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    cant get it to work with the radio ME support yet. If you put it in your application list the hauppauge radio will work.
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    this is the program i am talking about:
    http://flesko.cz/radiator.htm

    im using here at work at my desk... the reception is kinda bad with teh D-Link that is why i am interested in other options.... but i want to know if ME supports them nativley. the whole point in my running ME is so that it is all in one place, no need for me to get an external app to play the radion when ME does it nativley...

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    People have been saying the d-link reception is crappy. Does anyone know if it's possible to chop off the existing antenna and connect it to your own antenna or a car antenna? Has anyone ever tried this or thought about it?

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    Lightbulb Possible USB FM Receiver Options

    Quote Originally Posted by septicdeath
    Now that DLINK has discontinued the DSB R-100 with no replacement or revised product being offered? Will ME take on the next major competitors FM radio with internal support? I'm searching Ebay, but the R-100 just isn't poking its head out via some half *** searches so far? Looks like the Haupauge WinTV/FM USB is what's looking like the popular tuner right now.

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    Well, I found two other possibilities for an FM radio... they are cheap, but I have no clue on the quality.

    The first one is from ComputerGeeks, the FM 2000 USB 3-Button Mouse + FM Radio. It has a line out and an antenna connector. The mouse could be rammed somewhere where it wouldn't be in the way if needed. I imagine it has proprietary software. Since it was 4 bucks, I'll give it a try and let everyone know how it works. URL: http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...MMOUSE&cat=MOU

    The second is from a place in California that goes by the name of JDR Microdevices. They seem to have their "own" USB FM reciever. I was unable to find a picture or specs on this beast, or whether it comes with software. I did find a third-party piece of software for about $18 that I believe works with this thing, VCRadio v1.8 by SageBrush Systems. URL: http://www.sagebrush.com/vcradio.htm This device runs about $25. URL: http://www.jdr.com/interact/item.asp?itemno=FM-USB

    If any one has more info on these devices, it would be appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLindmOnkey
    People have been saying the d-link reception is crappy. Does anyone know if it's possible to chop off the existing antenna and connect it to your own antenna or a car antenna? Has anyone ever tried this or thought about it?
    It can be done. Make sure you get the polarity correct though. The center of the RCA plug is the ground, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncamara
    The center of the RCA plug is the ground, I think.
    No, it's not. Some ppl have had better luck using it this way, but I believe that to be an indication that they have a ground loop between thier pc and the chassis of the vehicle. It makes very little difference which way you connect it as long as you're piping RF into the damned thing correctly. If you don't believe me, ask anyone that understands RF; it has no 'polarity'.

    Now, how the hell did this thread get this far off topic?
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