I bought this radio for one reason- to be able to record the shows that I like to listen to on satellite radio. Unfortunately, this radio can't seem to handle that simple task. The radio randomly changes the dates and times of the timers for no apparent reason. It doesn't record for the full time of the show that you set it to (for instance, it'll record half an hour of a six hour show even though you have it set to record for six hours). Or, it just won't record the show at all, even though the timer clearly shows that it was set to record.
The software in the radio seems buggy, even after updating to the latest version. Menu items tend to disappear at times. Don't bother calling technical support when that happens. XM has horrible customer support. The tech people don't seem to be familiar at all with their own product, and just tell you to reset the radio.
This isn't just a case of getting a bad radio either. I bought one radio, which did all the things I described above. I called technical support, who just told me to return the radio and get another one. I did that, and the exact same things happened again.
Bottom line- this radio does not do what it is advertised to do. If you're looking for a radio with recording capabilities, this most definitely is NOT it. I'll be returning this piece of garbage, again, for a full refund, and sticking with my old Sirius Sportster, which can't record, but at least it does what it's supposed to.
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