"great for music as an MP3 not so good for recording"1.0 starson by Texas_Midget
Pros: Good as a DVR of music to pause the play feature of ive xm. Small compact size, fairly easy to use provided you have good reception when off of the cradle. Holds a large amount of music, especially with the removable subchip.
Cons: Very difficult to use while driving if it needs to remain in the cradle. Controls are very sensitive. Lousy if you like to record music off of live xmradio by using scheduled recordings, there is NO ORGANIZATION feature.
Summary: If you want an MP3 player its great, if you like to use scheduling recordings off of live xm you can not organize any songs, only the recording of the entire length of time, including all the commercials and junk info. The first time it misses a scheduled recording by being off cradle, it has a tendency to drop the schedule permanently. The display is very small reading and needs to be within a foot or so of your eyes which means you generally have to remove it from the cradel, which in turn usually causes a loss of signal, and makes it impractical to schedule or change items. If your a truck driver or you vehicle is fairly rough riding it is difficult to change anything because the contols are very sensitive. If you are into book radio or features that run in a series of segments, its very difficult to locate all the segments since there is no organization feature. You can not pull out any individual song on any recording unless you use the "record this song" feature, never with the "record this channel" feature. Even using the xmManager. I switched from an Inno to this because of the DVR feature to pause live xm for up to 30 minutes and because my Inno broke. The Inno is a much better radio and I regret switching to a different type.Another good feature is that it has the capability to record up to 5 channels at a time. Another Bad feature is that this radio has no FM modulator built in without purchasing XM direct. But I wouldn't recomend using any FM modulator only a direct connect, as large towns will almost always bleed into whatever channel your using.
Updated on May 26, 2009