RE: [DMCForum] Sirius radio..
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RE: [DMCForum] Sirius radio..

ON my way in to work today, Stern was talking about
how his parents were complaining about the
installation of the radios, and how they needed a
radio in every room and such..  Problems like how to
run the antenna to the radio on the bathroom.

Even with the "Sirius VIP installation services", they
were still complaining.

This technology has a long way to go.  But, when it is
a subscription based service, they primary goal is to
sell the service.  Once you pay for it, who cares if
you can hear it or not?

It is becoming more obvious that I had more places I
listen to radio that I realized.  I have regular
radios in pretty much every room of the house,
including the bathroom and garage.  Then a radio in
each of my cars.  I use 10-12 radios through my normal
activities.  It is not cost effective to buy 12 Sirius
receivers, especially when many of those locations
would require a roof-mounted antenna on the house.

With most recent technology advances, the consumer
(for some reason) is willing to accept low quality
products.  Telephones are another peeve of mine.  The
sound quality of telephones as become shit as compared
to 20 yrs ago.  Pile that on top of the already crappy
cell phones, and VoIP digital delays and such, the
telephone has become a poor means of communication.

--- timnagin <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You are using a wireless FM modulator, right?  Of
> course you will get FM
> static, and you probably couldn't be using a worse
> setup.  The in-line
> modulator on the antenna input is only slightly
> better.  You really should
> be using it on a line in.
> I have XM and can definitely hear the compression,
> even more so as you
> mentioned when it's talk radio.  I would guess they
> advertise it as CD
> quality because the average consumer wouldn't know
> the difference.
> It also sounds like you have a single antenna.  Mine
> has two built into one.
> The way I understand it is one is satellite and the
> other is for the
> ground-based repeaters.  I have little problem
> picking anything up in a city
> but when I get out in the middle of nowhere it drops
> every time I go under
> an overpass, even at 80 MPH.  It took awhile to find
> out it was a problem
> with my antenna and will be replacing it soon.
> More in detail, I had to mount the antenna to my
> front windshield due to
> lack of room on the back from a bed topper.  At
> first I thought the front
> windshield had metal in it but it didn't.  After I
> called the glad
> manufacturers I found out the glass is 1.5 mm
> thicker than the rear, and
> this distance is affecting the antenna.
> I ordered a little wedge shaped antenna mounted to
> the roof on the 350Z and
> will put it on my truck.  When done it should look
> just like it came from
> the factory, painted to match and everything.
> Greg

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