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    Quote Originally Posted by navputer View Post
    I have to agree that Slingbox is one of the best options (some people use Orb) to use for TV in the car. I have a SlingPlayer plugin that works in RR....

    Link: SlingPlayer Plugin

    Of course, you need a dedicated internet connection in the car. I use a Verizon aircard and have good coverage and decent speed (have FIOS at home for good upload speed -25MB). To get better coverage and speed, I use an antenna that I connected to my card and it helps to keep the signal strong.

    I hope this helps...
    I agree also...... It does require a broadband air card, but you have access to what ever you have at home. Currently I can stream 250 channels to my car, that beats the few airwave channels hands down. I also use an atenna.... a big one that doesnt allow me to go through drive thrus, lol.... it helps to keep the signal at over 70 MPH.
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    I have just been a test drive with active antennas which made a major improvement compared to originals, I placed the antennas front and rear window which was better than rear side windows. but still hiccups between houses and roads where is noise barriers on both sides of the road. ProgDVB shows the signal strength stays in 100% all the time, the signal quality varies between 40% and 100%. Of course, this can't be compared between different countries but this is here in Finland. I still want to try car DVB-T tuner if I may borrow one from somewhere, so I can see what is difference between usb tuner and car tuner.

    For comparison, with original antennas signal was between 60% and 90%. Signal quality was between 0% and 100%.

    TV signal is difficult to catch, so perfect reception is quite hard to get when moving.

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    For anyone who is interested, I have a eBay cheapie DVB-T USB Stick working via VLC player - see post http://www.mp3car.com/road-runner/12...ml#post1484891

    Hope this helps someone

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    but why, vlc...
    Mitch created a wonderful plugin that is using DVB viewer, which does everything you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomader View Post
    but why, vlc...
    Mitch created a wonderful plugin that is using DVB viewer, which does everything you need
    But does Mitch's plugin only work with DVB devices which are in the list of supported DVB devices ? Mind you, I thought there was a list but can't find it anywhere now - am I mistaken ?

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    it works with whatever device "DVBviewer" work with.. Which is all DVB sticks i can think of.. i have never seen a list..It can even work with Sattelite receiver sticks (if you can put a sat dish in the car... that would be cool)

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    Thanks, I never realized that DVBViewer was a program in it's own right. I think you'd need a really obscure device for it not to work on it.


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