- Oct 13, 2008
Well they have always been able to ZAP them. If the tuner is on when they send the deactivation it will deactivate the tuner, that has always been the case. However, if the tuner is not on and you don't turn it on for a week or two, then the chances of them ever shutting it down gets slimmer with each passing day.Its true, they can now zap them. I learned that first hand a few days ago.
the key was to remove the antenna before deactivating the receiver.
Ahh.. okay my misread! Well I have mine up and running and it has been for about 4 hours now, still going strong, so we shall see!when i said zap them i was referring to the fact that they are now sending signals to kill radio's that have already been deactivated but are still receiving a signal.
Yeah, you can do the hit and miss thing with the XM radios too, but once they start listening to it for along periods of time, it will get zapped as riskybzns calls it. LOLMy very first XM radio was a Sony Plug and Play. I kept it for about a year before I bought a Delphi SkyFi. About 2 months after I switched from the Sony to the Delphi, I sold it to a friend. He gave it to an in-law and when they went to install it, he said it was still getting service...:right:
Leave that dawg on for several hours and it will eventually get turned off. You are doing the hit and miss thing. The difference with Sirius is that you can leave tuners on for weeks without turning them off and they will never get deactivated. But that XM tuner you leave it on and it will eventually get turned off.I have an XM MyFi which I deactivated over 3 years ago. I still power it up from time to time and it still works fine and still gets all programming.