Last post on May 21, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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Lexus LS 460, Audio, Sedan
#10 of 13 Re: Sirius availability [kmbaer]
Jul 15, 2007 (4:15 pm)
My 07 LS460 came with a free 3 month trial subscription to XM and Nav Traffic -- it is great!
#11 of 13 Re: Sirius availability [kmbaer]
Jul 17, 2007 (6:44 pm)
Considering Sirius' precarious financial condition, I doubt that Lexus will add their service. Maybe if the merger is approved they will install dual receivers, but then if the merger is approved, most likely they will deactivate one set of satellites.
#12 of 13 Re: Sirius availability [knowspinzone]
Jul 19, 2007 (5:52 pm)
What's the difference - they are merging amd I can't imagine the FCC breaking it and dooming one to go out of business. Once they merge they will eliinate the duplicative stations and take the best of breed independents. I have Sirius in my Infiniti and XM in the LS. They are both very good but I'd give the nod to XM on music but it's a photo finish. But no way in the world I let one over the other be a deal breaker for me. As I said earlier the stations are so duplicative in both services.
#13 of 13 Re: Sirius availability [kmbaer]
May 21, 2008 (12:30 pm)
Well, I purchased my LS460 back on March 1 with the hope that the Sirius/XM merger would go through sometime soon. I soon realized that even if it happened within the next 6 months, it would probably be at least a year before they got the crossover hammered out. I did use the free XM service for 2 months, but missed some Sirius exclusive stations.
I dreaded the thought of taking my car apart to install Sirius, but thanks to the folks at VAIS Technology, they have a plug-n-play interface that works with the factory head unit. They even had a converter for the shark fin antenna, so a seperate antenna was not necessary either! So if there are any Sirius folks out there, it's pretty easy to make the switch. I have not had any reception issues that Lexus claims to be a problem for them to not offer Sirius as an option.
I am a VERY happy camper once again.