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 Supporting Actor

    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 Cinematographer

    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 Producer

    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 Supporting Actor

    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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