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I'm really wanting to add satellite radio to my truck, but I really dont know anything about what I need. I do know that I need an antenna and a receiver, but is there any brands that are better than others? I really dont wanna spend a ton of money on it.
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i have the same question! subscribed!

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I have my plug and play unit that I swap between vehicles, but I'd like to clean things up some and integrate it into the headunit. I have the receiver, antenna, and an fm modulator. I think it all came together if I remember right.

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everything depends on what radio you have and what you are willing to do. All of the head units that xm sells have an fm transmitter if I am not mistaken. I don't recomend that way cause the sound quality is not to my liking. The best way is a line in to an aux port. Now if your radio does not have an aux port you can see about getting an xm attachment for your radio, which will be expensive. Or see if your radio has and external cd option. If so then you can find an adapter that will plug right in the back of your radio and the other end will be two RCA plugs. Then you just need a RCA to 3.5mm cable and you are in business.
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I have the Sirius Reciever and it works great , FM Modulation is not bad ..I can unplug the direct hardwire and use the FM band and really can't tell much of a difference ..at least here in the middle of nowhere ..lol you might get some noise bleedover if you live within a buttload of radio stations ???
get the kit with the docking station for the house too ,last I checked it was not that much more than just the auto only kit


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I have the Sirius Sportster and I like it. For local driving I use the FM transmitter but if I go on a trip and I am constantly changing FM channels I'll plug it into my AUX. If you do get one something I did was got a universal power input from napa and tapped into the wire from the cigarette lighter then plug my sirius power cord into that and leave it all behind the dash so I dont have wires all over and I can still use all my power inputs.

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As it turns out my buddy has a double din tv/nav thats set up for satellite radio already and has ipod controls built in. more than likely thats the route im gonna go. He's sellin it for cheap so I think i might just pick it up. only problem is i dont know if the double din will fit in place of my stock radio, i know they fit the 05s and up but im not sure about 04.
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