Summary: These units are great and most will give you free play for many years to come. There are nicer units out there, but none that have this free play twist. If you can get one of these, get it..... Its worth the price.
Summary: This particular JVC Sirius Satellite Radio model has been discontinued by the manufacturer, to my knowledge. I had a warranty on my existing radio, so when it failed, I had to turn to Ebay to find an exact replacement. I found one right away, paid for it and had it shipped to me. It works just as well as my original radio!
Summary: There are such better radios than this one (this model is over 4 years old). However, it's a bargain at $50 if you already had one and it crapped out. I found it, personally, more financially sound than spending over $200 on a new radio (Stiletto model) and a professional automotive installation. I just read, however, there is a SIRIUS iPhone app...tempting me to spend over $200 on an iPhone.
Summary: I purchased this tuner two years ago now when Howard was doing his 'sound check' before leaving terrestrial radio. It gets warm, but I've fallen asleep with it on God knows how many times with it still running and no problems yet. I keep this thing 'hard-wired'. Either into a Sony receiver via 1/8" to RCA or, 1/8" to cassette adapter. Even with the cassette adapter the sound is good. Actually excellent. I have no complaints except for the remote.
Summary: This is the 2nd one of these I have had, and the 2nd one my husband has had. The first two we got for X-Mas 2004 and were returning them both to JVC by Nov 2005. JVC gave us a horrible time, but since it was under warranty, they replaced both of them. Now, tonight, my light sensor per JVC has gone out and they won't replace it. I can ship it to them and they will look at it for $65 and then diagnose it. Well.. the lady told me over the phone what the problem was.
Summary: Very convenient to move this unit between the car and the boombox. However the FM modulator would not work at all in our new 4Runner, even with a simple antenna added to it. We use a cassette adapter -- it degrades the sound quality somewhat. If we had it installed again, we'd buy and install the adapter needed to connect the FM modulator output to our FM radio's antenna cable.
Summary: I've had this unit for a year and during that time, I've experienced the following: -Hissing no matter which FM station is chosen -Alert feature doesn't appear to work properly. Many times I am not alerted to the songs I have saved in my favorites. I'll turn the station and there's a song I have saved, but wasn't alerted. -The lighted display crapped out this weekend. It's dark. I am a Mom and don't ever remove this from my car.