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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

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    There is an ongoing project to get it to work. Look in the hardware development forums stickies.

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    Quote 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:
    HU Quality AM/FM RDS/RBDS Radio with Features

    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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    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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    Have you tried XM? The carputer can do XM and it's far better than FM.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    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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