Summary: an XM tuner that is joyfully simple and plays good sound. Plus you get FM, AM, clock and a wake-up from the same single unit.
This XM tuner plus XM antenna plus Timex alarm clock is nifty. Plug it into the wall, plug in the antenna that came with it and you have XM already! (XM subscribe and register presumed.)
Replaces my heap of incompatible XM gizmos nesting among little wires.
XM, local FM, local AM sound is very good. Setting the Equalizer to one of five preset equalizer profiles to match your station improves the sound.
There are 25 buttons in addition to the dial and 10 preset buttons. Looks a bit geeky, but each button is simple and labeled clearly, so you are not
guessing at a screen mode mystery. Find the button, push the button, works. The remote is simple and the remote is all I use after setting up the clock. Recommended for people who value function and ease.
I resorted to reading instructions to set the radio tuner preset buttons. Look at the upper right corner of the screen when diddling with the preset/direct button to unconfuse modes and orient to group A vs. B,C.
This product responds after a second or two rather than instantaneously for many controls. Not a problem when you settle down and know the timing.
Remember that XM takes a while to find the signal, load some packets and start making sound. I found an XM antenna location after I learned to wait ten seconds between antenna movement. The delay is XM, but knowing may help you set up this product.
Regarding expectations: I did not know what to expect, the product description on Walmart.com the day I ordered was not detailed. I was pleasantly
surprised by the functions, performance, and ease of this XM tuner with the included Timex alarm clock-radio.
Summary at top.
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