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Downloading instructions Delphi SKYFi3 unit

I have been trying to find instruction on downloading a few hours of XM radio to the unit. Neither the manual or XM web-site or other site are helpful with obtaining step by step or logic instructions. I've had the unit for three months and still can't get it to work other than in the car. FRUSTRATED.

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  • matpatta Feb 15, 2009


    1. I purchased my skyfi3 from xm radio on 12/22/2008, I tried to hook-up the unit at that time all I got was "checking media " now it's 2 months later I called xm radio technical support we got the unit to work by pressing the up volume and the mode button at the same time, this reset the radio. It worked for one or two days now the reset process isn't working at all. Is their a solution or do i have a bad unit also is their a toll-free number for Delphi as xm radio warranty is only good for the first 30 days thanks

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You can't download Xm programming, like you can from itunes, where you get a song in 3 or 4 seconds.  
Do you mean record music? You must record realtime, either while listening or while the unit is idle in its cradle.
It's easy. while listening to the radio in the cradle (press mode repeatedly to get to Live XM mode), then press the center (play/pause) button.  the menu will pop-up, select Record.  It will give you the option for Song, Channel, and Session.  Just chose one of the first two and press the button.  You should see a microphone appear at the top of the screen.  It's recording.  Follow the same steps to stop the recording.  Setting up a recording session is self-explanatory once you get into that screen.

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