular FM radio).

At this point, I don't thing there's any way to rip the recorded music off the MyFi - short of audio out to your computer and recording from that.

#16 of 19 OFFLINE   eddieZEN

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Posted January 18 2005 - 05:51 AM

> The only thing I would say is that you may, depending on your needs, need an additional car kit for each car.

That's only for if I want to hardwire it, right? Adding two additional car kits would drive the price even further into the stratosphere, esp. since the $350 is probably about what it'd cost to do a standard car kit and car antenna for both cars, plus a home kit and home antenna with a Roady console.

Man, they sure whack you on all the accessories don't they?

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted January 18 2005 - 10:04 AM

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That's only for if I want to hardwire it, right?


Pretty much. I did find that reception using the supplied car antenna, mounted on the roof, was 100% better than either the personal antenna or the internal antenna. If you are going to switch between cars frequently, it may get annoying if the reception isn't up to par. You could of course shuffle the car antenna with you, but that also has it's downsides (long cable, placement, etc.)

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   aeveritt

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Posted January 19 2005 - 11:26 AM

Just a quick note to anyone considering purchasing one of these. The personal, wearable antenna is virtually worthless. The internal antenna picks up as good a signal as it does, IMO. If you happen to reside in an area where there is a terrestrial repeater you will likely get decent reception, even without an external antenna attached. I don't live where there is a repeater and, without the unit in the home or car cradle (attached to the good antennas), I can't get very good reception. I need to be outside or VERY close to a south-facing window.

Some people are taking the miniature patch antennas and modifying them with a shorter cord and an SSMB plug so they can use them in areas where the signals are weak. I plan to do this soon.

Other than this one big issue, the MyFi is an awesome gadget.

#19 of 19 OFFLINE   Ziggy Szymczyk

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Posted January 20 2005 - 12:41 AM

There's an adapter cable available here:
http://www.myradiost....a-adapter.html
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