Radio presets issue
Would it not make more sense to have all the FM/AM presets listed as if they were MP3's in a playlist instead of having fixed numbered buttons?
I only just got working FM radio hardware so not tested before, but I'm finding that I don't know where any of the stations are :(
Icons would be better, but at least a list would make it easier to identify the choice available without having to scan everytime.
Also, is there anyway to implement tuning sensitivity (local/dx), and AutoFrequency where it will hunt the strongest frequency for a particular station rather than just staying at the first one it hits. This also helps when driving long distance as inevitably a stations frequency will change depending on where you receive it from.
BBC Radio 2 can be anything from 88MHz - 91MHz FM. Not just one particular frequency like say Centurey 105.40MHz FM exactly. Having to manually search is a pain when nearly all headunits these days do it for you :(
I will look into AutoFreq as soon as I can for radios that support it...
As for presets, not sure what you mean...
You should be able to set all the presets after you tune to a station by holding down on the preset for a few seconds...
you can also get another list of presets by clicking the FM button again to toggle between multiple preset lists, this was made to work just like a car radio...
What I meant is that the preset buttons are labelled 1-10 on each of the 3 screens, instead of 1-30.
And also as they only display a number on the preset button it makes it impossible to see which station is stored in each preset location so makes scanning all the stations a necessity, which takes quite a while to complete :(
Could it not be made like Satellite radio where each button shows a logo/icon relevant to the stored station, these can be manually downloaded and cached by users which are bothered.
Two views would be nice, a list view, and a logo'd button view.
Only IMO ofcourse :D
maybe in a future release...
The current version is meant to mimic a car radio...
Would it be a big job changing the numbers for Station Names?
it could be done... I will look into improving the interface and skin for an update...
Originally Posted by ShawJohn
cheers David, you're a top man :thumbs:
This would be a great idea. When you set your preset on RR (Dfx), it asks you to label it and makes a list which does not mimic stereo presets like CF does...
That would be a tough call as to which I would prefer...
Its not a car radio though is it? Its the next generation... A carPC! And its supposed to look modern and cool, not be mimicking old technology :D
I could never understand all those skinner guys who make skins look like a headunit :p Why waste screenspace, details which aren't necessary and don't function like volume knobs :suspicious: or fancy 3D borders
If it serves no function, or does not provide you with information, why have it there?
Its like having a 32" LCD TV showing and image of a 21" CRT TV in the middle of the screen, with your TV picture within that...
I know what I mean :o
Its a computer interface at the end of the day! And should look like one IMO. I didn't spend all this time and money so I could make it look like something everyone else in the world can just go out and buy on the high street ;)
You got a point there!