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    Visteon HDZ300 V Directed DMHD1000 and Mitch Who?

    Ok guys- fry me if you need to-
    I keep seeing that the Visteon or Directed HD units might solve my problem of wanting to get rid of (completely) the fact head unit and allow me to have AM/FM HD radio functionality if you use "Mitch's cable".

    Two questions occur to me-

    Who is Mitch ( and a link to this mysterious cable perhaps) ?

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    Which gets the vote Visteon or Directed.

    ok a PS - and WHY?

    Thanks,
    Larzz

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    Should answer most of your questions:
    HD Radio Cables READY!

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    Ok Barn-Thanks
    I see you have the Visteon
    How are you using it and what have been your thoughts since using it?
    Thanks,
    Larz

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    Using it with roadrunner... Works really well. Definitely the best radio option in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnyard View Post
    Using it with roadrunner... Works really well. Definitely the best radio option in my opinion
    What he said. I use it with CentraFuse and have no problems.

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    As far as I can tell, the Directed and Visteon units are nearly identical. Get whichever one is cheapest on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    As far as I can tell, the Directed and Visteon units are nearly identical. Get whichever one is cheapest on ebay.
    I just checked ebay, one directed unit in auction currently $0.99

    three visteon unit for buy it now ranging from $99.00 - $180

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    I have both and the Directed gets better reception in my very unscientific tests. LOL

    Anyway there is a Directed on Ebay for $90 shipped :
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Directed-Audio-D...item29f7c72e87

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    I Think the directed is also better.. but does anyone want to part with the display panel
    per post http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/vbcl...?do=ad&id=2590 .. I just cant find it anywhere.. One thing though make sure you can get over the fact it willl either choose hd or normal fm... think of it as a skipping cd.. when it kicks in to HD and then back to analog mode.
    KIAs can have car pcs too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigwhyrito View Post
    I Think the directed is also better.. but does anyone want to part with the display panel
    per post http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/vbcl...?do=ad&id=2590 .. I just cant find it anywhere.. One thing though make sure you can get over the fact it willl either choose hd or normal fm... think of it as a skipping cd.. when it kicks in to HD and then back to analog mode.
    Is the transition very noticable? My HDZ seems to transition very smoothly. In fact, if it were not for the HD logo coming on, I'd probably never even notice it. Of course, the difference between an HD station and a very powerful regular FM station is not ALL that noticeble, sound-wise. There's so much ambient noise in most cars that whatever sonic advantage HD provides over standard FM is not that significant. IMO, it's the extra channels that really bring the value of HD.

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