Question about Sirius Audio Players & Recorders
I just got a replacement for a Sirius Sportster SP-R2. My old unit lost the lights and was becoming impossible to acquire a signal after I hit a bump. Now, the new SP-R2 I got, the FM frequency doesn't go below 88.1 and it's the same model. My old unit went as low as 87.1 (where I got all stations in clear). I can't find a signal weak enough over 88.1 to tune my Sirius into (all local radio stations knock it out). I don't get any sound from my new unit unless it's on the docking base with speakers. Why doesn't this unit go lower than 88.1 and why can't I the Sirius stations to tune into any FM stations (I went through every frequency 88.1 through 107.9)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Same problem in RI too. Acquiring signal stays on the screen 24/7. My husband has the same Sportster. When I plug his into my car docking station, it works fine. When I plug mine in, it says "Acquiring signal". Does this mean my radio is dead?
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
Hi guys!! I am a sirius satellite radio employee and unfortunately, when this happens (usually when the receiver is about 2 years old) the radio is pretty much shot. It is a common problem with the older sportster models, but not so much with the newer one. As the receivers are probably more than a year old, they are now out of warranty and the only resolution is to call us at sirius and say you want to cancel the subscription on the radio. When cancellation is imminent, we will offer to send you a replacement (although it will be a different unit not compatible with you current docking stations) at no cost to you. Sometimes an antenna replacement will actually stop the problem, but it will happen again very shortly afterward, and thus it is only a temp fix to a permanent problem. Hope this helps you out!!
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Let me save you $30.00. A new antenna will not help, nor will cleaning the contacts. I just did both of those and it did not help. I have mine in the freezer right now cooling it down. Sirius told me that I should not leave it in the car because it gets to hot. They told me to buy another unit....
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Sirius does not stand behind their products, There is no out of warranty repair for their radios, and they do not offer sites for repair. Seems like this is a definite problem with this model. Their solution is to buy a new radio,(with all the new-docking,boombox etc) accessories. also they charge $75.00 to change to the new radio.I liked my sportster 1 because of the FM modulator. It just had to be centrally located and all the radios in my home picked it up(no docking) the new radios require $50.00 docking stations for each stereo location and radio location, unless you bring a boombox everywhere, and the sound isn't the same. I feel there should be a class action lawsuit against Sirius for these reasons and I might look into it. What do all you think?
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
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