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Thread: XM on Carputer THE GUIDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    It's not about stealing the article per se', it's about directly linking to the images. That costs i-hacked bandwidth dollars.

    Do you have a link to the i-hacked article? I can host the images... Someone will then need to find the original poster and have them update the main page.

    Yes, I understand the bandwith stealing.. but earlier the same images (bandwith stealing) were displayed on i-hacked website as well. Seems that only one is up now, but it is not necessary. They are located here:

    http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/56/90/

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    Images are attached.
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    man i would love to see this with sirius

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzBrett View Post
    Images are attached.
    Okay... These are now posted up as:

    http://www.midiwall.com/mp3com/41001_xmcable.gif
    http://www.midiwall.com/mp3com/41001_pinout.jpg
    http://www.midiwall.com/mp3com/41001_xm-serial.jpg

    They'll be there for ever as far as I'm concerned.
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    Now that my car computer is up and running, i'm starting on the XM side:

    I am using my M10000's audio output as 5.1 audio, so I don't have a "line in" per say. What other options do I have to input the audio from this XM Direct universal tuner?

    Also one more question - where can I find the 8 pin mini din plug? Please link me if radioshack or any other retail stores have it -- if not even an online store would be great.


    Thanks,
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    Remote power pin?

    From reading through this and other threads, sounds like powering the XM unit from the ACC line is preferable to the "always on" BATT line. Any chance that one of the two power pins (6 & 7) are a "remote" power line that lets you power the unit from the BATT line?

    I'm planning to run the unit from the ACC line anyway (already fabricated the cable), but thought I would still ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim8675309 View Post
    From reading through this and other threads, sounds like powering the XM unit from the ACC line is preferable to the "always on" BATT line. Any chance that one of the two power pins (6 & 7) are a "remote" power line that lets you power the unit from the BATT line?
    "Remote" with the intent being, that the unit wouldn't power up unless the serial port went active or ???

    There's no reason to run it from the BATT line... it'll just draw power. Given that you'll have other things powering up after you start the car (head unit, PC, amps, etc) then the XM box will have plenty of time to init before you'd expect to hear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    "Remote" with the intent being, that the unit wouldn't power up unless the serial port went active or ???

    There's no reason to run it from the BATT line... it'll just draw power. Given that you'll have other things powering up after you start the car (head unit, PC, amps, etc) then the XM box will have plenty of time to init before you'd expect to hear it.

    Just like an amp. The "working" power comes from the BATT line, but the unit is only active if there is power on the "remote" line, regardless of whether there is any signal on the input lines (serial port in the XM case).

    For some context, I was trying to minimize the number of loads on the +12V from the DC-DC power supply, hoping to rely on the BATT line as the working power, using a "remote" power-on signal from the +12V (or the "remote" out of the DC-DC). I later realized that I could just hook it up to the IGNITION line that goes into the DC-DC, so I get the same net results anyway. Which is why I posed the question as more of an informational one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msb5150 View Post
    I really like your guide, simple and picturesque, the only thing I'd caution you about is linking pics from other sites, they could change and ruin the guide, or, if this thing were very popular, they might not take to kindly to you stealing their bandwidth and change them to something not so nice and pics of an xm direct cable.
    hrmmm....*scratches head*....
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    what if i have a laptop and only usb port available....thx for any help

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