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  • FM Radio and Carputer

    Not sure if this is the right forum but I just need to know is it possible to have FM radio with a car computer? Without running a seperate headunit?

    I think I have the computer I want to use and I see all the benefits of having the mp3 and video from the computer but I still want Fm radio. Is it possible?

    Thanks in advance to all
    chaskim

  • #2
    There is an ongoing project to get it to work. Look in the hardware development forums stickies.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by chaskim
      but I still want Fm radio. Is it possible?
      Yup, there are several FM radio devices for PCs. I beileve most of them are USB devices. Several people use The Griffin Radioshark:
      http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/radioshark
      Avermedia and DLink also make USB radios.

      There's also the AM/FM radio card that several forum members are working on:
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=40612

      Finally. Many TV turner cards will tune FM radio as well. The FM frequency band is right between TV channels 6 & 7.
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      Status: VM GTI sold, got out of the CarPC tinkering hobby, but I still think about getting back in.

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      • #4
        The USB radios are awful. They are good for when you are standing in one spot, but they can't hold a lock on frequency while you're driving
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        GammaControl v2.4
        SKINbedder v3

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        • #5
          Have you tried XM? The carputer can do XM and it's far better than FM.
          Originally posted by ghettocruzer
          I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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