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Experience with the Mirge radio
Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:06 AM
I would imagine that the modulator on the new radio is woefully underpowered. Is that indeed the case?
Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:09 PM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:18 PM
Does anyone even have any experience with the Mirge at all? I'm getting one because I thought I could use it with all my sportster 5 accessories, now I'm worried that isn't the case. Is there a special antenna for it?
I would love an answer to this also.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:18 AM
i can't wait to recive the radio. i love my xm. i was a little disappointed when they replaced xm 10 with the roadhouse. a friend of mine was the music director for xm, and had a morning show on america 10.
the reason for getting the new radio was for me to be able to listen to the nascar channel, it's supposed to be on xm 128 but is not.
i am installing the mirge in my 2005 ford escape hybrid. and will be using the fm transmitter, as i have the factory nav in the truck. but only use it for the mpg readout, ev motor battery pack readout. or, i would install a pioneer in that truck with a pio adaptor directly connected to the back of the radio, via the cd changer connection. to directly connect the mirge to it.
the delphj skyfi sucks. the fm transmitter is weak!. i have the radio mounted in the drink holder. and i get station override in certain spots. the radio is only about 1.5 to 2ft away. i will test the mirge before i install the sur connect. to see how the fm transmitter works first.
i have a 2000 explorer with a pioneer in it, with the pio adaptor. connected to the express rc. thats really the way to do it , if you can..
xm said it would take 5-7 days for ground shipping. it was free shipping. so i paid $229.00 after the $20.00 instant rebate for the radio, $9.95 for the sur connect , and they grabbed me for for tax $12.00 total. $251.00.
i'll keep you informed once i get it, should be here no later than next monday.. xm's shipping is usually quick. i'll see..
Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:46 AM
I would love an answer to this also.
I finally got the Mirge in the mail last Friday. It took 8 days to get it! Anyway, it just gets worse for me. The Mirge did not work in any of my Sirius equipment! None of it. Two car kits, boombox, and home kit. Then the worst of it was xm didn't let me mail it back. Finally after talking with 3 csr's for about two hours one finally said we could take the radio back if you bought another one of our radios. Since I was in the process of selling off my Sirius equipment and was in the market for xm radios i accepted their offer, even though it was bs. I could have got that radio at a much cheaper rate, but like i said, I had to go through xm and set up an account. Been a long week to say the least. The best part was they said i couldnt return the radio because it was a promotion for xm subscribers. I'm wasn't even a subscriber! Not to mention the whole process started with Sirius saying they couldn't sell the radio and I have to order through XM. Then XM says they can sell the radio, but they don't sell the plan that includes both services and that I had to sign up for Sirius to do that!
Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:35 PM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:48 PM
but what i want to know is, do i have to pay for 6 months to a year up front. or can i pay buy the month. my xm acct charges me every three months to my card.
if you xm and have a delphi express rc or the audiovox express r this radio will work with the home kit and the boom box. the antenna looks like the express rc in my explorer with express rc. but i think inside the antenna may have to different terestial recievers to work with either sats. but the remopte is the same as my express rc.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:57 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:25 PM
just have to wait and see.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:51 AM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 04:13 PM