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    Satellite Radio (again)

    I posted yesterday about this. Went to Best Buy and am more confused. Looking into getting my wife Sirius for Christmas. We'll use it mostly in the house. Best Buy has a radio for $50 that docks onto a boom box type thing for $102. The guy at Best Buy said I would still need to buy the home accessory package for $50 and I think get an antenna which this boom box thing apparently didn't have. I kept asking if the $50 radio would plug into a boom box I already have and he said yes if it has an aux. outlet. I still don't understand. If the radio will plug into the aux. of my home stereo or boom box, can I just buy the radio, order the subscription and I'm good to go? Or, will I still need to get the accessory package and an antenna? I can't see any benefit to the Sirius boom box thing for $102 if all it is is a fancy boom box that the radio will "dock" with.

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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    you need the antenna regardless because the radio needs a way to receive the sattellite signal. The boombox is overkill if you have aux input into a home theatre, etc. The 'aux' input would be the size of a 3.5mm headphone jack that is an input instead of an output.

    I am surprised this 'boombox' doesn't come with the necessary antenna.

    Also, find out if the radio iteself comes with a 'car' antenna. if so, you probably don't have to buy a seperate antenna - you can just retrofit the car one to work in the house. all you would probably need is one of those outlet converters that has a cigarette plug on the end of it.

    incidentally, you will LOVE sirius radio. i have had it for 3 years, and can't imagine listening to regular radio again.



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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    I have Sirius in my car, but wife doesn't. I am still on the 1 year free trial and will definitely get a subscription when the freebee runs out.

    I thought I read on the Sirius boom box that it had an antenna and I asked the sales guy about it and he said it didn't. My wife has our boom box in her classroom (teacher) so I don't know if it has an aux. or not, but assume it does as almost everything does. Looked at a cheap $30 boom box in Best Buy and it had one.

    So, it sounds like I could buy the $50 radio, the $50 home kit and an antenna and that should do it.

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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    My wife has XM/Sirius in her car and we have renewed for the past couple years. I was thinking about getting the home kit, however we get XM with Direct TV already so we just use that.


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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    I never understood why people get satellite radio just for the house?

    Itunes
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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    Mine is comp!



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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    I bought a $15 clock radio with the aux plug for my home kit. No need for the $100 boom box...

    Outside of Directv XM, all other in-home solutions require some type of computer or internet interface that you are tied down too, especially if you don't have a laptop to move around. Also, with an ipod you aren't as apt to discover new music or "broaden your horizons" like you can with Sirius. Plus, for those of us out of state, there is nothing better than listing to John and Eric in your car thru Sirius. Was great to leave the KC game this year and have the Cyclone locker room show.



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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    I have the new XM SkyDock for my iPod Touch. I love it.

    For the house, I agree with DMClone. I use iTunes, Pandora, or Dish Network.



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    Re: Satellite Radio (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    I bought a $15 clock radio with the aux plug for my home kit. No need for the $100 boom box...

    Outside of Directv XM, all other in-home solutions require some type of computer or internet interface that you are tied down too, especially if you don't have a laptop to move around. Also, with an ipod you aren't as apt to discover new music or "broaden your horizons" like you can with Sirius. Plus, for those of us out of state, there is nothing better than listing to John and Eric in your car thru Sirius. Was great to leave the KC game this year and have the Cyclone locker room show.

    If I buy the radio and the home kit and plug it into my boom box, is that all I need, or do I have to buy an external antenna?

    I have Sirius in my car. Have heard a couple of Cyclone games on the satellite, but aren't there just a few games every Saturday they carry?

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