Sirius Receivers

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Sirius customers, in addition to the monthly subscription, must invest in three pieces of specific electronic equipment to enjoy satellite radio. Users will need a special satellite antenna, a satellite radio tuner, and a satellite radio receiver.

Sirius receivers house the channel and category channels. They also display information about the artist, channel and music played. The receiver is built into Sirius Plug and Play tuners, home tuners, and cars that feature built-in satellite radio tuners.

Sirius Receivers: Portable Plug and Play

Plug and Play Sirius receivers are considered the best way to take advantage of a single Sirius subscription. Plug and Play receivers can be used in multiple locations, via special docking kits. Docking kits are available in three varieties: for the car, for the home, and for a boombox-style stereo, for the user who needs complete portability.

One of the most popular Plug and Play receivers is the Sportster, which has enhanced sports features. Other quality Plug and Play Sirius receivers are made by Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Sanyo and Xact. Most Sirius receivers with Plug and Play functionality cost around $99. Receiver-ready boomboxes also cost about $99, with most other docking stations/kits available between $29 to $49.

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