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Old 03-06-2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default I must be missing something about the USB to Serial Adapters

Is there something special about the serial to usb adapter/convertors used for wideband/MS/e-manage functions? I mean, I hear about them being $40+, so it has to be something more than this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812156008

Or is it true that I could use the old one I have that I got for my old Palm IIIc docking station?
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same with the link ecu,itsnt it a regular db9 to usb connector?
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I am using the Belkin F5U409 USB Serial Adaptor. It is working with Window XP and 2000 Pro.
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"If you want to waste time and toss away $15, this is the product for you."
- One of the reviews of that adapter.:gay:
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I had an immediate need when I got mine, so I couldn't wait for shipping. I purchased a Dynex brand unit from bestbuy. I want to say it was $30. It works fine, the only hurdle was getting the correct drivers from the dynex website.
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I got a 40$ IOGEAR one from microcenter. It seems to work fine but my bum does hurt after being raped over the price. Well I guess thats what I get for my got to have now mentality.
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i bought my junx for my lc-1 from radioshack. All-in-all they do the same thing, just as long as you have the correct drivers.

It's like a 6' Monster Cable HDMI cable for $199 vs. a 15' no-name brand for $25
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Quote:
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It's like a 6' Monster Cable HDMI cable for $199 vs. a 15' no-name brand for $25
I'm sure you knew I would respond to that.

I am NOT a Monster fan, and do not carry their products, however a $200 Monster HDMI will work. A $25 5M generic, ah well, it's pot-luck.
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my cable is like 5ft for 30 bucks. Also from radio shack
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I'm sure you knew I would respond to that.

I am NOT a Monster fan, and do not carry their products, however a $200 Monster HDMI will work. A $25 5M generic, ah well, it's pot-luck.

just saying
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:32 PM   #11
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I have monster RCAs in my car. They're the only kind that solved the whine and not because they were spendy. they were the only 6-channels-through-one-shield ones I could find. total cable is like .25 inches in diameter and I love it. 6 rcas is a lot to run individually.

I thought the whole USB-serial thing was iffy to begin with no matter how much it costs?

I'm still itchin to try out my bluetooth to serial adapter
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