Summary: Radio lasted only 3 months. Had trouble from day one with reception that died after 3 months. Of course cant get thru to audiovox. XM people dont understand English but they gave me a deal on radio that was worth not going thru the hassle of getting a new one. The cheaper radio works better without the extra features.
Summary: The installation requires a dual antenna setup for it to work properly. An antenna for the satellite and another for the internal car radio to pick the signal up. I can only assume its because the XM receiver does not have sufficient transmit power for the car radio to pick up the signal up. If the second antenna is not installed, then the reception is fuzzy. Even with the second antenna, the sound quality is not that good.
Summary: i bought this radio around april 2009, amazons suppliers were having a fire sale at the time, i wonder why? i hooked up the radio 1 time after i received it to see if it works, and it did. I could not afford a XM radio subscription at the time so that radio sat in a box in my closet for about 9 months. now on jan. 20 2010 i decided to get a XM subscription and the radio does not work, I can only hope that audiovox will honor their 1 year warranty?
Summary: We were never able to use the receiver because our satellite subscription was originally with Sirius and they required a Sirius receiver (even though both have now merged!). We had to return this item for that reason, but it certainly was nice looking---better than most factory installed items. It arrived quickly in excellent condition. In addition, and most appreciated, the company took it back even though it had been purchased in October and given as a Christmas gift.
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive way to be able to get the Radio Classics salletite radio station for when I am riding in my car. I checked out the reviews for this receiver and decided to give it a try. It was very easy to install. I had originally put the antennae on the roof, but later tried just having it on the dashboard. The reception was just as good. I really enjoy being able to take long day trips and not having to switch to the stations local to that area.
Summary: I got this for my new Honda Civic, it works perfectly. With the aux jack the car comes with I don't have to wire anything, just plug it in and play. I don't even put the antenna on the outside of the car, just sit it on my dash, I've been using it for months with perfect reception (the only place I have spotty reception is when I go behind a mountain, and my hardwired XM in my Accord lost reception there as well.
Summary: This is an excellent unit. I paid a local stereo place $84.00 for the install. It looks like (or better than) a factory install. The antennae is out on the back on the rear window. Reception is perfect. I paid Infiniti $1,600.00 for a similar installation in my FX. The difference is that it is intergrated into the electronics of the FX. I bought the inexpensive Altec Lansing units to listen while at the office, in my office at home and in my shop. An excellent value.