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    Got Radio?

    I have been trying to find an FM solution. The Leadtek 2000XP PCI card that I've had for a while is crap. It gets FM, but the reception is crap. It's good at vid capture, but the TV tuner wont output sound anymore. So I need a new card. My main concern is FM reception. I almost don't even care about TV tuner or video capture (probably would never use either), but it seems that you can't just get an FM tuner for you computer.

    Then I came across the RS200. Looks great. An FM/DAB tuner that can be controlled by an external processor.

    Is it available in any products yet? Looks like it's ready for market, but not out there yet.

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    I bough the RadioXtreme USB FM radio becasue there is support in MediaCar with Confused add on module and also becasue there is planned support from MediaCar in the next version.

    http://www.radio-xtreme.com/newfile_2.htm

    I have it but dont have it installed yet to give any kind of review

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    Let me know how the reception is.

    Thanks.

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    The deal with the RS200 that I posted about is that it's a completely standalone FM/DAB reciever that is configurable thru RS232 or I2C. This can run run without the computer being booted up. It can have a small keypad to control it, and/or the computer can control/configure it. You can pretty much have full control over how it operates and what it displays on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCarô
    The deal with the RS200 that I posted about is that it's a completely standalone FM/DAB reciever that is configurable thru RS232 or I2C. This can run run without the computer being booted up. It can have a small keypad to control it, and/or the computer can control/configure it. You can pretty much have full control over how it operates and what it displays on the screen.
    That RS200 looks like it could be promising...You should see if you could get a sample or 2 to try it out. They may just go for it...
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    Somehow I don't think they are going to give a Joe Scmho like me a free sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCarô
    Somehow I don't think they are going to give a Joe Scmho like me a free sample.
    Depends, say you are doing it for a school project. A lot of people were doing that before and getting good results.

    They say it is affordable, and if they are selling it as a way to get people to integrate it into their ideas, then they may just send a sample for free.
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    Request for a sample and say that, depending on the performance, you might set up a group buy for mp3car.com.

    Then, if it is good, I'm sure you really could set up a pretty successful group buy as I'm sure a lot of people would be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Digital
    Request for a sample and say that, depending on the performance, you might set up a group buy for mp3car.com.

    Then, if it is good, I'm sure you really could set up a pretty successful group buy as I'm sure a lot of people would be interested.

    Yup... I would think so as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Digital
    Request for a sample and say that, depending on the performance, you might set up a group buy for mp3car.com.

    Then, if it is good, I'm sure you really could set up a pretty successful group buy as I'm sure a lot of people would be interested.
    I think I'll try that.

    It's going to take a serious letter from a knowledgable person that appears to have the dedication to follow thru. I think I can pretend to be that person.

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