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    internet, mp3's, mpeg's, movies, navigation, bragging rights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrataG
    I found that Boss offers something similar too. Not sure if there is a limitation on the size of the drive you can connect. I'm also not sure how it handles organization. I would imagine navigating 100gb of mp3's would be very difficult unless they designed the unit for that type of use. A poor interface could completely destroy any realistic benefit of such a device.

    This is why we build computers to use so that we can completely control how we interface with our media.
    You raise a good point - its alot of music to navigate. A poor folder browser could entirely ruin any enjoyment of having so much music in the car if you can never find what youre looking for and the menu gets bogged down.

    If you think, and Ive suspected for a while, that only a pc can really handle the job effectively then I think a laptop might be my only feasible choice.

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    That's how the carputer bug starts for most

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    That's exactly how it started for me.
    Here are the steps that I took in Car Audio since I got my license:
    1. AM/FM Tuner w/ Cassette Player
    2. CD Player through a Cassette Adapter
    3. 10 Disc changer in the trunk and a backlit remote in the console
    4. CD/MP3 player in-dash (w/ remote control)
    5. 20GB Samsung MP3 player through a 3.5" Stereo to RCA in the HU
    6. PCC*-TYP˝ (P-III, 60GB w/ keyboard shortcuts and no display) to HU
    7. PCC-TYP1 (60GB w/ 7" LCD & Touchscreen, still a P-III), HU-Less
    8. PCC-TYP2 (160GB P4 w/ 7" LCD & Touchscreen), HU-Less -- I am here

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    * PCC = Personal Car Computer
    For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
    Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
    Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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    ever consider that 100 gig of mp3 no matter what the compression rate is pretty useless in a car? I simply dont drive that much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    ever consider that 100 gig of mp3 no matter what the compression rate is pretty useless in a car? I simply dont drive that much!
    But it's all about variety. Also, if you design the unit to be removable then you have a nice jukebox for inside the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    ever consider that 100 gig of mp3 no matter what the compression rate is pretty useless in a car? I simply dont drive that much!
    I do.
    15,000-17,000 miles/year.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    http://www.ssiamerica.com

    Neo Jukebox would probably be perfect for you to start with. I had one of these, and it was awesome! Until I decided to upgrade the firmware...
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    The thing with HU's with USB connections are more often than not, not
    compatible with any USB-drive that needs to install drivers.
    I.e. external 2˝ inch laptop hdd powered through USB.
    It will start up and tried to be read by the HU but atleast on mine
    it'll only display "No files found".

    That is how it is with my brothers 2GB mp3-player..
    It requires something to be installed on Windows the first time you plug it in.

    As for my 256MB (hush.. no more than I need.. to and from car.. :P) mp3-player,
    it works perfecly.. Reading tags and all.

    Other than that, it's a great HU.. line-in through RCA on the back, SD/CF card-reader next to the USB connection. Sleek and nothing "plastic"

    A real steal for about $100

    Cheers
    /p

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    ever consider that 100 gig of mp3 no matter what the compression rate is pretty useless in a car? I simply dont drive that much!

    And Bill Gates could never ever spend that much money - but it sure is nice to have. This is why we have words like "excess" in the dictionary. =)

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