What Are Dedicated Home Satellite Radios?
If you plan on listening to satellite radio exclusively at home, dedicated home radios will give you the best sound options. There are three types: component tuners, stand-alone table radios, and Connect & Play systems. No matter which system you choose, an indoor or outdoor antenna is necessary to pick up the satellite signal (many include indoor antennas).
A component tuner is probably your best option if you have a component system, such as a home theater setup, in which you plug several components into an audio/video receiver (or a preamplifier, or a stereo receiver). Generally, they deliver the best sound around, and they blend in well with your other components. Some can even send display info to your televison, so you'll be able to see what's playing from across the room.
Tuner for "XM Ready" or "Sirius Ready" home receivers
If you've got a home receiver labeled "XM Ready," or "Sirius Ready," these is for you. All you have to do is plug in the antenna into the receiver, make sure you have reception, and subscribe to XM or Sirius. Half the processing of the satellite signal is done in the antenna; the other half in the receiver.
Internet table radio
This tabletop radio is compact and easy to place in any room. It connects to the Internet through your home connection, either via ethernet cable or Wi-Fi®. Then you can dial in SiriusXM programming through your SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription.