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    true...but lets be real for one seconds....isn't those damn bloody commercial the reason / boring musics radio stations now awdays play the reasons we all are building our own station (mp3). Personally i stoped listening to radio stations almost 1yr ago unless i am not in my car. Anyway usually when i get stock in traffic, the amount of attention i get from onlooker is beyond imagination. Questions after questions....i should just have a big sticker on my car to explain it all i guess.. Anyway, usually when i get stock in traffic i can keep listening to mp3's or just load up a DVD/Divx.


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    I am doing this so I don't have to listen to the radio, and I don't have to swap cds every 70 miles.



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    the radio can come in handy SOME TIMES. A local radio station here in Adelaide, South Australia broadcast the whereabouts of the police radars every 15 minutes. this can be handy!
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    I say abandon the MP3-on-CD concept. You'll have to compete with Pioneer and Aiwa and there's no way a start-up company would be able to compete.

    You're best bet is to create an MP3 headunit with a hard drive. The hard drive could be set up like a CD Changer - a separate unit that goes in the back seat somewhere or in the trunk. Make the HD upgradable and able to connect to our PC's and THEN you'd have a sellable product.



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    I appreciate your comments!!! Despite the spamming views, many of you don't check out all of the fourms and I want as much real user input as possible. Next, having been a frequent solicitor of your MP3 wishes and ideas, we noted TWO distinct user populations that use MP3. One group is your techno-wizard types who want to build their own solutions. However, a larger MP3 sub-group actually wants an easy-to-use, pre-built and economical way to play MP3 in the car. We are providing products for both groups but really need user and usability data. So what is an in-dash MP3 CD player worth, even if it is pre-built, with the functions described above????

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    If I was buying such a thing, I'd pay $250 max. I can get a great CD player for that much, or build a great MP3 player for twice that.

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    What I think people are trying to say is that posting on this board will really reach only those 'techno-wizards' what build their own.. There are some people reading this that would purchase the unit I'm sure but the majority are here to build their own. I think you may be doing your market research in the wrong market.. I would pay maybe $300CDN but I never would buy it anyway.
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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Craig Chatterton:
    I say abandon the MP3-on-CD concept. You'll have to compete with Pioneer and Aiwa and there's no way a start-up company would be able to compete.

    You're best bet is to create an MP3 headunit with a hard drive. The hard drive could be set up like a CD Changer - a separate unit that goes in the back seat somewhere or in the trunk. Make the HD upgradable and able to connect to our PC's and THEN you'd have a sellable product.

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    We have one of those coming in the near future, but how much should it cost??? How much should a "regular" in dash MP3 CD player cost as well???

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mp3designer:
    We have one of those coming in the near future, but how much should it cost??? How much should a "regular" in dash MP3 CD player cost as well???</font>
    And in the past, despite the primary interest in build your own, members here have indicated a desire to also buy good pre-built solutions. To do so, we have asked and are listening to what YOU have to say about all kinds of MP3 use...

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    I personally would not pay more than $300 USD for a head unit as such. I think it would be somewhat of a pain to get all your MP3s into a CD since an avreage burn takes about 5-20 minutes deppending on the persons hardware. I like the idea with the headunit w/ a HDD in the trunk w/ lets say a USB port for uploading MP3s. Maybe the HDD can be detachable for easy uploading from your PC. The thing is that there are allready a couple of private companys doing that whole detachable HDD MP3 player, but if you can bring the cost down from $500 and up, then I would consider it.
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