[kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 19:40:44 EDT 2010


A shower radio?  Hahah.  Wanted something that sounded a little better....

A little myth box with an LCD scrolling panel may work...  Anyone know
of a good Bluetooth, or wireless remote that works with Myth?

I wonder if I can get the scrolling panel to just work with VLC, or
some other player?

Doesn't really answer the need for FM, but the more I think about
it... the less I think I'll use the FM.

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> 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
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> 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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