Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New XM radio has color split screen, memory

Satellite radio company XM yesterday announced a new radio that features advanced browsing capability with a real-time programming guide displaying multiple channel information, artist names and song titles. The XpressRC has a full-color split-screen display, 60-minute pause and replay, and the ability to save up to 10 favorite songs to listen to later.

The XpressRC features:

-- A customizable color display that allows you to view the content you want, including channel, artist name and song title. The split-screen lets you view the current channel information on the left side, while browsing to view what is playing on up to three different channels on the right side without having to change the dial.

-- A buffer that saves the last 60 minutes of programming so you can easily replay what they just heard. XpressRC users can also pause the XM programming you are listening to with the option to play that programming as long as it is within the 60-minute timeframe and the unit is not powered off.

-- The ability to easily save up to 10 favorite songs for future listening. The split-screen option enables you to see the artist and song that is currently playing on the left side of the screen, and view up to five other saved songs on the right side at the same time.

-- Quick channel navigation with the option to pre-set up to 10 favorite channels, or press number buttons to enter and move directly to the desired channel. The new radio also features a remote control with pause, replay and direct channel entry buttons. The radio display automatically adjusts brightness from day to night while in the car and includes a customizable stock and sports ticker. It also includes a TuneSelect feature that alerts listeners whenever their favorite songs, artists or sports teams are being played on another channel.

XM says the XpressRC is compact and lightweight and can move easily from one vehicle to another, and the home and the office (with additional accessories). It includes a new FrequencyFinder feature, which conveniently scans and locates FM frequencies for listening to XM through your FM radio.

Manufactured by Delphi, the new XpressRC radio should be available in the fall 2007 for a suggested retail price of $169.99.
This is a preview, not a review.

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