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Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:33 PM

Question about setting up Sirius in home

I'm "technically challenged" and am trying to set up sirius radio in my home. My account allows for my car (love it!) and streaming. Got a sirius in home kit and a speakers docking box. Called sirius to set up inhome account. I set the receiver in the dock, fired it up, got the channels to show up. Had to adjust antenna in south window. Got 100% reception for satelite.
All this, and no sound!
First of all, why south facing window? Am I looking for more sunlight, or to connect to a satelite? Second, why no sound if I have full satelite connection? I don't have a teenager around to help me. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Beatlelvr Mar 21 OP
emulatorloo Mar 21 #1
Alliepoo Mar 21 #2
Midnight Writer Mar 21 #3
LakeVermilion Mar 21 #4
emulatorloo Mar 21 #6
MontanaMama Mar 21 #5
Beatlelvr Mar 21 #7
BumRushDaShow Mar 21 #8

Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:36 PM

1. Call Sirius. They have good tech support and will help you.

I wonder if you have a detective unit?

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:36 PM

2. Ima bookmarking this!

I want to do the same as you to set up Sirius inside. Iím interested to see the advice youíll get. Thanks for paving the way!! Good luck- hope you get the sound figured out soon!!

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:38 PM

3. Their geosynchronous satellite is to the south.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:42 PM

4. I use Alexa for Sirius

I must have had to give it my username and password. It's great in the home.

(Sorry, I didn't buy a Sirius unit.)

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Response to LakeVermilion (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:56 PM

6. Same here, Sirius sent me a free alexa when I signed up. Easy set up. I ended up purchasing

Amazonís Echo Link thingy for hooking it up to a home stereo receiver when Amazon had a good sale on it. Great sound, Love it.

https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Link-Stream-stereo-system/dp/B0798DVZCY/

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:42 PM

5. Interesting.

I run Sirius on the app on my phone or ipad through a blue tooth speaker. Maybe you don't need their home kit? I don't know if that would save you any money or trouble.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 06:02 PM

7. I think I will try that!

I called Sirius, not much help really. I decided the speaker dock thing is defective, sending back to Amazon.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2023, 06:03 PM

8. "First of all, why south facing window?"

SiriusXM has 2 (operational) geosynchronous satellites positioned parallel and literally over and on either side of TX (longitudes of 96 & 115 W). Most of the CONUS is "north" of that so people would usually "point south" although the better way to describe it is to point towards TX. However they also have a bunch of terrestrial repeaters on the ground to boost the signal and that can help - at least in urban areas where it can be harder to get line-of-sight.

Some of the speaker docks (and I have had a few different ones over the years) are kludgy for volume controls and also tend to have options for an "aux" input where if that is selected (or something is plugged into that jack), it is assuming some other external device is going to use the speakers and not the receiver itself.

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