how long has your sirius radio lasted

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  1. flailingfish

    flailingfish New Member

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    I've only had one The Sportster R. Going on 6 years without any problems. I guess I got lucky.

    Anyone else have better luck than that?
     
  2. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

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    My sportster is about 7 or 8 years old I think. Its still in the car and hooked up but all it says these days is "call 1 888 xxx xxxx to subscribe".
     
  3. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Ive been thru 4. the quality sucks ass...
     
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    ShutupMoron Unknown Member VIP

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    Seven and five years on my two Audiovox radios, boombox, home dock and multiple car docks, power supplies and antennas. I never had a problem with anything.
     
  5. knu3421

    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    I still use the first stiletto to record the shows. works like a charm. I also had the stiletto 2 but it burnt out in 2 years... a white box was on the screen and i could not get it go away.
     
  6. Jack Shit

    Jack Shit Active Member VIP

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    I had an original Stiletto and a Stiletto II, both died years ago. Fuck Sirius.
     
  7. Rufus

    Rufus Well-Known Member VIP

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    My first Sportster R lasted about 3 years. The backlight on it went out in the first year or so. Bought another one because I have a boombox for it, and that one lasted less than 2 years.

    Now i have an Onyx. We'll see how long that one lasts.

    I do miss the replay feature of the Sportster.
     
  8. Jack Shit

    Jack Shit Active Member VIP

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    I'm waiting for the SIM card.
     
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    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

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    I have a Sirius Exact, old school radio with a kickass FM transmitter, you can hear it down the street and around the corner. 6 years.
     
  10. itpdude

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    I've had 3 over the last 6 years. The first one I broke in a fit of anger in traffic when my phone was chucked into the receiver instead of the dash. The second broke when I left it on my couch and sat on it, breaking the screen (though the rest of it worked). And now I'm on the third.

    I no longer get pissed in traffic and am more careful to put my receiver in a safe spot.


    Although the new receivers look pretty good. Some kind of feature where you can replay stuff from a month back or something?
     
  11. Spoons

    Spoons Active Member

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    Built into my vehicle.. 6 years..
     
  12. mattyfishrip197

    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    starmate and accessories are a p.o.s.
     
  13. knu3421

    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah i also had the s-50 and it started to smoke and made a popping noise maybe 1 year of having it.
     
  14. flailingfish

    flailingfish New Member

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    have the car radios typically had better results than the home portables?
     
  15. flailingfish

    flailingfish New Member

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    is it playing music?
     
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    itpdude New Member

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    I've never had the built-in for the car, so I don't know specifically but can only imagine that they last longer because they never get toted from car cradle to home cradle.

    I drop my receiver a few times a year it seems.
     
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    Vashier VIP Extreme Gold

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    this but it works even though i closed that account years ago
     
  18. flailingfish

    flailingfish New Member

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    you better call them up and tell them they left the feed on.:nutz:
     
  19. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Mine eventually broke but it wasn't the Sirius' fault. It was a Kenwood deck from 2004 that survived 200,000 miles of use in a jeep. I owe it nothing.
     
  20. Limo Wreck

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    It will but I have cancelled.

    Watch that shit, next thing you know you will be getting a letter from a debt collector for sirius. Ask me how I know... :pissed: