Sirius XM Radio has officially launched their first A-La-Carte receiver, the Starmate 5. The popular model will allow consumers to choose pricing plans that suit their needs, and satisfies part of the conditions of the merger with XM.

The Starmate 5 will support A La Carte channel selection, as well as "The Best of XM" programming package. With an MSRP of $129.99, the Starmate 5 is available at retailers such as TSS-Radio, a site sponsor of SiriusBuzz.

"We are pleased to launch the first-ever satellite radio enabled for A La Carte channel selection," said Bob Law, Group Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket Division, SIRIUS XM Radio. "The Starmate 5 Dock & Play radio reinforces SIRIUS XM Radio's promise to give consumers more programming and pricing options."

Starmate 5 features universal docking capability, allowing for effortless transfer between home and car docks. The popular SIRIUS Dock & Play radio features a blue widescreen display for easy viewing and use, and includes a complete vehicle kit. Optional accessory docking kits and audio systems allow convenient use in the home, office and additional vehicles.

The Starmate 5 features:

  • A La Carte channel selection or "The Best of XM" and other programming packages
  • Blue wide-screen display for easy viewing and use
  • SIRIUS Replay(TM): Pause, rewind and replay up to 44 minutes of live satellite radio
  • FM transmitter or stereo audio output to connect to any vehicle's radio
  • FM preset function: Store the best FM frequencies in the area
  • 30 presets: Enjoy fast access to favorite channels
  • S-Seek(TM) Alert: Don't miss favorite artists, songs and sports
  • One-Touch Jump(TM): Jump to favorite channels or local traffic and weather
  • Universal docking capability: Add accessories to enjoy in the home, office or additional vehicles
  • SIRIUS XM Radio's "Best of Both" programming and full slate of new plans, including the opportunity to choose channels on an A La Carte basis for the first time ever in subscription media are now available.

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