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How to update a SIRIUS Stiletto

Monday, March 23rd, 2009
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When you purchase a SIRIUS Stiletto portable series radio you first should update it. While the Stiletto is on the shelf in a store, updates are being created, so when you first receive your radio you should update it to place the current version of firmware on the unit.

The Stiletto can be updated two different ways.:

First and easiest way is to connect the SIRIUS Stiletto up to a Wi-Fi connection(Wi-Fi passkey may be required). Make sure you are able to hear the channels through the Internet Radio section on the Stiletto’s home screen. If you leave the Stiletto playing on the Wi-Fi radio after a few minutes it will begin to update itself.

The Second way to update a SIRIUS Stiletto is a little more involved, but not necessarily harder.

1. Power on your home computer and install the MSS (My SIRIUS Studio) CD that comes with the SIRIUS Stiletto. Also found here for download: My SIRIUS Studio

2. After the MSS program is installed on the computer, connect the Stiletto USB Cable to the USB port on your computer.

3. When Windows recognizes the Stiletto being connected it will ask which program you would like to manage this device with. Choose My SIRIUS Studio.

4. Open My SIRIUS Studio, if it does not open automatically, then on the Right Hand side scroll over the Stiletto picture/icon. Click on the icon that looks like a cog or gear, just to the right and below of the Stiletto icon.

5. Click on the Gear or Cog icon by the Stiletto and select Check for Update. This download will make sure that your Stiletto is running with the current update released by SIRIUS.

If you feel like you have a Stiletto problem please feel free to comment below and I will find an answer for you. Thanks for reading!

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NEW-SIRIUS/XM Home Antenna Pro-600

Friday, January 9th, 2009
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pro 600

Pixel Technologies Pro-600 Professional Home Antenna

This Sirius/XM antenna is packed with useful features and technology. The Pro-600 can stream both SIRIUS and XM signals and can pull in the signal better than the standard SIRIUS home antenna. When paired with standard RG-6 cable (sold separately) this antenna can reach lengths up to 200ft.

The Antenna comes with:

  • High Gain Antenna Panel
  • Azimuth/Elevation Adjustable Mount
  • Pole-Mount hardware
  • 3′ F to SMB Adapter Cable
  • Weather Boot
  • Wall Mount Screws and Anchors

If you need RG-6 cable to run with this antenna see our SIRIUS Home Installation Accessories.

 pro-600

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Does your SIRIUS Radio have Static?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
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Does your SIRIUS Radio have static? Do you want a better audio connection?

We have two simple devices that allow a direct connection of your SIRIUS Radio to your vehicle.

 The two options we offer are a FM Direct Adapter or an Auxiliary Input Device

fm directFM Direct Adapter-This device installs to the back of the car stereo(in the AM/FM antenna port- additional adapters may be required, see HERE) and allows the FM transmission to be directly connected to the stereo and blocking all static interference.  The downside to this unit is the AM radio may not work as strongly as before. FM transmission should remain the same.

aux inAuxiliary Input Device-This device also installs to the back of the car stereo( in the CD Changer/SAT port) and gives you a CD-Quality sound without any static or interference whatsoever and both AM and FM work as normal . This device give you a 1/8th” jack to plug into the dock of a SIRIUS Radio-XM Radio-iPod or any other device with an audio output. Be sure to check the compatibility guide to make sure you get the right device or give us a Call 773-772-4340 and we can find a solution for every situation.

We can usually find a solution for everyone so if you are confused on how to GET RID OF STATIC then shoot us an email at sales@tss-radio.com or give us a Call 773-772-4340

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A Guide to Power Cables

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
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Confused on which SIRIUS power cable you need for your radio or boombox? See the guide below:

5v siriusT5VCLA- This is the SIRIUS 5V vehicle adapter.

Home adapter found HERE

Will work with these SIRIUS Satellite Radios:


sirius 12v12v Power Adapter for SPTK1,SPTK2,STRC1Will work with these SIRIUS Satellite Radios: Home adapter found HERE


12V Vehicle Power Adapter for ST1/ST2/GTR/GT
Home adapter found HERE
WILL WORK WITH:


Boombox Adapters

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Compatible Models:


sirius boomboxSIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A
Compatible Models:


Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter-for use with a boombox in a vehicle SIRIUS Vehicle Power Hardwire Kit-for use when hardwiring power for a SIRIUS Radio Receiver.(not for use with boomboxes)


There is a large selection of SIRIUS Power Accessories available if you are not happy with your current power situation check some other options that may be available. If you have any questions feel free to email us at sales@tss-radio.com

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Last Minute Gifts for All Budgets

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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If you are looking to score a great deal on Last Minute Shopping, check out these deals


sportster 4Sportster 4 Home and Car Kit Package- This is a great deal for anyone looking to get a complete setup. This comes with a Home Kit+Car Kit, Sportster 4 receiver, a great Discount price and everything you need right out of the box!

invInV Home Package with Boombox- If Frankenstein made Sirius Radio Kits this is what it would look like, But what this kit lacks in looks it makes up for with its Discount price. Coming in at an unheard of price of $29.99 for a Receiver, Home stand and Boombox, this is sure to make its way under everyone’s tree this year!

stratus 5Stratus 5 with Soloist Sound System- Now if you are looking for a Fancy-Schmancy High Class radio setup without the price tag this is the gift for you.  Taking two of our best sellers and pairing them with a big markdown makes you look like the Hero this Holiday Season, and little do they know you got this at a Discount price!

stiletto 2 Stiletto 2 and Car Kit Package- If you have been waiting to Buy a Stiletto 2 now is the time! This Package is on Discount for everyone who is looking to get the newest portable receiver and for those who love to spoil others this makes an all inclusive package to get them going with SIRIUS. This comes with the Stiletto 2 Receiver with standard accessories and the SLV2 Stiletto 2 Car Kit. Now is the best time to go for a Stiletto 2, Buy now and also get a FREE Leather Portfolio Case with purchase!

Stiletto 100 Gift Bundle- This is a complete setup, No questions asked. You get the Stiletto 100 portable receiver, Soloist Home Sound System(that also docks iPods in addition to SIRIUS Radios),  a Stiletto SLV1 Car Kit, and $12.95 Sirius Gift Card plus a FREE Leather Portfolio Case! This kit is a Screaming, Out-of-the-Ball Park Home Run SIRIUS Setup.

XMp3XMp3 XM Portable Satellite Radio-This is the newest XM Portable Radio and has been built to the brim with high-tech features.

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SIRIUS Stiletto

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
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If you are searching for items related to the SIRIUS Stiletto look no further.

The Receivers:

sirius stiletto -This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 2

sirius stiletto -This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 100

sirius stiletto 10-This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 10

The SIRIUS Stiletto 10 and SIRIUS Stiletto 100 both use the same car kit, home kit, and boombox. The SIRIUS Stiletto 2 uses its own equipment.

sirius stiletto car kitSIRIUS Stiletto 10 and SIRIUS Stiletto 100 Car Kit: SLV1

sirius stiletto home kitSIRIUS Stiletto 10 and SIRIUS Stiletto 100 Home Kit: SLH1

stiletto sound systemSIRIUS Stiletto 10 and SIRIUS Stiletto 100 Sound System: SOLOD1 NOTE:This sound system can also be used with the Stiletto 2.

SIRIUS Stiletto 2 Kits and Boomboxes

sirius stiletto 2 car kit- This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 2 Car Kit: SLV2

sirius stiletto 2 home kit-This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 2 Home Kit: SLH2

sirius stiletto 2 boombox-This is the SIRIUS Stiletto 2 Boombox: SLBB2

NOTE:This boombox can be used with the SIRIUS Stiletto 10 and SIRIUS Stiletto 100.

All Stilettos use the same power and antenna cables, the difference is the Stiletto 10/100 use a different dock than the Stiletto 2

We have a whole section of our site devoted to all parts for the SIRIUS Stiletto series. Find it HERE

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SIRIUS Sportster 5 Home Antenna

Monday, December 15th, 2008
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SIRIUS Sportster 5 Home Antenna

All SIRIUS Sportsters use the same Home antenna. The connections are universal for the antenna.

There are a couple different types of SIRIUS Sportster 5 home antenna on the market so I will go into each one.

These antennas will work for the SIRIUS Sportster 5 SP5TK1/SP5.

SIRIUS HOME PNP ANTENNA-This is the standard antenna that comes with most SIRIUS home kits and Boomboxes. These work quite well when placed in the proper direction to receive SIRIUS signal(always face your home antenna towards Minnesota, no matter when you live in the country, this is the optimal direction).This antenna can be placed outside, but for optimal outdoor reception, the SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna would be best.

SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna- This is the industry standard outdoor antenna. Designed to weather the elements and pull in the SIRIUS signal, this antenna is used by many for rooftop or pole mounted installations.

Pixel Technologies Pro-500-This is an Outdoor Home antenna built for SIRIUS Satellite Radio. This antenna pulls in the signal with better gain(12dBi, which is 5dBi more than standard antennas) .

Pixel Technologies Pro-600-This is the updated version of the Pro-500. It only has about 8.5dBi, but this antenna can stream SIRIUS and XM at the SAME TIME! So if you have both a SIRIUS and XM radio this is a great antenna.

If you are looking for more options, or maybe a SIRIUS Antenna Extension cable, we have a variety of different solutions for any kind of situation. From simple to custom we can help, give us a call 773-772-4340.

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History of the Stratus Radio

Monday, December 15th, 2008
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The Stratus line of SIRIUS Satellite Receivers has a long and proud history of being the affordable SIRIUS Radio. This Radio has taken the challenge of being a low-cost radio and still have the basic features everyone loves.

We start our journey on the Stratus SV3 or SV3TK1

stratus The SV3 Stratus, in its day, was the best way to go for a cheap, basic SIRIUS Radio that was perfect for a starter radio, gift, or a budget-wise SIRIUS Fan. The Radio included a car kit with a car dock, antenna, power cable, and a few other items like screws and vent mount. This radio did what it did very well. A very low returned item and the fact that it had less flashy features made it appealing to many people. This model was Discontinued in favor of the model below.

On down the road we find the Stratus 4 SV4 or SV4TK1

stratus 4 This radio was no more than a Stratus with a new look. With features and display not much different than it predecessor, it boasted it sleek new frame with a darker color that looked to appeal to a new generation of SIRIUS Fans. The button sequence and interface staying the same the button shapes changed slightly. Rounded egdes added to the contemporary color and design. This model was Discontinued in favor of the model below.

The Current Model Stratus 5 SV5 or SV5TK1

stratus 5Taking it back to the older style frame, but keeping the dark color the Stratus 5 added a Cool Blue screen to the mix. The Interface and buttons coming from the SV3 many people were reminded of the value that the Stratus line has and has been a great seller with little to no returns.

The Stratus Line has been a mainstay of the SIRIUS Receiver lineup for many years and will be ever enshrined in hearts of its owners.

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SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Kit SCVDOC1

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
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 SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Kit SCVDOC1

This is an under appreciated Sirius Accessory. It is hard to explain without use of a visual aid, but I will do my best to describe it and the way it works.

 

How It Works:

The SCVDOC1 is a docking connect kit that allows use of a Dock and Play Radio (like Stiletto 2 or Sportster 5) and will allow that Dock and Play Radio to be used as the In-Dash SIRIUS Tuner. Only when paired with a seperate translator ( like Honda and Acura SIRIUS Connect HON-SC1  or  Kenwood SIRIUS Connect Interface KCA-SR50) can this unit operate properly and cannot be used without a translator.

The SCVDOC1 can be used with:

Honda and Acura Vehicles- HON-SC1

Toyota, Scion and Lexus Vehicles- TOY-SC1

Kenwood Car Stereo- KCA-SR50

Alpine Car Stereo-KCA-SC100

Panasonic Car Stereo-CA-PANSC1U

JVC Car Stereo-KS-SRA100

Clarion Car Stereo-CLA-SC1

Eclipse Car Stereo-ECL-SC1

Pioneer Car Stereo-CD-SB10

Sony Car Stereo- SNY-SC1

The reason this system is so special is that, You can have In-Dash SIRIUS Radio and still have the Dock and Play Radio to take in your home to a boombox. This is flexibility and saves you another subscription. So if you are in the market for In-Dash Radio Email me and let me know if you have questions. Email us at: sales@tss-radio.com

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Want your SIRIUS-XM-iPod to Transmit throughout your Home?

Friday, December 5th, 2008
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The WHOLE HOUSE FM TRANSMITTER is what you need!

Perfect gift for someone who wants to broadcast audio throughout their home, car, or RV!

This FM Transmitter will take an audio connection of either USB, RCA(Red and White Cables), or Headphone Jack and turn it into a FM Radio station. The Whole House FM Transmitter will broadcast up to 175 ft unobstructed.

This is also great if you have a SIRIUS-XM Radio that has a weak FM transmitter. This will plug directly into a SIRIUS-XM Dock and broadcast the Audio stronger and clearer than the built in FM transmitter.

Includes:

  • RCA Jack Adapter with In-line Volume Control
  • High Quality 120V AC Power Adapter
  • Internal Battery Compartment (takes 3 AA Batteries not included)
  • Retractable USB Power Cable
  • 12V Mobile Power Adapter
  • Retractable 3.5mm Stereo Cable
  • Complete Plug & Play Instruction

Check it out HERE and see what it is like having your SIRIUS-XM-iPod throughout your house!

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