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reason1's Avatar reason1
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09-15-2007 | Posts: 226
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Looking to upgrade receiver and I noticed they come XM ready. Also noticed there is a port on the back labeled XM. What is that for?

Also, I have a subscription for my car, do I need something more to hook it up inside?

Thanks
TKO's Avatar TKO
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The XM port on the receiver is for the antenna. You'll need an indoor XM antenna which is able to receive the signal from the southern sky. If that's doable you then will need to activate the receiver with XM and pay the additional monthly fee.
Meinken's Avatar Meinken
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09-16-2007 | Posts: 56
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The XM port on the receiver is for the antenna. You'll need an indoor XM antenna which is able to receive the signal from the southern sky. If that's doable you then will need to activate the receiver with XM and pay the additional monthly fee.

You'll need the Audiovox CNP2000H XM Radio Mini Tuner Home Dock with Antenna and the Audiovox CNP2000 XM Radio Mini Tuner Cartridge for a total of about $55. The additional fee is 7.99 per month for a 2nd radio.

At least, that's what I needed for my Onkyo 605 that was "xm ready"
RexxRacerX's Avatar RexxRacerX
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10-03-2007 | Posts: 26
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I'll second the above post for accuracy. The nice thing once you have one of these mini tuner cartriges is that you can pop it out and put it into any other device. I use it often between my HK 247 with the mini dock and a portable samsung nexus that we take camping.
jjielectronics's Avatar jjielectronics
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10-05-2007 | Posts: 62
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using the XM Mini Tuner & home kit is great with a XM ready receiver. You get the true digital signal and sound.
It sounds great with my JVC receiver.
bhummel2001's Avatar bhummel2001
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10-17-2007 | Posts: 198
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Why not attach an FM TRANSMITTER from C CRANE? Tweak it for maximum output. Articles are available on the net. Then you can listen to your XM on any FM radio for up to a block away.

Works great and a lot cheaper than buying repeaters which "kind of" work.
BleuStar's Avatar BleuStar
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10-17-2007 | Posts: 35
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This is a basic question maybe someone can help me.

I'm very inexperienced with the Satellite radio scene...what do I need exactly to have Xm or Sirius radio hooked to my ONKYO A-9555 integrated amplifier.

Thanks for any light you all can shed on this for me.
golferbradbest's Avatar golferbradbest
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11-08-2007 | Posts: 217
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why bother with xm on your receiver. It sound is completely horrible compared to even your fm on your receiver.
gvenarchik's Avatar gvenarchik
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12-23-2007 | Posts: 67
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i was looking forward to xm on my new pio vsx94....i am not even cose to a window that looks south, i would need twice the 'leash' given with the home reciever kit, let alone routing that wire. does anyone have any work-arounds ? it would be much appreciated
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xzitony's Avatar xzitony
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12-23-2007 | Posts: 260
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why bother with xm on your receiver. It sound is completely horrible compared to even your fm on your receiver.

I'll bite at this age old argument

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Z06_Pilot's Avatar Z06_Pilot
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12-25-2007 | Posts: 235
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you definitely want to get the mini-tuner set up through your receiver. I was using a Pioneer Airware connected via analog to my old pre/pro. when I got my Integra 9.8, which is XM ready, I added the mini-tuner. the sound quality cannot even be compared.

using the receiver's DACs for XM sounds great.

I got my Audiovox home set up from the XMfan.com store. great folks to deal with. quick shipping and an iron clad return policy.

The person who mentioned FM instead of XM....they were kidding, right?
rr330i's Avatar rr330i
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12-28-2007 | Posts: 1,002
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Is there a way to stream XM from PC over wireless(via airtunes express) to AV?
mtrot's Avatar mtrot
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12-28-2007 | Posts: 1,621
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Is there a way to stream XM from PC over wireless(via airtunes express) to AV?

Yes, I stream XM online and AOL Online Radio to my reciever. To do this, I got this Soundblaster Live 24bit External sound card for Christmas:

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=10702

It was bought for $49.99 at Circuit City. No ac power is needed; it runs off the usb port. After installing the software on my laptop, I connected the USB cable from the Soundblaster to the USB on the laptop. Then ran an optical digital cable from the Soundblaster to one of the optical inputs on the receiver. The receiver seems to be decoding the signal.

It actually sounds pretty decent. I was getting constant breakups on XM for some days, but I've not heard one cut out with the AOL Online Radio.
dj9's Avatar dj9
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12-28-2007 | Posts: 678
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Yes, I stream XM online and AOL Online Radio to my reciever. To do this, I got this Soundblaster Live 24bit External sound card for Christmas:

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=10702

It was bought for $49.99 at Circuit City. No ac power is needed; it runs off the usb port. After installing the software on my laptop, I connected the USB cable from the Soundblaster to the USB on the laptop. Then ran an optical digital cable from the Soundblaster to one of the optical inputs on the receiver. The receiver seems to be decoding the signal.

It actually sounds pretty decent. I was getting constant breakups on XM for some days, but I've not heard one cut out with the AOL Online Radio.

That's not over wireless. And it doesn't do anything special that a cheaper USB sound adapter or most integrated sound won't do.
rr330i's Avatar rr330i
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I'll have Cat5 right at my receiver, so no need for the wireless really.
Using a Mac, and prefer not to run a 40ft length of usb.
any other ideas?
I hope to have a integra 9.8 like Z06.
I have no southern exposure... basically only 2 north facing windows, and dont want any antennas hanging around.
any other ideas?
mtrot's Avatar mtrot
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That's not over wireless. And it doesn't do anything special that a cheaper USB sound adapter or most integrated sound won't do.

Uh, I guess I didn't understand his question. I was thinking wireless in the sense that my laptop is connected by wireless. That way, I have the laptop set close to my reciever, and then can run the optical cable to the receiver.

Guess I'm not familiar with Airtunes or how it works.
rr330i's Avatar rr330i
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This is the the airport extreme...$100.
http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/
Can easily get my itunes library to the receiver, but thought xm or sirius would be better.
xzitony's Avatar xzitony
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12-28-2007 | Posts: 260
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

I'll have Cat5 right at my receiver, so no need for the wireless really.
Using a Mac, and prefer not to run a 40ft length of usb.
any other ideas?
I hope to have a integra 9.8 like Z06.
I have no southern exposure... basically only 2 north facing windows, and dont want any antennas hanging around.
any other ideas?

Mac and Airtunes? NO idea.

It's built into Windows Media Center and plays great on my XBOX360 though
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