Proposed AM/FM/HD Radio Project
Its been quite a while since I've posted on the forums, and I haven't been around regularly in something like 3 years, but now I'm back!
With the purchase of a new (to me) car and the completion of my undergraduate degree, I've started to get some new ideas.
Mainly these include a shiny new CarPC (one that would allow me to go headunitless) and a Home Theater / Media Center PC. Both of these projects call for something that in commmon that I just can't seem to find a solid solution for:
An AM/FM/HD Radio PC Interface.
What I would like to do is try and develop my own device to meet these needs.
The new device would have the following capabilities:
Analog AM Radio Tuner
Analog FM Radio Tuner
Digital HD Radio Tuner
PC Interface (PCI, PCI-e, or USB)
Internal Digital Output (SPDIF) and/or External Analog Output
But I need a little help from all of you:
1. Am I retarded and does this already exist? As far as I can tell there are plenty of FM tuners built into various TV tuner cards, but FM isn't enough for me, I'd love AM and wish for HD Radio. I've actually seen this implemented, but its super expensive and designed for broadcasters with 4-8 tuners on a gargantuan PCI card (doesn't even fit into the case I would like to use for the HTPC)
2. Are there features radio features I'm forgetting about? You know, those that will make all your dreams and wishes a reality?
Note: this is not a promise of a product, simply an idea I had and would like to develop.