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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    Also, if you care about audio quality, you may not, do NOT get an FM modulator. The quality is terrible.
    I agree with this. My friend uses one on his laptop and iPod, and there is NO bass. We burn the music to CD and try that, and the bass is back. FM modulators suck.
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    I can't and won't suggest a screen for under $100. Even if it's just to view winamp. Spend the extra $80 and get a decent 7" TFT screen.
    Agreed, again. Get a better monitor, do it once and do it right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    ...Also, if you care about audio quality, you may not, do NOT get an FM modulator. The quality is terrible.
    Understood, but I don't have an Aux-In, there is no third party adapter for my HU, and it's not practical, for a number of reasons, to replace my HU, so I'm stuck with a FM Modulator.

    Any other FM Modulator recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ose-ml320
    Understood, but I don't have an Aux-In, there is no third party adapter for my HU, and it's not practical, for a number of reasons, to replace my HU, so I'm stuck with a FM Modulator.

    Any other FM Modulator recommendations?

    Thanks
    An FM modulator is most likely different from what the ipod user was using. The ipod thing was an FM transmitter. FM modulators actually hook into the back of your HU. They sound a lot better than FM transmitters. But as previously noted, FM radio cannot capture the true quality of a cd, but some argue that an mp3 can't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340

    Also, can anyone suggest a LCD for under $100? Like I said.. This is just for mp3 use so I don't need it to be supperb.. I would just need to be able to see winamp or whatever I use for the interface.

    Thanks!!
    I also just wanted my computer to play Mp3's. Concerning your question about the LCD: Instead of going for a Color display, why dont you try the 20x4 LCD screens, you can see and purchace them at www.crystalfontz.com, Click on the Character LCD (HD44780), theyre going for $20 - $40, depending on what you want. You can then download and run this software(http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects...ugin/index.php) as a plugin in winamp, place winamp in your startup, use a ps/2 keypad, and youre as ready as bob, check out the photos on that page, it will give you an idea of how the plugin works etc...

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    Ok.. My factory deck doesn't have aux inputs. Can someone recommend a relatively cheap / nice performing deck that has aux inputs?

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Ok.. My factory deck doesn't have aux inputs. Can someone recommend a relatively cheap / nice performing deck that has aux inputs?

    Thanks!!
    Not really sure how much you want to spend but if you search eBay for last years Pioneer models, maybe a p4300 or p3300, you could get one for about $100 and then just get the P-bus adaptor HERE or from THIS GUY or if you want to wait a little I'll sell you mine when I get my EQ and go Head Unitless...

    Yes there might be other people who will tell you other models and such but I've never had any problems or issues with Pioneer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Ok.. My factory deck doesn't have aux inputs. Can someone recommend a relatively cheap / nice performing deck that has aux inputs?

    Thanks!!

    i'm going to run into the same problem. I've got a stock radio in my jeep and no aux input. But i want to go headunit less.

    My saving grace is I have the upgraded sound system so there's an amp under my back seat. What i'm thinking I can do is get a wiring harness from the car audio shop and solder the speaker wires to some female rca connectors. Then go form my computer to rca into the female connectors.

    Sounds like a ghetto solution (and it is) but i'm hoping it will last me until I can get a real amp for my components.

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    What do you mean by head unitless? Also, how long you talking and how much to sell your Pioneer?

    Thanks!

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    Get rid of the head unit and buy a little amp that has a high level input and blam... directly from carPC to speaker ( no middle man ) this way you can use the EQ and PC to get the best quality sound from your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    Not really sure how much you want to spend but if you search eBay for last years Pioneer models, maybe a p4300 or p3300, you could get one for about $100 and then just get the P-bus adaptor HERE or from THIS GUY or if you want to wait a little I'll sell you mine when I get my EQ and go Head Unitless...

    Yes there might be other people who will tell you other models and such but I've never had any problems or issues with Pioneer.
    he's right pioneer rox... cept for the subs....

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