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Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:
 

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Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:
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I don't have XM yet, but here is my Alpine CDA-9833.


What speakers and amp(S) do you have?
 

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Super Doody said:
Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:

That is my skifi and I can see signal strength, channel, channel name, artist, track name. I like it because it is right there with no wires shown, It has a fairly large display, and I can take it with me and put it in my house/boombox/other car. Works for me.
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Here is my setup. I like having the tuner integrated with the deck so I don't have any more dash clutter than I already have. The only problem is the deck was one of the first available from Pioneer so it only accepts 8 characters from the XM tuner and I don't get full artist or track names.

 

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Super Doody said:
Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:
I've been considering the same thing. What decks with integrated controls have you been considering?
 

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Pretty much all the deck more than $200 are compatible. I'm looking at the alpine CDA9830
 

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I have a Kenwood deck with Sirius satellite radio integrated. as you can see I have enough other crap so I did not want another piece of hardware on the dash. the tuner is remote mounted under the seat and the readout on this unit is big and not a problem to see.
 

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Super Doody said:
Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:
try to stay away from FM modulation if you can, which means aftermarket headunit and tuner. I run the XM unit and i have to use FM modulation because my deck wont work with the input version they have for it, and i get some mild interference like static....
 

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Super Doody said:
Like the title says. I'm trying to get some ideas. I'm trying to decide if I should just go with a separate satellite tuner or get a deck with satellite radio controls with necessary hardware. I've heard that one of the advantages with a separate satellite tuner is that the displays are much bigger making channel surfing a lot easier. Thanks. :confused:

Heres Mine!!!

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Oh i forgot to say that now my XM is now direct and i control it through the deck. i put the roady in my work van.
 

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how did you achieve that look of the Alpine in the middle?
is it a custom piece of ABS?
 

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Hey Doug, did you ever get the pics up of the std cab install?
 
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