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Sirius Satellite Installed

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After mulling it over quite a bit, I finally decided to install the Sirius Satellite Antenna and Receiver. I ended up mounting the antenna above the rear deck-lid (below the windshield). The antenna is quite fugly and large so with it mounted to the deck, its not as obtrusive or noticable as it would be stuck on the car. The reception is amazing. I've been able to get a signal on all floors of the car ramp that I park in.

As for music selection, there is a bunch to choose from. Since I listen to Hip-hop/Rap and Dance/Trance music, there are more than enough Channels. There are over 100 channels to choose from (60 commercial free music and 40 Talk/other). Some of the talk channels are direct feeds from AM stations so the sound quality is only as good as the original signal.

The music is perfectly clear and the sound reproduction is almost CD quality. I noticed the highs and lows aren't as loud/prominent as a CD.

Other than that, the $12.95/month fee is well worth it for me. I spend a ton of time in my car and this completes my I.C.E. system. :D
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So why does the BMW note state (rather emphatically) that it has to be on metal in specific locations?

I'm with you -- I want the satellite radio, but I want that antenna out of everyone's sight!
Perhaps highway overpasses are the case where it would be preferrable to have the antenna externally mounted. My understanding was that the 3 satellite system that Sirius is using was supposed to help with overpasses blocking out signals. As a result, they would need fewer repeaters than XM is using.

Hmm. Maybe a trunk mount would be acceptable. Roof mounting is just plain ugly. One guy at work has an antenna on top of his New Beetle and it's really distracting from the rounded look for the car. Perhaps if he painted it yellow to match. :p
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