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    Default Polkfest XM tuna on the air!!!

    I just activated the XRt-12 Polk XM tuner (so generously provided by Matt Polk and polkaudio at polkfest05) and am generally impressed. After using a portable docking tuner (sony) in both the house and car I can say it is very nice to be able to SEE the display on this one. Very nice control layout and remote also. I have it on my work system at the moment but will write a review once I listen for awhile on my home system.

    THANKS MATT POLK!

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    Edit: Went with the 3 year subscription for $9.99 per month.
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    Cool...!

    I have seen this unit in the stores but this is the first I've heard from a reliable source....not a salesman. ;)
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    I've had one for about a year, I love it. Listen to it about 3hrs everyday.

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    did you do it online (subscription) ?
    Is that how it`s done ?

    by the way..

    It was an absolute pleasure meeting you at PolkFest..
    Have you made a move towards getting one of those open reel players yet ?
    I know your going to ...!
    I saw it in your eyes..!! ;)
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    beardog... go to www.xmradio.com and click on "get xm" :)
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    cool...

    Thanks..

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    I've had mine for about a year now, LOVE it.

    Get one and avoid the rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    did you do it online (subscription) ?
    Is that how it`s done ?

    by the way..
    Have you made a move towards getting one of those open reel players yet ?
    I know your going to ...!
    I saw it in your eyes..!! ;)

    I started searching ebay on Sunday. Spent about 3 hours looking at different ones. I asked Ken which ones to look at and he gave me some numbers but I forgot them. I knew I should have been writing them down. I guess I'll have to bug him about it again now. Some day I'll learn to take notes when a guru is speaking.

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    I also wanted to say thanks to everyone at PolkFest. I finally got around to getting the tuner setup into my theater and signed up for XM.

    It is a really nice piece of equipment. Now I am just working on getting the remote control codes added as a new device to my MX-800 to make my life easier :D

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    ok...is this someone's way of making fun of us????? I'm not laughing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Kell
    I also wanted to say thanks to everyone at PolkFest. I finally got around to getting the tuner setup into my theater and signed up for XM.

    It is a really nice piece of equipment. Now I am just working on getting the remote control codes added as a new device to my MX-800 to make my life easier :D
    Who are you....it might help those that met you :)

    As a side note, I've had my Polk XM for ages and it's 100% better than the Delphi with a home kit...and I own both.

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    Hey Polk -

    Can I get the protocol info for the RS-232 port on the XRt-12?

    Currently, I use the Delphi SkyFi2 in commercial operations, but have customers that would like the tuner to change channels based on a schedule (or even mute at night). I'll offer the XRt-12 if I can get these protocols so I can tie it into our telecommunications server...

    (I already have the capability of converting the RS-232 to ethernet for Internet control from our servers...)

    All your manual says is "for 3rd party use - don't hook it up" (paraphrased). Well, here I am - a 3rd party!

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    Unless you're a custom installer employed (or self employed) by a company that does custom installations, you can't have the protocol. Sorry, but those are the rules.

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    "...in commercial operations..." "...but have customers..."

    Maybe I didn't make myself clear. We are an XM Commercial Dealer and install XM with telephone systems. I would think that qualifies as a "custom installation." And, since we do those installations for our customers, not for us, that would make me employed by a "custom installer."

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    Call up CS. There's a process you have to go through.

    Sorry, skipped the part about being a dealer sort of person.

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    Got it... thanx! Now, if I can just get our distributor and Polk to do business with each other...

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