[kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Wed Jun 2 19:12:30 EDT 2010


Another idea is a set of outdoor speakers running to a PC or stereo and an 
RF remote control. Maybe it's too expensive.

Another idea is the LCD panels usually used in MythTV boxes. Run a cable to 
an internal PC and set up lircd to change channels on a button press. You 
might have to dop something to make the LCD weather resistant.

Then there is a shower radio.



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Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

OpenWRT router (eg Asus WL500gP) with a USB sound card?  Low WAF/SOAF
for sure.

Better is probably a lots of low guage speaker wire and VNC activated on
a client Myth box.

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 15:58 -0400, Colin Mackay wrote:
> 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.
>
> 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?
> >
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