Product Overview: The Pioneer
inno XM2go portable satellite radio receiver with a built-in 1 GB memory for
recording satellite radio programming or storing MP3 and WMA music files
downloaded from your computer. The inno comes with a home kit for connecting the
unit to your home stereo system, plus a pair of earbud headphones. An optional car kit
(item # 130INCAR1), or an additional home kit (# 130INHOME1) are also available. The inno
has a brushed aluminum front with glossy black trim. The outline of the control
buttons are backlit in blue.
XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers
more than 170 digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free
music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from
coast to coast.
Rechargeable Battery: The inno
comes with a 3.7-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated for
5.5 hours of live XM playback or 10 hours of prerecorded content playback. The
amount of playback time can be affected by the duration of the display
backlight. The battery can be recharged while plugged into household AC current
or connected to your PC via the USB cable.
Display: The inno is equipped
with a full-color 1.67" TFT LCD screen. The XM channel names are displayed in
their full color logo. In addition to the XM Channel names, the display shows
the channel number, artist name, song title, battery status, and clock. The
display also indicates the current play mode (XM or My Music), signal strength
or available memory, and, when playing songs in "My Music", a progress bar with
total track length and current location within a track.
Heads Up Display: The display
is normally oriented to be read when the receiver is held upright. When the
receiver is placed in the home or car dock, the receiver is placed on its side,
and the display automatically reorients itself so it can be properly read.
Built-in 1GB Memory: The inno's
1GB built-in memory can be used to store XM content or a combination of both XM
and MP3/WMA files. You can choose to exclusively store XM content, using the
entire memory to store up to 50 hours of programming. If desired, you can
partition the memory so that half (512MB) is used for XM programming (up to 25 hours)
and the other half for storing MP3/WMA files (between 7 and 8 hours at 128
Recording XM: You can instantly
record XM content to the memory with the press of a single button. You can also
schedule a recording by setting the date (today, every day, or a specific date),
start and end time, and channel. Note: To schedule a recording, the
receiver must be docked in the home stand with the AC power adapter and XM
antenna connected, plus signal strength of 2 bars.
10-Minute Buffer: The Pioneer
inno has a 10-minute memory buffer which allows you to start recording a song on
live XM anytime during the song without fear of missing the first portion of the
TuneSelect: The TuneSelect
feature finds your favorite artist or song whenever they are currently being
played on any XM channel. When you hear a favorite song, you can add the song or
artist to the TuneSelect list. You can also enter an artist name or song title
using the virtual on-screen keyboard, even if it's not currently playing. When
the saved song or artist is playing on any other XM channel, the inno will beep
and you will be given the option to switch to that channel.
Bookmark: You can bookmark
songs that you hear on XM (live or recorded), and view those bookmarks through
the XM+Napster application when the unit is connected to your PC. You can then
look up information about the artist or album, and purchase a complete,
high-fidelity version of the song that can be played on multiple devices through
XM+Napster. You can also purchase other songs by the same artist (or similar
artists) on XM+Napster.
Organizing Music: All songs and
tracks that are stored in the inno are normally played in the order that they
were recorded or transferred into the unit. You can also sort the selections by
artists, category, channel, or by recording session.
Locking/Unlocking XM Content:
You can "lock" a song or track to prevent the inno from recording over it. All
songs by an artist, in a category, or in a channel can be locked all at once.
Info Extras: XM Satellite Radio
broadcasts information such as sports scores, stock prices, and other features
from time to time. You can select your favorite sports teams or track up to 20
stocks, and the scores and stock prices will scroll along the bottom of the
XM+Napster: Included with the
inno is XM+Napster software on CD-ROM. With XM+Napster, you can manage songs,
playlists, and recording sessions on the inno, transfer MP3/WMA files between
the inno and your PC, explore and purchase music from XM+Napster's online store,
and listen to XM Radio online. The software will also allow you to rip tracks
from your CDs to your PC, plus transfer MP3/WMA files onto a recordable CD or
DVD. Content from XM is recorded in AAC Plus, and cannot be burned onto a CD or
DVD or otherwise transferred off the inno. See below for System Requirements.
Note: XM+Napster requires a separate monthly subscription fee. XM+Napster
Light service, with limited features, is also available without a monthly
System Requirements: The inno
is compatible with PCs that meet the following requirements:
- Intel Pentium-class CPU
- Microsoft Windows XP Home,
Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 operating system. (Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME and Mac OS are not supported.)
- At least 64 MB of RAM
- At least 13 MB of available hard
disk space for XM+Napster application
- Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher
- Windows Media Player 9 or higher;
Windows Media Player 10 recommended for Windows XP.
- Active Internet connection; a
broadband connection (cable, DSL, or fiber) is recommended for optimal
- Note: inno may not work
with all computers meeting these requirements depending on system
configuration and user demands on existing hardware and software.
USB Port: The inno is equipped
with a USB port on the top panel next to the headphone jack. The USB port is
compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for fast data transfer.
FM Modulator: The inno contains
a built-in FM modulator that automatically turns on when you dock the player
into the optional car kit (130INCAR1), and allows you to listen to whatever your
inno is playing using a car FM radio. The FM modulator turns off automatically
when you undock the player.
Tone Controls: The inno
features separate bass and treble controls, each with 13 steps. Note:
Tone controls are operational for live or recorded XM content. There are no tone
adjustments for ripped or transferred music.
Sleep Timer: You can set the
inno to play for a specified amount of time and turn itself off. The sleep timer
can be set for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.
FM Modulator: The manual states
(on pages 66-67) that the inno's FM modulator turns on automatically whenever
the unit is placed in the home or car dock, or the FM modulator can be turned on
manually and used in handheld mode. The FM modulator can only be used when the
unit is placed in the car dock. It will not work in the home dock or in handheld