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Comment: Re:About half (Score 1) 293

by kyrsjo (#49509273) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

No, not really - integrated DAB is something which is usually an optional extra. Of course, this change is not really news, so you can probably say that those who bought a new car in the last 5 years without DAB or the possibility to easily install it, brought it upon themselves.

So it's the 10 year old cars which are the real problem. I have one of those myself - the radio is also the trip computer etc., and the climate controls use the same display. It works very nicely, but I have no idea how to install DAB without using one of those FM transmitters (= crappy quality, I do that to use Spottify). It's made by GM's German division, so I guess most of the electronics is the same as you would find in their US cars of similar date.

PS: DAB is not the same as XM/sirius! It works with terrestrial transmitters, just like FM.

Comment: Re:About half (Score 4, Insightful) 293

by kyrsjo (#49501737) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

Rather the opposite - nice cars (or anything newer than 10-15 years) has integrated headunits, which is basically what kimvette says. On old/simple cars, the radio was just a radio, sitting in a DIN socket.

However, there are aftermarket solutions, some nicer than other. And of course, the nice solutions are krkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkr...

Comment: Re:Propagation delay ??? (Score 1) 720

by kyrsjo (#48496075) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Maybe. However, it might also be that HP's engineers are better at designing the mechanics for good airflow - after all, I ran this computer very hard for months (htop was showing a load of more than 400%, continuously for several months), and it was dumping quite a lot of hot air, more than enough to noticeably heat a relatively large office.

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