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    If you have followed the 'Buying A Car ' thread....

    Here's the scoop - poop.

    I had a Sirius Stratus 6 in my old car... worked well.
    External unit... antenna.. clipped onto the dashboard.

    New car... I went 'moderno'... internal hookup...
    New receiver.. rear camera view... SiriusXM ready (note the XM part)

    Couldn't get it to connect for feces.

    51 minutes this afternoon with Sirius and they decide that only the Siruis platform...
    not SiriusXM will work here...

    I stay on - hook up the old unit.. it asks to go to 87.5FM... voila!!
    Music !!

    I'm almost hooked & then on come the 5th Dimension

    Wedding Bell Blues...
    Bill, won't ya marry me , Bill

    Know how many old girlfriends played that as song #2 at their wedding ????
    Just guess !!!!
    Humor here people... humour

    Any way
    Happy to have the 60's on 6 back , LOVE, Sinatra... et al

    They gave me a deal - $5/mo for 6 months - then the the std $14-15.
    Sucker that I am-- I'm back in the fold.

    Channels change on the external device - as before.

    Not so bad, and my original installer did all the other changes.
    No extra cost !!

    BIGGEST TICK_OFF is that unit I sent back in January --
    A refurbished Kenwood / JVC for $200 was not defective (most likely)

    New unit - Dominican ordered - was $300+ and then 40% aduana.

    Seeing that, I put my man onto Awilda/mudanza who confirmed an import cost of about 1/2 that
    Instead of whatever-Pak.... courier service

    Life goes on.... slowly, ploddingly....inexorably

    Life in the DR...

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    Sirius Satellite platform will work anywhere

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    but not the SiriusXM platform; is what I was told

    small difference but BIG to those the DR

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    Here's the difference.

    This is the Sirius footprint


    And this is the XM footprint


    I investigated this extensively when trying to get my Toyota Highlander Sat radio to work.  My car has an XM receiver installed.  Even though they are both now the same company as far as subscription is concerned, they still have different coverage.

    The Sirius footprint covers the DR, XM doesn't.  They are two different satellites.

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    Exactly what I was told today

    Our friend (post #2) lives in Erieau.... he gets both
    as do I when in N America

    a difference....

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    If you happen to cancel Sirius radio unplug antenna and don’t plug it in for atleast three months you will pleasantly be surprised..

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    To show how sensitive it is....

    when I go 10 miles or so RSJ..... no signal.... clear skies, no trees

    most of the island gets a good signal

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    OK... more data...after too many calls to SiriusXM... helpful but each has a different knowledge level

    I finally get the straight goods on coverage... SIRIUS platform only

    I had the Stratus 6 - and have reactivated it...works fine.

    They have new deal...
    they GIVE you anew Stratus 7 when you sign up for a package
    $15-$20/month

    Easy to install yourself

    They are giving me one

    just the upgrade from my Stratus 6 but it offers a home package.It will work in the car and transfer to the house
    Pay extra for that kit -about $50

    Also will stream to any device in the house... Smart TV, wireless speakers
    Full audio where you ask for it

    Not bad and it serves the DR

    As JD points out - connections from RD are blocked.. so get creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    If you happen to cancel Sirius radio unplug antenna and don’t plug it in for atleast three months you will pleasantly be surprised..
    Shhh.. Don't spoil the secret!

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