XMP3 DOA or just MIA

Brian

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If XM had OutQ radio on it I would love to have the Xmp3. The program guide is awesome and i'm still a fan of multiple recordings.

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mynameisjamie

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What I should have said was....
I really like the UI. Certainly more than the SL2. I know some might consider that as a blasphemous remark but the program guide is freaking sweet. One thing that was always annoying to me about setting up a recording on a Stiletto was just that... you had to set it up. It looks like on the XMp3 you just go to the show you want to record and press record.
 

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What happened to this topic? :scared:

After reviewing this You Tube clip, I am very impressed with this radio. Boy if it has Wifi it would just about be perfect. It appears to have the killer display that the ExpressRC has, but yet has the portability of the Inno (with some recording limits) but I am so use to those on my SL2 that it is no big deal.

This device is much more like the SL2 than the Inno.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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What happened to this topic? :scared:

After reviewing this You Tube clip, I am very impressed with this radio. Boy if it has Wifi it would just about be perfect. It appears to have the killer display that the ExpressRC has, but yet has the portability of the Inno (with some recording limits) but I am so use to those on my SL2 that it is no big deal.

This device is much more like the SL2 than the Inno.

Except maybe it won't have the quirks the SL2 seems to have that XM hardware generally hasn't. Of course in the past XM was pretty good with firmware upgrades and such. Not sure how that will be in the future.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I was considering replacing one of my Airwares with it this Xmas. But since there won't be much difference in the music lineups, I really don't need another SL2 featuring the same channels. So I will pass.
 

norbert26

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im not too thrilled with this new radio VS the inno/helix. I notice the RIAA would not allow 50 hours of recording single track ! Record 5 channels in blocks is something i can live without as i would not have tim to catch up on all that. no alacarte support is a further deal breaker. i will keep my helix as long as i can. it looks like there will be no more 50 hour record single tracks ever again. all the "features" of this XMP3 dont make up for the inno/helix recording abilty.
 

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I honestly think it is all in what folks get use too. We've never had the ability to record as much on SIRIUS as the XM2Go tuners, except for maybe the S50, but it was buggy as all get out. The feature that many talk about on the older XM radios really aren't that important to me. I guess you simply don't miss what you've never had.

But I do think many will feel the way you do norbert26.
 

J_T_Brown

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Xmp3

Another radio to lust after!
But back to that $300.00 mark, radio plus home or car kit, that I paid for radios when we started with XM. My wife might get it for me for Christmas, I won't complain if she does, but so far our first gen SkyFi2's and my first gen MyFi have been working just fine. From all I keep reading I'm better off with the old stuff anyway! Sure like that color screen though! We still have our first gen SkyFi's and bought a Roady2 at a yard sale for a dollar, with antenna, power adapter and cassette adapter. Plugged it in and it worked great. Keep it as a spare.:Smiley_wink:
 

TSS Taylor

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Certainly not DOA. I got one yesterday to play around with. We will be selling them but regardless of that I really dig this.

The Recording 5 Channels at once sounds like something nobody would ever use, but it's cool to at least be able to Listen to a different channel than one or two of the other channels you are recording. I'm totally digging this XMP3 and will do a review here soon.
 

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Certainly not DOA. I got one yesterday to play around with. We will be selling them but regardless of that I really dig this.

The Recording 5 Channels at once sounds like something nobody would ever use, but it's cool to at least be able to Listen to a different channel than one or two of the other channels you are recording. I'm totally digging this XMP3 and will do a review here soon.

Come on you don't like XM, you need to send that thing to me! hehehe :)

Look forward to your review!
 

TSS Taylor

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Come on you don't like XM, you need to send that thing to me! hehehe :)

Look forward to your review!

Let me use it for a few days then I will send it down your way for a thorough Dab style review.

One thing I never understood about the XM portables is how when you are starting to lost signal is kinda sounds like it has fuzz or static. Whereas if you lost signal with SIRIUS you just hear it mute out.
 

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Let me use it for a few days then I will send it down your way for a thorough Dab style review.

One thing I never understood about the XM portables is how when you are starting to lost signal is kinda sounds like it has fuzz or static. Whereas if you lost signal with SIRIUS you just hear it mute out.

What you are probably hearing is an increased error rate from a weak signal. I think the XM receivers will try to stick with the signal a bit longer applying error correction than Sirius does. I suspect this is more possible because of stationary sats.
 

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Let me use it for a few days then I will send it down your way for a thorough Dab style review.

One thing I never understood about the XM portables is how when you are starting to lost signal is kinda sounds like it has fuzz or static. Whereas if you lost signal with SIRIUS you just hear it mute out.

Great, I look forward to it. :)

Yeah you always hear that static sound when you lose reception on XM. But on SIRIUS it just mutes. There are such difference in both technologies.
 

DAB

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What you are probably hearing is an increased error rate from a weak signal. I think the XM receivers will try to stick with the signal a bit longer applying error correction than Sirius does. I suspect this is more possible because of stationary sats.

Actually for that to work, you must have a signal from both satellites. If you only have reception from one you'll immediately get a signal loss. There are times if I go under an overpass the signal will remain without a drop-out. Yet there are other cases where I may not have a signal but from one sat and it will always drop out with that scccccc sound. If you look at the signal indicator it shows nothing.