Last post on Oct 12, 2007 at 11:20 AM
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#34 of 43 Re: I Don't See.. [john_324]
Jun 15, 2007 (6:00 am)
It's really sad to see Tower Music gone. My friend was a big R & B fan and Tower had a lot of rare stuff you can't find anywhere else. Ugh! Imagine the future of music is nothing but past winners of "American Idol" or Britney Spears types!
#35 of 43 Re: I Don't See.. [lemko]
Jun 15, 2007 (2:47 pm)
Looking back at my post, I totally dated myself by referring to it as "Tower Records"!
Soon to get anything beyond the latest hits, you'll have to download it.
So on cars within maybe 5 years, I bet CD players will become part of the base stereo in the stripper models, and a USB port will be available on the "mid-level" system that comes with the model that most people buy (the bulk of the ones on the dealer's lot).
I've already noticed that gas stations, truck stops, etc. now have bins filled with bargain basement priced CDs, instead of the tapes that used to fill them not too long ago...
Jun 15, 2007 (2:47 pm)
available on-line, whether you are the downloading type or the CD-buying type. I think that will continue to be the case for a long time yet, way longer than 2012 for instance (automakers, hint hint).
#37 of 43 I will be very upset.........
Oct 10, 2007 (12:00 am)
I will be very upset if they eliminate the CD option. Presently the DVD-Audio disc is the only way to play true Dolby Digital, DTS, THX-II, 5.1-7.1 surround sound.
#38 of 43 Re: I will be very upset......... [rockylee]
Oct 10, 2007 (12:25 pm)
Hopefully the aftermarket will continue to offer the CD/DVD option after the automakers move on to aux inputs and built-in hard drives.
#39 of 43 Re: I will be very upset......... [nippononly]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:03 pm)
Yeah, but leasing a car and having to buy a aftermarket CD/DVD player just would not make any sense as it would be worthless once you traded the car in.
Oct 11, 2007 (8:34 pm)
That's why you keep the stock radio and when the lease is up you pay the stereo store $50 to put it back in.
#41 of 43 Re: well yeah [nippononly]
Oct 11, 2007 (9:26 pm)
True, all these down loaded MP3's, etc, are nothing but convenient music with no regard to sound quality.
The compressed files ruin the quality of the music but because you can put it on a i-pod, people will except 3rd class sound quality.
#42 of 43 Re: well yeah [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2007 (7:21 am)
I couldn't agree more! Of course, people said the same thing when the industry was transitioning from vinyl to CDs, and they were right then too. But that is a compromise I am willing to accept: can't fit a turntable on the dash!
#43 of 43 Re: well yeah [nippononly]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 12, 2007 (11:20 am)
I think the bitrate of FM radio is 96 kbps and lots of mp3's are 128. My ear is so tin, I enjoy lots of Shoutcast stuff at 32 or 64 over my PC speakers.
For inspiration for your commute, check out the Music - What's on your playlist? discussion.