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Rowe R90
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:30:27 pm »
Hello,

My name is Jon. I have been a long time guest lurker. I decided to join after purchasing a R90. I am in the process of cleaning/servicing it. I noticed the main controller has a video section. I have researched and saw that some models came with a tv and are rare. I have also seen cdadapter's hard drive kit. I emailed them to see about a kit that would output video. They said it was possible, but that they weren't interested in creating such a product.

My question is this. Is there something out there that would allow me to add a hard drive MP4/video player in addition to my records?  I would like to output audio to the jukebox and video to some tv's im going to put up in my man cave. That way, I could watch the videos, but the audio would be blairing from the juke. I have arcade games, so I thought this would be a neat 80's addition. I thought about raspberry pi, as I could then connect to my network for file ripping. I would want all controlling of songs done through the R90.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jon

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Re: Rowe R90
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 02:25:15 pm »
the 90's where kind of a black hole.

by the time the technology caught up, everything had moved on to touchscreen MP3 and there again quickly to internet jukeboxes. I don't think you are going to find much unless you custom make it.

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Re: Rowe R90
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 09:08:07 pm »
 Kind of what I figured, but it was worth a shot. I'm just not sure
How the emulation works to trick the controller into
Thinking there are more albums. I like the cdadapter kit,
But 300 is a lot to spend for a custom chip
And interface wiring. I'll keep searching.

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Re: Rowe R90
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 11:55:39 pm »
the kit makes the computer think it's still got a CD unit attached to it. the adapter feeds back the same info that the CD unit would...only instead of when the CCC says "play cd #23 track #11", the cdadapter instead opens folder #23 and inside that folder... plays MP3 #11. it's actually quite ingenious and simple.

having more songs is just a matter of having 100 folders...each stuffed with 99 songs. it's not as neatly organized as by cd...but it's doable. you would just have a catalog from 0001 to 9999.

i digress... IF for some reason your unit packs it in and won't play anymore, a replacement is probably going to run you north of 350 bucks ANYWAY. so at that time it's probably worth looking into the cdadapter as a replacement at that time.


  
 

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