Overview: This package contains the Sirius Satellite
Radio Starmate 5 Dock & Play receiver, car cradle (with swivel adhesive mount
and vent mount), a PowerConnect FM transmitter cigarette light adapter, and a
magnetic roof-mount antenna. You can connect the Sirius Starmate 5 to your
vehicle's sound system using the unit's built-in FM transmitter or your
headunit's auxiliary input (minijack cable supplied).
Note: A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is also required.
Sirius Satellite Radio: Sirius
Satellite Radio features more than 130 channels of original programming beamed
coast-to-coast, including 65 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality music,
and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. Satellite radio
service is available only within the continental United States. Service
is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Dock & Play Receiver
Vehicle Docking Station
Dock & Play Receiver
Wide-Screen Display: The
Starmate 5 has an easy-to-read, wide-screen LCD display which allows you to view
artist name, song title, and channel information. You can toggle between 2-line
artist name/song title text and large character displayed text. The large
character format will change the character size and cause the field to scroll
from right to left, if the length of the artist or title cannot be viewed in its
entirety. You can also adjust the brightness and contrast of the display.
Search Modes: You can search for and select music four ways on the
Starmate 5. You can search and select by Category, Channel, Artist and Song
title. The Category mode allows you to cycle through the available genres of
programming: Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban, Dance/Electronic,
Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin/World, News, Sports and Entertainment. Once the
category has been selected, you can choose the channels from that category using
the rotary knob.
Real-Time Program Guide: The Real-Time Program Guide makes it
possible to browse programs, artists, and songs playing on other channels,
without having to change the channel you are currently on, so you can listen to your current
channel and never have to interrupt your music.
Direct Tuning: Using the direct
and numeric buttons on the supplied remote, you can directly access Sirius
channels by their 3-digit channel numbers.
Preset Tuning: The tuner allows
you to store 30 presets in 3 separate banks (A, B, and C - 10 presets each). Preset channels can
be tuned directly by selecting a preset band and pressing the preset number on
the numeric keypad (unit or remote). You can also activate the preset tune mode
in which the rotary knob scrolls through only the preset channels.
Jump Button: This function
allows you to access traffic and weather of the 20 most congested cities, or
access a favorite channel.
Channel Lock: You can lock a
channel, making it only available by direct tuning. When a locked channel is
tuned directly, you will need to enter a 4-digit code before the channel can be
Instant Replay: The receiver is capable of storing the audio from the
current channel for later playback. Up to 44 minutes can be stored and accessed later. As soon as you tune to a channel,
the receiver automatically begins storing the audio. Once the audio is stored,
you can perform the following functions: play, pause, fast forward, and rewind.
Memory and Song Seek Functions: This feature allows you to capture and store the program data information
(artist and song title). You can store program data information for up to 30
songs. The tuner will monitor the current incoming Sirius signals and alert you
if any match the program data information stored in memory.
Game Alert With Sports Ticker: When your favorite
NFL, NBA, NHL, and college team is playing on a different channel, Game Alert
will notify you. The Sports Ticker feature will display the information
(including the channel that is carrying the game) for the team continually
during a game they are playing. The currently-playing artist and song title will
still be visible when the ticker is active.
Time-Based Functions: The tuner
has a built-in clock with the time data provided by the Sirius channel. The
clock options can be set for 12-hour or 24-hour operation, time zone, and
observance of Daylight Saving Time. Once the clock data is set, you can activate
the following functions:
- Alarm Clock: The built-in
alarm clock can be set to turn on the unit at a specific time.
- Program Alert: The Program
Alert function allows you to program the unit to turn on and switch to a
selected channel at a specific time.
- Auto Shutdown: The unit
can be set to automatically turn off after a one-hour period without any
user intervention. After 59 minutes of inactivity, a beep-tone sounds and a
display prompt appears on the screen allowing you the option of canceling
- Sleep Mode: The receiver
can be set to turn off after a selected period of time, 15, 30, 45, or 60
Remote Control: In
addition to offering all the controls on the receiver's front panel, the
included IR remote adds wireless operation of the Sirius Satellite Radio
Vehicle Docking Station
Vehicle Dock: The Sirius Satellite Radio Starmate 5 comes
supplied with a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to Sirius Satellite
Radio in your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you
in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The Sirius Satellite Radio
Starmate 5 Dock & Play receiver's vehicle dock provides three connection options
to transfer Sirius Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio system.
- PowerConnect: The Sirius Satellite Radio Dock & Play receiver
comes supplied with the PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter
adapter which allows the Sirius Satellite Radio receiver to wirelessly transmit
audio to your vehicle's in-dash headunit over and FM frequency. You can
choose from any FM frequency between: 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. You can store up
to 5 FM stations so you can quickly access the stations which give you the
best audio reception when using the PowerConnect. The PowerConnect FM
transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter simply plugs into the power port
of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory
port of your vehicle.
- Auxiliary: The Sirius Satellite Radio Dock & Play receiver's
vehicle dock has a minijack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit
directly to your in-dash headunit's auxiliary input (if applicable), using
the supplied stereo minijack cable. When using the line output jack, you can
adjust the level to match your headunit's other sources.
- FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (607FMDA25,
sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing
AM/FM antenna input (motorola) and the Sirius Satellite receiver's vehicle dock
FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the Sirius receiver's built-in FM modulator to
your vehicle's radio, especially in regions with a high density of FM radio
stations and few open FM channels.
Antenna: The low-profile Sirius antenna has a powerful
magnetic base that allows you to mount the antenna on the roof or trunk lid of
your vehicle. The antenna needs to be positioned in such a way that it will be
free of mechanical and line-of-sight obstructions.
Note: The attached micro-cable has a single SMB
connector, which plugs into the vehicle dock.
Mounting: The mounting location of the Starmate 5 should be easily
accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's
display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which
will affect the visibility of the display screen. The Sirius Satellite Radio Sportster
comes with two mounting options.
- Self-Adhesive Dash Mount: The Starmate 5 includes a
self-adhesive plastic mount which allows you to place the unit on your
vehicle's dash. The self-adhesive dash-mount allows you to swivel and adjust
the unit for better visibility.
- Vent-Mount: The Starmate 5 also includes a plastic mount
which allows to you to clip the unit onto one of your vehicle's dash vents.
Compatibility with Optional Pro-Fit Brackets: The car kit
docking station is directly compatible with the Legend series (adjustable
ball/socket joint) Pro-Fit Vehicle-Specific Mounts (VSMs). When used with the
Pro-Fit easy swivel adapter (042EZ1026,
sold separately), the docking station will work with the standard (fixed)
Pro-Fit VSMs, as well.
Optional Home Kit: An optional home kit (607SUPH1,
sold separately) allows you to listen to Sirius Satellite Radio in your home.
Second Vehicle Kit: An addition vehicle kit (220SADV2,
sold separately) can be purchased to install the Sirius Satellite Radio Dock &
Play receiver in a second vehicle.
Receiver Dimensions: 4.895" (wide) x 1.935 (tall) x
Docking Station Dimensions:
4.005" (wide) x 2.065" (tall) x 1.125" (deep)
Receiver in Docking Station Dimensions: 4.895" (wide) x
x 1.125" (deep)
Antenna: 2.195" (diameter) x 0.445" (tall); cable length = 21'
Remote: 1.625" (wide) x 0.725" (tall) x 4.155" (long)