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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhorse972 View Post
    I can't say that I agree...you can get 8GB thumb drives for $4/ea! that's $40...I don't see how it is possible to buy/build a computer for that! You could also purchase, say a Kenwood, unit that has the USB on the front and then you would not have to look at it while changing the drive while driving.
    Where are you getting your thumb drives from? For a low quality thumb drive, cheapest I can find is about $10. I recently purchased an 8GB kingston for $15 on sale after searching for a good deal for a week. My math says $15 is $150. Either way, i could just buy DL DVDs, a 10 pack for $15 and install a DVD unit for much cheaper. Both ways still require switching mediums while driving and finding a place to store them in the car while a 1din HU will replace my current stereo and an external drive will tuck up neatly behind the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    How about just using an mp3 player, plugged into the Aux In on your headunit? The UI on the mp3 player will be better than that on the head unit anyway.

    You can get a 160GB iPod Classic, or another brand of mp3 player that has more capacity.
    I was unaware that they made ipods of that size. That may be something to look into. Do I need to control it from the ipod, or can I tuck it up in the dash? What about power? will the Ipod on/off/charge itself with the deck?

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    If you're looking to go the iPod route, score yourself an older 80gb iPod video. These can be upgraded to 240gb, and they actually handle it quite nicely.

    HUs with iPod hookups will usually charge the iPod, yes. Some HUs tote "iPod compatibility" which in reality is really just an aux jack to plug the iPod into. These types of HUs will of course not charge the iPod. HUs that can control an iPod will probably cost more than one that's generically iPod compatible.

    However, IMO iPods suck. They flatten the sound of my music. I've never liked the way the music sounds coming out of my iPod, even FLAC with Rockbox. My FLAC files sound much more rich and full using a PC vs an iPod. Might be something to consider, read some reviews about. I've tried both my video and a newer Classic, they both sound like flat crud to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    HUs with iPod hookups will usually charge the iPod, yes. Some HUs tote "iPod compatibility" which in reality is really just an aux jack to plug the iPod into. These types of HUs will of course not charge the iPod. HUs that can control an iPod will probably cost more than one that's generically iPod compatible.
    Not really.
    Because the iPod brand is so insanely popular, you can get a HU w/ iPod controls for a very reasonable price. Crutchfield has quality HUs w/ iPod controls as low as $109.99.

    Some connect to the USB port. Some connect to an AUX jack. Some use a proprietary cable.
    Lots of options.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Who asked you?

    All I'm saying is that if it sports iPod control ability vs Aux in, they try to weasel a bit more money out of you for that "luxury". I can't speak for all decks, just the ones I've looked at... pioneer and the premier line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    They flatten the sound of my music. I've never liked the way the music sounds coming out of my iPod, even FLAC with Rockbox. My FLAC files sound much more rich and full using a PC vs an iPod.
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    If you want to go the iPod route... there is a company that can mod the iPod to make it sound much MUCH better... but you'll pay just as much for the mod as you will for the pod.

    http://redwineaudio.com/products/imod
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    I've actually been looking at a KIV-700 or a KIV-BT900

    Difference being $40 for a built in bluetooth.

    Seems to be closest thing on the market to what I want. $300, video in/out, USB (including hub and card reader support), 3" LCD, 6 lines of text. So many features that I don't need, but all the ones that I do.

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