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    damn, 16k is not a lot at all. I put 25,000 on my car since April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder
    They have iPods with 100+ gigs?
    No, I believe the current limit is 60gigs (I don't bother with IPod's personally as I never needed it). He was mentioning he didn't need that much space after all and thus the IPod is the best solution for him in my opinion. Unless he decides on a carputer, it seems like the most logical choice.

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    There's the Rockford Omnifi DMP1... it's discontinued but can be bought really cheaply on Ebay or Woot.com, or some local retailers may have them marked down for clearance. For $100 it's a steal.



    Anyway, it has a removable 20G USB drive, which can be upgraded to something bigger (although it has to be a 2.5" laptop drive). There's an optional WiFi adapter so you can load more music onto it remotely, or even automatically. The player software has some bugs and limitations, but since it is based on Linux, folks have written a better player for it.

    See http://omnifi.cwtsecure.com/index.php?title=Main_Page for everything you need to know.

    The Hauppauge Media MVP has some potential: it's a network client player that does audio and video; you could put any number of these in a car then have a basic carputer (like a lowly pentium I) with a hard drive to be the fileserver. It could be worth considering if you already have a carputer and want to entertain the kids in the back seat while doing music and navigation up front.
    http://www.firstadopter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227

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    Normally WAV sound better than MP3, and I have enough WAV + karaoke MPG + Pictures etc with my 80G HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexanite
    Normally WAV sound better than MP3, and I have enough WAV + karaoke MPG + Pictures etc with my 80G HD.
    WAV is just a waste of space. wma files sound better, and then there are even more better soundign formats that take up less space than WAV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassBinDevil
    The Hauppauge Media MVP has some potential: it's a network client player that does audio and video; you could put any number of these in a car then have a basic carputer (like a lowly pentium I) with a hard drive to be the fileserver. It could be worth considering if you already have a carputer and want to entertain the kids in the back seat while doing music and navigation up front.
    http://www.firstadopter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227
    I actually had 3 of these in my house, along with 2 htpcs. Down to 2 of them and 3 htpcs. They do work very well for their price, but the biggest drawback to me was the server app can only run one divx stream at a time. Being that ~half my movies are divx, it kind of defeats the purpose of having multiple units throughout the house. I initially was converting to MPEG-2 as that is the logical choice when using a MediaMVP, but lack of surround sound slowly convinced me to switch to xvid/divx.

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    100gb for mp3s = probably overkill for anyone
    100gb for MEDIA = very reasonable, not amazing....

    If you have about 30 movies/concerts etc (ripped at 1/4 compression roughyl 1gb/movie) = 30gb which leaves 70gb of music...

    I used to think "I can do with 20gb of media easily! I dont have more than 5gb of mp3s on my whoele compuer!" then you get a carpc and you see that as soon as you add videos boom no HD space!
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    So I walked into the Best Buy yesterday and I said to a bunch of car audio people standing around, "I wanna bring 100GB of MP3's in my car. How?" Most of them just looked at each other like dumbfounded dip****s and walked away. One person who was extremely helpful said he couldnt really see how it could be done in any way that wasnt a pain in the ***. Kenwood Music Keg got mentioned at first, but I was told they hadnt sold any of these in the store since about 3 years ago due to the fact so many of them were returned.

    So since I've talked with you guys I think I dont really "need" 100GB and talking with this guy at Best Buy I think that what I'll do is get an Ipod *choke*. I can hook it up to a HU that has built in support for Ipod *gag* so I can listen to _alot_ (60GB) of music and still have ID tags.

    THANKS!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeN
    So I walked into the Best Buy yesterday
    There's your probem!

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    jump on the online community and ask how many people who work at best buy. you might be surprised at the wealth of knowledge best buy employs....

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