Question about Kenwood SIR-KEN1 SIRIUS Radio Receiver
My radio head unit is a DPX701 and the display reads "waiting" much of the time. It will intermittantly show the song title and/or artist but then will go back and just diaplay "waiting". Sometimes it will work properly for several minutes. I can not determine a difference due to direction traveling, traveling or stopping, temperature, etc. When I change channels, it will usually show the display for a second and then revert back to "waiting". I dont know if it is an antenna issue or an issue with the tuner. My head unit seems to display properly in all other source modes. The audio is not affected by this. It sounds great and is working properly. I need information on what to do to fix the problem.
I have a DNX7120 with a Sirius KCA-BT200 and it is doing the same thing. When I turn the truck on , the song title, artist, channel will not show up. If it does work then it will play one song then every song after that it shows the first song on the display. I thought this was a Kenwood issue. Maybe it is a Sirius issue?
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
I actually RMA'ed the unit back to directed electronics, took over 3 weeks to get the new one back after about 7 calls waiting on hold for the warranty department. I hooked it up, and still have the same problem.. I did find that if you leave it on channel 184 (Weather/emergency) for about 10 minutes, it forces it to go back to normal for about 2 days. Then, back to Waiting, Waiting, Waiting. Kenwood has no idea about this happening. I was hoping someone had performed this "firmware" update on the unit, and could post where to download it.
Posted on Mar 04, 2007
I believe it's actually a firmware issue with the SIR-KEN1. I havethe same setup and have the same exact problem. I have to cycle thru my "SRC" button and get back to Sirius for it to work. Not a happy camper. I read on the Sirius Backstage forums about the firmware, although I have written Directed Electronics (SIR-KEN1 manufacturer) and never received a response.
Posted on Jan 17, 2007
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