"Now the bad news"on by J.Bolduc
Pros very versatile unit
Cons been replaced twice
Summary Unit is very user friendly I use it at home, in my car and at work daily. The only drawback is the fact that I am on my third unit in five months. The cigarette lighter adapter broke off inside the unit and it could not be repaired. The second time it was replaced was because the antennae adapter broke off inside the radio and could not be repaired! I would highly recommend that you buy an extended warranty. So you don’t have to pay for a new unit every couple of months!
Pros FM Modulator
Cons Touchy home antenna placement
Summary I was torn between XM and Sirius (rougly the same service & price). Neither stood out as the clear winner. It was the price/performance ratio of the Delphi radios that tipped me to XM. IMHO they were just better.
I don't find the tuning wheel to be as big a negative as previous reviewers.
I've read that the FM modulator doesn't provide as good sound quality as a direct connect, but the sound is plenty good enoungh for my middle-aged ears, and the convenience makes up for any reduction.
The Home use antenna really requires an open southern sky. It really doesn't like stuff like walls in the way. Rain can cause problems as well especially if your antenna placement is marginal to begin with.
Inesxpensive, EASY to set up, works well in the car, works as advertised, easy to use. No buyer's remorse on my part. I am satisfied.
Pros set up, ease of use, fm modulator
Cons there are none yet
Summary This thing has to be the coolest thing ever in the history of cool things that have ever been cool. I bought it yesterday along with the home kit and it is way better than I expected. The car kit worked great and was super easy to install. I am getting great reception and I just put the antenna on the dash. I also don't get what people are talking about with problems with the fm modulator. mine works so well that I am using it in the house as well. Right now I am listening to it on the clock radio in my guest room, but it also works great on my book shelf system and on my main stereo receiver as well. I couldn't be happier. Way better than I imagined it would be.
Pros No commercials, great sound, multiple choices, different music for every mood. I like to listen to news and business stations. XM provides me with many options.
Cons Needs a remote. Would like real time stock quotes. Controls are too small.
Pros Everything is pro except for the FM modulator.
Cons It doesn't matter how good the unit is if the FM modulator transmits static in all of the music (like it does in my car). I went to a local car audio store and they stopped selling these because there were so many complaints of static in the music. I ac