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    cant you just chop off the female end on a antenna extension cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    No adapter, you'll be soldering... Check the 2nd post on page two for pics.

    Will this USB Radio Work?
    That has always been an issue with my Silab, it gets no reception.... Is it easier to soder the antenna to this unit, then to the Silabs unit?

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    Does anyone have any any problems when resuming from hibernation? When I resume from hibernation and was previously playing media, media will resume but so does the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyflip View Post
    Does anyone have any any problems when resuming from hibernation? When I resume from hibernation and was previously playing media, media will resume but so does the radio.
    Yep, but I think it's a known problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyflip View Post
    Does anyone have any any problems when resuming from hibernation? When I resume from hibernation and was previously playing media, media will resume but so does the radio.
    this happens with the current 1.46 and the Silabs radio plugin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid View Post
    this happens with the current 1.46 and the Silabs radio plugin?

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    Yup, for me it does.

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    I am currently exploring my FM radio options for CF. Does anyone have any comments on this tuner now after a few months of use? Is the reception acceptable when connected to the car's antenna? Is the bug where radio starts after hibernation likely to be fixed any time soon?

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    Just ordered one guys, thanks for the heads up. As of right now I have no external antenna on my car (stock one broke). I'll be buying an add on one, or finding some one who has one some time before I get the unit. I'll most likely solder everything on before I even try to use it.

    I'll let you all know how it works out as soon as I get it and get everything squared away. I figured for $23.00 shipped, it's worth a shot. If it doesn't work I can always grab an HD radio tuner and go that route.
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    Well, got mine in today, already tore it apart and soldered on a proper aerial. Reception in my office at work is GREAT. Better than any radio we've ever had in here. I actually made a regular antenna plug socket on the actual unit itself. That way the unit, and the antenna are easily disconnected from the PC and each other.

    The only problem I have is that I'm getting skipping in my skin. I'm using FreeIce and every 10 secs or so the music will skip for an almost un-noticable duration and then go back to normal. Doesn't happen with the Silabs radio player, only in the skin. Therefore I'll for some different USBRadio.dll files and see which one works out ok.

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    Good luck with that.... its diffrent in a moving enviroment, my silab worked perfect in the house or when stopped, but as soon as the car started moving, it went all cr@ppy. If you really want a stable radio go HD. There is no plugin for CF yet, but David is going to be working on one. From what I understand he already has the Visteon HD Zoom HDZ300 and the serial cable created by Mitch to interface with the PC. Here is a link to the thread: HD Radio Cables READY!. It is more pricey but at least it will be CD quality and you wont have to worry about it going out. I here that its so good you can even get away with not having an antenna connected. If you buy the Visteon, buy it off of ebay, you can get it for about $60.00, unless you want to pay the full price of $199.99. The cable from Mitch is only $24.00 with free shipping.
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