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Old 03-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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So being an A/V geek I took the genesis 3.0 out of the wall today to check things out and thought I would pass along some info. First, the audio from the tv is only in two channels as wired at the factory, left and right. There is a digital input for an optical or coax cable to carry the 5.1 signal from the digital out on the tv. Just need to buy the cable. All HD programming has this so I figured I may as well take advantage of it. This will allow a sound quality like many have in a home theater. Second, the Sirius output wire was not plugged into the Genesis correctly. I moved it to AU2 and all works now.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Did you take any photos to show how the wires should be plugged in to each unit? That would help a lot. I added an HDMI cable but have not had a chance to try anything other than the TV. The wife has XM radio for her Acura but I was not sure I wanted to add it to the TT since it doesn't get near the use that her car does.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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2X on the photos. I have never been able to use the DVD player, the audio portion works but not the video. I'm guessing the video cable at the player became disconnected because I can connect another DVD player to the TV and all is well.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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Sorry, I didn't take any pics but all the wires coming out of the Genesis are RCA type plugs and are very clearly labeled. Just pop off the plastic border and you'll see 4 screws, that's it to get it out. There's enough slack in all the wires to set the unit in the cabinet next to if if you have that while you plug things in.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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2X on the photos. I have never been able to use the DVD player, the audio portion works but not the video. I'm guessing the video cable at the player became disconnected because I can connect another DVD player to the TV and all is well.
Just pull out the Genesis and you'll see a yellow plug that says "video out". Make sure that is plugged into a wire that is going to the tv. I think with all the wiring options it would be very easy for them to make a mistake at the factory and miss a connection.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Did you take any photos to show how the wires should be plugged in to each unit? That would help a lot. I added an HDMI cable but have not had a chance to try anything other than the TV. The wife has XM radio for her Acura but I was not sure I wanted to add it to the TT since it doesn't get near the use that her car does.
My DH has XM radio as well for his truck, but our TT has Sirius Radio; same company, but two entirely different plans! I thought I could get away with just having one account. Not so....I have to have an XM account and a Sirius account. The good news is that I can transfer between them. So if I want to have the Sirius account activated in the summer months only and then switch back to XM for the rest of the year, I can do that. Or I can have both activated. I can move the Sirius receiver to my vehicle, since it's portable, and I can use it while we're not camping. I can also transfer payments between the two accounts.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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My DH has XM radio as well for his truck, but our TT has Sirius Radio; same company, but two entirely different plans! I thought I could get away with just having one account. Not so....I have to have an XM account and a Sirius account. The good news is that I can transfer between them. So if I want to have the Sirius account activated in the summer months only and then switch back to XM for the rest of the year, I can do that. Or I can have both activated. I can move the Sirius receiver to my vehicle, since it's portable, and I can use it while we're not camping. I can also transfer payments between the two accounts.
It is frustrating as they apply a discount for multiple radios on the same account, but not between Sirius and XM. Really a crock! I have XM in my truck and my wife has Sirius in her car, but no discount for either. Our TT came with the XM version of the radio. One hint if you call to activate, don't let them charge you the activation fee. I told them I didn't want to do it if that was charged and it took talking to a supervisor but I did get it waived. Only $15, but I figure that's a night of camping at some places. Also if you have a smart phone with unlimited data, you can add online listening to your existing account for $2 a month and plug your phone into the genesis.
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It is frustrating as they apply a discount for multiple radios on the same account, but not between Sirius and XM. Really a crock! I have XM in my truck and my wife has Sirius in her car, but no discount for either. Our TT came with the XM version of the radio. One hint if you call to activate, don't let them charge you the activation fee. I told them I didn't want to do it if that was charged and it took talking to a supervisor but I did get it waived. Only $15, but I figure that's a night of camping at some places. Also if you have a smart phone with unlimited data, you can add online listening to your existing account for $2 a month and plug your phone into the genesis.
Why would I plug my phone into the genesis when I can just move the receiver from my vehicle to my TT?
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Why would I plug my phone into the genesis when I can just move the receiver from my vehicle to my TT?
I thought you were talking about having them both activated or switching between the two depending on the season.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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my question is why not get an android phone or the like and use the pandora app to listen to ANYTHING you want for free ? any genre that you can find on sirius or xm can be played via your smart phone with pandora . we just plug our phones into our concertone unit or this .

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just sayin ..... we used to have xm but then we got SMART ....... phones and just do that . beside you have web email and weather radar etc etc .
no brainer for us !
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