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XM Commander XMRVRFM001

by Terk

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  • Full function remote with scan and jump features you can also preview channels before selecting
  • Works with any car radio via digital direct connect or FM modulation
  • Full featured interface with remote control and micro antenna
  • Factory installed appearance blends with car interior
  • Tune Select finds your favorite songs
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Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions4.5 x 1 x 1.8 inches
Item model numberXMRVRFM001
  
Additional Information
ASINB000167KWY
Shipping Weight2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Terk
  • Model: XMRVRFM001

Product Description

Product Description

Box includes: Commander unit, remote control, antenna and hide-away tuner The XM Commander gives you clean, elegant XM reception. This intelligently designed satellite receiver works with all car stereos through FM modulation or direct-connect RCA line-out. The full-featured interface with dual-line display makes it easy to use, and the micro antenna blends with your car interior Keep an ultra low-profile - Controller is 20% smaller than current receivers and blends naturally with your vehicle Single wire design makes it easy to hide Smallest satellite radio antenna available, 40% smaller than the competition

From the Manufacturer

The XM Commander is an intelligently designed satellite receiver that works with all car stereos through FM modulation or direct-connect RCA line-out. It gives you a clean, elegant receiver option. Its ultra low-profile design blends inconspicuously with all automotive interiors. The XM Commander is a total system in one; it comes complete with everything necessary for a quick and easy installation.

The XM Commander works with all car stereos through FM modulation or direct-connect RCA line-out (professional installation is recommended). It has an ultra-low profile. The controller is 20 percent smaller than current receivers and blends naturally with your vehicle. The micro antenna is one of the smallest satellite radio antennas available - nearly 40 percent smaller than the competition!

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is great.
Tim j Mccabe
The sound quality is good, as any FM station is.
Amazon Customer
I am going to attempt to return it.
Jack Davis Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By RC on December 22, 2004
Okay, XM is really, really cool. But this review is not about XM, the concept/service. It is about the XM commander.

1) This unit, when hooked with the FM antenna connector, sounds horrible. Somewhere between an strong AM radio station and a weak FM one. This is not related to reception, it is just the dymanic range of the output. Reception was always consistant no matter where I drove.

2) The face light on this unit is very bright and cannot be dimmed. It is distracting and unsafe. It literally is as bright as a small flashlight. What a huge oversight!

3) The output level of this unit is so low, you must turn up the level of your head unit a lot to hear it. That causes the following problems:

a) Distortion - even with a good head unit, distortion is higher the louder you turn it.

b) Loud Blast of Static when you turn on the car. The XM commander comes up a few second after the radio - since you have the FM radio turned to a blank station, you get a LOUD blast of static for a few seconds until XM comes on. This is worse than it might at first seem. And no, you will not remember to turn off the unit every time you turn off the car.

c) Switching from XM commander to FM etc. causes a HUGE volume difference. This requires lots of blasts of loudness all around, and is incredibly annoying.

(And yes, I am aware of the XM commander audio adjustment, but it does little to mitigate this problem)

A great concept (XM) but a horrible solution (XM commander)

Do yourself a favor and change your head unit to an all-inclusive system such as those from Clarion. Yes it costs more but you will be thrilled with XM when it works right.

I'm having my installer take this unit out of my car and putting in a head unit. I learned the hard way... I don't want you to.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Craig on June 30, 2004
Ease of installation, value, and superb sound quality makes this unit a great buy for any one with a cd player already installed in their vehicle. Other units require buying the tuner, then a car kit with a cassette adapter, which I had no use for, then the FM modulator, and the antenna, almost doubling the price of what this unit cost. Very nice, sleek design... not bulky like the Delphi. It has an excellent two line display, with a cool indigo blue backlite at night, and even direct sun does not impair visibility of the LCD display during the day. Doing a custom in-dash install is the only way to go with this unit. Just wish I had a aux input in my receiver to take advantage of the direct connection ability of the Commander for superior sound quality. (...)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Mendenhall on July 24, 2004
I just purchased the unit a couple days ago and am thoroughly pleased with the features. Face it, most people wouldn't need any more features than the XM offers unless you just like throwing your money at things you never use. Sound quality is great but could use improvement. I notice a slight volume disparity when switching from FM to XM. My unit is mounted in my Ford Explorer with velcro so I can remove if needed. All wires are hidden. I watched the car audio place install everything within 15 minutes. If you have any idea about installing regular car stereos than I'm sure you could do it yourself.
Setup was very easy, one phone call to XM and within 5 minutes I was downloading stations. One thing you do need to know is that when you pull your car into a garage (loose direct line with the satellites) then you loose reception. Within the next 5 years they should improve that.
Bottom Line: I would highly recommend buying the unit, especially if you live in a place where you can't get any radio stations. Look to Ebay for the best price ($40 cheaper than Best Buy and Circuit City) and installing the unit yourself. If you don't feel comfortable about self-install then stop by a place like Best Buy and they will do it for you for around $70. Good Luck.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tattoo on February 23, 2005
I purchased this receiver after quite a lot of research. I was looking for a way to listen to better music than is played in my small Arizona town. Satellite radio seemed to be the best alternative. Although servicewise, Sirius plays slightly better music (I have Sirius free through my Dish Satellite at home) their equipment is terrible (very basic). With that said I chose XM.

I installed this receiver after about 1 hour. The reason it took so long was simply the power hook up instructions were not very clear (this was solved by hooking into the radio power).

This unit uses a wired FM Modulator. In other words, your antenna cable goes into the modulator and there is an output from the modulator that goes into the back of your stereo. This modulator was the root of the problem. When hooked up properly it completely degraded the incoming signal from the antenna. In other words, the few FM stereo stations that were quite strong using the antenna alone were mostly garbled and full of static with the modulator hooked up. The only way I was able to fix the static issue was by unplugging the modulator and antenna. I wired the antenna back into the stereo and taped the modulator cable next to the antenna. This gave me the same quality output but got rid of the static issue. In either configuration, the output volume was also grossly inadequate. Even with the FM signal at max level the volume was very quiet. Because of this you would get a huge volume difference when switching from XM fed FM stations to CD.

Based on all these reason I finally took the XM Commander back to Best Buy and bought a Delphi's XM SKYFi2 receiver which I highly recommend. On a side note, XM was able to switch my membership between the old to new receiver in about 5 min.
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