jimyvr
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IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:28 pm

I've got my 3rd Sirius Satellite Radio receiver on Tuesday (14NOV06), Stiletto, in short, iPod meets Satellite Radio. This thing works very awesome, it's way beter than iPod.

Descriptions.......

http://www.siriuscanada.ca/SL100/mainpage.html

Features:

*Live portable reception of SIRIUS' 125 channels via satellite or terristerial repeater
*Up to 100hrs of live radio programming (2GB)
*Auto-record music from commercial free music channels
*One touch recording of up to 10hrs of live, individual songs
*Pre-schedule record of up to 6hrs at one time
*Wi-Fi network access to internet radio
*Mp3/WMA playlist
*Allows bookmark and purchase favourite song
*2.2" display screen
*Enhanced media dial with six-way navigation control that puts everything at your fingertips
*Replay, pause, rewind 44 minutes of live radio show
*GameAlert - Prompts when your favorite games are being broadcast and alerts you when the scores change
*GameZone - Lists all your favorite teams in one category and lets you select a different team from each of the various sport leagues including NFL, NBA, NHL® and college sports

Basically it works better than Zune, and has more features than a typical iPod. Yes, you have to pay for monthly subscription fee for satellite radio or access to Wi-Fi, but it's really a cool tech toy to own since its feature is way beyond iPod.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:57 pm

Sounds very interesting. How much do you have to pay for the monthly subscribtion?
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:28 pm

XM has had one of these out for over a year.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:41 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):
I've got my 3rd Sirius Satellite Radio receiver on Tuesday (14NOV06), Stiletto, in short, iPod meets Satellite Radio. This thing works very awesome, it's way beter than iPod.

I heard this unit is awesome. Sirius is fantastic! I'm extremely happy with my service. I believe this unit is around $300. BTW, how is the satellite signal inside structures like malls, and airports? If the "Stiletto" can hack it in those cavernous environs, it will go far. Best of luck with it and enjoy! You deserve it!
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting Ardian (Reply 1):
Sounds very interesting. How much do you have to pay for the monthly subscribtion?

USD$12.95/month

USD499.99 for life time sub scription

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 2):
XM has had one of these out for over a year.

XM? it's outdated.

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 3):
BTW, how is the satellite signal inside structures like malls, and airports?

Depends on where you are. It has satellite reception in the portable receiver, and a headset/earphone with another reception. If you're in downtown area where there's tons of terrestrial repeaters, you don't even need satellite signals.

At the mall, above the ground, or probably 1 floor below the ground will still work well. Airports, if you can't get signal, and if the airport offers Wi-Fi throughout, you can switch to Wi-Fi mode.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:47 am

Here's some reviews of the Stiletto (Not all of them positive BTW):

http://reviews.cnet.com/Sirius_Stile...100/4505-6490_7-32025612.html#more

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/porta...one-disappointed-fanboy-212787.php

http://www.makeyougohmm.com/20061010/3843/

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/06/s...s-stiletto-100-this-dog-will-hunt/

http://www.sternfannetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=174849

One thing that is interesting is that currently, the Stiletto can only stream the standard Sirius Internet feed, the Sirius Internet Radio feed (the higher bandwidth premium feed) is not available (yet).

Myself, I really don't have a need for the Stiletto yet. My office is my work vehicle, so I don't have a need for a portable unit (I have a Streamer GTR that I use in my work vehicle). At home, I have a second receiver (The Streamer GT that I used to use in my work vehicle) and boombox that I use. I did enter the survey giveaway on the Stern Fan Network, which is giving away 10 Stiletto units via a survey.
 
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:16 am

Glad you posted this. I've been checking these out, and read some brief reviews. I agree with some of the reviews that the WiFi mode is probably ahead of its time right now, but should be great for the future (when WiFi is more widespread).

Went to Best Buy a couple of weeks ago in Sacramento and they didn't know what I was talking about, but Circuit City had one.

It's definitely on my Xmas wish list (do you hear that, o wonderfully, sweet hubby of mine, lol.....)
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting Johnboy (Reply 6):

Went to Best Buy a couple of weeks ago in Sacramento and they didn't know what I was talking about, but Circuit City had one.

Rumor has it that Best Buy has told their employees to push XM. I've noticed that if you look at the Best Buy ad that comes in the Sunday paper, you very rarely seem them mentioning Sirius anymore. There's always some half-page spread on XM.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:39 am

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 2):
XM has had one of these out for over a year.

XM with their portable player out for over a year have been getting their ass kicked by Sirius. Sirius having a legit portable player now will only make things that much tougher on XM.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:28 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
I've noticed that if you look at the Best Buy ad that comes in the Sunday paper, you very rarely seem them mentioning Sirius anymore.

Same for Best Buy in Canada too. Only XM, no Sirius. XM is trying to push it hard whatever they can because their growth has slowed down unlike Sirius, mostly due to Howard Stern but also the anticipation of NASCAR.

I was surprised that Staples is also selling SIRIUS, not XM.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:38 pm

I will stick with my INNO. Looks like sirius is growing from their S50 but I think this has too many gadgets. At least it isn't as big as a pickup.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:44 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 9):
but also the anticipation of NASCAR

Ok OK....I happen to be a XM listener and very pro XM, and not to be a Sirius basher right now.....but who the hell is listening to Nascar on the radio?????? Car Racing is a TV event. I really think Sirius is blowing boat loads of money on this one. And if they are blowing XM out of the water, why does the stock still suck ass?
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting JFK69 (Reply 11):
Car Racing is a TV event

So does NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB...
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 12):
So does NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB...

I could not disagree more. These sports were born on the radio....especially MLB. People grew up listening to thier favorite teams on the radio since Tv was not an option. You never hear of someone saying "The good ol' days whne I heard the call of the daytona 500 on the radio". Even the NFL is not a good radio sport. Most people who watch football make a whole day out of it. They will invite some friends over and spend their sunday watching 10 games. You rarely here anyone inviting their buddies over, popping open a cold one, lighting up their BBQ and gathering around their RADIO!?!?!?! Bad move by Sirius with Nascar.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:09 pm

Quoting JFK69 (Reply 13):
Bad move by Sirius with Nascar.

well, XM almost got it too.

But besides the live sports broadcast, there's also indepth coverage and the stars from each league to host their own show too. That's probably the attraction.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:52 pm

Quoting JFK69 (Reply 13):
"The good ol' days whne I heard the call of the daytona 500 on the radio".

Up until the 1980s, NASCAR wasn't a widely televised racing series. The first nationally televised NASCAR race was the 1979 Daytona 500 (It scored high ratings because of a captive audience due to a snowstorm in the northeast).
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:05 pm

Question for anyone with a Stiletto..

Does it have an FM Modulator built in? I would like to be able to use it in ANY vehicle I'm in.

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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:24 pm

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 16):
Does it have an FM Modulator built in? I would like to be able to use it in ANY vehicle I'm in.

I think the Car kit will have it.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:57 pm

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 16):
Does it have an FM Modulator built in? I would like to be able to use it in ANY vehicle I'm in.

No, you have to buy the car kit. Anyway, since the NAB bitched and moaned to the FCC about the FM modulators in XM and Sirius receivers, the modulators in the new receivers suck. I had to buy an antenna extender which plugs into the FM Out plug in order to be able to use my Streamer GTR in my work vehicle since where it is mounted is past the few feet of range these modulators now have. If I could hardwire it into the stereo, I would, but it's not my vehicle. The part that really sucks is that the FM modulators for many MP-3 players are stronger that ones of XM and Sirius that the NAB bitched about. The FM modulator in my 3 years old MP-3 player has more than twice the range of the FM modulator in my Streamer GT receiver (My first receiver). You've yet to hear the NAB or NPR (who has joined the bitching and moaning about satellite radio) complain about the "overpowered" FM modulators used in MP-3 players and Ipods.
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:10 pm

I have 96 GB of MP3's right now.. I don't think 2 GB will cut it.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 18):

Both companies suffered loses due to those complaints. The radios I have were easily overpowered by other radios/modulators, and these were bought long before the radios changed. I would really hate to see how bad the new radios are now. The only modulator I had that was never overpowered was one that tapped into the antenna line for the radio. Hopefully they will develop something that is better than what they have now.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 20):
I would really hate to see how bad the new radios are now.

My new receiver (Streamer GTR) has about a 2 foot range, which is fine when I use the receiver in my car (I mount it in a little cubbyhole in the dash right above the stereo), but sucks when I use it in my work truck (It's mounted above the rear view mirror, as that's the only spot I can properly mount it.).

XM and Sirius have developed some new FM transmitters:

http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/un...tellite-radio-fm-transmitters.html
 
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 19):
I have 96 GB of MP3's right now.. I don't think 2 GB will cut it.

Well, the chief purpose of this device is actually to play Satellite Radio. The 2 gb's given is likely to increase in the future, but you'll never be able to fit your entire collection onto it..

I myself have quite a hefty MP3 collection as well, and it wouldn't cut it for me either.. but I rarely play MP3's outside of my computer anyways.. The satellite radio cuts it for me plenty.. I rarely cannot find something that I don't enjoy listening to!

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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):
it's way beter than iPod.

Funny how people keep saying that, yet iPod keeps winning.
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RE: IPod Meets Satellite Radio = Sirius Stiletto

Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 23):
Funny how people keep saying that, yet iPod keeps winning.

Thats like comparing apples to oranges. If I have Sirius and I want an Ipod, then I would go for this product. If I don't have a Sat. Radio subscription, then a regular Ipod would work and might be a bit more cost effective. Seeing as Sat. radio is still in its infancy, it stands to reason that Ipods would continue to outsell everything else.
 
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