<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jono:
<strong>From the information on blaupunkt.com.au it sounds as though it should work...no specific MP3 functionality in the head unit is required. Here's an except from the site:
"Compact Drive MP3
The new Blaupunkt Compact Drive MP3 is a virtual CD changer, without it ever actually changing a CD. There´s a much easier way. You compile your own favourite CD by downloading MP3-encoded music from your PC onto the Compact Drive PC card. This gives you up to 18 hours of MP3-encoded music. The fact that you can connect the Blaupunkt Compact Drive player to all Blaupunkt radios with CD naming and simply slip it into the glove compartment also makes it very practical. The new Compact Drive MP3 means unheard of capacity in the most compact space, combined with an exciting design."
The unit in the 147 supports CD-naming doesn't it? The impression I get is that the MP3 unit described here kind of simulates a standard Blaupunkt CD changer...so not sure if you'd get track names etc displayed on the head unit.
Jono</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jono,
As Ivo said before, the MP Compact Drive uses CD-text to display the song name etc. on the headunit. HOWEVER, the standard 147 fit radio DOESN'T SUPPORT CD-TEXT! I considered the MP3 drive too, but found it unbelievably PRE-HISTORIC that the head unit doesn't support CD-TEXT! The CD-changer does support CD-text, but the head unit simply doesn't! If you fit the MP3 drive, it simulates being a CD-changer. This OUTRULES the possibility of having BOTH the CD-changer AND the MP3 drive attached to the head unit! When playing MP3 songs, the only that's displayed are the TRACK NUMBERS!
Don't know about the steering wheel controls being compatible with the MP3 drive.
Hope this clears things a little bit up for you! Good luck with your queste!