Sportster 5, Starmate 4 or Starmate 5?

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by MAJ Badmotherfarker, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I need a PNP for my car and am bouncing between these 3. With car kits, they're not all that much different in price (if bought at Best Buy).
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I can't speak for the other two radios, but I'm very happy with my recent purchase of a Starmate 5. :bigthumbup:
     
  3. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I saw the XM XPRESS RC today. That is a damn nice looking radio! Far better display than on the Sportster 5.
     
  4. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Sportster 5 seems nice, I only owned the starmate series, but the last one was the replay. So, it's tough. It's probably personal preference at this point.
     
  5. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    I've got the Starmate 4 and I'm quite happy with it. The suction mount kinda sucks, though.
     
  6. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Yes unless you are just partial to Sirius that is what I'd get. I love my XpressRC. Heck I got rid of an Inno for this baby. Beautiful display, preset buttons, replay feature, automatica updating wallpaper and channel icons and you can save up to 10 songs for anytime playback in the memory! It's a great setup!

    But out of the ones you intitially mentioned I'd go the Starmate 5.
     
  7. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I was shocked at the display on that XM unit. It made the sportster 5 look pathetic.
     
  8. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    True that brother! :cool: You may have not seen in other post over on SBS I said I was embarrased for Sirius after XM came out with the XpressRC.

    I love my XpressRC!
     
  9. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.


    I might check on that with the "best of Sirius" plan. Unfortunately I think that would cause me to lose NPR.
     
  10. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Not sure which NPR channel you listen too:

    [​IMG]NPR NowXM 134News, entertainment, and all of your NPR favorites.
     
  11. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.


    NPR talk and Now are generally very similar. Glad to see it's on XM, will make my choice easier. As long as I have NPR, 100/101 and a few political talk channels, I'm happy.
     
  12. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I am of the opinon that American Right and America Left on XM are better than the left and right channels on Sirius. Plus you also have Air America on XM.

    For me going with XM over Sirius was a no brainer not only programming wise, but because I could get the Best of Sirius and the XpressRC ;)
     
  13. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.


    Yea, I'm looking at XM with best of Sirius and it's only $175/year. I think I was paying $160 for Sirius. Given that and the absolute awesomeness that is the XPRESS RC, I think that's what I'm going to get. The XPRESS is pretty much the same price as the Sportster 5 and looks a hell of a lot better.
     
  14. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Sounds like a plan, I am telling you that you will love that XpressRC. It is by far the best PNP tuner I've ever owned. I also love when I hear a really cool song I like that I can save it to one of the bank of 10 songs for replay later. But the display is great in bright daylight or at night due to the auto dim feature. I have just never found anything about it not to like. Hell on your night stand at night you can set the display to turn off and also use the sleep mode to shut off after an hour.

    I am sure you can tell from my post how much I love it! I think you will too!
     
  15. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    You should be working for Best Buy! I'll be picking one up this weekend.
     
  16. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

  18. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Yup... I'll likely be ordering on Friday or Saturday. Sweeeeet.:egypt:
     
  19. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    You might want to wait a month... Isn't that when the new line of SiriusXM dual-chip radios come out? Might as well get the latest and greatest, but that's just me...
     
  20. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Not a chance. I have to drive 4,000 miles between now and March. No way I'm going AM/FM for that trip!!
     

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