BUS/Unilink Adapter for Sony HeadUnits (a laptop interface)
My proposed setup is:
A Laptop (P4 2.0GHz, 256MB, XP, 60GB HDD, USB 1.1) with its sound output connected to my Sony HU CDX-FF7700's AUX-IN RCA's.
Instead of using a seperate Touchscreen LCD, or keypad, I would like to interface the laptop (via USB, Printer, or Serial) using the Sony HeadUnit.
The Sony HU has a CD/MD Changer BUS/Unilink input, is it possible yet to successfully mimic a CD changer using my laptop?
I read this thread ( http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...=Sony+Parallel ) where "Ashlawn Kemling" was working on a Parallel adapter and some software to send the synchronous data through Sony BUS (and sell it to us), but he had timing issues and didnt have time to complete the project (2003).
Personally I think USB would be better since Parallel ports are slow.
That was 2 years ago, has anything eventuated from this, has someone else or Sony made such an adapter? I would pay $100+ for such a (working) device.
If only Sony would create a simply HDD interface like kenwood has done with the echelon :rolleyes: