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    USB radio tuners?

    i have a hauppage wintv usb 2 TV/radio tuner, and its horrible. DOesn't work with Windows Media CEnter, and they suggest I use their Radio32 application which doesn't work with a touchscreen. The buttons are tiny.

    I want to replace this hauppage stuff.

    What USB alternatives are there for getting radio, especially that work with Media Center Edition?

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    are there any radio tuners that you can connect an external antenna (IE your car antenna) to?
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    Thatís the holy grail my friend. Nothing is really good right now in terms of good radio reception and a good antenna interface. Things are in the works just be patient. Good things are on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip-Lock
    Thatís the holy grail my friend. Nothing is really good right now in terms of good radio reception and a good antenna interface. Things are in the works just be patient. Good things are on the way.
    What do you have cooking Nat? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    I am looking for USB FM tunner too. If you find it please tell me.

    Thankyouu

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    DISCLAIMER: I haven't checked if this product was discussed before, so my apologies if it was


    I've found something like this a while ago when I was searching for carpc components.

    You can find the product's page here:
    http://www.radio-xtreme.com/

    For people in Europe wanting to buy one you might want to check out
    www.modguru.nl (dutch webshop, is apparently mostly in Dutch though)

    A quick scan over the specs reveals that it comes bundled with Radiator, the remote control that comes with the device is programmable and the tuner is a digital one.

    I don't have any technical knowhow on these things and I haven't ordered one yet, so I can't talk about the quality.
    Once I've ordered, received, installed and tested it, I will give a quick review. (might take a week or two)

    Maybe if anyone with some knowledge of these things can look at the specs and let us know what he thinks about it, I would really appreciate it

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    Ive got some D-link USB radio, the app that comes with it is decent, bigger butons, etc. My old *** dlink has a RCA connector right on it, I havnt put it in my car yet, but past uses it worked pretty decent, I just soldered some decent coax on an RCA end, it worked great.
    MORE COWBELL.

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    Okay, brainstorming time... My car came with this little 2"-3" deep radio reciever and separate tape deck. It has factory harness outputs and a car antenna in connector. I know my electronics and all that jazz but i was wondering if there was someone else out there that has a bit more electronics engineering experience than i do and thinks that they could fabricate other radio recievers similair to this to be compatible with a carputer. I ahve not had the chance to take the radio apart but since it powered the interior speakers when the car was stock i'd imagine it has a built in amplifier. Would there be a way to eliminate this amplifier and run the direct radio output to the carputer and still maintain the external radio controls? I want to eliminate my alpine head unit but still want a good radio. I'd imagine i could just add a connector and pass the radio signal throuh the line in, or maybe even if there was a way to connect it via USB? But id imagine someone would need to develop a driver for that. If you have any thoughts on this please post =)

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    I saw this one on a Mac PC its called the radio SHARK from griffin. Its USB no extenal PSU and has an antenna jack. http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/radioshark/

    Im still in the planning station of my CarPC so I have not bought it yet but it looks good.

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    so who's gonna integrate the controls for this into frodoplayer
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