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#1985 of 2024 MP3 - off topic?
Nov 28, 2003 (12:14 pm)
I'm trying to get in sync with the 21st Century by getting rid of all my CD's and going to MP3's. With all the available sources to buy online these days, it seems like the way to go. However, I plan to buy something like an (iPod) or the new (Dell DJ) that has a car adapter, which would be a cassette kit.
So my questions are, what happens in the future if I buy a car without a cassette player in it, how would I convert it without changing the complete unit? Do you think they'll have something like a jack port to plug into? Also how are ya'll backing up your tunes? USB key type thing, CD or DVD? Sorry for the ignorance about this topic.
#1986 of 2024 Why bother?
Nov 28, 2003 (11:51 pm)
Gee, that sounds like a tremendous advance over CDs...makes no sense to me. And didja hear Napster is back? Only 99 cents a tune, why that's a savings of absolutely, um, nothing, compared to CDs.
I guess for car audio MP3 is fine (MP4 kicks its ass though ) but for home audio it is seriously lacking compared to CD, let alone SACD or DVD-A.
Nov 29, 2003 (6:48 am)
I put in an MP3 player for $175 and it also has a front mounted jack for input from an audio source
#1988 of 2024 MP3 w/front mounted inout jack has rado?
Dec 01, 2003 (1:35 am)
Paison, does the MP3 player with the front mounted audio input jack also have a radio?
I would like to have an in-dash player that replaces the radio head unit and can play all types of CDs or DVDs or MP3 etc. In addition to an audio input, I want a video output for the DVD player to run the external display for the back seat area. I also like to have a very sensitive AM/FM radio. Weather radio would even be nice with alarm ability.
Anybody heard of such a thing?
Radio sound quality: I have a Alpine radio/CD player in my Trooper. I and my kids were very happy with the sound quality coming from the aftermarket speakers. I took the kids to see the Nut Cracker Ballet with a live full orchestra in the pit in front of the stage. The music was awesome. On the way home we played some kids classics CD that has parts of the Nut Cracker Ballet music on it. The kids noticed right away that the car stereo that used to sound really good, was trash compared to the live music. I was amazed how bad the car stereo sounded since I thought it was excellent before the immediate comparison to live music.
Dec 01, 2003 (8:04 am)
Paisan and I both put in the JVC KD-SX990. Radio, CD and MP3 with a jack in the front for adding an external MP3 player, though with 10 disk capacity on one CD it hardly seems like I would ever need to add an external.
The radio is fine, but I am not sure if it is as good as the stock for reception. I haven't had any problems, but the hard to get stations seem slightly harder to get. I primarly listen to disks with MP3s on them now so I haven't really noticed.
I highly recommend it. It doesn't skip, spins up songs quickly (a feature that I read some players take 10-15 seconds to change songs) and plays CDR and CDRW. It is now listed at epinions for $129.99. I also spent an additional $20 to get a converter cable from crutchfield.
Dec 01, 2003 (1:54 pm)
Yup that head unit is AWSOME! I have it in both my cars and will add it to my 3rd car when I get it. The jack is nice for plugging in my laptop when passengers are watching DVDs on it!
#1991 of 2024 Got my LUND Interceptor.......
Dec 06, 2003 (2:13 pm)
Hood protector yesterday, installed today. It's better than the OEM version for a couple of reasons. A)sticks out further from the hood than OEM, I broke mine by stuffing a towel down in there while drying one cold morning. B.)shouldn't have any of that annoying tapping against the fender stuff. Kudos to Lund for starting up production again and having it in stock. Also, J.C.Whitney for keeping Isuzu stuff alive and well on the web site and keeping thier word on the shipment date.
Dec 23, 2003 (10:45 am)
I have been on the fence about adding new OME springs to my truck. I don't necessarily want to raise the center of gravity and I like the look with the 265/70s on the stock suspension. However with Isuzu's changes over the last few years, I wonder how long these products will be around? I really love my OME shocks and will probably want to replace them in a few years too. Just concerned that readily available aftermarket parts may also dry up in the near future.
Dec 23, 2003 (11:20 am)
Here is what I got back from ARB.
We normally support a vehicle with product for several years after it has been discontinued. There are no plans at this time to stop prooduction of the Trooper products.
20 So. Spokane St.
Seattle, WA 98134
#1994 of 2024 Unfortunately
Dec 23, 2003 (1:53 pm)
Jim Jackson has zero to do with production of products by ARB in australia. That is where all the products come out of. I believe they'll be available for a few years. But wouldn't count on it too far down the road.