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  • Don't like iPod but want iPod like control

    Is there any mp3 players that can be hooked up to the HU just like the iPod? I want to be able to control a regular mp3 player from my steering controls. I have an '06 Tacoma. Thanks,
    John

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    • #3
      I think a carpc is just a bit more than I really need. I'd like to be able to plug an mp3 player in, just like an iPod. I'm sure that Creative (or some other company) will come up with a Zen or Touch that has adapters that will let them be controlled by car HUs, portable stereos etc. It's just a matter of time. I was hoping that had arrived and I just couldn't find the right mp3 player.
      John

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      • #4
        come on who needs an ipod when having a car pc..
        I believe most of us here started by wanting to connect our ipods to our HU but after reading we changed our mind!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mercury0_0 View Post
          I think a carpc is just a bit more than I really need. I'd like to be able to plug an mp3 player in, just like an iPod. I'm sure that Creative (or some other company) will come up with a Zen or Touch that has adapters that will let them be controlled by car HUs, portable stereos etc. It's just a matter of time. I was hoping that had arrived and I just couldn't find the right mp3 player.
          John
          Simple. Get an mp3 player (an iPod, maybe?) and connect it to the aux-in of your stereo.
          You're making this far more complicated then it needs to be.

          Granted, you're not going to control the unit from your car stereo. That ain't happening. The reason that iPod has so much support s because of the brand recognition.
          It's kinda like Windows. There's a lot of software for it, but it's certainly not the best thing out there, and a lot of users can't stand it.

          Don't like your options? Create your own.
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Qr12Atn...0&I=581PA11TOY

            If you want integration with your factory stereo, the ipod is your only option. I don't know of any other players that are supported.

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            • #7
              You can use PDAs ( Dell, HP ) or Palms for music.
              We'll have more options very soon
              Car pc integration with ease
              Car mediacenter

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              • #8
                I've got an Ipaq with a couple of gigs of space on it. I will probably get the PA11TOY. It can accept rca jacks from most things and it can control an iPod. I guess this is the best that can be done for now until the rest of the Mp3 player companies figure out what a great selling point this is. Look how easy it is to plug the PA11TOY in and control the iPod. Amazing. It shouldn't be long.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mercury0_0 View Post
                  It shouldn't be long.
                  It will be. There's no other MP3 player that has the market share of the iPod, and with everyone churning out new models constantly, there probably never will.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jahntassa View Post
                    It will be. There's no other MP3 player that has the market share of the iPod, and with everyone churning out new models constantly, there probably never will.
                    HEHE, it's funny you should mention that... I was walking down the street the other day, and there was an old lady in a wheel chair listening to an iPod while someone was pushing her chair accross the street.... I just looked, and laughed to myself...

                    So now you really can say, everyone and their momma has one....



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                    • #11
                      get a new HU, maybe from Sony or Panasonic that have the USB input onthe face. Then u can plug in those flashdrive/mp3 player things and they should work. Check out brand compatability as well. From past experiences with sony electronics, they don't get alond with non sony stuff.
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                      • #12
                        It will be. There's no other MP3 player that has the market share of the iPod, and with everyone churning out new models constantly, there probably never will.
                        I wouldn't count out the Zune yet. Microsoft knows that the only way the Zune will be accepted as an iPod alternative is if they force feed it to us. That means they'll probably spend a lot of money developing tons of accessories themselves and bring them to market immediately, rather than wait for the aftermarkets to develop them. Also, Microsoft has been developing their automotive platform for several years. They want in this market pretty badly. I don't know if Apple has shown as much interest in this area.

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