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    Can't find a FM Radio with RBDS / RDS

    Does anyone know of an FM radio that has RBDS / RDS? I have ed here and found the ADS Cadet ISA one that is no longer made but I would prefer a usb or even PCI if I had to. was no help either.

    External antenna is a plus, but I a not afraid to hack a case and add my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GruvThang
    Does anyone know of an FM radio that has RBDS / RDS? I have ed here and found the ADS Cadet ISA one that is no longer made but I would prefer a usb or even PCI if I had to. was no help either.

    External antenna is a plus, but I a not afraid to hack a case and add my own.
    Hi, found something interesting regarding Fm radio with RDS on the net:

    http://www.ampltd.com/prod/avctvr.html

    I called them and this piece of hardware is being unsed in Scania trucks (new models). I has a PC/104 interface (don't know anything about it) and they only sell to re-sellers or industrial customers, probably in large numbers, but I tried to explain what I want and I will at least get some background info. on their product and will see what it is like...

    The board also has TV on it, but, hey, that only a feature...

    Plans + status:
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    + slot-load DVD/CDRW
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    - housing (home made?)
    - power supply (Opus 90W/150W)
    - USB GPS + USB card-reader

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    That is an interesting bus system but very cost prohibitive 210 for one 189 for 2 or more and that is just for PCI adapters.

    http://www.sensoray.com/html/623data.htm
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    Ok, I have been directed to this one.

    But now I guess you could say I am picky because I think $106 is too much to pay for a PCI radio card. I think maybe 60 or below, it has to be cheap enough for me to get two. One for me, one for frodo, so he will support it! USB, PCI, or serial.
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    Same problem here, but i need a UK supplier.
    Apparently the reception from Computer radios is bad?
    Is this true? I want to remove my head unit altogether and just use my pc.
    Anyone know of the quality of pci radios/tv cards?
    i want to use the existing car aerial.
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    If cheap is your goal, the Cadet with a USB/ISA adapter (if you don't have an ISA slot) will do. It sounds exactly like what you're looking for since it has an external antenna and does pick up RDBS/RDS signals. You can still find them for sale at many places.

    I have the SDK somewhere if you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutter
    If cheap is your goal, the Cadet with a USB/ISA adapter (if you don't have an ISA slot) will do. It sounds exactly like what you're looking for since it has an external antenna and does pick up RDBS/RDS signals. You can still find them for sale at many places.

    I have the SDK somewhere if you want it.
    the USB to ISA adapters listed here start at $99 that that is the cheapest that I have seen so far! still ling and ing
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    just to update this thread:

    for more information look here USB FM/AM tuner with RDS/RBDS
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