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s="h3color tiny">This review is from: Sirius SDST5V1 Starmate 5 Dock and Play Radio with PowerConnect (Electronics)

Sirius SDST5V1 Starmate 5 Dock and Play Radio with PowerConnect Sirius SDST5V1 Starmate 5 Dock and Play Radio with PowerConnect available on December 10 2015 from Amazon for 79.99
5.0 out of 5 stars
This little unit is a great item. I bought it for two reasons, first, it is plug-n-play, and second, it offers ala-carte selections.

What is ala-carte? For a cheaper monthly satellite bill, you can select up to 50 channels (minus the premium channels). I went for it, and actually struggled to find 50 channels I liked. Other channels such as Margaritaville are designated as premium, so they are a small add on cost. But all in all, expect to pay from 60% to 75% for the ala-carte cost than the full package.

Admittedly the ala-carte price has risen over the years, but its still cheaper than the full package.

I use this unit in 4 locations; which required the purchase of a couple of docking stations.

My boat. I have an Alpine iDA-x100 head unit with a compatible satellite interface so I can use this unit on the boat. Since the Starmate 5 is controlled by the head unit, the logical choice was to mount it inside a hanging locker in the rear cabin...Read more

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This little unit is a great item. I bought it for two reasons, first, it is plug-n-play, and second, it offers ala-carte selections.What is ala-carte? For a cheaper monthly satellite bill, you can select up to 50 channels (minus the premium channels). I went for it, and actually struggled to find 50 channels I liked. Other channels such as Margaritaville are designated as premium, so they are a small add on cost. But all in all, expect to pay from 60% to 75% for the ala-carte cost than the full package.Admittedly the ala-carte price has risen over the years, but its still cheaper than the full package.I use this unit in 4 locations; which required the purchase of a couple of docking stations.My boat. I have an Alpine iDA-x100 head unit with a compatible satellite interface so I can use this unit on the boat. Since the Starmate 5 is controlled by the head unit, the logical choice was to mount it inside a hanging locker in the rear cabin...Read more
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