XM XPMP3H1 Portable Satellite Radio and MP3 Player (XMp3i) XM XPMP3H1 Portable Satellite Radio and MP3 Player (XMp3i) (Electronics) Anybody who is reading these reviews for the purpose of buying this product should be aware that a portable satellite radio is not based on the same technology as a Walkman-type radio sold back in 1980s. Satellite radios work by line-of-sight which requires an unobstructed path between the receiver and its signal source. When properly installed and used the XMp3i works great for recording and listening to live XM/Sirius broadcasts. However you must ensure the unit is receiving a strong signal to make it work. If you plan on using it mostly in an automobile (with a live signal) that means purchasing an additional car cradle/antenna. If you wish to use it mostly indoors youll need to install the included home dock/antenna properly.Ive had a good experience with the Xmp3i so far. In fact I was able to listen to live XM/Sirius radio while biking over the weekend with very little interruption. I also used the home dock to record some of my favorite shows for playback later. I believe it is the ability to record programming which is this units strong suit. You can record up to five channels at the same time so getting vast amounts of music/talk on to the device in a timely fashion is easy provided you have correctly installed the home dock. The playback is flawless and is much more convenient than listening live since you can skip songs commercials etc.The interface seems a little sluggish at times and is not the most intuitive but it works. Thanks to the microSD slot you can load up your MP3 library and play your own tunes as well. I was impressed by the overall sound quality from both the satellite feeds and my MP3 files.The Xmp3i is best-suited for users who will pre-record their music/shows to bring along in the car for playback. It also works well as a standalone device for plugging into your home stereo system. Do not buy this if you want to listen to live XM/Sirius broadcasts when you take the subway to work or while youre hanging out in moms basement waiting for some laundry to dry. Though it has a built-in antenna for live reception the manufacturer clearly intended that to be used in outdoor-only situations.
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Firestik SS-174 Stainless Steel Hood/Trunk Channel Mount Firestik SS-174 Stainless Steel Hood/Trunk Channel Mount (Electronics) Great quality material (stainless steel). The channel mount didnt work flawlessly with my Jeep XJ. I had to slightly bend the bracket to allow for connection of my coax. I realize that this bracket is not vehicle specific so I wasnt bothered by that. Since install I did go off road with it attached and it held up like a champ. I would also suggest a spring mount for your antenna if this hood mount is going on an ORV. Otherwise damage is likely to follow on the first low hanging branch.