Originally posted by TurnipTruck It's funny that there are "high end" tuners coming out for satellite radio, when the available sound quality is limited to the low bitrates used to deliver the programming. The sound quality of satellite radio has been a large disappointment for me. I could not see using a $1,500 device to tune in lifeless sounding audio streams!
Polk will be releasing a XM model next year that has RS232 support.. Will be available to Polk dealers and maybe others?
Pretty cool as it has a video out to show all the info on screen
Working with Polk audio Tech support getting it worked out. I would reccommend this to any one because its not all that expensive.
Yeah good luck with that. Let me know if they do anything other then the Jedi mind trick "no your not having that problem".
I've talked to the head of the tech department last year at CES, I've bombarded my rep, etc.. No help.
Major problem is that as soon as you send any RS232 string, it resets the video information to the center of the screen. It takes a while for it to start jumping around again(to avoid burn in). Well if you request song/channel info every 30 seconds or so the text is always centered on the screen. The will burn a POLK AUDIO logo into any plasma pretty quick.
I requested that data REQUESTS to the unit not change the screen-saver timeout. I was told they didn't have that issue and to upgrade the firmware. Well we had a first run unit that couldn't be upgraded via RS232. So they send a new unit out as replacement.
The new unit DOES THE SAME THING, and on top of that they changed the way they terminated the feedback. So I had to go in and change my code to again get channel /song feedback. I asked them if there was a way to change the feedback back to the old way and was told "we never changed it, it must be something in your program". The only thing that changed was the XM unit, but it must be my fault.
Sorry for the rant. I've had to just put the display on the "off except when changing" mode and keep the front of the unit out of reach.
SEND_STRING XM,"'ChannelSelect 00',XM_DIRECT,13"
SEND_STRING XM,"'ChannelSelect 0',XM_DIRECT,13"
SEND_STRING XM,"'ChannelSelect ',XM_DIRECT,13"