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Sirius SST8V1 Starmate 8 Dock-and-Play Satellite Radio with Vehicle Kit (DISCONTINUED BY MANUFACTURER)

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  • Subscription sold separately by SiriusXM
  • Pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live satellite radio.
  • Choose from six different display colors to match your dash lights.
  • View artist name, song title, and channel information on the large color display.
  • Includes PowerConnect Vehicle Kit.
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: SiriusXM
  • Model Number: SST8V1
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 90 days

Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Customize your listening experience with the Sirius Starmate 8. Want to hear something again? Starmate 8 allows you to pause, rewind and replay live satellite radio. Don't like to clash with your dash? Screen color options and a selection of trim rings are included to match your vehicle's dash lights - or your mood. You'll also be able to browse other channels while listening to the current one; and store your favorite channels for one-touch access. It comes with everything you need to listen in your vehicle with easy, do-it-yourself installation. And with optional accessories, you never have to miss your favorite shows. Simply take it with you to listen at home, at the office, in multiple vehicles and outdoors all with just one subscription.Pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live satellite radio.Choose from six different display colors to match your dash lights, and personalize with the trim rings.View artist name, song title, and channel information on the large color display.Listen at home, at the office, outdoors or in multiple vehicles with optional accessory kits - all with just one subscription.Hear SiriusXM through your existing vehicle radio with easy, do-it-yourself installation.*Browse other channels while listening to the current one.Store up to 10 of your favorite channels for one-touch access.Lock and unlock channels with mature content using easy-to-use parental control.Optimize PowerConnect performance with easy FM tuning.One-Touch Jump to traffic and weather for the city of your choice, or back to your previous channel.Includes PowerConnect Vehicle Kit.Supports A La Carte programming selection.Works on the Sirius network.

From the Manufacturer

Customize your listening experience with the Sirius Starmate 8. Want to hear something again? Starmate 8 allows you to pause, rewind and replay live satellite radio. Don't like to clash with your dash? Screen color options and a selection of trim rings are included to match your vehicle's dash lights - or your mood. You'll also be able to browse other channels while listening to the current one; and store your favorite channels for one-touch access. It comes with everything you need to listen in your vehicle with easy, do-it-yourself installation. And with optional accessories, you never have to miss your favorite shows. Simply take it with you to listen at home, at the office, in multiple vehicles and outdoors - all with just one subscription.

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Satellite Radio with Custom Colors, Replay, and More

The Starmate 8 offers much more than traditional radios. This slick device shows artist name, song title, and channel information on a bright display. With the included Vehicle Kit, you can easily connect this receiver to your car speakers. The device lets you browse and explore other songs and artists without leaving your current channel. Pair the Starmate 8 with a Sirius subscription plan that best suits you and start enjoying all your favorite music, talk, and entertainment at the touch of a button.


Hardware Features
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  • Pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live satellite radio.
  • Choose from six different display colors to match your dash lights, and personalize with the trim rings.
  • View artist name, song title, and channel information on the large color display.
  • Listen at home, at the office, outdoors or in multiple vehicles with optional accessory kits - all with just one subscription.
  • Hear SiriusXM through your existing vehicle radio with easy, do-it-yourself installation.*
  • Browse other channels while listening to the current one.
  • Store up to 10 of your favorite channels for one-touch access.
  • Lock and unlock channels with mature content using easy-to-use parental control.
  • Optimize PowerConnect performance with easy FM tuning.
  • One-Touch Jump to traffic and weather for the city of your choice, or back to your previous channel.
  • Includes PowerConnect Vehicle Kit.
  • Supports A La Carte programming packages.
  • Works on the Sirius network.

*FM radio required, or use the included aux-in cable if your vehicle has aux-in capability. Will also work with cassette adapter (sold separately).


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Welcome to the World of Satellite Radio

Only SiriusXM brings you more of what you love, all in one place. Enjoy commercial-free music from nearly every genre - including artist-dedicated channels. Get live sports play-by-play and 24/7 expert talk. Enjoy exclusive entertainment and comedy. Plus world-class news, local traffic and weather, and more. Choose between the Select, Premier or All Access programming package.

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Docking speaker sold separately.
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Subscribe to the All Access Package

It doesn't get any better than this - get every channel in the XM Premier package, plus listen anywhere with over 130 channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet.* Simply ask for the All Access Package when you call to activate your radio.

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What's in the Box

Starmate 8 Radio, PowerConnect vehicle kit, aux-in cable, magnetic-mount antenna, user guide, and quick start guide.


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IMPORTANT SUBCRIPTION NOTE:

Hardware and subscription sold separately. Service will automatically renew and bill at the rates in effect at the time of renewal until you call us at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and taxes apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Our satellite service is available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. Our Sirius satellite service is also available in PR (with coverage limitations). Our Internet radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK and HI. Certain channels are not available on our Internet radio service, including MLB® play-by-play.

© 2011 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. All other marks and logos are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Frank Sinatra photo © 1978 Sid Avery / MPTV.net. © EPE Reg. U.S. Pat & TM off.


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging

Technical Details

Item Weight 3.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 0.7 x 2.4 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number SST8V1
Warranty 90 days
Weight 2.5 Pounds

Additional Information

ASIN B0060NG27G
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #104 in Electronics > Car Electronics > Car Audio > Satellite Radio
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available October 28, 2011

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Customer Reviews

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I've waited a few weeks to write a review so I would better know what I liked and didn't like. The Starmate 8 works exactly as advertised and wasn't very difficult to install in my Prius. The pause feature works well and the display is nice. It doesn't come with a remote control, but I ordered the "Sirius Sportster Universal Remote Control" and it works with the Starmate 8 (and only costs $5.49). It's nice to not have to reach for the dash whenever you want to change channels.

I'm giving a 4 star review because while everything works fine, the audio quality of the music channels is not great. It sounds like a highly compressed 64 kb audio stream: decent but not nearly as good as music on my mp3 player. I'd say it is on a par with FM quality although it has the advantage of always being a strong signal (no static). Still, if Sirius/XM increased the bit rate (and dropped a few channels I suppose), I would like the system better.

Important tip: consider buying the "A La Carte" programming option. They don't advertise it much (it's hard to find on their website) and you actually have to call them on the phone to sign up for it (once you have your radio), but it is well worth the effort. You get to choose your 50 stations and the cost is only $7.99 a month.

Two suggestions for the Sirius/XM company: increase the bit rate on the music channels (even if you have to cut some to make room), and consider adding a USB option so people can use the Starmate 8 as a mp3 player too.
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This radio is based on the XM XDNX1V1 Onyx not the previous Starmate versions.

Here are some different features added or removed compared to the Starmate 2,4 & 5 that I have used in the past.

Pros
-Better looking display, by default it uses white text with a background blue gradient to black.
-The color of the display can be changed to 6 different colors.
-You can scan channels
-It has changeable trim rings, by default its black but can be changed to blue or grey.
-If you press one of the programed preset button too long it ask for confirmation that you want to change the preset.

Cons
Since it's a XM based radio it dose lose some features that the previous Statmate versions had.
-No artist/song alert
-No sports team alert
-Only 10 + jump presets compared to previous Starmate versions that had 30 + jump presets.
-You can't jump back to the previous channel.
-This radio doesn't include a remote control but you can use an older Sirius remote, it will work except for the features that were removed as listed above.

Even with features removed I still would recommend the Starmate 8 over the Starmate 5. Over the past year I have owned two Starmate 5s, both were defective. No mater what button i pressed it would pre-set to the 1 button and the up button stopped working. Since the Starmate 8 is a XM designed radio I'm hoping it is constructed better. I have been using this radio for a couple of weeks with no problems.
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I bought my first Sirius Radio back in 2003 on a lifetime subscription. That was when you made one payment and counted the number of months it would take to break even in the event Sirius didn't make it. Which was at that time questionable. Sirius says you can transfer a subscription up to three times to a different/newer radio for a transfer fee of $75 each time. I've been a subscriber with two radios - one for 9 years the other for 7 years. All was well until......

I purchased a Starmate 8 from Amazon, without issue, and it arrived as promised. It took me a couple of hours to uninstall my old unit from my truck and install the new one. The activation of the new radio, required hours on the phone with Sirius' call center in India. I was disconnected twice and killed the battery on one phone trying to get the transfer done. It was the same each time I called; "I need to transfer you to a specialist", "I need to check other resources", "where did you buy the radio", etc.. Very cheery but not helpful. The radio was finally activated and I was told the transfer fee would be on my credit card. A week later the new radio died.

Back to speaking for hours (literally) and was told my radio was defective and would need to be replaced and I could buy one from them and they could make a better deal, never mind Amazon.

Amazon performed beautifully. On a Saturday they sent a new radio at no cost that got to me on Monday. Plus a PP return label for the broken one. I have nothing but praise for the service reps at amazon. And the whole transaction took maybe 5 minutes.

Back to hours on the phone with Sirius to activate the new one. That would require another $75 transfer fee since it was "technically" a new radio. Never mind the defective one.
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I just received my radio several days ago. Installation into my work van was very easy, it took about 25 mins. The following day I was on the road. I got about 15 miles away from Washington DC and all I heard throughout the day was static so I turned it off. I attempted to call Sirius XM Tech support 2 times during the day, both times after giving the customer service rep my info he then indicated he was going to transfer me to a tech. The reps dropped both my calls so I waited til I got home to try again. I got home called a 3rd time. Finally I got a "Tech" on the phone, I told him what my problem was and I had found out during the day that the FM adapter would possibly solve my problem. The Sirius Technical Support "Technician" had no clue what I was talking about and the only question that he could ask me (3 times) was "Is your radio an after market radio"? The adapter and my question had absolutely nothing to do with that. I finally got frustrated enough to ask him, " Are you or have you ever been a technician and installed the radio units in vehicles before"? HIS REPLY "NO"! I am a Service Technician in my occupation, the last thing that you would want to do it put someone in TECHNICAL SUPPORT that has never even installed, troubleshot or even not know all the different types of devices that would be needed to correct someones issue. I advised this person he needs to go to his supervisor and tell them that he has no right being in Tech Support. I hung up. I then called my local Best Buy and spoke to their radio installer and within 10mins, I had my questions answered and even the part numbers that I would need to attach to the FM Adapter in order to make it compatible with my radio. The one and only thing that I expect anyone who reads this to get out of this is....DON'T CALL SIRIUS XM TECH SUPPORT, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER WHO SELLS AND INSTALLS SATELLITE RADIOS...GOOD LUCK.
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