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    Newbie with connection conundrum (again)

    Sorry if you have seen this post before, a moderator deleted it by accident and it hasn't reappeared yet, so here goes


    Need to connect pc to standard Tevion head unit. No inputs, amplifier out.

    CD, SD and usb in (takes mass storage device, don't know max capacity)

    Is there any way of using the usb port as a line in. I am planning on replacing the head unit eventually as soon as one comes up. I have a small fm transmitter as a last resort.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated

    Current setup is laptop pc ad media engine, motorised dash screen. Want to build a voompc into the floor of a citroen berlingo

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmarsh View Post
    Sorry if you have seen this post before, a moderator deleted it by accident and it hasn't reappeared yet, so here goes


    Need to connect pc to standard Tevion head unit. No inputs, amplifier out.

    CD, SD and usb in (takes mass storage device, don't know max capacity)

    Is there any way of using the usb port as a line in. I am planning on replacing the head unit eventually as soon as one comes up. I have a small fm transmitter as a last resort.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated

    Current setup is laptop pc ad media engine, motorised dash screen. Want to build a voompc into the floor of a citroen berlingo
    usually no you cannot use the USB in as a line in unless that feature is explicitly defined as a feature. There are some that are able to do this, but they are expensive. My guess is no.

    Don't you have any aux in or anything? Maybe a wired direct connect FM modulator would be better as a last resort because it will be as clear as a never going away FM station...
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    Nope, no auxillary's at all

    nope, there's no auxillary inputs whatsoever. Unit was a cheapie one.

    Bummer though, really didn't want to have to add a modulator as I'd have to find yet another 12v line to use.

    May just have to use transmitter for the time being.

    Any idea's if they can be hacked ala camcorder firewire dv in/out

    any other idea's? Don't want to fork out yet until the pc is built/in.

    voompc - 2gb compact flash/ewf/horm/12 sec startup whoooo
    at least that's what I'm getting from the laptop, 1gb of RAM helps!

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    get a different cheapie. Really. You can get cheap units with inputs for like $40.
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    No cd-changer input even?
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    get a different cheapie. Really. You can get cheap units with inputs for like $40.
    I'm in the UK, Where? I want one

    best I can find with mp3 support is 50 ($100 ish) and they only come up really rarely

    for uk buyers, Aldi and Netto's are the (slightly odd) places to look but they only come up occasionally).

    No, no cd changer inputs.

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    why do you need mp3 support?! That is what the computer does. And $40 is for something from a local shop. So I figured cheaper on ebay. After I get off work, I will find one....
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    http://cgi.ebay.fr/AUTORADIO-TEVION-...QQcmdZViewItem

    This is what I found on the HU, and it has cd-changer input. So it's probably possible to convert that to an auxiliary input.

    edit: 2k1, it's in french, so maybe you could translate? (my french isn't good enough for that)
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    +1 on finding something new. If you can afford the CAR PC install, you should at least support it with something for now. If you cant, use the MF modulator until it drives you crazy and you buy a better unit.
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    use the fm transmitter for now... don't waste money if you can already make it work... since you know you will be upgrading soon it doesn't really matter.

    just wait...

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