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Thread: Is an FM transmitter an option to connect a CarPC to the radio ?

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    Is an FM transmitter an option to connect a CarPC to the radio ?

    As I have a car I can't (may not) modify, I am thinking to use an small stereo FM transmitter to connect the pc audio to my standard car radio.

    If this an acceptable solution ?

    I don't need to have 100 % sound quality but noise or disconnections arn't an option for me.

    Thanks for any shared experiance

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    ya all you do is take the FM transmitter and plug it into the audio out port on any device at all that has an audio out. (you may need to hit up radio shack for an overpriced adapter depending if its 3.5mm or 2.5mm (3.5 is standard headphone jack 2.5 is cell phone headphone jack) and then u set the FM transmitter to a station that doesnt exist in ur area, or when u turn it on all u hear is fuzz and no audio. then u turn ur radio to the same station. and BOOM there is ur audio, picking up off ur miniature radio station (fm transmitter)

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    i have a Belkin fm transmitter as an AUX input. Sound quality for iPod (music) is NOT acceptable as the signal is weak and interfered, sound quality is mono

    yet watching movie from my laptop, sound quality is ACCEPTABLE

    it might not an option for you

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    FM Transmitter works with drawbacks

    The FM transmitter setup works but there are times when it will be overpowered by unknown interference sources. Yes it works. The fidelity is not the best and there will be times when it just won't work acceptably at all. If you must have 100% up time, use a wired method instead.
    ~Jimmy

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    you still can hear some static beneath the music if its quiet and IMHO it really won't work acceptably at all.
    another option; if you have a cassette player, then chances are your better off with a Cassette adapter.
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    I've tried a FM transmitter in my honda before,but i'm really disappointed about it.Though it was cheap,the music sound is really bad.And it's been affected even you answer a phone.Later my friend introduce a new one to me.It's not FM,but wire connection.The sound quality is really good(almost with the CD's quality).The most advantage is that i can control it by steering wheel or radio buttons.And i can put it in my glove box.Hehe,glad to share you with this!

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    I used a really good FM transmitter the first 2 years that I had a carputer but each time that I would listen to a CD or just listen to the radio, the difference between the quality of the sound of my carputer as well as the weaker signal and having static, and normal radio and CD, was too big.

    I think you better replace your car radio (with one that has AUX in) or go with clb's solution, using a wired transmitter.

    You'll only get anoyed otherwise

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    I just like wired transmitter with CD-quality sound and the convenience of controlling by steering wheel or radio buttons.And just several days ago,this friend introduce another new model to me:MP4 car with bluetooth.It can video out to LCD monitor and microphone inside,you can answer a phone.Also it can support USB,SD and bluetooth.But i haven't try it yet.Just like to share this with you friends!

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    I've used 2 FM transmitters. One was by Belkin and it was really weak. Even a slight radio signal would overpower it.

    The second was a Cables to Go Port Authority transmitter. This one was bulkier, but much stronger.

    The annoyance level depends on where you are driving.
    If you are driving locally, then you just find an "empty" channel and leave it set there - no problem.
    If you are driving long-distance, you will get annoyed, because any empty channel you find will inevitably be taken over at some point.

    Even driving through rural Missouri/Iowa on the Avenue of the Saints, I get interference.

    This is why I am looking for a wired solution for my 07 Sonata (another thread).

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    Yes , you may try a FM Transmitter. There are many FM Transmitter provide a line-in plug, it may let you connect any audio device via the audio plug.

    You may found FM transmitter in
    http://www.cross-mark.com/remote-cha...pod-p-603.html

    Dean

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