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    My fitness center has tv broadcast via fm radio stations. Are there any ways to get fm radio for the Treo Pro.
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    no.
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    Some stations stream over the web........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwitty View Post
    Some stations stream over the web........
    I think what Dyane1160 is saying, is that their fitness center uses radio frequencies for the TV broadcast, but the radio frequency is only overriden by the TV audio inside the fitness center. Otherwise, the radio station plays whatever is normally broadcasts on that frequency. They're just using the radio frequencies as a means to play TV audio inside the fitness center. Whatever is playing online won't help Dyane1160.
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    That doesn't make muich sense since TV is just higher frequency FM....... why shift the frequency? In any case both TV and FM radio are streamed and hence can be received by the Treo Pro, which is the only way to receive either TV or radio on a Pro since a Pro does not receive TV or FM radio.
    Last edited by ftwitty; 12/23/2008 at 09:46 PM.
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    Can't you access stations over the web, using streamcenter or shoutcast? Most of my local stations can be found on streamcenter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bujin View Post
    Can't you access stations over the web, using streamcenter or shoutcast? Most of my local stations can be found on streamcenter.
    He's trying to listen to broadcasts that are made in a 100ft range. I doubt the owner of the fitness center re-broadcasts the tv shows to the web. In the treadmill section of the gym, they often place short-range broadcasting devices that allow people in the building to hear the channel they're watching over fm without interrupting the rest of the gym. Key words: short-range broadcast. Unless the treo pro had a built in hardware fm tuner, there will not be a way to hear the programming.
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    All I know is that some TV and FM Radio stations stream over the web, but I have never actually "dialed them in" so to speak. I've fooled around with it just a little. I know there is one local station that streams from their web site, but never have tried it. There are some stations preloaded with Pocket Tunes. With the web being the thing these days, it would surprize me to find out that most FM radio stations stream thru their own web sites. So if you have an internet connection (a fitness center might even have a WiFi set-up), you get the radio stations. TV may not be as direct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainchump View Post
    He's trying to listen to broadcasts that are made in a 100ft range. I doubt the owner of the fitness center re-broadcasts the tv shows to the web. In the treadmill section of the gym, they often place short-range broadcasting devices that allow people in the building to hear the channel they're watching over fm without interrupting the rest of the gym. Key words: short-range broadcast. Unless the treo pro had a built in hardware fm tuner, there will not be a way to hear the programming.
    There you have it. The Pro doesn't, so end of case. But, one can still stream TV and FM Radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainchump View Post
    He's trying to listen to broadcasts that are made in a 100ft range.
    Oh, yeah....I was tired when I read / posted that. Sorry.
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    Very few phones can receive FM broadcasts. The Sprint HTC Diamond and Touch Pro are two that can.
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    many Nokia's model can, with wired headphones as an antenna. Also a lot of lower cost Chinese made smartphone can. No idea what OS they are running though. Killer features for marketing purposes: TV tuner, FM radios, dual-on network (either CDMA & GSM hybrid or both GSM).
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    It's a fine idea that many have had, but sadly, the Treo Pro doesn't.
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    some headphones have radio scaner integrated
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwitty View Post
    That doesn't make muich sense since TV is just higher frequency FM....... why shift the frequency? In any case both TV and FM radio are streamed and hence can be received by the Treo Pro, which is the only way to receive either TV or radio on a Pro since a Pro does not receive TV or FM radio.
    The reasons some gyms do this so you can use a prortable FM radio with headset to tune into the sound without having to blare the sound of the TV screens around the gym..
    The gym I went to in Sydney had about 8 screens and all execersize bikes/cross trainers etc had a box with an 8way switch and a 3.5mm jack so you could plug your headset in and select a screen to get the matching sound, pretty cool setup IMHO..
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