I'll pose a question to you and will respond based off of that.
I've had a Sportster 4 , which I believe is extremely similar to the 5, for a while now. I can let you know all about the 4 if you want but don't want to waste your time since it's not the exact unit. Interested?
Tell me about your experience with the unit. Would you get the upgraded one? Seems with the JVCs all I do is get junk. I want something sturdy and long lasting.
It stores artists and/or songs in it's memory....30 I think. I love that feature. If you're not familiar with it, anytime a stored artist is played within the Sirius universe, the unit will alert you and you have the option of tuning to it. It's pretty gnarly.
The number keys are backlit which makes for good visibility and there is a jump button between the 5 and 6. This can be programmed to a channel and will allow you to jump to that channel no matter what "band" you're on, whether A, B or C. It's like a "favorite" button.
The recording buttons are easy to use and allows 44 minutes of recording (I think)....
I don't think it can actually "record" for 44 minutes. What it can do is pause/rewind for 44 minutes. If you're listening to sports or talk, this 44 minutes has been known to increase.