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    Sirius Radio with SiriusConnect

    I am looking to get Sirius in my CarPC but would like still keep Radio Portability/Mobility in place, so when I want to listen radio at home/work - I can grab radio receiver/tuner with me.
    Is it possible to connect using SiriusConnect Vehicle Kit with MJS-SC-C1 USB Interface for Sirius Satalite Radio (Mjs-scc1) and connect some portable tuner such as MiRGE?
    Any success?

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    I am running the Mjs-scc1 in my truck and I have a second one hooked to a home PC so I just take the SC-C1 tuner in the house with me. Works great.
    Sorry I can't answer you specific question.
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    Does it mean you need to put SC-C1 tuner in convenient place to plug/unplug it, and cannot put it anywhere under the dashboard/etc? I see Sirius radios they have something like unplugable headunits which you can care with you whenever you need them at different places/cars, just have docking stations available in multiple cars/home/work/etc then you will have 1 radio/1 subscription but listen it everywhere without wiring pain

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    Yes they have the Sportster, Starmate, Stilletto, lots of other choices. They are more convenient for portability however the only way you can connect them to your pC or headunit is via an analog audio cable. So you cannot control them through your PC or headunit, you need to have them accessible on the dash. So it's tradeoff, integrated control or easy portability.
    I have my tuner just sitting behind the glove box easy to get at. I travel for several days at a time usually then I work from home for a few days so I don't have to remove/ install it that often anyways. It's only 2 wires to unplug and replug in at home.
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    Thank you. Also I see that USB converter box will be connected for USB to control and audio for pushing audio trough computer. Is it correct?

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    actually (and unfortunately) the audio comes out of the MJS-SCC1 on a 3.5mm plug. So the tuner is controlled on the PC via USB but audio has to conenct to the sound card input jack. I would love to have the audio over USB, I'm not sure why that is not possible. My second choice would be to have optical out.
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    too bad, for aftermarket systems, you can get regular portable tuner, dock and interface box, which will connect it to the right headunit. I have one car with Kenwood which does this stuff just perfect.... want to see something for PC.

    Did you hear any PCI cards for XM/Sirius?

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    contact me if you want a USB AUDIO input device
    I have them... very limited quantity

    optical is pointless, SQ is so poor on Sirius / Xm
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    Quote Originally Posted by riv View Post
    too bad, for aftermarket systems, you can get regular portable tuner, dock and interface box, which will connect it to the right headunit. I have one car with Kenwood which does this stuff just perfect.... want to see something for PC.

    Did you hear any PCI cards for XM/Sirius?
    Your right, you can control portable devices from headunits now, I saw that a while back but forgot about it. I had a Sportster back in 2005 when I got Sirius and within a year I bought an integrated tuner and have not paid attention to the portables much since.

    A PCI card would be "the kittys bum" for anyone not running a laptop. That would completely eliminate one more box to mount and wire in the vehicle and reduce the potential for noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    contact me if you want a USB AUDIO input device
    I have them... very limited quantity

    optical is pointless, SQ is so poor on Sirius / Xm
    Boy, that is a fact!

    I have 2 of your MJS-SCC1 boxes right now and they work great other than the PC loosing control of the tuner ocassionally. (Usually when I am running it on my old POS Dell in the garage, likely a hardware issue)

    I think I would like a box with optical out because I am running a processor with 3 optical-in connections. If I could run the Sirius straight back to the processor optically instead of into the X-fi box, I think I would end up with a bit cleaner signal than the audio cable plugged into the X-fi, do you agree?

    I would also only using one input jack on the X-fi for the Andrea Mic for BT because I am having trouble getting the SUMA USB card to work reliably and having trouble getting both the mic in & line in to work if I plug the mic directly to the mic in and Sirius into the line in. Does this make sense?

    IF this all makes sense, could you make an optical out box that would be muted at the appropriate time for BT or when CF is switched away from SAT to other media?
    If you could get it to mute appropriately then I would run an multi optical signal input to only one of the processors inputs and eliminate switching the processor input back and forth from Sirius to PC. If I didn't do it this way, I would have to switch the processor back to PC manually when a call comes in on BT. Not good.

    Sorry, RIV, to highjack the thread, but I think my questions might have some relevance to this thread so I didn't want to hide them in a PM where other interested people won't see Mitches' response. I have read that alot of people are having trouble getting the mic & incoming sound to work properly for their phone in CF.
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