[kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 2 20:52:58 EDT 2010


you could get a clapper.

Joseph Wennechuk

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> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:24:17 -0400
> From: unsolicited at swiz.ca
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Outdoor music & FM
> 
> 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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