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    Why not just get a griffin powermate? I did. It's plugged into my USB hub under the drivers side dash. Works great. Plus when I press down on the thing, it mutes. *****ing beautiful. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidunknown
    Why not just get a griffin powermate? I did. It's plugged into my USB hub under the drivers side dash. Works great. Plus when I press down on the thing, it mutes. *****ing beautiful. I love it.
    I like this way because I can use controls that came on the steering wheel from the factory, or I can use the volume buttons on the lilliput screen. Either way it will look like it came from the factory, and all the buttons will be in the same place and more accessible. Plus I save a USB port and buying another freaking USB extension. I was about to buy the powermate until I found this out, but I didn't know where to put the powermate. Having the volume controls at my fingertips is a priority for me, it doesn't make it so obvious that I am trying to tone my wife out.
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    Does this actually control the windows main volume, or is it a seperate hardware volume?

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    <---- wondered for years what this VolCTRL thinggy was on the bundles of connections, without really or experimenting... might be worth to give a further look

    (have a SB Live since last year... pretty cool machine)

    I feel like a n00b now.
    -Mars

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    I have a few cards here from Creative, so I will list the ones that do and don't have this on them by the Model Number as they are Audigy 2 and Audigy Cards.

    Model:--------------------------------------------Volume CTRL Connector:
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 SB0400 (EX I think, cheapo card)----------NO
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 SB0240-----------------------------------NO
    Sound Blaster Audigy---SB0090-----------------------------------YES
    Sound Blaster----------CT4810-----------------------------------NO

    These are the only cards that I have sitting out here at the office. Most of the ones that we ship now are the SB0400, which is the same as the Audigy 2 Value, I just found out.
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    again, i ask why not swi-x?

    extra expense? usb hog?
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    next - wifi

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsmoller
    again, i ask why not swi-x?

    extra expense? usb hog?
    The main reason why not an swi-x is because I have no idea what that is. Let me know and I may want to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clean customs
    The main reason why not an swi-x is because I have no idea what that is. Let me know and I may want to use it.
    Kenny
    http://www.pac-audio.com/products/swi.htm

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    Alright, from what I undersand now, I would use this to plug directly into the cable that comes from my steering wheel controls. Kind of like I would get an adapter for an aftermarket radio to the stock plug. But I can plug this into my computer and tell it what I want it to control? Or am I am way off. But then I also understood to where I would need something with a remote, which my sound blaster does, along with the TV tuner card, so I have a few options. But nsmoller you say you use it to switch between programs which I am sure is not on a remote. Someone better help quick before I mind starts to hurt. I have been absorbing way too much lately on all these subjects and having nightmares about my trunk being too small.
    Kenny
    Round VIII - [IIIIIIIIII] 30% Have some parts for 300zx Sema car I don't own yet. Will have 10.4" & 7" screen, and more then you can believe. Will add updates to cleancustoms.com, will be sweet. My car is still same, but might change.

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