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hi,

ive tried 3 different makes of fm transmitters for my mp3 player inthe gt and none seem to work with the cig lighter - doesnt power them at all :/

anyone had any success at all with this?

ta
 

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hi,

ive tried 3 different makes of fm transmitters for my mp3 player inthe gt and none seem to work with the cig lighter - doesnt power them at all :/

anyone had any success at all with this?

ta
Does the lighter actually work?
 

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oh yes - soz forgot to mention that the lighter does work and used every day by mrs dan ;)

i guess that means that everyone else is ok with theirs? or they use ice link

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that looks quite nifty.
it's got a usb input and states that it can be used with ipods and usb mass storage mp3 players - do you think you could just plug a usb hard drive into it?
That's how I've got it set up! ;) (4Gb key ~80 CDs worth)

The iPod "interface" is extra, but you get
2 line-ins and a USB port that will take keys/HDDs etc.
 
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Excellent. So could you for example plug a 100gb HDD into it? I have a shed load of DJ mixes that are huge files so I like lots of space.

Yes, But I think there is a limit on the number
of directories and the also depth of the directory structure.
Will check later and post back. ;)


For HDDs, you also need to take care about the current draw
through the USB port. This is the same for most systems inc.
Blue&Me. There are low power discs such as Freecom that
seem to work.

Personally I'm shying away from an HDD as they're a bit too
delicate to take constant pounding in the boot IMHO. ;)
(Where I installed mine as the Brera has a secondary fuse
box with easy access in the boot.)


The only other issue with the Kenwood is the HUGE remote.
But I think I've found a solution for that:

Argos do a Casio Programmable(learning) IR remote watch.
Got one on order and plan to take the strap off and use it
as the remote. As it's the smallest learning remote you can buy.
:)
 
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From what little I understand of disc drives,
the "rugged" ones mean they are tough
when not in use.

Once that disc is spinning and the head is scanning
over the surface, a good whack could send the head
into the disc and BAM! A literal disc "crash".

:eek:



Although some of the fancier ones do have mostion
detectors that "park" the disk head if it detects the
drive is in freefall.

Don't know about knocks and bumps from a car though.


Anyway, solid state, you know it makes sense. ;)
 
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Whats the max capacity for solid state though mate? Not huge I imagine?

What about cars that have a built-in HDD. What do they use?
They are just making 32Gb solidstate drives
in laptop (SATA?) format now. Also better
for laptop battery life I suppose.

Those car systems hopefully have some kind of
suspension like a CD changer. Or maybe it's
just not that big an issue. :shrug:
 
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Just Googled a bit. There seems to be a lot
of papers on investigations into HDD in
a car environment. And some makers
seem to be adding suspension to their HDD
nav systems.


TBH if you get a 100Gb drive and it did happen to go down
at some point, they're cheap enough to just get another, no?


Let us know what you decide. ;)
 
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So where does that kenwood interface plug in? To the cd changer output or something?
It's a wired FM transmitter, plugs in between the
antenna and radio. There's a IR reciever with an
on-off switch.

All the menus and track info is displayed via RDS
on the radio.
 
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It's a compromise.

But it's hardly an "iTrip".
No hiss or interference.

And MP3s are not really Hi-Fi. ;)

It was the only solution I could find.
I wanted to keep the CD changer and standard
HU. As it's a single DIN with a double DIN facia.
(The Bluetooth kit sits behind the lower half.)

And it'd be a real pain to change it for very little gain.
IMHO.

:)
 
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