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Satellite radio is an increasingly popular alternative to regular radio. With satellite radio, you pay a certain subscription fee each month (about $15) to get around 100 satellite-broadcast music channels. The subscription cost mainly pays for the lack of commercials, which is a big plus for most listeners.

To take advantage of satellite radio, you will need a satellite radio receiver. There are several types of receivers available, and Delphi produces some of the most popular models. Its two most popular models are the MyFi and SKYFi line. The MyFi satellite receiver is slightly smaller and is considered the most portable. This device is designed to be taken with you anywhere, just like an mp3 player like the Apple iPod. The SKYFi is your standard satellite receiver unit and is typically installed in cars, boats, and at home using various accessory kits. You will find more information about these two units below.

Delphi MyFi Portable Satellite Radio

Manufacturer’s Description: Delphi MyFi is the industry’s first personal XM satellite radio that you can take with you anytime, anywhere, right out of the box. MyFi gives you the personal freedom to experience more than 130 digital XM channels virtually anywhere. Packaged with a built-in rechargeable battery pack, antenna, remote, headset, home kit and car kit, the palm-sized MyFi is Delphi’s easiest-to-use satellite radio yet. MyFi also has the ability to store up to five hours of XM programming with the push of a button. Your favorite music and programming are never lost and are available to play at any time.


– The first personal and portable XM satellite radio

– Innovative time shift “Memory Mode” capable of storing up to five hours of XM programming

– Integrated rechargeable battery

– Built-in FM transmitter to turn any FM radio into an XM radio

– Everything you need in one package for the car, home and on the go

– Informational extras include a custom stocks and sports ticker

– Live XM listening mode

– Up to thirty preset channels

– Large six-line illuminated LCD display

Price: $300

Delphi SKYFi Satellite Radio Receiver

Manufacturer’s Description: SKYFi enables access to XM’s 101 channels of music, news, sports and entertainment programming in the vehicle or at home. Enhanced features like the large 5-line display, 10-button direct channel entry and 20 channel presets help users easily navigate XM’s award-winning radio service. SKYFi(TM) also gives listeners the ability to preview and search XM channels by artist name and song title. Accessory kits for the home, car, or our portable audio systems (sold separately) make SKYFi(TM) portable and fun.


– Advanced 5-line display simultaneously shows channel number, channel name, artist name, and song title

– Preview song titles and artists

– 10-button direct channel input

– 20 preset channels

– remote control

Price: $100

Delphi SKYFi2 Satellite Radio Receiver

Manufacturer’s Description: Using state-of-the-art technology, the exclusive play/pause feature continuously and automatically saves the last 30 minutes of programming, including multi-channel programming.


– Exclusive Play/Pause: Continuously record 30 minutes of selected XM station for added flexibility.

– Built-in FM Modulator – SKYFi2 can wirelessly transmit XM Satellite Radio to any FM radio, without the need for cables or complicated connections.

– TuneSelectTM – select channels and programming in several different modes
– TuneSelect mode automatically finds favorite shows too!

– Personalized information tickers: stay up to date on your favorite
stocks, sports and XM guides as tickers scroll across the bottom of the receiver’s screen.

– Advanced Display: Displays up to 5 lines of text on a white screen while displaying channel, song, artist, and title information.

– Backwards compatible – will work with original SKYFi accessory kits

– Remote control included

– Wide variety of listening accessories available:

– Vehicle Kit: everything you need to install SKYFi or SKYFi2 in your car or truck

– Home Kit: everything you need to connect your SKYFi or SKYFi2 to a home audio system

– Marine kit: everything you need to install your SKYFi or SKYFi2 in a marine environment

– Audio system: a portable system containing speakers and docking station

– CD audio system: a portable system with a CD/MP3 player and an AM/FM tuner

Price: $130

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