Boundless Virgin WebPlayer 200MHZ Internet Appliance
The WebPlayer is capable of producing a very clean
sound output with almost no audible noise. The MediaGX sound processor is
actually quite amazing for its simplistic design.
Here you go guys, this is a VERY simple hardware mod to get high quality sound
from your WebPlayer. Its extremely simple!
Noise after removing the Modem!!!
At this point your sound output will be noisy, due to
the modem's sound output line being noisy because its no longer connected to the modem.
Looking at the WebPlayer (screen in front of you),
place a jumper on the pins located closest to you on the right. It is drawn
below (to the best of my ability). This will clear up the awful noise produced
when the modem isn't in the WebPlayer. However if you plan on keeping the modem
in, you will not need this modification, but it still sounds better than if the
modem is installed.
Modem Connector (CN15)
- | <--- this is the modem audio out pin (into WebPlayer's audio in)
- | <-- (ground) place the jumper between these two pins. No more noise!
(front of WebPlayer)
Noise if used in Cars !!!
Another simple sound cleanup, with an inverter in a car setup, simply ground the
chassis to WebPlayer at the closest point where the line-out connection is sent
to (an amplifier, or system deck). This will clean up the inverter humming, and
any internal noise produced from the WebPlayer by bringing its ground down to
your car's ground. If you are getting a ground loop feedback (whining from the
alternator, etc), then try grounding the unit elsewhere, however with a little
experimenting, and the mod above, your WebPlayer should sound as a decent
quality deck with little to no noise output.