There are many satellite radio accessories that allow you to enhance the capabilities of your Sirius radio. For example, you may decide to listen to two different stations of this latest technology in your home at the same time.
Or maybe you want a remote control with a three-line LCD display that tells you the song title, station, and artist. Or maybe you would like better reception in the car when traversing mountainous terrain. No matter what the case is, there are satellite radio accessories to meet your needs.
You may be wondering, “In addition to my subscription, what kinds of latest technology accessories will I need to get started with Sirius in my home?” First of all, you will need to buy an indoor or outdoor antenna.
There is a weatherproof indoor / outdoor antenna ($ 35) that you can use with Sirius portable stereo kits, Sirius home kits, and some Sirius radios. Or you can choose to mount a Sirius outdoor antenna ($ 40), which can be purchased separately or as part of a Sirius home distribution kit.
Next, you need to choose a home tuner. You can buy a simple home tuner (like the Sirius Connect) for as little as $ 49 that connects to your existing stereo system. Or maybe you prefer the SRH550 Sirius home tuner or the Niles Sirius tuner module, which comes with a display, game alerts, 30 preset channels, as well as antenna and remote control, all included. Most kits come with a special remote control that allows you to view songs, artists, and stations (and change the station from any room in the house).
Instead of a home tuner module, some people prefer to buy a satellite radio-ready boombox that also plays CDs and MP3s. For $ 200, you might also like RCA’s Sirius Ready Shelf system, which gives you a 256MB flash MP3 player so you can add your digital files to the system or rip songs from the Sirius radio to MP3 as well. Nestled between two speakers and just the right size for a bedroom or kitchen, this satellite radio receiver makes an attractive gift.
Another logical purchase would be the $ 100 Sirius Echo Signal Repeater System, which allows you to send your signal to any room in the house, without laying antenna cables or wires. If you have satellite TV, you can purchase a $ 60 direct-stream splitter kit, which allows you to run both over a single cable, making installation and setup less of a hassle.
A new product called “Sonos” retails for $ 999 and allows you to listen to satellite radio and your entire digital music collection in up to 32 rooms, controlling everything from a full-color handheld device, without cables or connections.
Take a road trip? Some families are looking for satellite radio accessories that provide music and entertainment, such as Sirius Backseat TV. While you will need an FM tuner and video monitor, the Sirius unit offers 24/7 TV programming for kids and Sirius radio capabilities for $ 300.
Other car accessories may include antennas, remote controls, mounting brackets, sun visor mount, or a direct adapter that allows you to play your satellite radio through your existing car stereo.