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Old 01-01-2006, 12:03 AM   #11
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Thanks Deb. The install took me about an hour (well I guess an hour and half if you include the setup I had before and the fiddling I did with the trim/bracket last night).

Night shots eh....hmm...maybe at the next intermission of the Calgary/Edmonton game!
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nice install, it looks very good
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How did you wire though the antenna?
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #14
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I used a product called the Delphi FM Direct Adaptor. It was $29.99 CAD at Future Shop, and included both the antenna adaptor and the power adaptor.

Basically, the antenna adaptor has 3 leads on it and one plug (hole). One lead has a female end, and accepts the jack from your regular FM antenna. The other has a male end and plugs into the FM plug on the back of your deck. The XM antenna plugs into the side. Lastly, there is a line that brings the signal to the XM unit.
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That looks sweet. it really does.

but I have to ask? what do you listen to?
in otherwords why did you buy pay radio? besides comercial free.
(im not putting anybody down that does. Its your money)
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Simple for me, electronic music by the boatload.

You can't find half of it on Kazaa/Limewire/*insert P2P here* and there is no local station that plays it around here and few things compare to a good, live, mixed set. BPM (station on XM) has Armin van Buuren live every Saturday night, which is wicked. For me, it is totally worth it, as I buy AT LEAST one $30+ imported (from Europe, usually) CD a month since it is hard to find downloads. So if I don't buy just one CD a month b/c of XM (and right now I'm not seeing any need at all to buy CDs), then the $12.99 a month is worth it for me.

Plus the ability to choose any NHL game is appealing, and I loathe commericals
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As for myself my music taste is all over the dial, and having channels dedicated to specific genres is sweet. Songs i haven't heard in years and never think to download because i forgot about them til i heard them. Being a shift worker it'* nice to know when i'm working afternoons and my Philadelphia Flyers are playing i can sit in my car on my lunch break and catch the game for abit.
I also bought the boombox speaker attachment so i could listen to it in the house. Was a little too hard to justify $14 a month for music in the car. Now i get listen to it anytime, anywhere. The only thing i don't like is if your a paying customer from the US you get to listen to it over the internet also, but the Canadian site doesn't offer that.... :(
EDIT: I am also a major electronic gadget junkie...
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Yeah, it pissed me off when I found out that streaming internet radio wasn't included for Canadians, especially cause some douche at Future Shop told me it was. I intend to get either the home kit or the bombox for it too.

How is the boombox for bass? Good or not so much?
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I like the XM radio myself but Im just not a fan of that gianormous HU for the delphi one. Thats nothing to say against your installation skills. Just when I got mine, it think that version wouldve looked retarded on mine.
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Yeah I was initially disappointed with the size as well, but now it fits good. I wish it was more the size of the RoadyXT, or the new Audiovox Commander.
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