Summary: Here's the fine print right up front: This is an XM Radio - NOT a Sirius Radio - home tuner for an A/V Receiver that is XM compatible. With those two important details in mind, this is an excellent choice if you are looking to add XM Radio to any home audio system or theater. I am currently running this off my Sony STR-DA5500ES A/V Receiver and enjoying every minute of XM Radio. Easy to set-up right out of the box.
Summary: I bought this to replace my mini tuner; and it works as it should. I have had it about a month now and no complaints. I do have an amp that is XM ready, so the connector fits. I also like that it is a bit (just a bit!) heavier than the mini tuner and a 4 point footprint so it stays where you put it. On the mini tuner - I struggled with that for some time; it worked fine for a few years, then I started having reception problems where I never did before.
Summary: I am an existing SiriusXM user and found that when I went to activate the Tuner I was required to purchase a new subscription as though I was not a subscriber already. I have decided to return the Tuner.
Summary: This is a great way to have satellite radio in your home. If you have a recent A/V receiver with a connection for XM Radio (or Sirius) this tuner allows the use of the A/V receiver display to show what is playing on XM. We have had both XM and Sirius and in my experience XM picks up much better in our area. This unit is small so it is easy to put in many places around you home theater system.
Summary: I've read all of the reviews on this product and have one piece of advice. Know what you are buying. This is an XM tuner. It fits XM ready receivers. If your receiver says Sirius ready, this tuner will not fit. The plug on a Sirius tuner is round, like a mini DIN plug. The XM tuner looks more like a mini-usb plug. Though Sirius and XM merged the tuners have different chip sets. Sirius is still a separate set of channels from XM.
Summary: After a considerable amount of reseach, I purchased this product because it stated it was compatible with all XM ready receivers. This is not accurate. I have a Sirrius/XM ready receiver and this item did not have the correct plug to connect to the receiver and XM did not know where or how I could get an adapter that could connect the two. Be very weary before buying this product. Confirm that you have one of the old "XM" receivers, not a newer XM/Sirrius ready receiver.
Summary: This review is by a real customer. I saw this product at Best Buy. The box says XM Direct HOME TUNER, Sirius(((XM))). After comparing prices, I decided to buy it at Amazon. I bought it believing that since it had Sirius XM written on the box that it was compatible with my sirius ready Sony STR-DN 1010 AV receiver.
Summary: The Audiovox XM home tuner works flawlessly. Exactly as described. Easy to connect and set up with my Yamaha receiver. The only problems I had was dealing with XM Radio customer service. When they tell you that they are going to charge you a connection fee, request that the fee be waived. They waived my fee probably because I was already a customer and I was just replacing a readio. The issue with customer service could be categorized more as a "language barrior".