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History of the SIRIUS Starmate

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
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If you have ever wondered where your SIRIUS Starmate got it’s humble beginnings, then this is the guide you’ve been looking for.

 Starmate ST1

SIRIUS Starmate Line: The Starmate line was first created with the Original Starmate ST1. Cousin to the Streamer GT and Xact XTR7 , The ST1 was a simple radio that boasted a no frills, 24/7 workaholic attitude.  The design was simple and offered SIRIUS fans a contemprary look. The Starmate Line really got its glory with the invention of the SIRIUS Replay function.

Starmate Replay ST2

The Starmate 2 or Starmate Replay SIRIUS ST2 was the first Starmate Sirius Satellite Radio to included the Replay function. Cousin to the Streamer GTR, This radio took a notice from many consumer that begged for a narrower SIRIUS receiver, that did not block vision on the dash. It was designed on a unique mounting bracket system much like the ST1 Starmate mount. This receiver is one of the most loved of all by SIRIUS fans.,but SIRIUS goes universal!

With as many different receivers out there, and many consumers switching back and forth. Consumers really wanted a universal docking style, that way any receiver could fit in another car/home/motorcycle kit. This would make it easier for a consumer to replace a radio or purchase a new one if they knew that the docking cradles were all the same. So SIRIUS introduced the SIRIUS Universal Dock and Play system. This means all new receivers and cradles are cross-compatible with eachother. SIRIUS impletmented this in its Starmate 3 ST3

Starmate 3

The Starmate 3 was seen as a huge jump forward and a small step backwards. The SIRIUS ST3 did not offer the SIRIUS Replay function, but it did offer the new universal style docking system. This radio was a throwback to its grandfather the ST1 with the features it carried. The ST3 was a low production radio and saw little favor from the SIRIUS world. This remains the low point in the SIRIUS line, however all that would change with the SIRIUS Starmate 4.

Starmate 4

By far of the most loved SIRIUS radios of all time came in 2006 with the Starmate 4. This radio had all the advantages of the ST2 and ST3, with none of their disadvantages. Th ST4 still remains a top seller and with its low return rate, the ST4 will have a placed saved for the Sirius Satellite Radio muesum and Hall of Fame, which isn’t being built, but should be! The St4 has the universal dock and replay function, plus its narrow design keeps you looking at the road and not the receiver.

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Chat Live with TOM TAYLOR from TSS-Radio

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
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Wednesdays

9pm-10pm on the East Coast

8pm-10pm for us Midwesterners

7pm-8pm for the Mountain Dwellers

and 6pm-7pm for West Coast

 

If you have not been present for the show now is a great time to see what you’ve been missing.

 

The show will give you a chance to ask questions about your SIRIUS setup and get live video/audio help from the best in the business, TOM TAYLOR. This show is a great way to get a weekly lesson on SIRIUS and have a live forum to speak to the professionals.

 

Don’t miss out! Every Wednesday: same time, same place!

Click here and bookmark this link: SYNDICATERADIO.TV

 


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A Stiletto Buyers Guide

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
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So you’re thinking of buying a Stiletto or have already bought one. What accessories or tips do you need to get the most out of your Stiletto?

With this guide I will show you a few products and tips to help you get the most out of your investment.

First I will address the folks who have not yet purchased a Stiletto, so if you already have one please feel free to skip this section. Ok, you’re most likely looking at Stiletto’s because the are new, portable, and incredibly enjoyable, but being as there are technically three Stilettos it can be confusing as to which one is right for you.

First off we’ll look at the Stiletto 10. This unit was developed as a base model portable live Sirius radio. It has an internal memory of 10 hours and is not expandable with a memory card. The Stiletto 10 (SL10) does not support WiFi. It has been discontinued.

The Stiletto 100: Physically identical to the Stiletto 10, but offers more features including Up to 100 hours of storage (2 GB),Schedule up to 6 hour blocks of recording from SIRIUS’ Commercial Free Content,and SIRIUS Replay™—Pause, rewind and replay 44 minutes of live radio. It does have WiFi built in, with the WiFi feature, you will be able to listen SIRIUS inside any building were there is an accessible WiFi connection.

The Stiletto 2: Brand new and sleek looking the SL2 is a fan favorite. It brings all the features of the SL100 plus the ability to use a Micro-SD memory card and use both B and G WiFi. This unit is slightly small and different color, and has an internal battery rather than an external battery like the SL10/Sl100. The SL2 uses the same internal interface menus as the SL10/Sl100. It however does not use the same docks and cradles as the SL10/Sl100. If you are upgrading from the Stiletto 10/100 to the Stiletto 2 you can use the power and antenna cables from the previous car/home kit and just use the Stiletto 2 car dock or Stiletto 2 home dock.

Ok, so you have your Stiletto, now here are a few suggestions to help you protect, customize,and enhance you new toy.

Stiletto Cases:There are many cases out there for your Stiletto, Leather cases,  ruggedized cases, and Neoprene cases to name a few. Choosing one is a personal choice, based on intended use. If you’re a runner, a stiletto armband case is perfect. If you’re a professional, a sleek stiletto leather case touches your Stiletto off nicely, and for you construction workers, a stiletto ruggedized case will protect it from any accidental drops or bumps.

 

Stiletto Headphones: The Stiletto does come with a set of Antenna Headphones, but if you get the SL10/Sl100 you may want to upgrade to the Stiletto 2 Antenna Headphones, which are made by Altec Lansing, padded and comfortable. Also Stiletto come with standard SIRIUS earbud headphones which DO NOT have an antenna built inside.

With Stiletto you can use a variety of aftermarket earbuds to get the best quality sound from you Stiletto.  We have a variety of headphone that can be found HERE

If you have a Stiletto 2 this is a feature exclusive to you. Adding a MicroSD card will let you store more of your own mp3 music files to play at your leisure.   We’d recommend the 8gb Kingston Flash Memory Card

 Stiletto Screen Protectors: You just made a SIRIUS investment( no pun intended) and you want to keep it nice and clean and free of scratches, I suggest the Sirius Stiletto 2 Screen Shield for Stiletto 2 and Sirius Stiletto 100/10 Screen Shield for Stiletto 10/100 these are applied like standard car window tint and are designed to protect you stiletto screen from any unwanted scratches and nicks.

TIPS and TRICKS for Stilettos:
Tips for both SL100/Sl2:

  • Use a Screen shield, please, you will thank me after the first time you accidentally put your Stiletto in the same pocket as your car keys, I’ve done it :(
  • Fully Shutdown the Stiletto before you remove the battery.
  • Shut down often, especially at night if not in use.
  • Update often, use the USB cable and connect it up to your computer or alternatively connect it to WiFi.
  • When 80% of internal memory is used, the Stiletto may start to glitch. The easiest fix is to clean out your recordings.
  • After you purchase a Stiletto, UPDATE IT!. It will put the newest version on you Stiletto and fix a few bugs that may have been present when you unit was purchased.
  • Use My Sirius Studio software

If you have a Stiletto 2 this is specific for you:

  • Format your MicroSD card

This is pretty much everything I can think about Stiletto that will help you the consumer be satisfied and give you a long lasting, quality product.

If you have any addition or comment feel free to email me at:

Josh@tss-radio.com

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Few websites you should check out!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
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I am taking an opportunity showcase a few websites that I feel everyone would enjoy, so go on….enjoy!

  • The Father Life:”Written by fathers, for fathers…”
      The Father Life wasn’t cooked up in some Madison Avenue boardroom. It was started by three guys just like you! The three of us are busy with career and young families, and we were looking around for a good men’s magazine geared toward today’s fathers… to our surprise, we couldn’t find one! So, we started The Father Life!”
  • This E-Zine is a great source for articles, recipes and sports directed towards Fathers. The Father Life is all online, and totally free. I highly recommend subscribing to their RSS feed:Check it out Here

  • SIRIUS BACKSTAGE: This is an online community filled with advice, how-to’s, and the latest SIRIUS news.

“On February 14, 2002, SIRIUS Satellite Radio debuted a completely revolutionary new nationwide radio service. SIRIUS Backstage was originally sparked as a weblog to cover news and host photos of the SIRIUS service launch.On September 20, 2002, SIRIUS Backstage launched their online forums, and soon afterward began an initiative to become the PREMIER online satellite radio community and fan site.With the help of an eclectic team of moderators and an active community of SIRIUS ‘Brand Representatives’, SIRIUS Backstage now boasts 31,500+ members, pulling together the No. 1 community and fan site for SIRIUS enthusiasts.”

 

 

“The Team are committed to operating the #1 site for CrackBerry Users and Abusers. They’ll be working on the site continuously to bring you the most current news, information, best stories from the mobile industry, etc. etc. If you want to join “The Crack Team,” we want to hear from you. The more industry insiders, tech gurus, and plain old addicts we can find to help us out the better our site will be. And if people have ideas for the site, get them to us.”

 

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SIRIUS Backseat TV SCV1

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
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SIRIUS Backseat TV SCV1

The Sirius Backseat TV allows you receive family programming 24/7 from channels like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.

The SCV1 gives you the ability to listen to Sirius Satellite Radio in the front of the car and watch Sirius Backseat TV in the back(on most aftermarket and factory installed radios and video monitors that have auxiliary inputs).

You need to have an active Sirius Satellite Radio account to receive Backseat TV service, you cannot have just Backseat TV.

The Sirius Backseat TV SCV1 comes with:

  • SCV1 Audio/Video Tuner
  • Wired Display Control Unit
  • Audio Remote Control
  • Video Remote Control
  • Remote Eye(For Rear-seat Video Control)
  • FM Switching Interface
  • Two Mini Magnetic Satellite Antennas
  • Audio/Video Cables
  • User Guide

You will need an existing Video screen or you will have to place one in your vehicle to use this sirius tv tuner. This unit does not include a video screen

Many 2008 Dodge and Chrysler models will have the Sirius Backseat TV as a factory options, so check with your local dealership if you are in the market for a new vehicle.

Requires an FM Tuner or Auxiliary input and video monitor(s) with NTSC and audio outputs for the Backseat TV system (sold separately)

Please feel free to email us with any questions:
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Sirius Sportster

Friday, March 21st, 2008
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SIRIUS SPORTSTER

This is an explanation of the Sirius Sportsters and how they interact with each other and other Sirius Radios.

 

The Sportster 1 works with the SIRIUS Sportster Replay and the SIRIUS Streamer Replay

Uses all the same Sirius Antenna , Sirius Power Adapter , and Sirius Accessories . The SP2R SPR2 SPR1 SP1 STRC1 all fall into this category.

SIRIUS Sportster/Streamer Replay SIRSTRV1 Car Kit

Sportster/Streamer Replay Home Kit SIR-STRH1

Boomboxes=

SIRIUS Sportster Boombox SP-B1

The Sportster 3 , Sportster 4 , and Sportster 5 all use the Universal Dock and Play equipment.

SIRIUS Universal PNP Vehicle Kit SUPV1

SIRIUS Universal PNP Home Kit SUPH1

Boomboxes=

SIRIUS Universal Plug and Play Boombox

SIRIUS Soloist Universal Sound System

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Sirius Radio Amplifier

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
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Sirius Radio Amplifier

Sirius fans who have trouble acquiring a satellite signal, there is hope.The Sirius Echo Repeater is the product you’re looking for. It allows you to put the antenna in one room(where you get a good satellite signal) and the receiver in another(where you would not normally get a satellite signal).This is great for anyone who wants their receiver in the basement, but does not want antenna extensions running through their home.

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Who does what? SL2 vs. SL100

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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In the portable SIRIUS satellite radio world there are only two serious contenders..no pun intended.


SIRIUS Stiletto 100
This radio is was revolutionary for its time. Combining the ability to listen to live satellite radio via the built in satellite antenna and battery and the ability to connect to Wi-Fi wireless internet. When the Stiletto came out it was long sought after by Sirius fans and prized by the individuals who owned them. The few downsides to the glorious Stiletto 100 are its limited 100 hour internal memory and painful antenna headphones(both remedied by the Stiletto 2).

SIRIUS Stiletto 2
The Stiletto 2 is a vision into portable Sirius radio’s future. It combines all the Stiletto 100 strengths and none of its weaknesses. A MicroSD card slot for expanded MP3 storage and a set of comfortable and stylish Altec Lansing antenna headphones adds to its already awesome arsenal. Only after holding the Stiletto 2 can you really appreciate its eminence and glory.

Both are a wise choice if your thinking about upgrading, but if you want to be on the forefront of Sirius’s technology the Stiletto 2 is the way to go!

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SIRIUS Conductor Home System

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
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SIRIUS Conductor Home System

Have you ever owned at TV that did not have a remote? Always having to get up everytime you wanted to change the channel gets very annoying.We feel your pain. That is why we offer the Sirius Conductor Home System.It gives you the freedom to place you radio nice and neatly in your home theater system and the flexibility to change the channel from the comfort of you couch or favorite leather recliner with massaging lumbar support and temperature controlled cupholders.

The remote offers three lines of text including channel name/number, artist and song title.The pre-programmed controller features 49 buttons and up to 30 presets. Connects to any stereo system with RCA inputs via RCA cable(included) Remote uses RF technology and has a range of 75ft uninterrupted.

So if carefree setup and in-home Sirius is what you desire than we strongly suggest this product.


Sirius Conductor Product Manual

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Sirius Signal Repeaters:What?Who?Where?and How?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
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If you have one of the Stiletto line of receivers this is especially important for you. It will help you understand how and why you get reception in certain areas.

  • The What? What are repeaters? These repeaters sit above buildings and receive satellite signal and retransmit them throughout the city.If you’ve ever been on the top floor of a large building and looked over at another building and saw satellite dishes and a bunch of other high-tech looking devices most likely you saw some sort of a repeater. They give us all a signal where normally we would not be able to get one.
  • The Who? No not the band, I am talking about who is affected by Sirius Signal Repeaters.Sirius Signal Repeaters are placed in Urban areas to effect the most amount of people based on their ability to get signal. Most people across the country in rural areas can get a signal with standard antennas that come with their radios.That is the reason repeaters are only placed in concrete jungles(cities). Without these repeaters even the Sirius Executives in New York could not get a signal.
  • Where are they placed? Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Detriot, and Philadelphia are just a few, almost every main city has been accounted for.
  • How do repeaters work? Repeaters sitting high above the city will receive the satellite signal,then retransmit that signal to receiver that would not normally get a signal. You can look on select radio to see which kind of signal you are getting if you access the Aiming or Signal screen on the menu of you Sirius Radio, it will say SAT or TER. SAT signal is the direct signal from the Satellites above and TER signal is the Terrestrial signal from repeaters.

Sirius has spent a lot of time and money getting us all the ability to reach their content and for that we thank them.

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