Conclusion: The Pioneer AirWare is a cool accessory for an XM junkie. The time-shift function delivers a sufficient supply of programming that you can enjoy when out of sight of the satellite–a plus for office workers and/or commuters. Pioneer did a great job making menus and operation uncluttered and straightforward so that you won’t spend unnecessary time poring over the manual.
Pros: You can record programming for playback later; works in your car, office or home
Cons: Messy setup; still requires a line-of-sight satellite connection