What type of hardware are you guys using for OM? I was thinking of getting the one that mp3 offers. http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...ctCode=COM-109. anyone use this or is there a better option for am/fm radio?
its a price tradeoff....mp3cars radio has audio over usb so you get 1 less wire and an all digital audio path. The visteon/directed units are 1/4 of the price but have an analog audio out.
I don't get the tradeoff of USB sound. I don't know about you guys, but my USB lines have enough going on as it is... sound over USB just seems inappropriate? I'm one of those guys who supports the Visteon units. They work awesome and Mitch put a lot of development into his cables and software. At a cheaper price, seems more logical to me.
Then again, I've never tried the BoomzBox interface before. I wouldn't either.
HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327
since I have a new intel board, i dont have a serial port on the rear only10 usb esata, firwire, hdmi and dvi.
sound cards... yada yada.
Yeah you could probably do it cheaper, just like you can build a carpc for $50, or for $300. It's a matter of quality, and ease of use. I'm a huge fan of the boomzbox, having used both methods (Visteon + USB and boomzbox) I can tell you that the boomzbox is well worth the investment.