Delphi XpressRC

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How many of you have the XpressRC? I totally love this radio because of the replay features, song/artist seek, real preset buttons and a high resolutions colored display. Not to mention the ability to record up to 10 favorite songs. The footprint is small and is such a good looking tuner that it looks good rather used at home or in a vehicle.

 
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I have one, but it is currently deactivated. I only have an Inno going because of its portability.

The XpressRC is probably the best overall plug-and-play XM has ever developed, though.
 

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I've had XM in my work vehicle for about 6 months, which (as they want) hooked me on the service. I purchased an XPressRC for my other vehicle, and couldn't be happier with it. It took several months to decide on which radio to get, but I kept coming back to the XPressRC. Thought about the less expensive radios...but the XPressRC is just so pretty, and packed with features.
 

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Just added The best of Sirius to mine today, I foresee it becoming my primary sat radio now.
 

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Is this radio limited to a 16 character limit on the display? Does the song title scroll?

I may go down and pick up one of these depending on the answer I get above.
 

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Scrolls. XM hasn't had a PNP stuck with the 16 character limit since the Roady 2, IIRC. They rolled out the expanded fields with the SkyFi 2.
 

Brad Bishop

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I have a lifetime sub on my Delphi SkyFi2 and I'm really tempted to bite off and get the Xpress RC. I figure, I'll move the subscription over ($75) and then I'll have a nice PNP unit for a bunch of years ahead of me.

For those of you that have them:
- are you still happy with it?
- any problems?

I'm having a really hard time with it because I keep thinking: Ok - it basically buys me a color display with the channel icons (both of which I like a lot) but it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense in that the SkyFi2 works just fine and, realistically, tells me everything I need to know (just not in a fancy colorful pretty way).

Thoughts?
 

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For those of you that have them:
- are you still happy with it?
- any problems?

I'm having a really hard time with it because I keep thinking: Ok - it basically buys me a color display with the channel icons (both of which I like a lot) but it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense in that the SkyFi2 works just fine and, realistically, tells me everything I need to know (just not in a fancy colorful pretty way).

Thoughts?
It is my opinion tha the Delphi XpressRC is the best PNP model to date on either XM or Sirius side. The display is the best I've ever seen on a PNP sat radio. I love the bright vivid colors and the way that on the XM side the channel icons are changed on the fly to reflect what is actually on that channel. Example during the holidays we got all those nice little colored Christmasy channel icons. I like that. I also like that you can save up to 10 of your favorite songs into the memory for playback whenever you want.

So, YES I am still happy with it and NO I've never had a single problem. I highly recommend it.

The only way I'd stick with the Skyfi2 (which I hated by the way) is if I simply didn't have the money to make the switch. Yeah the Skyfi2 does what it was designed to do and if that is all you inspire to have then just keep it. However, I wanted a nice bright colored display and so for me the XpressRC was absolutely the best that I could have ever purchased. I've had mine well over a year now. I also have the Skydock which I use as well. But at home and the office it is XpressRC all the way.

When I first got my Skydock I actually did a radio swap, but I like the XpressRC so much that within a few weeks I had it activated again.
 

gilpdawg

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It is my opinion tha the Delphi XpressRC is the best PNP model to date on either XM or Sirius side. The display is the best I've ever seen on a PNP sat radio. I love the bright vivid colors and the way that on the XM side the channel icons are changed on the fly to reflect what is actually on that channel. Example during the holidays we got all those nice little colored Christmasy channel icons. I like that. I also like that you can save up to 10 of your favorite songs into the memory for playback whenever you want.

So, YES I am still happy with it and NO I've never had a single problem. I highly recommend it.

The only way I'd stick with the Skyfi2 (which I hated by the way) is if I simply didn't have the money to make the switch. Yeah the Skyfi2 does what it was designed to do and if that is all you inspire to have then just keep it. However, I wanted a nice bright colored display and so for me the XpressRC was absolutely the best that I could have ever purchased. I've had mine well over a year now. I also have the Skydock which I use as well. But at home and the office it is XpressRC all the way.

When I first got my Skydock I actually did a radio swap, but I like the XpressRC so much that within a few weeks I had it activated again.
Mine locks up every few months and I lose all my tuneselects and presets, but other than that, it's top shelf.
 

Brad Bishop

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Mine locks up every few months and I lose all my tuneselects and presets, but other than that, it's top shelf.
Anyone else experiencing this?

I listen to my SkyFi2 nearly everyday and, while admittedly ugly, the silly thing just works.

Are lockups a regular occurance with the Xpresss RC or is this just an odd case / possibly defective unit or old firmware?

Oh, should I hold out for the Xpress RCi? I see that popping up now.
 

DAB

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Anyone else experiencing this?

I listen to my SkyFi2 nearly everyday and, while admittedly ugly, the silly thing just works.

Are lockups a regular occurance with the Xpresss RC or is this just an odd case / possibly defective unit or old firmware?

Oh, should I hold out for the Xpress RCi? I see that popping up now.
Yeah I think this is the exception rather than the rule. I would think this is clearly a firmware issue. I've never had mine lock up a single time in over a year.

If I had experienced that I would have swapped it out. I wonder if this is an earlier model with a different firmware or if mine is the older one that doesn't have this newer buggy firmware.

XpressRCi is just a model that comes with the new PowerConnect, but the RC itself is no different.
 
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Brad Bishop

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Yeah I think this is the exception rather than the rule. I would think this is clearly a firmware issue. I've never had mine lock up a single time in over a year.

If I had experienced that I would have swapped it out. I wonder if this is an earlier model with a different firmware or if mine is the older one that doesn't have this newer buggy firmware.

XpressRCi is just a model that comes with the new PowerConnect, but the RC itself is no different.
Cool - Thanks DAB.

I'll watch for it on Amazon to see when it drops to around $115.
 

goreds2

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I have a lifetime sub on my Delphi SkyFi2 and I'm really tempted to bite off and get the Xpress RC. I figure, I'll move the subscription over ($75) and then I'll have a nice PNP unit for a bunch of years ahead of me.

Thoughts?
I have a retired SkyFi2 and miss the pause/replay feature. I needed something that could record so I got a MyFi in which I have two now.

You should keep the SkyFi2 until it dies. Assuming it will ever happen. ;) It is a SOLID radio. Plus, if it does die, XM may wave the $75 transfer fee.

Let us know what decision you make.