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    Skins that support XM

    Sorry guys, I've searched a bunch - what RR skins (if any) currently support XM?

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    The one that comes with the installshield package (Bmv2?) has XM support on the main menu. I love zots, but AFAIK the only way to get to XM is via the radio menu, and whenever I go into that screen it freaks out (probably because I don't have radiator or anything of the sort).

    I wish there was an easy "skin configuration" program that you could say "this button does this" and assign an icon to it, so you could have only what you want in the main menu within easy reach without having to use a skin editor...

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    BrushMetal V2 and BrushAluminum V2 support XM... you can easily copy the xm.skin+Jpgs into another skin's folder and use it ...On the Zots skin you can easily change the button code from "RADIO" to "XM" in the main menu (menu.skin) -- that way it goes straight to XM.. if your radio freezes up, you should try and set DLink in RRConfig, Cinergy may also work as long as you have the Cinergy folder in RR...
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    awesome thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    BrushMetal V2 and BrushAluminum V2 support XM... you can easily copy the xm.skin+Jpgs into another skin's folder and use it ...On the Zots skin you can easily change the button code from "RADIO" to "XM" in the main menu (menu.skin) -- that way it goes straight to XM.. if your radio freezes up, you should try and set DLink in RRConfig, Cinergy may also work as long as you have the Cinergy folder in RR...
    Thanks, editing the skin worked... now if I could get the app to keep refreshign the XM stations, I'd be in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viguera
    Thanks, editing the skin worked... now if I could get the app to keep refreshign the XM stations, I'd be in business.
    As long as your Serial Port is set correctly, RR will constantly cycle through the currently listed stations requesting updated info on them... if you scroll to different stations those are the ones that will then be updated.. it will not update all stations (including the ones you can't see) in sequence like FrodoXM does.. if you want that feature, you can easily run FrodoXM embbeded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    As long as your Serial Port is set correctly, RR will constantly cycle through the currently listed stations requesting updated info on them... if you scroll to different stations those are the ones that will then be updated.. it will not update all stations (including the ones you can't see) in sequence like FrodoXM does.. if you want that feature, you can easily run FrodoXM embbeded.
    Wait, back up...

    What I'm saying is that if I'm listening to The City, with a custom list of stations (like 10), sometimes the song will change and 3-4 songs later RR is still showing the same info (like it didn't get the memo that there's a new song playing now). I don't care what's playing 50 channels down, but I do care about what's playing on the visible list, and sometimes that doesn't get updated at all.

    If I change stations and go back to The City (from the XM menu), it won't update either. If I go back to the main menu, it still shows the old song info. I have to change the station from the main menu, then change it back, before the new song info shows up.

    I don't know if this is expected or what, but it's certainly annoying and it's one of the things that has kept me from using RR 100% of the time. I'm actually kind of fond of Frodo's SatRadioX, and if it wasn't for the skin mismatch I'd use that almost exclusively now.

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    If you have the XMPCR then you need to check the XM PCR Mode in RRConfig or that will happen...
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