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    FM Radio support? Ever?

    I've found a couple good deals on USB FM receivers, but I was not going to purchase it if there was no future chance that you will include FM Radio Support.

    Are you going to add FM in the near future? Or are you just sticking to XM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseless228
    I've found a couple good deals on USB FM receivers, but I was not going to purchase it if there was no future chance that you will include FM Radio Support.

    Are you going to add FM in the near future? Or are you just sticking to XM?
    The biggest problem with any of the FM receivers is that the radio reception is incredibly poor. It would be sweet if there were any that had comparable reception to a car stereo head unit, and it just doesnt exist as far as I have seen. Tell you what, purchase the unit and see what the reception is like. I you dont like it, just return it. If you are satisfied with the reception and the radio has a developers kit available, I would be happy to add it to the program. As it stands now, you can have the program open any external app from the apps module, so you can have it open the radio software for now. Let me know, Thanks.
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    ummm.. do a search on these forums for HQCT. its new. its backordered and so far as i hear it is what your looking for. hqct stands for high quality car tuner. now if only the second batch was ready........

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    Yrean Red is a aware of the HCQT. I asked him about it a long time ago. He is waiting for concrete results on the quality. I was thinking maybe red could take a Poll after he gets the concrete results back to add it or not. Then maybe those of us who want to see it implemented could donate like 5 bucks or more each to help red get one for testing. If all else fails maybe we could run the radio in the external apps we would all just have to create a skin that we would like for it.
    KIAs can have car pcs too..

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    yea, that unit is exactly the reason i brought up the question, good to hear people are aware and on top of things, I agree, lets wait and hear for results, thanks for everything red.

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    HCQT seems like it will be the new hot item! Can't wait to hear about its performance and see some great front ends for it. I am considering ordering mine, but would like to hear user feedback first. $150.00 is steep for something to just play around with. I already bought the Radio Shark and modded the hell out of it. I had some decent luck, but nothing you could do would make that thing work well in a mobile setting..... Money and time down the drain on that one!

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    Red,

    Any plans to update for the HQCT? I love MI, but I also want to use my radio AND have a headunit-less install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreamyD View Post
    Red,

    Any plans to update for the HQCT? I love MI, but I also want to use my radio AND have a headunit-less install.
    I still havent found any receivers that have decent reception. I guarantee that as soon as I start seeing reports on good quality computer radios that I will add it to the program, but until then well all have to wait.
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    What about the HQCT? From what I heard its pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diosagain View Post
    What about the HQCT? From what I heard its pretty good.
    They are still reporting problems with reception right now. Not to mention it is still really home grown and not quite standardized. Also from what Ive read about the HQCT modules is that they have intermittent reception and connection problems. Also to install the units, you have to solder this and that and customize way too much to make it work. I have set somewhat of a high standard of overall quality for my software, not to mention there is nothing worse than something on the car puter not working right in heavy traffic and ****ing you off... heh heh. When someone comes out with something stable and standard, Ill be the first one to write it into the software. Thanks for checking.
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