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    Okay... the more I think about it the most I'd realy need a head unit for would be to play CD's and to get radio stations. Obviously if I put my DVD rom drive in an accessable place the listening of CD's thing is solved. Now.. on to the other thing.

    How would I go about getting radio signals on my carputer? Would I need some additional card? I'm purchasing a Radeon All-In-Wonder 8500 128MB, at the suggestion of Skipmann (plus I got a good deal).

    What would I need in the way of hardware? An antenna adapter I'm guessing to go from the factory antenna. Possiby another card (but I hope not). The reason I say this is beacuse I will be running a TV antenna to the antenna in on the Radeon card.

    What software would let me listen to and change my radio stations?

    Thanks again guys !

  • #2
    well you can use a Radio tunner card, I have seen them on Ebay for about 10 bucks but usally there in ISA so you would need a free ISA slot in your carputer, for the software I use radio guide it came with the radio card I bought, and fot the attenna you could just hook it up to your TV attenna.

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    • #3
      There are also some external USB tuners, such as the D-Link. These are usually only FM however.
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      • #4
        FM would work. I have been looking around, what's the general concensus on a TV/FM tuner card? Any suggestions?

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        • #5
          i use a maxtv pci card from maxron. works nice

          has fm and tv
          99.9% complete.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ddt
            FM would work. I have been looking around, what's the general concensus on a TV/FM tuner card? Any suggestions?
            Depends. What interface are you going to be using? The D-Link USB one has an easy to use SDK, if you are going to be programming your own.

            Twostep

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            • #7
              no it needs to be plug and play.

              While I'm on my way to gaining the knowledge... I don't have it yet...

              ... and like anyone else I want my first carputer yesterday.

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              • #8
                It does have an app for controlling it, or you can use Radiator. Both of the apps are not really suitable for touchscreens though. How were you planning on controlling it?

                Twostep

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                • #9
                  touchscreen

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                  • #10
                    What software were you planning on using? Normal windows apps are not really suitable for touchscreen interfaces.

                    Twostep

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Twostep
                      Depends. What interface are you going to be using? The D-Link USB one has an easy to use SDK, if you are going to be programming your own.

                      Twostep
                      Can the SDK be downloaded from somewhere?
                      I've just had a quick look around the D-Link site, and could not find any info.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Twostep
                        What software were you planning on using? Normal windows apps are not really suitable for touchscreen interfaces.

                        Twostep
                        Well touchscreen and a Fellowes touchpad now!

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                        • #13
                          Look at this on ebay

                          Check this out. See if it's what your looking for.

                          http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2053946891

                          I wonder though, since it comes with a remote, that you may not be able control the unit by software?
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                          • #14
                            Re: Look at this on ebay

                            Originally posted by Darmie
                            Check this out. See if it's what your looking for.

                            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2053946891

                            I wonder though, since it comes with a remote, that you may not be able control the unit by software?
                            I like this, I think i will look into this!

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                            • #15
                              Yea, look at this one. We just missed it. No bids and he had a starting price of under $10.oo

                              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2054396496

                              Humm. Wonder what gives..
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                              My latest project. Much better. 2003 Mazda Miata
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