After three months, will KIA make Sirius disappear from MY screen? - Kia Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Ca.
Posts: 31
Drives: 2017 Niro
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
After three months, will KIA make Sirius disappear from MY screen?

I get it, Sirius pays a lot of money to auto manufacturers to be built into the software of the UVO units for three-month trial use.
But after three months, when I politely tell anyone who cares to listen that I won't be paying for or using the third-party Sirius service ever again, will KIA make it disappear from my expensive UVO display, so I don't need to be reminded of something that's taking up real estate that I never wanted in the first place?
Surely KIA will supply a lock/unlock code so I'll never have to be reminded of a dead service, correct? Is that what happens, or will that corporate logo always be hanging around, making my system uglier? Sirius refusers please chime in....


Last edited by tvmaster; 04-25-2017 at 04:11 AM.
tvmaster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 07:00 AM
Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 650
Drives: 2016 Sorento SX V6 , 2012 Soul !
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)

It's built into the software as it is part of the system. It isn't going anywhere.
jasonamd is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 11:53 AM
Veteran
 
conwelpic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,483
Drives: 2016 Soul SX - Caribbean Blue
Gallery: 38
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 501 Post(s)
Garage

I don't use it (never have on my last two KIA's) and I don't get any screen reminders (I have the UVO system), the only time I would see anything if I happen to push the "SAT" button which I don't use, unless they happen to have one of their frequent free 2-week offers - if I hear about it.

Last edited by conwelpic; 04-25-2017 at 11:56 AM.
conwelpic is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 11:06 PM
Full Member
 
mechanizeddeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: MI
Posts: 114
Drives: 2016 Forte5
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)

Just think of it like AM radio: an outdated service that served its purpose, but is still included in car stereos for those who choose to listen to it.

I've only had two vehicles that had it, and while it was a cool concept 15 years ago, technology moved beyond it fairly quickly. At least in my Forte, the Sirius function is simply part of the "Radio" menu, and doesn't have a dedicated physical button like it did in my 2012 Focus. If you think having it on a display is bad, imagine it printed right there on your dash!
mechanizeddeath is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 11:15 AM
Member
 
GrimRɘapɘr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Que, Canada
Posts: 45
Drives: 2015 Kia Cadenza Tech
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Sirrius sounds sooooo bad I just can't imagine how come someone would pay for that!!! It's even worst with premium sound systems...

Today, we're making history!
GrimRɘapɘr is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 04:44 PM
Super Moderator
 
ron1004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 8,465
Drives: 1999 Kia / 기아 Elan, 2017 Ford Edge Sport, 2015 Ford Mustang, 2008 Harley Nightrain
Gallery: 13
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 711 Post(s)
Garage

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrimRɘapɘr View Post
Sirrius sounds sooooo bad I just can't imagine how come someone would pay for that!!! It's even worst with premium sound systems...
What makes you think that the problem lies with Sirius?

Sirius is crystal clear in my car which has premium Sony package.

Quality and not quantity counts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sig image is 500X100 at 11.7 kb
ron1004 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 05:27 PM
Member
 
GrimRɘapɘr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Que, Canada
Posts: 45
Drives: 2015 Kia Cadenza Tech
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ron1004 View Post
What makes you think that the problem lies with Sirius?

Sirius is crystal clear in my car which has premium Sony package.
On all the Kias I've tried so far, Ozzy's Boneyard, Hair Nation and Liquid Metal sounds awful, including Cadenza W/ Premium Infinity (which I drive), Sorento (my dad's car), Fortes I use for courses (at least 3-4 days a month) and the Optima I had before my Cadenza. Not to mention every time I do a PDI and I try it.

So I strongly presume the problem comes from Sirrius and the compression ratio for those channels. Never really listen to other channels to compare tho. Or maybe the unit from Kia don't really allow a large bandwith for sat.

Today, we're making history!

Last edited by GrimRɘapɘr; 05-23-2017 at 05:29 PM.
GrimRɘapɘr is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 1,979
Drives: 2017 AWD Sportage SX - Black / Beige
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 627 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrimRɘapɘr View Post
On all the Kias I've tried so far, Ozzy's Boneyard, Hair Nation and Liquid Metal sounds awful, including Cadenza W/ Premium Infinity (which I drive), Sorento (my dad's car), Fortes I use for courses (at least 3-4 days a month) and the Optima I had before my Cadenza. Not to mention every time I do a PDI and I try it.

So I strongly presume the problem comes from Sirrius and the compression ratio for those channels. Never really listen to other channels to compare tho. Or maybe the unit from Kia don't really allow a large bandwith for sat.
Well there's your problem. The stuff on those channels is far removed from real music.....ok ok don't bury me with hate mail...only kidding.



I agree, Sirius is so compressed it's ridiculous. I only ever listened to the comedy channels and those just aren't worth $15 a month or whatever they try to soak you for them.
Sloppy is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 10:05 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Middleton, Idaho
Posts: 2,334
Drives: 2003 S-10 Had an 03 LX 3.5 Sorento
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)

I pay $5 a month. Every 6 months they try to get me to renew and I tell them no, unless I can get it for $5 a month. Works every time.

I do like the service for what I get out of it. Ymmv
nstoolman1 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 01:07 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 45
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ron1004 View Post
What makes you think that the problem lies with Sirius?

Sirius is crystal clear in my car which has premium Sony package.
What do you listen to? Their music channels all have very heavy data compression, just background music for me. But maybe you are fortunate and your hearing is not sensitive to those artifacts.

Once upon a time, I was testing Sirius and it sounded fabulous. But there were only a few channels up, since the system was not publicly live yet. Then they began adding more and more channels and it was the beginning of the end of sound quality.
Head_Unit is offline  
Reply


Top

  Kia Forum > Technical > Car Audio, Video & Electronics



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Driver Information Screen Bonzo17 4G 2016-2018+ Sportage 5 05-19-2017 08:28 AM
Kia's Gettin' Serious On Sirius palema 2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5 3 08-25-2008 01:25 AM
Canadian 2009 Rondo with SIRIUS satellite radio? MedicineMan Kia Carens & Rondo Forum 0 05-20-2008 09:11 PM
Kia Canada signs deal with SIRIUS Canada MedicineMan Canada 0 05-20-2008 09:04 PM
02 Rio Scheduled Maintenance dyerea 1G (2001-2005) Rio 1 10-06-2006 12:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On