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Second SiriusXM 2.0 Tuner Adds Time-Shifting, Wi-Fi

The DVR feature
will allow for time-shifting programs and songs, while the Wi-Fi connection
would likely stream the broadcasters Internet radio service through a
smartphone or mobile hotspot. a product listing on an

online store


As previously
announced, the SiriusXM Internet service will add on-demand music and talk
programming early next year.

The new tuner,
called Lynx SXi1, is “coming soon,” the My Radio Store site says. A customer-service
rep said it would be available “within the month.”

Lynx, dubbed a
“portable” tuner by the site, will join the dock-and-play


as the first two tuners capable of receiving SiriusXM’s Sirius 2.0
service, which expands the broadcaster’s lineup by 22 channels and will be
expanded sometime in the future to offer up to 30 channels.

The Edge tuner
features ability to pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live satellite
radio, but the new Lynx, with its built-in rechargeable battery, will be able
to record satellite programming in the owner’s absence.

The Lynx,
according to the My Radio Store site, retails for $249 and plugs into an
optional home kit at $69, optional car kit at $249, and a portable speaker
dock. Features include a multi-touch touchscreen that displays album art and
artist bios.

Though it comes
with a 30-hour rechargeable battery, the Lynx does not appear to be intended
for on-the-go use like an iPod. The accessories included in the Lynx’s
packaging do not include headphones, the web site shows. A customer-service rep
said the site wouldn’t know if it’s intended for use with headphones until it
gets them in stock.

customer-service rep also said the Lynx’s Wi-Fi would “presumably” enable
access to the SiriusXM Internet radio service via a smartphone or mobile Wi-Fi
hot spot.

Other Lynx features,
the site shows, include:

  • a Love button, which records favorite
    songs for later listening;

  • My SiriusXM Channel,
    which builds a playlist from “Loved” songs and artists;

  • My Radio Replays, which automatically records favorite music to
    a library;

  • Start Now, which lets users listen to favorite programming on their

  • Show Finder, which provides a complete list of programming;

  • ability to pause, rewind and play live content;

  • microSDHC card slot for transferring media; and


    up to 30 hours of operation on
    a single battery charge.