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  • anyone in Europe get one of these?

    how does it work?

    can you tune all the frequencies you need?

    hows its reception?
    -Thanks
    Mitch
    www.rush2112.net

    "Did you test it in carwings??"

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  • #2
    Iīm from Portugal, Europe, and ordered one boomzbox. HD Radio is not supported here. DAB is what is used for digital. The reception is good, much better than for example the Silabs radio. Even with only one wire as antenna works good.

    The main disavantage, like I previous posted, is that it only tunes in 0.2 steps (odd frequencies). So in teory I can only tune 50% of the available radio statios... With import duties and shippment becomes a very expensive unit for european users and itīs even worse because it cannot tune all frequencies. Even though, reception wise is for the moment the best solution for me.

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    • #3
      did you try a direct tune?
      if you using RideRunner, do allowallfreq
      and try direct tune to say 98.0, 98.1...
      -Thanks
      Mitch
      www.rush2112.net

      "Did you test it in carwings??"

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      May healing waters bury all my pain
      Wind, Carry me home
      The fabric of reality is tearing apart
      The piece of me that died
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      • #4
        I'm from Singapore also facing the same problem.
        I using CF2 I direct key in the frequency to what I want.
        Example the radio station is 95.0 , the tuner show 94.9.
        Anyone have any solution how to solve this problem.
        Thank you

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        • #5
          Yes, Iīve tried a direct tune with the bundled software and with the .NET project that is available in the mp3car forum, both didnīt work. Iīve tried also with centrafuse. If I try for example 98.2, it corrects to 98.3 or simply doesnīt leave the currently tuned frequency. I havenīt tried with roadrunner, but I supose it will have the same behaviour.

          Its a pity because the tunner hardware chip is capable of tunning all frequencies. The firmware must be locked to only odd frequencies to be FCC (US) aproved, I think.

          It would be great if the manufacter released some kind of update to unlock the tuner.

          Vitor Chixaro

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          • #6
            i can direct tune fine with the Directed HD radio.. the only restriction really is the tuneup and tunedown functions..ither than that it works OK in RR

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nomader View Post
              i can direct tune fine with the Directed HD radio.. the only restriction really is the tuneup and tunedown functions..ither than that it works OK in RR

              Yes, directed HD radio is able to tune all frequencies.
              Iīve tested today the boomzbox with roadrunner and even with the "all frequencies" option on, it simply doesnīt accept even frequencies.

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              • #8
                ok, sorry i didnt dp this before

                i confirmed the BoomzBox HD Radio WILL NOT TUNE EVEN FREQUENCIES
                PEROID
                -Thanks
                Mitch
                www.rush2112.net

                "Did you test it in carwings??"

                Sun, Come shine my way
                May healing waters bury all my pain
                Wind, Carry me home
                The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                The piece of me that died
                Will return To live again

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                • #9
                  yes, its controlled by firmware...
                  -Thanks
                  Mitch
                  www.rush2112.net

                  "Did you test it in carwings??"

                  Sun, Come shine my way
                  May healing waters bury all my pain
                  Wind, Carry me home
                  The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                  The piece of me that died
                  Will return To live again

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                  • #10
                    that is too bad for us Europeans..

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                    • #11
                      Where's the image?

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                      • #12
                        Any idea Mitch, when this will be changed?
                        2005 VW Passat FSI 2.0
                        Iceland

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roadwarrior View Post
                          Any idea Mitch, when this will be changed?
                          it is firmware controlled..
                          i don't think it will!

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                          • #14
                            right on nomader

                            its a product that is a HDRADIO TUNER for United States. the manaufacture designed it and programmed it for that usage, and to pass FCC rules, and mostly Ibiquity Certification

                            I would suggest another tuner for outside of USA, i can think of one that works good!
                            -Thanks
                            Mitch
                            www.rush2112.net

                            "Did you test it in carwings??"

                            Sun, Come shine my way
                            May healing waters bury all my pain
                            Wind, Carry me home
                            The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                            The piece of me that died
                            Will return To live again

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                            • #15
                              So there could be in close future, another version for us outside of USA?
                              A version that alows tuning in even freq?
                              Even with option of DAB?
                              I also think there should be a warning on the Mp3car shop site for Boomzbox, that this is a problem for those who live outside of USA.
                              2005 VW Passat FSI 2.0
                              Iceland

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