Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

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antex-satellite-radio-receiver.gifSatellite radio is fast becoming one of the best alternatives to traditional radio available in the marketplace today. However, until recently the options available for listeners of Sirius Radio, one of the two major competing companies, were severely limited for listening in the home. If you wanted to listen to various stations in different places in your home, you needed to purchase a receiver for each zone, and there was no way to hook up your home control system to it without a great deal of work. With the release of the Antex Triple Play satellite receiver, this has all changed for the better.

Unique Features
The Antex Triple Play is primarily designed as a multi-zone receiver capable of allowing three different channels to be played in different locations at the same time. However, unlike many components on the market today that are specifically designed for use in custom home installations, this one goes much further. In fact, as you will note later in the review, the front panel has enough information that you could use it as a traditional Sirius receiver without the least bit of difficulty.

Additional Resources

While it is obvious that the single most important feature of the Triple Play is its ability to allow consumers to listen to three channels at once, it has a number of other features as well. The first is that it allows you to not only connect the receiver to your system via standard analogue interconnects, but by TosLink Digital S/PDIF as well for each of the different zones. This allows you to use your system's D/A capabilities rather then relying on the ones contained in the component.

The rest of the unique features revolve around its abilities as a home based receiver. It has a great display integrated into the unit, which shows just about any type of information you want, and some you probably would rather not see, like bad sports scores. Additionally, it has the ability to program a number of preset stations on a zone by zone basis, and can even block stations you would rather not have your children listen to.

Click to Page 2 for Installation, Evaluation, and the Final Take.



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HTR Product Rating for Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver

Criteria Rating

Performance

3

Value

4

Overall

3.5

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