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Which MP3 Player Should I Buy Roswell For Christmas?

Alpine CDA-9853R or Pioneer DEHP77MP
 
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Re: Which MP3 Player Should I Buy Roswell For Christmas?

i wouldnt get him fu*k all like......


or get him the pioneer 1....
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MP3 is last years technology.. Get him a Satellite radio reciever
 
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I think the element of surprise may have been lost mrs. R

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The element of surprise is exactly what I don't want Wrinx. I want to know I'm getting a good 'un.
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You don't want to be messing with all that.......

get him one of these:

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Word on the street is he's on Santa's bad list and should only be getting a lump of low grade coal.
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Re: Which MP3 Player Should I Buy Roswell For Christmas?

On a serious note i have the Pioneer.

Very good. 120 songs on one disk - nice! Plays MP3 and WMA no problems. Easy

Sounds great. Many set up options but need decent speakers to match.

Display is too bright at night with no option to dim, but you can flip down the front whilst it still plays so that gets rid of that issues sometimes.

Also display is very small and the text doesnt move so not all parts of the song title can be displayed.

However besides that, looks great in the 156 and suits the dash design perfectly.

Also doddle to fit in, just remember to get the plastic fascia surround as well so it looks nice and snug.

Here;s mine in action:

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Dunno about functionality, but the Pioneer looks way cooler.
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Re: Which MP3 Player Should I Buy Roswell For Christmas?

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On a serious note i have the Pioneer.

Very good. 120 songs on one disk - nice! Plays MP3 and WMA no problems. Easy

Sounds great. Many set up options but need decent speakers to match.

Display is too bright at night with no option to dim, but you can flip down the front whilst it still plays so that gets rid of that issues sometimes.

Also display is very small and the text doesnt move so not all parts of the song title can be displayed.

However besides that, looks great in the 156 and suits the dash design perfectly.

Also doddle to fit in, just remember to get the plastic fascia surround as well so it looks nice and snug.

Here;s mine in action:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/showt...ight=white+156

Looks better in the dash than it does on it own......but display looks very bright.

Even my Kenwoood has dimming and scrolling text.

I believe scrolling text is illegal in the UK - I bought my Kenwood from the US as the US version was the only one to have scrolling.
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Re: Which MP3 Player Should I Buy Roswell For Christmas?

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I believe scrolling text is illegal in the UK



my alpine has scrolling text and was bought in the uk so i dont think it is illegal.....


or i hope it aint....like
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On a serious note i have the Pioneer.

Very good. 120 songs on one disk - nice! Plays MP3 and WMA no problems. Easy

Sounds great. Many set up options but need decent speakers to match.

Display is too bright at night with no option to dim, but you can flip down the front whilst it still plays so that gets rid of that issues sometimes.

Also display is very small and the text doesnt move so not all parts of the song title can be displayed.

However besides that, looks great in the 156 and suits the dash design perfectly.

Also doddle to fit in, just remember to get the plastic fascia surround as well so it looks nice and snug.

Here;s mine in action:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/showt...ight=white+156
Mine sounds good with the original line-fit speakers.
The display brightness is not a fault with the radio, it's because Alfa's don't seem to have an "illumination" pin in the ISO connector, this requires a 12volt supply to activate the dimmer function, just take a feed from the cigarette lighter illumination so when the lights go on, the display will dim.
I like the lack of a large, "busy" display, besides which, not a good idea to be reading the display info too much when driving!
Scrolling text is not illegal in the U.K. A lot of sets have it, including some Pioneers i think.
By the way Pascs, can you receive all U.K. F.M. stations with a U.S. tuner?
Go on Mrs Roswell, buy him the Pioneer, He'll have to get you something really nice to compete with it!
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The element of surprise is exactly what I don't want Wrinx. I want to know I'm getting a good 'un.
In that case Mrs. R, get the handcuffs, whip and tortue tools out and give him a good'un he aint gonna forget

Personally, I dont like the look of either....but if I had to choose from whats on offer I would go for Alpine on reputation if nowt else

Are we allowed to suggest some alternatives?

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Too late. She placed the order yesterday.
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my alpine has scrolling text and was bought in the uk so i dont think it is illegal.....


or i hope it aint....like
Seemed like a stupid idea to me but I couldn't buy the version with scrolling text in the UK and was informed it was not legal.

Now that you get these mini screens in the dash I guess scrolling text isn't quite so distracting.
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