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    it is a lot faster, and because it is solid state, if you live in a very cold climate, you have to worry less about the effects of the cold on the drive--most platter drives use bearings with fluid to keep the platters moving, so in really cold weather, the fluid is affected.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skooki View Post
    Is the Directed / Visteon HD Radio CarPc easy? Does it come highly recommended? I saw a photo of the setup and it looked like the Visteon had a separate head unit, is this correct?
    The Directed and Visteon HD radios used to be the standard. I have the Visteon unit, it works quite well. But since they aren't made anymore, they are pretty hard to find.

    The recommended replacement is the HD radio sold right here in the mp3car.com store. The one in the store has an advantage, in that it sends the audio from the radio back to the computer over the USB link. The Directed/Visteon units required you to plug an analog audio cable from the unit to a line-in on your computer.

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    and analog is a big downer is that right?

    like, less analog the better?

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    It isn't that there's anything inherently wrong with analog. Line-ins are a scarce commodity. Some people like to have a few external tuners that all want to have their output routed through the line-in on the computer, such as XM Radio and HD Radio, or an external mp3 player plugged in via the headphone jack. This last scenario is useful if you have a friend who wants to plug in their mp3 player to your system to listen to their music.

    Plus you need to spend a few minutes adjusting the volume level in the audio mixer to just the right level.

    And it's one less cable to worry about.

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    So you basically mean, people try to run all their audio tuners through the AUX? I'm I on the right track?

    Although the radio uses USB is that right?

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