Sat Rad Car Upgrade... Inno vs. Stiletto


Active Member
Oct 15, 2008
Overland Park, Kansas
Hey Everybody!

First, thanks to the guys for creating this site. I was a big fan of SBS until the end, and I'm glad to be here.

I am in the process of upgrading the Satellite Radio in my car. I have the JVC KDHDR-1 in-dash receiver, with the JVC Sirius Satellite control built in. The satellite control module has pretty much burned up, and I never fully liked the controls and the lack of features it had.

I ordered this cable to create a line-in.

JVC KS-U58 Input Adapter Connect a portable music player to your JVC receiver at

Now, I have a Stiletto SL-100 with a car and home dock. I also own an Pioneer XM Inno that I got at for $79. With the recent 'rumors' of Sirius/XM coming out with a mirrored service, I wanted to know which satellite radio receiver I should have installed in a permanent manner in my car.

I'm mostly familiar with the Sirius lineup, but I'm a big fan of XM 44 Fred and XM 54 Lucy.

I would love to hear what you guys think!


Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
Toronto, ON
Don't count on Lucy. The PD that made Lucy what it is has been fired.

If I had the choice, I would go with the SL in the car. The #1 reason I never got an Inno is the lack of presets. When I am driving I like changing channels and I want the change to be easy. The SL has the keypad on the car dock. The Inno you have to go through menus to do it.


Oct 9, 2008
New England
I have one of those for my JVC-AR960. It works great!

I also have an Aux input where I can have 2 direct connections at the same time.

You could use your new Aux input for your favorite, then you could use the FMDA for the other if you need both in the car.

You need to decide which service has the most that you'll listen to in the car.

Also, you could get "best of" of one and just pay for one service.


New Member
Dec 1, 2008
JVC with a VDOC

Another very cool option would be a SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Kit SCVDOC1. You can get this unit at TSS Radio. I have one in my car with my Stiletto 2 on a Kenwood headunit. It works awesome and allows me to take my Stiletto where ever I want.




Well-Known Member
Oct 13, 2008
Portland, Or
I had a starmate replay in my car, but replaced it with my Inno and a new car dock after the channel merger. Using the Sirius antenna and with best of Sirius, I've got Howard, NBA, NFL, Baseball, and all the other channels are generally the same all on one device.

But, I suppose you could do the same with the Stiletto, and best of Xm.