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Old 04-15-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Okay, not being up to date on all of the electronic stuff, we just took delivery of a new HR Atlantis. The radio has "Sirius Ready" stamped on the corner. I do have XM at home and on the motorcycle, but what does this mean in the coach. Do I have to subscribe to Sirius? Can the XM be fitted to work in it? What do I have to do? I know, this is simple stuff, but I just don't get it!
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Okay, not being up to date on all of the electronic stuff, we just took delivery of a new HR Atlantis. The radio has "Sirius Ready" stamped on the corner. I do have XM at home and on the motorcycle, but what does this mean in the coach. Do I have to subscribe to Sirius? Can the XM be fitted to work in it? What do I have to do? I know, this is simple stuff, but I just don't get it!
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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Yes, you do have to subscribe to Sirius, the XM will not work on that radio. You can call Sirius and give them the ID # off of the radio and start your subscription. They do have a lifetime deal, it's $499.99 for life, and you can move it to another radio so many times (I think it's 3 times)for a fee ($75.00 I think). I have Sirius on my coach and my toad, and XM on my company car.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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Sirius (or XM) ready usually means, get ready to buy the satellite radio equipment to make the dash radio work.

It usually means the dash radio is capable of controlling the satellite equipment.

I have XM in my GMC, so I bought a stand alone XM car radio and hooked it up to the aux input of the rig's radio.
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And then what do you do when the merger between XM and Sirius is completed... I'm waiting to see which protocall becomes the standard.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:29 AM   #6
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We have both. XM in the car and Sirius in the RV and the house. Indistinguishable in performance and execution.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:41 AM   #7
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Isn't XM and Sirius the same company?? Although still two separate services??

I have XM.

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XM and Sirius will most likely merg within the coming year Gene,but the systems will remaine different for the time being.According to Sirius,after the merger, sirius will broadcast on XM and XM will broadcast on Sirius,and you will tell whomever you are with,what you want,
(to pay for)from the the two systems,baseball,football,hockey and collede football are all available. Your radio instructions should tell you how to get the "EIN"?, serial number from the display of the radio.Write that number down,and call sirius,and go out to the radio,and turn it on,and they will,Sirius,will turn on the service.Easy as can be.Good luck,I love my sireus,whatever kind of music you like,from
all Elvis,to almost anything!And good luck and best wishes with the new motorhome!!!!
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Yes the radio will say sirus(or XM ) ready so after we bought our new unit last year we tried to get it set up called sirus told them i wanted the service. they told us you have to buy a unit that attached to the back of your radio($250) and an antenna ($125) i said forget it
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Yes the radio will say sirus(or XM ) ready so after we bought our new unit last year we tried to get it set up called sirus told them i wanted the service. they told us you have to buy a unit that attached to the back of your radio($250) and an antenna ($125) i said forget it
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck Linn:
Yes the radio will say sirus(or XM ) ready so after we bought our new unit last year we tried to get it set up called sirus told them i wanted the service. they told us you have to buy a unit that attached to the back of your radio($250) and an antenna ($125) i said forget it </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Maybe it's different for a motorhome, but our Dodge truck came with a Sirius-capable radio in it...nothing else needed. Since we already had a plug-and-plan Sirius radio, we simply transferred our subscription from it to the truck radio.
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Most adds for new MH's are misleading when it comes to being Sirius ready. Like mine you need to buy the antenna and module.I opted for a plug and play unit and hooked it up using the rca inputs.
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Thank you to all who gave input for me on this topic. I already had an XM, so rather than go to Sirius also, we bought a modulator, and mounting unit, now we have XM going down the road. Smiling of course.
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