[kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Jun 2 20:24:17 EDT 2010


Well, if you're remote in some manner, if you pipe FM in from your 
receiver to the network or however, it will be available on the porch?

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1850 - PCI Express Card, QAM/ATSC HDTV/Analog TV, 
PVR (MPEG-2 Encloder), FM Radio (White Box)? - 
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=44_562&item_id=024999&sid=vi6h64in8fu3us5vpv5cn8ktj7

Just don't forget the porch webcam ... so all your friends can see 
what they're missing - and remotely record Richard's OpenWRT recipe 
experiments, er, medicinal treatments - to use against him forever 
afterwards. And to show what a great time people have at your place.

There's face-finding/focusing technology built into the webcams these 
days, isn't there? It should track you as ... vertical stops being so?

Or is that horizontal?

And when the BBQ goes, the fire department can get a heads up on what 
they're facing?

Colin Mackay wrote, On 06/02/2010 7:40 PM:
> 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.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org <kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org>
>> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Sent: Wed Jun 02 16:08:14 2010
>> 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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