SiriusXM - Stratus 7 Satellite Radio with PowerConnect Vehicle Kit - Black

SiriusXM Stratus 7 SSV7V1 Satellite Radio Receiver: Bring the great music and programs of satellite radio into your car with this SiriusXM satellite radio receiver. The push-button display makes it simple to view what's playing, change channels, and manipulate settings and functions.
Satellite and Internet Radio subscriptions are sold separately by SiriusXM Radio Inc. See the SiriusXM Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for details.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • SIRIUS Stratus 7 Satellite Radio
    • PowerConnect vehicle dock
    • Dash mount, vent mount, extended vent clamps
    • Magnetic-mount antenna
    • PowerConnect power adapter, 4' auxiliary cable, alcohol preparation pads
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (439 out of 471)

    Features


    Blue display is simple to view and easy to use

    The straightforward blue display shows the channel, artist, and song name, and lets you change channels and settings with one touch.

    Instantly recall your favorite stations

    With up to 10 station presets, you can jump right to your favorite channels.

    Easily mount receiver on your dashboard with PowerConnect vehicle dock

    Additional accessory kits (not included) allow you to listen to satellite radio in your home without an additional subscription.

    Access traffic and weather reports in your area

    With One-Touch Jump you can get traffic and weather updates from 20 major metropolitan areas with the push of a button.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor device

      Posted
      justawvguy30
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I got this device from Sirius because my new car does not come with XM as an available option for install. The device once out of the box feels like a cheap plastic toy so for the price don't expect a sturdy little thing that will handle those unexpected events like drops when installing or changing position or anything like that. The device once powered on has a very tiny display with very tiny buttons. For people with big hands avoid this device now because the pre-set buttons are unforgiving when trying to use them. After a short week of use the buttons stopped operating. I tried unplugging the device and plugging back in, I even shook and blew on it like a Nintendo cartridge thinking maybe something from my vent blew into the device and is messing with it. Nothing. Device still powers on but I am hence stuck on the same channel with no option to change it or adjust the FM channel as its the only way to listen since my new car has no AUX input. The buttons were also very confusing and didn't do what I would think they would do in the normal working environment. I reached out to SiriusXM with no options but to send it back and have no XM service for a month or more. They had no other options to support me while I was without service. The device is awful and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone if they wanted something worth using. It is small but there is a catch with smallness and for this device its def a downfall.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      You get what you pay for

      Posted
      Regg
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Sirius XM, urghh you disappoint again. If it weren't for howard stern, I wouldn't sign up for this....now to the device. Super easy set up, did it during my lunch at work, took 15 minutes tops even hiding the thin wires which really doesnt require removing of panels, since you can easily use a pen with a microfiber towel to push it under the plastics. Now the bad - 1. has a whining noice since the antenna wire is so close to the aux port , wiggling it goes away 2. vent clip is fine but then you have wires hanging all over the place 3. BUTTONS - why even have them you push them in and they do nothing, just the up and down arrow work best. Good thing I listen to howard stern only so it doesn't bug me much 4. sound quality isn't great. it is good, i would say like a 128kbps mp3 not 192. And i don't even have premium sound. If you have the ability stremaing the app sound quality is superior via bluetooth.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for a satellite radio newbie

      Posted
      Chrispy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I never really believed in paying for radio. I always thought that paying for radio was some sort of sin or something until a recent road trip that I took. The car we used had Sirius XM and I actually loved the content. Decided that when I got back home that I wanted to try it out for myself in my own car but didn’t want to invest a lot of money into a device. This device was a “deal of the day” on Best Buy’s website so I couldn’t pass it up. Installation was super easy. Fortunately I already had a FM transmitter in my car so I didn’t have to buy anything else. I called in to activate service. Took less than 30 minutes from install to using service. I would recommend this to anyone. Will probably be looking into upgrading the device in about a year though. If you don’t have an AUX cord in your car radio you will need purchase a 3rd party FM transmitter for this to work in your car.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      does the job from audio perspective

      Posted
      sa88
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Had gotten same unit from Sirius as part of a deal when I turned in my prior car, the replacement had no Sirius, so this was their deal to keep me. I then decided I would like to have the flexibility to move this to my wife's car; moving all the attachment and wiring would be a pain, so there is a unit that contains the attachment and wiring (Powerconnect Kit). However, Best Buy was actually selling the entire unit for about $10 more, so decided to do that - the extra radio sits in storage "just in case" but now both cars have the installed mobile attachments and they work pretty well. Both cars actually have the Sirius "shark fin" antenna, so I decided not do the instructed deployment for the included antenna and just mounted it in the front windshield magnetically attached to a speaker grill. That works about 90% of the time. If this gets annoying, I may opt to have the Shark Fin wiring pulled to this Sirius Unit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent basic plug and play SIRIUS radio.

      Posted
      ericdcarson
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought the Stratus 7 to replace a (very) old Audiovox receiver. It works great as a basic satellite radio for your car. Don't buy this if you're looking for all the "bells and whistles". There are more expensive receivers with those. You can also buy a separate SIRIUS home dock, but using the internet app is easier for home. The receiver is small and light weight. but still easy to read. I bought a second dock for my other car so I can use the stratus 7 in either, by just moving the receiver. Also, it works with my old SIRIUS antennas which were already in place. If you buy this, I would also recommend buying a remote. the car kit doesn't come with one. I ordered a reconditioned remote from the SiriusXM site for $7. If you do buy a home kit too, I think it comes with a remote.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect Alternative

      Posted
      boondock51

      These portable standalone units are the perfect alternative to factory installed vehicle satellite radio. To save a lot of money on a new car, I opted to purchase a model (almost fully equipped) without pre installed satellite radio. The car doesn't have the fancy looking shark fin mounted antenna but I am enjoying the exact same programming everywhere, every time. The unit is easy to install and I know that the sound quality generated via my car's auxiliary port rivals factory installed SAT radio. I know this because my pickup truck has a factory installed satellite system. The bottom line is that these self-install units are a logical SAT radio alternative that does the job well, not to mention saves a ton of money on a new car bill.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not real easy to us or understand

      Posted
      docrock
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ok so I'm technically challenged. After all the years Sirius has been around you'd think they'd improve on their receiver. It more complicated than necessary. It's difficult to set frequencys is my biggest complaints. Its impossible to do when traveling and you don't know what ones are going to be open in any one place. Antenna wire is probably way too long, in my case anyway, it would be nice if there was some way to get rid of the extra 5 feet.. Audio wire need's to be jiggled every once in a while to restore connection. None of it seems to be made to last, cheap and flimsy. A bigger screen would be nice too. But, what do you do, if you want Sirius radio in a vehicle you don't have much if any choice. XM equiptment is slightly better but then you have to pay extra for some of the channels.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not what I expected

      Posted
      Kojack
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this kit in hoping to add satellite radio to a second my family owns. Our newer car has it built in. Most review gave it a fair to excellent rating for the price. I bought it when it was a Best Buy "deal of the day". However, when I opened the box, I discovered the installation was more than expected with the fact the kit requires you to attached the antenna on the outside of the car and wire the receiver box inside manually on your own. I did not want to do that because I wouldn't have done it as professionally as I would have liked. I didn't like the image of a wire coming from the roof of my car inside thru a window or wrapped under it through a door. So, I returned it without using it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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