Xm Direct Takes Satellite Radio On The Road

by Groshan Fabiola - Date: 2007-05-06 - Word Count: 430 Share This!

XM Radio is one of the leaders in the new digital age, bringing music, news, sports, talk, entertainment, news and weather to millions of North American consumers. One of the few drawbacks to their satellite radio services has been the complication of XM satellite radio installation in the car and the expensive equipment, but that's no longer a problem. One of the most popular new satellite radio tuners is both affordable and easy to connect to any vehicle.

One of the newest products from the most popular satellite radio service is the XM Direct, which allows consumers to use their XM satellite radio subscription in practically any vehicle. As long as a car or truck has either an aftermarket stereo system or a satellite-radio equipped OEM, it can connect with the XM Direct. The connection to a car stereo gives consumers access to numerous music channels, live concerts, sporting events, exclusive programs, and other broadcasts.

The XM Direct is actually a two-part satellite radio system comprised of a universal tuner box and a smart digital adapter. The satellite radio adaptors will work with specific aftermarket stereos or vehicle models, so they are not universal. The XM Direct satellite radio tuner may be connected to a Pioneer stereo with an adaptor meant specifically for Pioneer products, for example. If the consumer has a newer vehicle like a BMW that is satellite radio-ready, they will need a BMW-compatible adaptor for their XM Direct.

The adaptor may sound complicated, but once this satellite radio system is out of the box it's quite easy to install. The XM Direct satellite radio tuner box installs quickly and invisibly in any vehicle. It can be out of sight behind a dashboard or other convenient location, because of its small size. The XM Direct integral mounting brackets enable it to be secured using fasteners. The satellite radio tuner box also includes a satellite radio antenna input, plus all other necessary connections to connect any of the smart digital adapters.

The universal satellite radio tuner comes with an XM satellite radio antenna and a 23-foot micro-coax cable. This cable is long enough for SUVs, vans and trucks. The satellite radio antenna is small enough to be mounted effortlessly on a vehicle with its magnetic mounting base. The XM Direct satellite radio tuner and smart digital adapter sell together for just under $100, which is much lower than a more complicated satellite radio system. XM Direct for auto brands is available through automobile dealerships for $299 plus satellite radio installation, which many drivers may find worthwhile with heavy commutes and travel.

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