Compatible with SD2?
No HU required. What I meant was many people keep their HU for FM reception. By adding the BoomzBoxHD, you can get rid of the HU and use the BoomzBoxHD for radio reception. Just plumb it straight to your amps.
Compatible with SD2?
Wow I didn't mean to start a war here when I commented on the price. Personally I've always stayed away from integrating radio into my set up as it's plain out too expensive for something I really didn't put that much value on. So when people ask what am I comparing it to, the answer is nothing. I based my comment on how much I as a consumer am willing to pay for this functionality which is sub $100 (more like $50). After all shouldn't the price of an item be based on how much consumers are willing to pay? I'm not criticizing the product in any way and I'm sure there are others that will pay the suggested retail price.
Just a suggestion to the store. Many people like me probably don't have access to HD radio in their area and/or really care about HD sound quality. It would be great to find and sell/review a standard USB radio for around $50 range like say the radio shark 2.
Is the tuner actually the same tuner as the visteon/directed HD Radio units?
This isn't meant to be a slam, I enjoy the quality of my Visteon.
Just looking ahead. I would like to buy this mp3car solution when I invest in a new vehicle.
I thought they were discontinued, It would be nice to have a new supply
there is NO way you will find a AM/FM/HD Radio tuner for sub $50, yet alone a USB pc intergrated one
its just not gonna happen, maybe in 5 years....
its just now that SOME XM/Sirius tuners are $50...
no its not the same tuner as visteon/directed, it for sure doesnt look the same
radio shark is horrible... and not made for automotive environments, not to mention a moving vechicle(multipath)
might as well get the Silabs (again not made for automotive environments) but at least its better than radioshark... but not by much
the directed/visteons are > $150 new (but since directed got out of the HD Radio biz) that made em cheaper, still a > $50 investment
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This is all very good info guys.
I'm one of those users who 'needs' the radio function to make this leap into a carpc possible. Because let's face it, I'm not watching movies when I'm driving, and I can't afford to take my eyes off the road to fiddle with internet radio. (plus the extra cost of the data plan)
So... a one time purchase, I get radio, and can still do all the awesome things that the carpc is intended for?
... seems reasonable.
I'll do some more thinking on it. Because if you plan it right, with all the info, and take your time, then you only have to do it once.
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