[kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Jun 2 16:03:21 EDT 2010

> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 3:55 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> Colin Mackay wrote, On 06/02/2010 3:53 PM:
>>> So I may be getting a house with a screened in porch, so my first
>>> thought, of course, is how can I get some entertainment out there?
>>> After padding around the net a little while I've decided that an
>>> outdoor TV is too expensive, so what about audio?
>>> I can handle an amp and outdoor speaker install, no worries there.
>>> What I'd like is a device that can play MP3's (or OGG's) and also tune
>>> FM with a wireless remote, so I can sit outside and flip songs, or
>>> scan the FM band, presets, etc.
>>> I've found some network MP3 players, but none sport FM tuning and few
>>> support volume.  Anyone on the list have an idea?
>>> I use MythTV, but I can easily share the files via SMB, or NFS.
>> netbook with radio usb dongle?

Colin Mackay wrote, On 06/02/2010 3:58 PM:
 > Interesting...  But I suppose I'd want something that can be
 > installed in the summer and removed for the winter.  I'd be afraid
 > to leave the netbook in the porch.

Wireless KVM? Only have monitor / bluetooth keyboard / bluetooth mouse 
on porch? Perhaps a remote? LCD panel mounted to house wall? 
Kiosk-like? Heck, may not need another computer - remote X or VNC?

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