Originally posted by saerandy@Jan 19 2004, 07:10 PM
Yup - I don't have a cd player. I chose to get Sirius instead of a cd player.
But listen up: If you have been thinking of getting a cd player and want to be able to get Satellite too, then check this out: http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/product....&productId=2472
Basically you hook a standard Kenwood cd changer (or music keg) into this unit, and with the one unit you can completely control the satellite radio, as well as have full control of the cd changer. You get the best of both worlds.
If you want to check out what the music is like, you can listen to free streaming on the Sirius website. As a guest you can only listen for 20 mins at a time, but go & listen to the types of tunes they play.
The X3 does have an application for our cars. I had the same question because it only mentioned Crown Vic and a few others, but according to XMFAN.com and PIE directly, the ford adapter will fit our cars. Regardless of the tuner position, the 12 pin connector is the same. According to PIE, the instructions will be wrong because they are written for cars that have the tuner in the dash and not in the trunk. But...who needs stinkin' instructions anyway?Originally posted by saerandy@Jan 20 2004, 08:03 PM
Nope - I'm not hooked on the "no-commercials" thing anymore. Now it's that Sirius is the only one to carry the NHL as well as the NFL. I also like their streams and choice of songs better (and it's rumored that The Andy & Opie Show will likely be coming to Sirius!).
As for pricing, new pricing is going in to effect Feb 1st that will drop the monthly cost of Sirius to $9.71 per month.
Competition is a good thing. Both are great! I never listen to FM anymore!
That aside, it's a nifty little piece of equipment. If you are okay with Sirius I think the Kenwood is a good option if you want Satellite as well as CD since you can fully control the CD player (aftermarket) using the Kenwood satellite controller and get full functionality out of the CD changer without having yet another controller in the front.
BTW - I didn't see our cars in the applications list for the X3 - Only the Escort & Crown Vic?