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Larry Truesdale
2004-08-11, 13:23
Hello,

I've been thinking about getting into satellite radio for my car. If
I do, then I might want to stream it to my SB inside as well. I saw
that XM has a device they call XMpcr for receiving XM on your PC.
Does anyone know if this devices can be streamed to the SB?

Dangerously Off Topic: Dare I ask for opinions on XM vs. Sirius?

Thanks!

Larry

Matthew Fusfield
2004-08-11, 13:31
I have XM in my car (Skyfi) and in my home office (XMPCR) and really
love it - there is always something on, and so few commercials. The
new traffic and weather channels are great, as well.

The PCR is a plain 'ol XM receiver with a USB port. The USB port is
for getting power and channel changes to the receiver, and channel
information out of the receiver. Audio comes out of a standard
headphone-style jack, so you can plug that into a computer, set of
speakers, etc.

While not really encouraged by XM, you can, in theory, stream the
line-in audio input and then tune to the stream using SlimServer. I
don't know of a plugin for SlimServer that can control the PCR, but
there are several third-party software programs for controlling it
over the network or the web. Check out www.xmfan.com for more info on
those.

Other quick note: the stock software that comes with the XM PCR
listens on port 9000, which is also used by a default SlimServer
installation. There is no error message, it simply won't start if
SlimServer is running. Since it doesn't enable you to switch ports,
I've moved my SlimServer to port 9001 and the two can coexist
peacefully.

Matt



On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:23:48 -0500, Larry Truesdale <larrytru (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've been thinking about getting into satellite radio for my car. If
> I do, then I might want to stream it to my SB inside as well. I saw
> that XM has a device they call XMpcr for receiving XM on your PC.
> Does anyone know if this devices can be streamed to the SB?
>
> Dangerously Off Topic: Dare I ask for opinions on XM vs. Sirius?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Larry
>

Larry Truesdale
2004-08-11, 13:41
Matt,

Thanks for the quick response! I'm dissappointed that the audio
stream is not available via USB to the PC. I know I could use a
separate USB composite audio (A-to-D) device, but I'd rather have an
"all digital" soution. So, "indoor use" will not play a part in my
decision since neither company has the appropriate hardware today.

Thanks,

Larry

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:31:26 -0400, Matthew Fusfield <mattfusf (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> I have XM in my car (Skyfi) and in my home office (XMPCR) and really
> love it - there is always something on, and so few commercials. The
> new traffic and weather channels are great, as well.
>
> The PCR is a plain 'ol XM receiver with a USB port. The USB port is
> for getting power and channel changes to the receiver, and channel
> information out of the receiver. Audio comes out of a standard
> headphone-style jack, so you can plug that into a computer, set of
> speakers, etc.
>
> While not really encouraged by XM, you can, in theory, stream the
> line-in audio input and then tune to the stream using SlimServer. I
> don't know of a plugin for SlimServer that can control the PCR, but
> there are several third-party software programs for controlling it
> over the network or the web. Check out www.xmfan.com for more info on
> those.
>
> Other quick note: the stock software that comes with the XM PCR
> listens on port 9000, which is also used by a default SlimServer
> installation. There is no error message, it simply won't start if
> SlimServer is running. Since it doesn't enable you to switch ports,
> I've moved my SlimServer to port 9001 and the two can coexist
> peacefully.
>
> Matt
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:23:48 -0500, Larry Truesdale <larrytru (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've been thinking about getting into satellite radio for my car. If
> > I do, then I might want to stream it to my SB inside as well. I saw
> > that XM has a device they call XMpcr for receiving XM on your PC.
> > Does anyone know if this devices can be streamed to the SB?
> >
> > Dangerously Off Topic: Dare I ask for opinions on XM vs. Sirius?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Larry
> >

Dan Sully
2004-08-11, 13:48
* Larry Truesdale <larrytru (AT) gmail (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...

>Thanks for the quick response! I'm dissappointed that the audio
>stream is not available via USB to the PC. I know I could use a
>separate USB composite audio (A-to-D) device, but I'd rather have an
>"all digital" soution. So, "indoor use" will not play a part in my
>decision since neither company has the appropriate hardware today.

http://www.myradiostore.us/xm-radio-receivers/xmpcr-with-toslink-digital-output.html

-D
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