New guy with old S50

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by pdoyle, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. pdoyle

    pdoyle New Member

    Howdy, been lurking for a while and this is my first post.
    I have had an S50 from around 2005. I have 2 vehicles and a home dock and use it at the gym a couple days a week. The thing is solid and works well.
    I am having trouble with it regarding the battery. The charge indicator says 100% but no juice so I'm buying another battery. Other than that no problems ever.
    I really like the idea of recording a song while driving around. Not sure how long this S50 will last so...
    Is there a newer unit on the market that is like the S50 ?
    Thanks for any help.
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Pdoyle, welcome to the DRC.
    There aren't many options that record, and there aren't any that will record a single song anymore. Thank the recording industry lawyers for that. The odds are looking slim that we would ever see that again. The Lynx is a good radio that caches and records, but its already getting discontinued and not as easy to find.

    Check out the buyers guide here:
  3. pdoyle

    pdoyle New Member

    Hectic Art, thanks for your info.
    I got the new battery for the S50 charged it and I'm back in business.
    I am going to keep an eye out for a Lynx and will pick one up for a spare when I find a good one.
    Does anybody else do that? Hate to buy used electronics but if there won't be another portable that records...
  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Glad to help.

    There are a few people around here that pick up spares, just in case.

    I still have my old SL2. Guess I haven't stopped to figure out if I'm going to keep it or not yet.

    Keep us posted.

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