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I am about to replace my home theater receiver that has a Sirius over the air home tuner connected. I am replacing the receiver with an Integra receiver that streams Sirius from the internet. My question is if the sound quality will be the same via internet or would I be better buying a separate home tuner and using an antenna?
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I am about to replace my home theater receiver that has a Sirius over the air home tuner connected. I am replacing the receiver with an Integra receiver that streams Sirius from the internet. My question is if the sound quality will be the same via internet or would I be better buying a separate home tuner and using an antenna?

IMO over the INTERNET has better sound quality but Sirius does not offer the full lineup of programming via streaming.

Perhaps I misremembered.

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I'd say it wins both on:
- It'll be easier to hook it up since Echo Repeaters are no longer available
- It'll be higher quality audio since they compress the satellite streams so much.
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Internet stream is significantly better but as stated you loose some channels.
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I am about to replace my home theater receiver that has a Sirius over the air home tuner connected. I am replacing the receiver with an Integra receiver that streams Sirius from the internet. My question is if the sound quality will be the same via internet or would I be better buying a separate home tuner and using an antenna?

XRadio/Sirus

Satellite Feed

High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC)

32 kbps -- 64 kbps channel and load dependant

Internet Feed

128 kpbs wma

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Pandora One (paid)

192 kpbs mp2

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I dumped my old xm adapter and went with internet feed on my AV receiver. Saved some money as well.

enjoy...
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