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Old 01-11-2009, 07:22 AM
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Smile Recommendation for system and Ottawa based install...

Just joined this morning...what a great site!

I know this is not a pure car audio request but this site appears to be the only one where I will get an honest un-biased (product and install) reply.

I am looking to replace the OEM stereo in my girlfriends 06 Lexus RX330 with a all-in-one unit that provides:

Radio/XM Sat/Nav/Bluetooth/IPOD Int/Voice Rec?

As an example, i have seen the Pioneer AVIC-F models.

Any recommendations on such a unit and who in Ottawa to install same?

Also - Can a XM Sat install be setup to connect to the U.S. based XM versus Canadian? My girlfriend's XM mobile subscription is US based and it appears that XM/Sirius are now merged in the U.S. but not Canada yet (way more channels - no Canadian content restrictions)

Any and all help would be appreciated!

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Old 01-11-2009, 09:27 AM
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I am not sure about the subscription part but as for buying and installing go see Shon at Future Shop in South Keys.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:24 PM
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The XM cannot be connected to the US side of the industry. All the serial #'s of the units are tracked and locked off to either Canada or the US, depending on where they aer purchased. If you must have a US subscription, a XM interface must be puchased from the US and shipped up.

If Sirius is a option, Canadian based, I had a incredible deal last month on the Eclipse AVN6620. I am sold out on it now but a phone call to my rep on friday confirmed that the distributor had 5 left in stock. I might be able to get the same deal or really darn close to it. It would fit your needs perfectly and in my opinion provide a better platform for you than the Pioneer F series. The Pioneer is a great basic system and I can provide it to you as well, the Eclipse is too good of a deal to pass up if I get it again. Normal retail on it was $2500 inc. the bluetooth unit, I had them in stock on sale for $1000.

ECLIPSE Car Navigation and Audio Systems | Fujitsu Ten for info on the unit. Definitely go see Shon at FS for your install.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:48 PM
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I am not sure about the subscription part but as for buying and installing go see Shon at Future Shop in South Keys.
Is Shon still at FS? ... I stopped by a while ago on one of his usual days and he wasn't there.

I haven't heard from that guy in months
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He is still there.
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