Originally Posted by zevrosenthal
Hi - I have a new 19' international with the Sony Radio/DVD/CD etc. - the stock Audio/Video upgrade package. I'd like to add XM Radio as well (I'm already a subscriber in my other car) and, although the Sony unit is listed as Satellite Ready, I can't find any clear info on what/where to buy and how to install. Has anybody done this? Is it a big hassle? Can you use the existing antenna or do you have to wire a new one? Thx
"Satellite Ready" just means that the head unit will accept input from a satellite receiver (another box). We have Sirius and use the Sportster receiver and have multiple docking cradles for it. There is one in the house, one in the cars, and one in the trailers. In our '06 I use the AUX RCA jacks to pipe the satellite signal into the stereo.
As for the antenna, the one that comes with the trailer is AM/FM only. We just put the satellite radio car kit antenna out where we get good reception and route the wire into the trailer via the slots next to the windows in the front of the coach.
You could probably buy a recevier box and an antenna and hook it up to the unit in the coach, but then you will need antoher account and that means another radio bill. I just couldn't see spending that money for something that gets used primarily on the weekends. Our method only requires one account and it can be used almost anywhere.