March 24, 2009
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
So you finally ran out and bought that nifty new car that you have always wanted and now you are faced with one new dilemma: how do you attach your existing XM car radio to your SAT ready stereo head? No worries, there is a relatively easy fix for this common issue, and it will not cost you a monthly payment equivalent either. And while you will have to commit to spending the money on the kit that you need, and roughly an hour on installation, you will save yourself a grip of cash over having to invest in a new XM satellite receiver for your vehicle.
What you need is the Audiovox XM Direct 2, an XM car radio converter kit that allows you to easily wire your SAT ready stereo head to your existing XM receiver. And the best part is that when you order it online, at select locations, not only will you get everything that you need to be thumping to those 170 channels in no time at all, but you will also get all of the necessary compatible cables that you’ll be needing. You can easily find this kit for around $60-$120 online; always go with the best deal. Below are the features that come with this handy converter kit, which comes with a quick install manual that anybody can use.
• Turns your existing car stereo head unit into an XM radio
• Direct connect option offers true digital sound
• Includes expansion port (pass through capable) for connecting additional manufacturer devices (i.e. CD Changers and Ipod adapters)
• Works with the XM Mini-Tuner, a portable subscription cartridge that holds the radio ID. There is no need for you to pay for multiple subscriptions.
• Programmable adapter allows you to download and update software via web or CD-ROM
• Web based download capability to ensure we are using the latest software
• The solution requires: Internet connection, USB 2.0 port, Microsoft IE 6.0 or higher. Microsoft Windows XP Compatible.
March 15, 2009
XM Boomboxes, XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
A new era is upon us. Without getting overly-political, suffice it to say that there is a changing direction in the course of our nation. The extent and nature of this change remains to be seen, but as a nation we’ll all be watching and waiting. The election and term of our first African American president is a monumental event in the course of our history and we should all pay heed.
While realizing the magnitude of political change is easy, following it regularly can become quite difficult. Life doesn’t wait for you to sit down and read the newspaper or watch CNN. Sometimes there’s just too much going on in your own life between work, family and other obligations to pay the proper attention to the outside world.
Why not give yourself every opportunity to stay current and keep abreast of breaking world news and events? XM radio brings the most comprehensive coverage of news, politics, current events and analysis available in the audio spectrum.
A glimpse of the unparalleled coverage XM radio provides, available right now on your Audiovox Xpress EZ:
BBC World Service
No more having to stay up all hours of the night searching the web for the latest news or trying to catch a glimpse at the paper on your 5-minute coffee break. XM radio brings the news to you whether you’re at home, in the car, at the office or on the move. You can always stay connected using any XM Satellite Radio Car Kit, Home Kit or Boombox. No longer will you be the odd man out in conversations about the latest political events, you’ll be starting the discussion.
Although XM radio has been bringing you music for years, its utility doesn’t stop there. Turn the dial of your Delphi SkyFi3 up to the 120s in the car, using your car kit, or in your home, using your home kit, and get the coverage you demand. Hopefully this new era of hope will be all that it’s cracked up to be and more. Regardless, you’ll know exactly what’s going on and be a better citizen for it.
November 14, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers
You finally got it. Whether it’s a Delphi Xpress RC or the Terk XM Commander, you’ve got your XM radio. Now it’s time to hook it up. You know that you want it in your car, but you’re not quite certain how to get it there. With all the wires and connections, you’re confused and frustrated. We feel you. Don’t worry, however. A few simple steps and you’ll be listening to all your favorite tunes day in and day out. Here’s a guide on how to use XM radio in your car. We’ll focus on the 2 aforementioned receivers, although installation is pretty universal for most XM receivers.
Delphi Xpress RC
The Xpress RC includes an XM radio car kit to make installing in your vehicle quick and straightforward. A few simple steps and you’ll be ready to go:
1. Set up the antenna. The antenna has a powerful magnet that will adhere to the top of your car. It can be taken in and out when not in use. Run the antenna wiring along any existing weather stripping or wiring channels along the door, flooring and dashboard to ensure that it’s out of the way and doesn’t present a danger. Plug into the receiver.
2. Mount the Xpress RC. Car kit includes mounting hardware to affix to an air conditioning vent, making for easy removal and reinstallation. For more permanent installation, use the swivel mount with adhesive and attach to dashboard or other convenient location.
3. Plug in. The car kit includes a 12V power adaptor to plug into your cigarette or 12V plug.
4. Pop in the cassette. The kit includes a cassette that pops into your tape deck to allow XM to filter through your car stereo. If you do not have a tape deck, you’ll need to purchase a separate audio jack or XM SureConnect to plug into your stereo.
5. Activate your XM by visiting http://activate.xmradio.com or contacting them at (800) XM RADIO.
Terk XM Commander
The Terk XM Commander is a sleek receiver offering seamless compatibility with car audio.
1. Mount magnetic antenna on vehicle roof and run wire along door/floor edges to provide a safe, tidy installation.
2. Commander includes a mounting plate which can be mounted to your dashboard or stereo interface.
3. Plug in, using the 12 V power adaptor.
4. Commander uses an FM direct tuner box that allows you to hardwire it into your stereo, providing excellent clarity and sound. Use auxiliary inputs if available. NOTE: If you do not have auxiliary inputs on your car stereo and are not proficient at wiring car audio, you may want to seek professional installation. Once installed, it will be an integrated part of your system.
5. Activate your XM account.
Once you’ve installed your XM receiver in your car, all that’s left to do is enjoy the ride. Set your favorite channels on available presets for easy access and you’ll be ready to drive hours, or even days.
November 7, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
You know the score. You’ve been patient. You’ve watched baseball, Olympic diving and AVP to help fill the void. You’ve gone over your honey-do list once, twice and even a third time to clear your Saturdays, for the next few months. Meanwhile, you’ve compiled stats, information and analysis, building your way toward the perfect fantasy team.
Your wait has finally been rewarded—college football season is well underway and every Saturday now brings a thrilling new lineup of rivalry games, marquee matchups and BCS rank-shuffling.
You’re no one team wonder, though. You don’t just want to watch your alma mater, local college team, or whoever happens to be playing; you want it all. After all, you didn’t spend all that waiting and anticipating just to watch 1 game a week.
No matter how many games that the networks and sports channels run, there’re always teams and match-ups that you’re missing out on. Sure, you could order an extensive cable college football package, for hundreds of dollars. You could spend even more ordering games one by one. OR, you could spend just $12.95/month on XM satellite radio. That’s right—the same XM radio that has revolutionized the way you get your music over the airwaves also carries live broadcasts of college football. And you’ll still get all the music, news and talk programming that XM radio is best known for.
XM radio has all the major conferences covered—every SEC game, PAC 10 , Big 10, ACC, Big East and Big 12 coverage. With over 15 dedicated college sports channels carrying games every Saturday, you’ll have the games you want right at your fingertips. Two can’t-miss games on at once? Not a problem. Watch one on TV and follow the broadcast of the other with XM radio. You can do this all day, week after week.
XM radio’s college football coverage is huge for out-of-market fans. If you’re one of the millions that lives in a state or metro-area other then where you went to college, you know how frustrating it can be not having access to your team. With XM, you’ll get all kinds of out-of-market games without being prisoner to network coverage or forced to pay hundreds for a few games. Follow your team as closely as the days when you’d pound half a keg and stand out in 20-degree freeze with no shirt . Only this time you won’t be sick for the next week.
One last consideration—unlike TV, XM travels with you. If you’re stuck taking that 3-hour trip to visit the in-laws on Saturday; it’s no longer your worst nightmare—you can bring your game with you. Save the argument with the wife—you’ll only be losing that one anyway. Grab your XM receiver and listen to your games the entire ride. You might just consider taking a separate car to save any bickering over the station (you’ll probably lose that one too). Once you’ve arrived, sneak out during the 4th running of your father-in-law’s story about his latest huntin’ trip and listen to the next game. Better yet, bring in your XM receiver and quiet the ol’ man down with some quality football time. Genius.
In the end, every football fan wants the same thing: games, games, games. XM radio helps you get just that. Sign up today and see all the coverage that you’ve been missing out on. Just be quick about it—Saturday’s just a few days away!
October 10, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
Freedom. That’s what it’s all about. All you see is wide open road spread before you converging toward an undisclosed point on the painted blue horizon in the distance. It’s a point that you’ll come to know soon enough. A full tank of gas and nothing between it and you but smooth asphalt and clean fall air. Life doesn’t get any better.
At least that’s what you thought. The desolate silence of the road was great for the first 300 miles. Now it’s maddening. Some music would be nice. Dozens of channels of commercial-free music would be even nicer.
Not a problem. XM radio is right there with you. Yes, you can get XM satellite radio for motorcycles. It’s pretty simple, too—the satellite radio provider offers some easy options for motorcyclists, making your bike just one more place to listen to XM. All it takes is an inexpensive motorcycle mounting kit and you’ll be able to mount your XM receiver to your bike and listen to the rich programming that you know and love. Take solace in knowing that no matter how far your ride takes you, you’ll always have the music you want. Don’t expect to hear the same song twice, either.
Mounts work with classic receivers such as the Delphi Roady XT or Audiovox Xpress EZ. Most are pretty straightforward handle bar mounts that will take mere minutes to set up. A bracket holds the antenna securely and a 12V cigarette plug will power you up. Other after-market accessories like amplifiers will make enhance XM even further.
If you don’t want to mess with the integrity of your ride, it’s no problem. XM radio offers a variety of portable receivers like the Pioneer Inno and Delphi SkyFi3 that you can drop right into your pocket. If you happen to be riding through a deep canyon, these receivers also double as MP3 players. You’ll never be without music again—unless you choose to be.
XM radio feels your style and knows a thing or two about freedom too. Freedom to listen to music and not commercials. Freedom to listen to the music you want to hear without the garbage you don’t. Freedom to ride cross country without crossing over local broadcasts that turn Zeppelin into faded bluegrass. You get the picture.
Get your XM radio hooked up before your next ride. It’s just a few steps away. Just don’t listen too loud. There’re still others out there that might like to enjoy a quiet ride. They don’t know what they’re missing out on.
October 4, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
Getting an inexpensive car XM satellite radio is actually fairly easy these days, if you shop online. Many people rush out the to local retail store where they are forced to absorb the store’s costs of operations, just to get the XM car radio that they want. But getting a good deal on car XM satellite radios is almost nearly never found in a local retail setting. The best places that you will always be able to find the XM receivers that you desire is online—where you will find the best deals to be had on any XM products that you want.
If you are still not convinced that an online platform is the best method of approach, let me convince you further. Just as the XM radio offers ease of programming, zero commercials and some of your favorite stations and shows, all at the click of a button, shopping online for the XM satellite radio you want is nearly the same. One-button-clicks purchase the radio you desire, and you save a fortune, time and hassle in the process. Here are three more reasons.
1. No lines, no trip to the store and you save personal time. No wasted gas, you can just hop online, from your home, in your pajamas if you so desire, and shop for and purchase the XM radio that you desire.
2. No sales tax. In most cases the websites that you will be buying the XM products that you want are not going to be based in your home state. What this means is an increased value and savings by x-ing out the state sales tax on the item.
3. More selection, better prices and generally free shipping. You read right, you will not have to absorb the retail freight cost that is added to the purchase price. There is always more selection online, and the prices will almost always easily beat out the retail markups. Finally, you will most often get free shipping on your purchase!
October 1, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Satellite Radio
It’s not news that XM satellite radio provides the cushiest listening experience out there– huge playlists, no commercials and variety in programming formerly reserved to $150 cable packages. It’s a dream for anyone who has diverse tastes, doesn’t want to hear the same song every other hour and simply enjoys programming without the obligatory pitches for car and truck blowouts “of the century”. Even traditional FM broadcasts have caught on and designed more listener-friendly programming (although they’ll never touch XM). You just can’t argue with the model.
During XM satellite radio’s rise to infamy, one receiver pushed its way to the forefront of the market—the Delphi SkyFi. The SkyFi’s basic, straightforward operation; sleek, portable design; and ease of set-up earned it an obvious rank as a market leader. With Delphi XM Home Kit and Delphi XM Car Kit available, one SkyFi is all it took to keep your broadcasts flowing wherever you wanted to be. Pulling the SkyFi out of your living room and transitioning to XM car radio was a breeze, taking mere minutes. So, how do you improve upon near-perfection? The Delphi SkyFi2 scoffs at your 3rd grade English teacher and answers with a question: XM satellite radio is so good, why not replay it? That’s correct; the SkyFi2 offers a unique function that automatically records the most-recent 30 minutes of programming. You can then pause, rewind and replay this programming. Don’t want to run to the bathroom while your team is up at bat? Don’t worry about it. Hit pause and the game will pick up right where you left off. Want to hear that catchy song again? Hit rewind and replay it.
In addition to this sweet playback feature, the Delphi SkyFi2 has a few more tricks up its sleeve. It has a built in ticker, allowing stock quotes and sports scores to scroll across the top of the display; a brighter, more legible screen; and a wireless FM connection that allows you to use an unused frequency on your car’s FM to transmit XM (rather than using hard wires and jacks).
Still not convinced that the $100 Delphi SkyFi2 and $12.95 per-month XM subscription is worth the money? Consider this—170 channels of programming, including a station for every musical genre imaginable. Enjoy regional Mexican hits? Tune in to 92. In addition to music, you’ll get news stations, talk and sports– follow the broadcasts of your favorite out-of-market MLB teams; XM has a station for every game. For $12.95 a month. Done deal.
August 18, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
If you thought that you could not ever possibly afford to have the lofty 170 channels of commercial-free radio that is offered when you sign up for an XM radio subscription, think again! These days nearly everyone can easily afford an XM subscription—they are that affordable. One year XM subscriptions start at just $11.87/Month, which is pretty easy to pocket considering that it amounts to less than forty cents per day.
Buy a two year or a three year XM radio subscription and you will save even more cash. A two year runs about $11.33/Month, and the three year plan starts at about $9.99/Month. Getting your hands on an affordable XM radio is pretty easy to do these days as well.
You can get the Audiovox Xpress EZ XM Radio Receiver for you car—well priced online for about $39.95—at select online retailers only. So now that you can get an XM receiver for about $40 and you know that the subscription will run at most, forty cents per day, it’s the 40-40 challenge.
Forty bucks gets XM radio in your car, and forty cents per day pays for the service!
Below are the subscription details.
Plan Effective Monthly Rate Savings Equivalent Save %* XM Radio Online
Quarterly $12.95/Month n/a 0% FREE
1-year $11.87/Month 1 Month Free* 8% FREE
2-year $11.33/Month 3 Months Free* 13% FREE
3-year $9.99/Month 8+ Months Free* 23% FREE
* as compared to $12.95 monthly rate
August 4, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Receivers
Just when you though that XM car radios could not get any cheaper, think again buddy! The XM satellite receiver that I am about to tell you about is so cheap you will think that you are dreaming. But you are not my friends, it’s just a darn good deal that’s all!
What if you could get a fully featured XM car radio for fewer than $40? That’s right, I have found one of the best deals ever on an XM radio for your car, and the installation is a snap as well because this XM car radio comes with a quick installation kit that’s so simple my 80 year old grandmother could install it in a snap.
The XM satellite receiver that I am talking about is the Audiovox Xpress EZ XM Radio Receiver with Car Kit. Well priced online, at only select retailers, for under $40, yes you read right. Two, twenty dollar bills gets this bad boy into your vehicle and allows you to enjoy those 170 channels of XM bliss while you are on the way to work, or wherever.
The Features include:
• Entry-Level Unit with Simplified User Interface
• Large, Easy-to-Read LCD Display Shows the Channel, Artist and Song Title via a Bright, Three-Line Display
• Favorites Button Gives the Option to Program up-to 10 XM Channels
• Move Quickly Through XM Channels with the Tune and Press Dial
• Universal Connector – Easily Move XpressEZ Between the Car, Home and Audio System with Compatible Accessories
• Sleep Mode
• Vehicle Kit with Plug & Play Docking Station
• XM SureConnect
• 12-Volt Power Adapter
• Magnetic Roof Mount Antenna
June 20, 2008
XM Radio Car
Surely most people will happily admit that they love their XM car radios. It may take a few days of using them for the realization to really kick in all of the way. People tend to get very excited once they begin to see how much they were missing out on before they had an XM satellite receiver. But, once they get their hands on hundreds of channels, the music, news and comedy that they want to hear, and of course, all the while no commercials, most people tend to want to have an XM car radio in all of their vehicles.
But in turn, nobody is really willing to shell out extra cash just for an additional XM satellite receiver. But there are ways around this, ways to mount an Audiovox Xpress car kit into another vehicle that you have, so you do not have to buy two Audiovox XM Satellite Receivers—you can just use the same one in each of your cars, and still pay the same low monthly bill. The solution to your two vehicle/one XM car radio problem is simple. What you need is an inexpensive Audiovox Xpress car kit that will allow you to easily transfer your Audiovox XM Satellite Receiver between vehicles.
With this kit, you can easily transfer your radio between vehicles: to your boat, your camper, or your RV, etc. The kit is well-priced and will cost you far less than if you were to buy an additional XM satellite radio. All that is required is some basic installation that anybody can do. You add dashboard or vent mount to hold your receiver, you can plug in the audio adapter to a tape cassette if needed, and it even comes with a power adapter that plugs into your cigarette lighter.
The Audiovox Universal Xpress car kit includes everything you could ever need to transfer your XM car radio between vehicles. So before you buy an additional receiver make sure to check your options, you just may save some money.
Here is what comes in the Audiovox Xpress car kit:
• Car Dock
• Car Antenna
• Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
• Dash & Vent Mounts
• Cassette Audio Adapter
• XM SureConnect kit
• Auxiliary input for connecting a portable player