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    Default Re: EDM transmitter with RDS

    Scott (Taybrynn LOR forum) has a business relationship with EDM. He does group buys at prices nobody else can touch. Maybe we should contact him. I want the RDS but would like to sell my fairly new one for a decent price. Also, I come from the land of don't buy brand new stuff. I spent half my life working with new products and have developed a healthy respect for people field testing new things before I buy them. I may wait until the transmitter has been out for a while.

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    Yes, Al I know just what you are saying, been there and done it myself on the new product testing. But that helps keep the mind ticking

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    Default Re: EDM transmitter with RDS

    Scott Taybrnn on PC posted this:

    (1) The EDM LCD with RDS is now available from EDM on their website:
    http://www.edmdesign.com/orders.html -- see part # EDM-LCD-RDS-EP for
    $235 shipped

    (2) EDM may offer a one-time only ... PCB upgrade option, which means you swap out your old PCB board (the part inside the case) for a new PCB board ... and they would return a new PCB w/RDS capabilites (but no RDS chip) to you along with the necessary USB to transmitter cable ... for around $150 . You would have to do a minor case mod (not for everyone, as it requires snipping a hole for the USB port) and also buying the Pira RDS chip ... another $20 ... but could be purchased in a group buy for less. So existing owners could upgrade for around $170 ... but you have to do the case mod and but the RDS chip on your own (or in a group buy).

    (3) There might be a group buy, if enough persons are interested ... and that woudl typically be item (1) above, for 10% off the retail price and regular shipping costs added. So 220-22 (10% off) would be $198 + $15 shipping, or $213 total.

    (4) Ok, how about those interested in purchasing a non-RDS EDM LCD in a group buy also post a message here indicating that at your preference. That would be $162 (10% off priced) + 15 shipping, or $177 total.

    Typically the group buy conditions require a sale of a certain number of units and pre-payment ... then when the required number of transmitters are pre-purchased ... then they all ship out together ... and everyone saves. There is usually a 30 day delay in a group buy, about double the normal shipping time from EDM.

    Scott


    OK here are my thoughts. I would have to pay $170 plus shipping both ways to upgrade AND modify my case. No way. Please. Or, I can pay $215 and get a new one and sell the old one for far less than I paid for it. Forget that.

    I like my present transmitter. I will not be getting RDS until my present one breaks.
    Al

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    David Came over last night and brought me his EDM transmitter to evaluate( Thanks Dave).
    He mentioned an interesting point -

    How many people are actually going to be looking at the radio while viewing your display.

    Yes it's an interesting feature but not really worth it.
    Last edited by Carl B Zachary; 07-30-2009 at 04:24 PM.

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