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Starmate Power

Friday, September 5th, 2008
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Starmate Power

This is a guide to the Starmate Power Accessories.

If your Starmate looks like either of these:

 

Then these are the power cables you use:

Car Adapter

Home Adapter

Boombox Adapter

If you have a Starmate the looks like these:

 

Then these are the SIRIUS power accessories you will use:

Car Adapter

Home Adapter

Boombox Adapter

The Starmate 5 was released with two different power souces. If you have a Starmate 5 give us a call at 312.846.6606 to get details on which adapter you need.

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Starmate Satellite Radio

Thursday, September 4th, 2008
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SIRIUS Radio Starmate

There are a couple of different SIRIUS Starmates that are out there, and some are not compatible with each other. It is good to know which receiver works with which kits:

Original Starmate ST1

MODEL Number ST1 .This was the first starmate that SIRIUS came out with. The unit featured a channel toggle switch and a bright 3 line display screen.  This unit has since been discontinued.

This is the Starmate Replay MODEL Number ST2R or ST2. This was one of the first SIRIUS receivers to allow the PAUSE, FAST FORWARD and REWIND feature. This feature allows you to pause LIVE satellite content and restart it with out ever missing anything. This unit has also become Discontinued.

Starmate ST3- MODEL Number ST3. This was one of the first receivers to introduce the Universal SIRIUS Docking style. This Universal docking style has expanded compatibility for all the SIRIUS Dock and Play receivers made currently. This receiver did not include the Replay function.

Starmate ST4- This SIRIUS Starmate 4 was an upgrade to the ST3, adding features like Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind. This receiver did add back the Replay function and also added the Blue Screen.

Starmate 5 ST5- This is the newest Starmate in the SIIRUS Receiver arsenal. This receiver keeps all the same features as the Starmate 4, but adds one very cool trick. This receiver can access SIRIUS A La Carte programming while currently no other receiver can.

These are the Starmate lineup from SIRIUS. If you are looking for a part for these receivers take a look HERE.

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SIRIUS Starmate Boombox

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
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SIRIUS Starmate Boombox

This is a short guide to the boombox for the Starmate Line.

XS075- This will dock the Original Starmate St1. NOTE: It will not dock any other Starmate other than the ST1.

STB2-This is the Boombox for the ST2 SIRIUS Starmate Replay and will not work with any other Starmate.

SUBX1-This boombox will work with the Starmate 3, 4 and 5 Receivers. NOTE:This will NOT dock the ST2 Starmate Replay and Original Starmate ST1.

SUBX2- This boombox will also work with the Starmate 3, 4 and 5 Receivers. NOTE:This will NOT dock the ST2 Starmate Replay and Original Starmate ST1.

If you do not see your radio listed here, or want to be sure you order the correct product, Give us a call We are Here to Help-773-772-4340-TSS-Radio.com

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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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Starmate SIRIUS Radio

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
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Starmate SIRIUS Radio

There are a couple of different SIRIUS Starmate that are out there, and some are not compatible with each other. It is good to know which receiver works with which kits:

Original Starmate-ST1

MODEL Number ST1 .This was the first starmate that SIRIUS came out with. The unit featured a channel toggle switch and a bright 3 line display screen. This unit has since been discontinued.

This is the Starmate Replay MODEL Number ST2R or ST2. This was one of the first SIRIUS receivers to allow the PAUSE, FAST FORWARD and REWIND feature. This feature allows you to pause LIVE satellite content and restart it with out ever missing anything. This unit has also become Discontinued.

Starmate ST3- MODEL Number ST3. This was one of the first receivers to introduce the Universal SIRIUS Docking style. This Universal docking style has expanded compatibility for all the SIRIUS Dock and Play receivers made currently. This receiver did not include the Replay function.

Starmate ST4- This SIRIUS Starmate 4 was an upgrade to the ST3, adding features like Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind. This receiver did add back the Replay function and also added the Blue Screen.

Starmate 5 ST5- This is the newest Starmate in the SIIRUS Receiver arsenal. This receiver keeps all the same features as the Starmate 4, but adds one very cool trick. This receiver can access SIRIUS A La Carte programming while currently no other receiver can.

These are the Starmate lineup from SIRIUS. If you are looking for a part for these receivers take a look here:

Accessory Finder

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SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
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SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas

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

There are a couple different types of SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas on the market so I will go into each one.

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) .

Pro 600 PicturePixel 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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