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.
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 28, 2008
XM Radio Home, XM Receivers
If you are already used to enjoying the 170 commercial-free XM radio channels at home, then you are in the know of just how great satellite radio is! The fact of the matter is that if you do not already have an XM radio by now, you are truly missing out my friends. I am talking about sports channels with exclusive interviews and coverages. Syndicated talk radio shows only found on XM and some awesome comedy channels that provide stand-up comedy, 24/7 so you never get bored on your drive to work, or back home…or wherever!
But once you get accustomed to having satellite radio at your fingertips every time you drive somewhere, you start to notice a dwelling silence once you come back to your home. This is because you realize that you wish that you had an XM home radio. But you just shelled out your cash on getting XM for your car, so how can you cheaply add it to your home? No worries my friends, I have the perfect and very cheapest solution for you!
If you have the Delphi SkyFi3 XM Satellite Radio Receiver, the Delphi SkyFi3 Home Kit is the answer to your problems. Now you can enjoy adding XM radio into your home or your office for around fifty dollars.
This kit comes with everything that is necessary so you can plug-and-play satellite radio at home or in the office, on the boat or even over at your buddy’s house. XM radio for home is now more affordable than ever before. This Delphi SkyFi3 is a handy and slick device that has a really nice LCD screen on it and all of the cushy features that you would expect. You can get your hands on this radio for about: $69.95 at selected online retailers.
The features include:
• The Home Stand houses your radio near your stereo system/powered speakers and recharges the radio’s battery while in the stand
• The Home Antenna’s cable length allows the antenna to be extended as needed for optimal reception
• RCA Audio Cables plug into the AUX In/Audio In (or similar) jacks on your stereo system/powered speakers
• The Power Adapter works in any AC outlet
• Remote Control
• User Guide
August 20, 2008
XM Radio Home, XM Receivers
If you enjoy listening to your XM radio in your car as much as I do, then you already know how much it rocks to have plenty of channels that are all commercial-free to sift through. Once you get used to having all of those dandy XM radio channels to surf, it becomes tiresome to ever listen to ‘normal’ radio again.
Trust me: it’s like going from a full cable package on TV, back to regularly broadcasted TV. The end results are that you are never satisfied with normal radio again once you get a taste of XM satellite radio. So, how do you bring that awesome XM radio into your home without breaking the bank?
No worries, I have found a way to do this for fewer than $60—which is not bad considering how much money that XM radio home kits can cost these days. But if you know where to look, you can easily find some pretty awesome deals on XM radio for the home.
I found this kit, Audiovox XM mini-tuner with home dock, at PowerXM.com for about $55.00. It allows you to play your XM radio on your home XM Ready Receiver, with a simply plug-and-play connection that will allow you to enjoy XM in home, whenever you like. Below are the included features.
• CNP2000 XM Satellite Radio Connect-and-Play Digital Mini-tuner
• CNP2000H XM Satellite Radio Connect-and-Play Digital Mini-tuner Home dock
• Audiovox XM Ready Home Antenna
• 20 foot antenna extension
• Protective cover
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
July 17, 2008
XM Radio Home
Just when you thought that XM satellite radio could not get any better, guess what, it’s always getting better in XM town! Just when you thought that your home stereo system was complete, think again! There are now some pretty radical XM satellite ready audio systems available for your home stereo. Systems that will offer the many features you have already grown to love. Just add the Audiovox Mini-Tuner and home dock and these systems that will receive all 170 XM satellite radio channels in-home. So now I am sure that you are wondering what are the best XM Satellite ready audio systems out there? No worries, I have got two sweet systems to tell you about.
Sherwood 600-Watt AV 7.1 Receiver is a kicking 600-watt XM ready home stereo receiver that also replaces your old receiver—you can plug in your TV and other audio components the same way. Well priced online for around $350-$400.
• Universal video upconversion
• 100 watts x 6 in surround mode
• DTS ES Discrete, Matrix, DTS Neo (Cinema and Music), Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie, Music, Custom, and Matrix), and Dolby Virtual Surround
• 2 HDMI, 3 AV, and 32 component video inputs
• XM “Connect & Play”
• 17″ W x 6″ H x 16″ D
• Includes advanced multi-brand remote control
• Weight: 24.9 lbs
For bigger spenders there is the JVC 7-Channel AV Receiver which is a hopping and feature-rich home audio receiver that boasts 110-watts per channel over 7 channels, and a sleek and modern sliver design. Well priced online from $430-$500.
• Hybrid feedback digital amplifier version III with 110 watts per channel x 7 channels
• XM satellite tuner ready
• Sirius input with control
• USB input for receiving audio signals from PC
• Dolby® Digital EX/Dolby® Digital/ Dolby® Pro Logic IIx/Dolby® Pro Logic II
• DAP for multi-channel and 2-channel sources
• HDMI switching: 2 inputs and 1 output
• Analog audio: 4 inputs and 2 outputs
• Digital audio: 2 optical input and 1 coaxial input (assignable)
• Component video: 2 inputs and 1 output
• S-Video: 3 inputs and 3 outputs
• Composite video: 3 inputs and 3 outputs
• 17 3/16″ W x 3 5/8″ H x 14 5/8″ D
• Includes multi-brand remote
• Weight: 19.5 lbs
These are only two examples of XM Ready audio components and home theater systems. Most of the major names such as Denon, Samsung, Yamaha, Onkyo and Sony have models that allow you to connect directly to the Audiovox Mini-Tuner and immediately enjoy all the benefits of XM Programming through an amazing audio system.
June 24, 2008
XM Radio Home
The benefits of XM satellite radio are far reaching and very many. Especially when you consider that fact that cable television has been round for nearly 50 years, and the fact that radio just recently converted to a subscription service, brought to us by the likes of XM satellite radio receivers. But something that many XM radio lovers do not know is that you can easily and very inexpensively enjoy XM radio in your house.
And if you thought that being able to enjoy using your XM radio in your house would cost you bundle, think again! There are now plenty of great companies that are making home converter kits that have everything that you will need in order to bring your XM satellite radio home, where you can enjoy the 170 different channels and a diverse programming schedule.
One of the hottest selling XM radio home kits currently on the market is the Delphi SkyFi2 Home Kit SA10103, which typically retails for about $90—but at some places that lead the competition you can get your paws on it for about $50—and most of the time with free shipping and no sales tax.
What does the Delphi SkyFi2 Home Kit SA10103 include?
• Home Stand
• Home Antenna
• RCA Audio Cables
• Power Adapter
• User Guide
All you do is set up the home stand near your home stereo and plug it in. Then make sure that the included far-reaching antenna is near a window, and has access to the sky, so it can grab the XM satellite radio signals being broadcasted. Just plug a few things in and within minutes you will be enjoying XM radio at home, not just in your car. The best part is that all of this will cost you about $50!