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Thread: XM Radio in Car HELP!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberLogic
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO T

    I have XM!!!!! Thanks so much to Red and the people who sent messages stating to get it activated with Timetrax. Timetrax still does not work for me but it doestn' matter cuase now that i've installed timetrax all my other programs work!

    For future notice! To those who purchase this USB product the installation is as follows.

    Wire it up, Install USB Driver for device, Install Timetrax, Activate XM, Install third party program of your choice to control the device
    It is possible that Timetrax installs an updated comctl32.dll or ocx file that makes the other programs work. Or it is possible that it installs some .Net components or other updated files. Im glad it works for you. Enjoy your XM radio!
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    Yeah, I'm happy for ya. Since I have both the Timetrax USB adapter and serial I understand your initial frustration. Having used both for over a year now, I realize that if you have a serial port available, run your XM through it - its so much simpler and more reliable. I hope it doesn't happen to you, but I have to reloaad the drivers and reset the XM with Timetrax several times in the past (a royal pain in the *** when you're on a roadtrip).

    I think the XM FAQ should really come right out and tell folks (especially the noobs) that if you got a serial port available use that first and only if there are no more serial ports available to get the USB XM interface. A serial interface is cheap, can actually be homemade by even the least experienced hobbyist, and alleviates the reqiurement for additional drivers (read headaches).
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    mothly fees

    is there any monthly fee listening to xm radios with xm direct? or its all free?

    Thanks

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    Yep, monthly fee. I think something like $12 a month for first radio and $6 for every other radio.

    I do want to suggest everyone trying out Streetdeck. I have become the biggest streetdeck fanboy since I started this whole carputer stuff.

    I've tried MediaEngine(thoroughly), Roadrunner, and FrodoPlayer, and they are all great attempts at front ends but they are very complicated to setup. With streetdeck there are no pages you ahve to read to get things like cameras, navigation, bt phone, and XM to work, it all just works! After I purchased the software I installed it in my car and never even had to mess with any settings, XM worked first try. It also worked about 1000 times better than any of the other XM solutions.

    I believe that anybody that is starting out with carputers should factor in the cost of Streetdeck because it is just as important as the CPU or any other part of the project. It seriously has made the carputer useful, its not fiddling with stuff all the time, its all very intuitive and just works.

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    Austin, thanks for the answer. and about the SD, have you tried mobile impact, it a great front end and its free compare to SD ($200).

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    no I haven't. I guess I should've before hand, but when I saw how much work was going into this streetdeck I knew that these guys are going to be around. dont have to worry about development disappearing anytime soon. With almost 2+ updates a week(it seems, havent actually checked) I feel very confident in the Streetdeck team.

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