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Old 06-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Satellite TVs & Sirus radio

We are getting a direct satellite dish installed. We have 3 tvs and 2 boxes do we need a box for each TV or can one box be shared?

If in dash radio is not sirus ready can you still install sirus or do need a new radio. Or is there some other easier way to get sirus radio


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Old 06-17-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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I have an Onyx XM unit. I have my motorcycle all set up to plug the unit in on the handle bars while riding. I have another home type mount set up in my camper - uses the same Onyx unit, and plugs into the campers sound system. The mounting set & antenna for the camper was $35. It's great to get quality music no matter where you are, and NO commercials or obnoxious DJ's.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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RBR We have a DirecTV Genie system in our Georgetown. The bedroom TV is connected to the DirecTV DVR (considered the server) and the other two TV's have a small thin Genie slave unit which is attached to the back of each TV with strips of Velcro. The system supports full HD (1080i and 1080p) and allows viewing/recording/playback of up to five programs at the same time.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:47 PM   #4
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If in dash radio is not sirus ready can you still install sirus or do need a new radio. Or is there some other easier way to get sirus radio
There are kits you can purchase so you can get sirius on your existing radio.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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Clarification: The add-on kits are ONLY for radios that are indicated to already be Sirius/XM ready. If the front of the radio doesn't say it's Sirius/XM ready, there is no jack on the back of the radio to plug the kit into. You'll still need to install an antenna, which is the real problem. If you lay it on the dash, you'll have great reception when you're driving south, no reception when driving north and good reception driving east or west (the satellites are all over the equator). Even if you get the separate unit, you'll still have to figure out how to run the antenna.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
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If u have seriius in your car or at home get the one for ur phone. Hook the cable from ur phone to Rv and ur in. If u have Bluetooth in the Rv it's even better
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I was wondering about the one through the phone; dose it seem to use very much of your data allotment?
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XM radio app

I use the XM radio app when I am in the trailer. Works great with the blue tooth
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I was wondering about the one through the phone; dose it seem to use very much of your data allotment?
Not exceptionally if your using it normally. If u leave it on when not listening to it ,than that's a different story.
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Not exceptionally if your using it normally. If u leave it on when not listening to it ,than that's a different story.
Or if you are at a camp with WIFI, no data usage at all!
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