Sirius XM's Moronic Equipment Decisions

shabadoo25

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So I returned my "no better than the iPhone app" Lynx to Best Buy today.

I had planned on maybe getting an Edge, even though it's overpriced there, because I would like to have the extra channels in my car.

Fortunately, I paused to read the Edge instructional guide, only to discover it doesn't have Artist Seek. Sigh...

I know they have don't have total control of this stuff, but God what a bunch of idiots...
 

DAB

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I bought my first piece of sat radio equipment for $50 with a $30 mail in rebate this week. I swore I'd never buy anymore of their equipment. I bought a new head unit and added the required sat radio tuner. Now these tuners don't require a translater its just the tuner, interface cable and antenna in small package.

No it doesn't have artist seek, hell it doesn't even pause, but the fact is even when I had those feature in the last few years I didn't use them. So, I am glad to have a basic radio.

Also other than Mega Hits none of the new stations in the least bit interest me and I can live without Mega Hits because my new head unit offers me tons of other options.
 
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Also other than Mega Hits none of the new stations in the least bit interest me and I can live without Mega Hits because my new head unit offers me tons of other options.
Since Mega Hits is no more you made the right decision :agree:
 

me_rubin

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The biggest problem I have with my new Lynx was the cost. I don't know why they don't just GIVE the radio's away for a 2 or 3 year membership. Paying over 300 dollars is what really makes me mad.

I ejoy and use most of the features. And DAB I use the Pause button a lot. Actually what I hate now is that it will only pause for 30 minutes. My stiletto paused what seemed like hours.

The mix of Satillite and Internet works well. It is all the limitiations put in by the industry that makes it bad. I don't want to Steal the music or talk all I want to do is listen it on My schedule.

Just my 2Cents....
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I bought my first piece of sat radio equipment for $50 with a $30 mail in rebate this week. I swore I'd never buy anymore of their equipment. I bought a new head unit and added the required sat radio tuner. Now these tuners don't require a translater its just the tuner, interface cable and antenna in small package.

No it doesn't have artist seek, hell it doesn't even pause, but the fact is even when I had those feature in the last few years I didn't use them. So, I am glad to have a basic radio.

Also other than Mega Hits none of the new stations in the least bit interest me and I can live without Mega Hits because my new head unit offers me tons of other options.
LOL I'm sorry. But I am amused.

Why not go back to the Express RC you had earlier and loved? Don't you have the SkyDock right now?
 

DAB

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Since Mega Hits is no more you made the right decision :agree:
Wow, tell me about it! JEEZ!

The biggest problem I have with my new Lynx was the cost. I don't know why they don't just GIVE the radio's away for a 2 or 3 year membership. Paying over 300 dollars is what really makes me mad.

I ejoy and use most of the features. And DAB I use the Pause button a lot. Actually what I hate now is that it will only pause for 30 minutes. My stiletto paused what seemed like hours.
Yeah, I found the cost very prohibitive and I really don't see the Lynx being a real big seller. I also feel the once again Sirius XM fumbled the ball with this device.

I can see the pause feature as important, but honestly there is just nothing on sat radio that I am too worried about missing should it get interrupted. That is me though!

LOL I'm sorry. But I am amused.

Why not go back to the Express RC you had earlier and loved? Don't you have the SkyDock right now?
It doesn't take much to amuse you it seems! I mean you have cables and adapters strung out all over your home. LOL

The Express RC is out at the camp doing duty there, I am still waiting on SiriusXM to deactive it, its been 2 years. I like all in one solutions these days and this current setup gives me that. Skydock sold for $40 bucks and actually covered the cost of this new tuner and because it interfaces directly with the head unit the sound is a bit better too vs and aux input. Portability is nice, but there is something about getting in your vehicle and just firing up the engine and BAM there is SiriusXM on your radio.

Also while I loved the Skydock solution, that adapter often was in the way and while I didn't find it so, others would get in my vehicle and say.. that is an eye soar. Not that I care about what others think as you well know. LOL

To Shabs point though, it seems that SiriusXM with their own devices is heading backwards instead of forward. Though in my experience with this new tuner being smaller, not requiring a translater that is a good move towards supporting after market radios.
 

Brad Bishop

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Wow, tell me about it! JEEZ!
Also while I loved the Skydock solution, that adapter often was in the way and while I didn't find it so, others would get in my vehicle and say.. that is an eye soar. Not that I care about what others think as you well know. LOL
I just swapped my car to using a Sirius SCC1 + the SIR-HON1 units. I had been using the Skydock and it worked well. Still have the Skydock. I'll use it for traveling.

I just happened to see the SCC1+HON1 deal on TSS Radio. I didn't realize that they had integrated them so well with the factory radios. If you've ever see the AudioVox XM version - well, it just looks cheesy. I suppose it doesn't matter as it'll just be hidden somewhere. Anyway, the big win for me was cleaning up the dash and less distractions from the iPhone. It just stays in my pocket now.

I really do like just getting in the car and starting up without having to dock/undock the iPhone or some other PNP device.

The iPhone Skydock is a nice solution, though. I'd just prefer a cleaner dash.
 

kryptonite

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The mix of Satillite and Internet works well. It is all the limitiations put in by the industry that makes it bad. I don't want to Steal the music or talk all I want to do is listen it on My schedule.

Just my 2Cents....

Don't worry. You can still steal the music via a Stratus 6 or Stiletto 100. ;)

(Point being they put all these "limitations" in to disrupt the legit users, but the people who want to upload Ellis or Howard still can do so via the most basic radio.)