Join Date: Apr 2011
I heard that there were LP car players in the '70's, but I never saw one. With my Pioneer I scroll through the album titles and press play, then it does display the song titles. Since there's only one line on the display, you don't want to load like a hundred albums onto a single stick, or at least a single folder. I haven't worked with it very much so far, so I don't know all the capabilities, but it beats the heck out of using CD's. I got a 16Gig stick from Ebay for €9 shipped, and I can't seem to fill it up. It sticks out only about a centimeter, so I leave it there permanently. Since there's no CD drive and all the anti-shock gizmos to make it roadworthy, you save a lot of money, and there's less stuff to break down.
I've been saying for years that a car radio should be only a tuner/amp with a faceplate line in jack for your MP3 or other device, and no built in CD player. For a long time the manufacturers resisted this, and so I resisted buying their crap and stuck with an ancient cassette unit with line in. Now they are finally coming around. Although, I could still do without all of this bluetooth crap. If I really need to make a call while driving, the speakerphone on the phone works well enough, and the idea of bluetoothing the music on my smartphone to the radio is worse than stupid from an engineering standpoint. Also, all of this built in stuff on modern cars - steering wheel controls, etc., is bunk. What do you do when it fails out of warranty? My arm is long enough to reach the controls on the faceplate, thank you.