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post #1 of 10 Old 06-23-2003, 07:55 AM - Thread Starter
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Given that I could get the new, improved version for only $119 at www.xmsony.com after their discount plus XM's current $75 rebate on all Sony receivers, I bit.

Makes more economic sense than going with the Delphi PnP unit and having to replace multiple docking stations, antennas, etc., too.

I'll review the new Sony once I receive it and activate it:

http://www.xmradio.com/catalog/produ...386&type=Tuner

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Your old Sony antennas should all be compatible with any receiver. Obviously not the docking cradles, though.
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Why not the docking cradles? The new units are the ssame size and shape. Is there something incompatible about the connections?

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Oh, sorry... I believe the new sony cradles should be compatible with the old sony cradles, etc. It's just that an XM antenna is an XM antenna and will work with any kind of receiver. Sorry for the confusion.
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Whew! You almost gave me a heart attack there, JML!;)

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The new one is a huge improvement over the old. The old had a terrible display and was next to impossible to read. They now give you 20 presets instead of 5 which was ridiculous considering there are 100 channels. The new one also allows you to directly enter the channel number. Before you might have to scroll through 80 channels or more to get to the one you wanted.
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Here's a link to a thread that I started after I started using the second generation Sony plig-and-play XM receiver:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=274746

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i'm new to xm, found a sony drn-xm012c at best-buy on clearance for $49, regular price $249, is this the secong gen or old first gen with the problems? thanks
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It was the first generation receiver that was too hard to read and had only 5 presets. The second generation receiver fixes everything.

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thanks, i think i put the model number wrong, drn-xm01c2
the manual says it has 20 presets
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