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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Create our own XM receiver since the XMPCR is done with?

    I'm not an EE at all, would it be possible to create our own XM receiver to use with our carputers?

    Since XM killed the XM PCR and are taking the USB port out of the new SkyFi2 because of the RIAA, we need something to give us one screen channel changing capability for XM in our cars.

    Would this be possible? Im not talking about 'stealing' service. Everyone still needs to pay for their service, Im just talking about making a receiver to have the ability to get XM on our PC's?
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    [Lilliput 7" TS] [VIA M10000] [XMPCR]
    [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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    i think we should steal it. jk. but a project like this is not posible
    Carputer: 2.8Ghz P4, 512 RAM, 120gb HDD, WIFI, TV tuner, CDRW/DVDROM, Slot load DVD in front.
    Screen: Lilliput 7" touchscreen (Custom made Carbon Fiber Screen Enclosure)
    S2000 Carputer

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Bah, that is too bad. We'll hopefully XM will come up with something for us dopey PC users.
    '02 GTI
    [Routis '04] [Opus 90W] [160GB Maxtor HD]
    [Lilliput 7" TS] [VIA M10000] [XMPCR]
    [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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    I think the new SkyFi 2 will have computer support in some way. Also the Sony PNP has a USB port but there isn't yet a way to control the unit via the USB port. Iíve heard Sony unit can also be cloned.

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    Stop Buying New Music CD's.
    Hit The RIAA where it lives.

    Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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    Nice Find Chut - we should contact the guy- or have you already?
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    er...nope, If you read into it a little you'll see that it is huge (rackmounted) and cost a little over 300.00 or 500.00. I forget which. Just an interesting read I thought. Besides, he uses the decoder from an XM PCR....I think.
    Stop Buying New Music CD's.
    Hit The RIAA where it lives.

    Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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    yes, it is built around the XM PCR - dead end

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    The only way to build a XM reciever is to steal the signal or take a XM code out of another XM reciever.. Each unit has it's only key code hardwired into the unit.. Once you sign up for XM they add your keycode to the downstream of accepted key codes.. you CAN steal it.. But I'm not about to get into that..

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    Very Possible

    From what I understand, the actual receiver potion in XM radios is all the same and is provided by XM to the OEMs (sony, etc). This receiver unit exposes an RS232 (serial) interface which the OEMs connect to to control the receiver. From what I understand, the XMPCR basically just provides a USB->serial connection to this serial interface.... Perhaps someone with more knowledge in this area could expand on this.


    This is all hear-say on my part, I have just read this from other sources!!

    -jeff

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