Satellite radio is the hottest, new way to stream music to its listeners. With a low monthly fee, you can enjoy commercial-free broadcasting that is heard nearly anywhere. Enjoy cd quality sound with minimal grey areas. National Stations allow you to listen to the same great channel no matter how far away from the big city you may be. They also offer hundreds of stations to suit your needs. So whether you like oldies, rock, talk, hip-hop, or sports, they have the station that you desire.
Will it fit?
Universal Tuners and Satellite Integration products make it possible for you to enjoy satellite radio no matter what vehicle you own. Improvements in technology have made dash mount units smaller and easier to operate. Antennas are now about the size of a matchbook and can easily mount inside on your dash or outside on your roof without the eyesore of the once larger satellite antenna.
Most aftermarket radios are now equipped to work as a Satellite Receiver so no dash mount controller is needed. Look for the SAT READY logo on your CD receiver to see if a tuner is available. SAT READY units display channel number and song titles, and allow you to scroll through channels like a standard radio station.
OEM integration is also available for select Vehicles. Manufacturers like PACC and Directed make tuners that will adapt to your factory radio to function as if it was sold with the Vehicle. No Dash alteration is necessary, units plug directly into factory harness without splicing so there is no worry about voiding factory warranties. Channel information displays on factory radio just like a regular radio station.
Sirius? Or FM?
$12.95/mo Over 130 channels of commercial free music and talk radio. Home of Howard Stern, NFL and NASCAR premium channels such as Playboy radio are also available for an additional charge.
$12.95/mo 170 Channels of digital music. XM is proud to Host MLB, NHL, College games, and PGA tour. For the business man they offer breaking news reports from channels such as CSPAN, CNN, CNBC, and BBC.
What's new with Satellite radio?
Both satellite companies now offer NavTraffic updates. If you have a built-in navigation unit, you can now get local traffic updates in real-time. For just a low monthly fee your Navigation unit will allow you to Navigate around traffic and bad weather conditions.