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|Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 8:04 pm Post subject: Sony Updates Line of Plug-and-Play XM Satellite Receiver
|Sony Updates Line of Plug-and-Play XM Satellite Radio Receivers
August 13, 2002 09:02 AM
Enhanced Model Offers XM Listeners Improved Flexibility
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced today its enhanced line of plug-and-play XM Satellite Radio receivers, the first line of these receivers that can be enjoyed in both the car and at home. The receiver's unique two-piece design allows listeners to transfer the main unit between multiple locations without having to disconnect cables. Sony's new line-up offers a re-designed antenna and LCD display, a direct channel selection through a new remote control, and 20 preset station tuning capabilities.
Our first line of XM receivers introduced transportability for XM listening. Responding to customer feedback, we have enhanced the line to incorporate four times as many preset stations, random access tuning and a smaller antenna, said Phil Petescia, vice president of marketing for portable audio products at Sony Electronics. With just one subscription to XM Satellite Radio service, Sony's plug-and-play receivers allow listeners to enjoy satellite radio virtually anywhere.
The new receiver's two-line LCD is white backlit for improved brightness and clearer contrast, displaying a 20-character summary of the current program choice. With the new direct access Remote Commander® control unit for direct channel selection, a faster Jog Dial? navigator for quicker channel scrolling and 20-station presets, listeners can access their favorite channels with ease. The line also features a more streamlined antenna, which is available with each accessory kit, the DRN-XM01H2 home installation receiver package or sold separately.
Three models of the XM receiver are now available from Sony including a self-installation unit for the car (DRN-XM01C2), a home installation system (DRN-XM01H2), and custom-RF installation package for the car (DRN-XM01R2). With the addition of the accessory kits and the smaller satellite radio antenna (AN-XM100), listeners can easily enjoy XM service between multiple vehicles and the home.
Sony also offers the XT-XM01 XM satellite radio receiver, which allows consumers to enhance any Sony UniLink? head unit with XM service. All models are currently available.
Home Unit (DRN-XM01H2)
Consumers can easily create a stand-alone XM stereo system using Sony's home package, which is bundled with everything needed to connect to a home audio system, including a receiver, direct access Remote Commander control, AN-XM100 antenna, audio cable, AC power adapter and home cradle stand. The package will be available for about $300.
Self-Installation Car (DRN-XM01C2)
For easy self-installation, on-the-go XM listeners can purchase the DRN-XM01C2 system. Equipped with a receiver, direct access Remote Commander control, cassette adapter, cigarette lighter power adapter, mounting accessories and car cradle stand, the self-installation car system will be available for about $250.
Custom Installation Car (DRN-XM01R2)
The RF modulator allows the satellite radio receiver to be custom installed with any car stereo system. Available for about $300, the car package with an RF modulator includes a receiver, direct access Remote Commander control, RF modulator with power supply, mounting accessories and car cradle stand.
Home Accessory Kit (DRN-XM01HK2)
Listeners can go from their car to the comfort of their homes without missing a beat with the home accessory kit, which includes a home cradle, AN-XM100 antenna, direct access Remote Commander control, audio cable and AC power adapter. The home accessory kit will be available for about $150.
Car Accessory Kit (DRN-XM01CK2)
The car accessory kit allows listeners to transport their receiver from the home to the car or between multiple cars, with a car cradle, AN-XM100 antenna, direct access Remote Commander control, cassette adapter, cigarette lighter power adapter and mounting accessories. The DRN-XM01CK2 kit will be available for about $150.
Satellite Radio Antenna (AN-XM100)
Sony's satellite radio antenna is universal, operating with all manufacturers' XM receivers. The new extremely compact design, magnetic or adhesive mounting options and 23-foot cable provides listeners with a variety of installation options. The new antenna will be available for about $70.
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