Thread: HD Radio Cables READY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    If people post and say they have problems with them, then yea.. But there is a big difference between $3 and $25 when you are on a tight budget..

    Now, if I just had to get that cable, then yea, no problem.. But $55 for the DMHD1000, $25 for the serial cable and then the cost of the USB to Serial adds up..
    Your Mobo doesnt have more then one serial port? There has to be some headers on it?

    Just remember this.... when you budget your carpc, you have to leave leeway money, because if I still payed attention to my original budget, lol, I don't think id have an install going. Because this has become a hardcore hobby for me, I turn a blind eye to the budget. I heard of people using the cheapy cable and frying the HD unit. Mitch's cable has a special chip inside of it that properly does what its supposed to do.

    PS: Is it me Mitch, or is everyone trying to be cheap on your products?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Your Mobo doesnt have more then one serial port? There has to be some headers on it?

    Just remember this.... when you budget your carpc, you have to leave leeway money, because if I still payed attention to my original budget, lol, I don't think id have an install going. Because this has become a hardcore hobby for me, I turn a blind eye to the budget. I heard of people using the cheapy cable and frying the HD unit. Mitch's cable has a special chip inside of it that properly does what its supposed to do.

    PS: Is it me Mitch, or is everyone trying to be cheap on your products?
    No, it just has one serial port and no headers.. This is for my truck, not my wife's car, so I'm just adding on to an already completed install.. But, when I just spent over $750 building hers (and still have another $250 minimum to finish) I want to save money anywhere I can..

    I'm not trying to be "cheap" I'm trying to spend the least amount of money possible to have a working solution..

    If Mitch says to not go the cheap route, then I won't.. That is why I asked.. If 100 people posted and said "Yea, I got the $3 cable and have had zero issues." and no one said they had issues then it would be stupid to spend $25..

    I think I'll hook Mitch's cable to my serial port and use the cheapo USB to SERIAL adapter for my serial IR receiver (to use with Girder).
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    does the visteon support RDS in the uk ???

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    yes, basic rds is supported
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    yes it does, i'm in the uk and confirm it does.

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    good god, have mercy. I spent the last two hours or so reading up on all 1165+ posts on this thread to understand how to set up my HD Radio unit properly (so I don't have to do trial and error).

    Mitch, I have a suggestion: update your first post with all relevant information about your cable and the HD radio tuners. You have to repeat yourself every other time (which could've saved you, me and everyone else time because everybody's so lazy to read up 2+ years worth of old posts )

    A lot of common topics (excluding RR, since I'm using CF) that I came across as important are: power wiring, grounding mod, glass antenna, RFI/EMI, USB-Serial cable, line-in vs mic-in, hibernation, com ports, etc.

    but lesson learned: don't mess with the mitch

    keep up the awesome work!
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    yea... i should...

    so much work...so little time...
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    My radio just stopped working out of the blue.. It was working great for about 2 days and then, nothing..

    I downloaded your HDRadio program and I'm trying it now.. It doesn't find anything when it does an auto search but when I tell it my comport and click on retry I hear the HD radio click on but then click right back off and then it says radio not found..

    Any ideas?

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    try another pc
    try the ugly lcd that came with it
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    Another PC isn't really possible as the cable is ran under the carpet and would be a total PITA to get the cable out..

    I did try the LCD and while I didn't have sound (guessing because of the way it's hooked up) I was able to scan stations on it and it was showing station / song info correctly.
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