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Thread: Stupid Newbie Questions about Kenwood z919

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    Post Stupid Newbie Questions about Kenwood z919

    Hey guys...I have a few questions about my setup...Currently I have a Kenwood Z919 installed in my 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was wondering how I would go about hooking a hard drive up to it to read my MP3s. Also, would I need a LCD for anything? Thanks alot!

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    Maximum Bitrate Raas's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
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    S E A R C H H E R E

    I don't think any head-unit would have an IDE or SCSI controller where you could plug in some harddisk in.
    Then you need the ability to access the disk.
    and then you need hardware in the headunit which is able to decode the stream of mp3-data into audio..

    Search around this board.
    I would also recommend to take a look at the examples pages many of us have made. You can find them HERE.

    Just look at those pages and give yourself the time to develop the idea.
    If you encounter problems then we are more than happy to help you, but one just has to get some 'basic' info about in-car-computing before one can begin with this project.

    Good Luck
    Raas - The Netherlands
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    Variable Bitrate Mikesz's Avatar
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    Apr 2001


    An indash headunit that directly controlls a large harddisk , has gps, plays divx, dvd, and mp3 is something i would pay for.
    91 cadillac sedan deville, winXP, FV25 with Celeron 800, Redant 7" widescreen in dash, Opus DC-DC, Irman, Digital Cable remote(lots of buttons), 120 gig 7200rpm 8meg cache WD hard drive, VI power mobile HD rack, mediaengine


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