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  1. HottWeelz is offline
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    Joined: Jan 2009 Location: Long Island, NY Posts: 12
    01-23-2009, 02:02 PM #1

    So I took advantage of the Starmate 5 special at Sirius.com

    Got it for $19 and it arrived OVERNIGHT!

    The FM Modulation is HORRIBLE.

    I have a BMW 530i and the antenna is in the rear windshield.

    My old Sirius One unit would pump through 88.7 like a trooper, now I literally hear "STATIC"

    Is this thing putting out half the wattage on FM Modulation?

    Part two to this question is, my Stereo has a 3.5mm A/V Jack. (For Video)

    If I walk into J&R or Radio Shack (i'm downtown NYC right now) what exactly am I asking for if I want to use the 3.5mm audio out on the Stratus 5 to go in to my funky looking eliptical type of 3.5mm A/V Jack on my headunit?

    It's a round circle but has a like a "tweak" on the end???

  2. SiriusBuzz is online now
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    01-23-2009, 07:16 PM #2
    As far as I know, it is a standard jack. Not that it makes a huge difference but make sure you don't get one that is longer then you need and I like to get the kind with the 90 angle on the end so that the wire doesn't stick straight out.

    BTW my cousin got a new sportster for xmas and he said that it actually worked better without the FM modulator. I don't know how the hell that is possible but I am wondering if you noticed the same thing. Do me a favor and just pull the fm modulator wire out and see if it broadcasts.
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  3. bg18461 is offline
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    01-28-2009, 01:51 PM #3
    How did you get the starmate 5 for $19? What special? The cheapest i see is 109? thanks in advanced.