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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:10 pm 
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I'm thinking about changing my ICE from CDR/MP3 to something a little sexier...I've seen one of these:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alpine- ... bd3fb0d650

and one of these:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/kdavx33 ... bd3fb0d650


Anybody here use these (or similar) and can recommend/dis ??

Being able to hook up to large USB flash storage (4gb Memory Stick) and also an external USB HDD is what I'm looking for and no, I don't own an iPOD (and don't want to either...)

Alpine have confirmed the iDA-X001 does work with a 'normal' USB drive but I'm not sure about HDD...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:23 pm 
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I've got the alpine hooked up to an Ipod. Brilliant bit of kit, good sound too. I haven't tried hooking it up to anything else though. Why not an Ipod? They simply work :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback :)

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Why not an Ipod? They simply work :wink:


I hate all that iTunes shit, I like to drag and drop and delete whatever I like without having to dock the damn thing and use some horrid piece of software, also, I own a tiny portable 60gb hard drive and plenty of memory sticks.


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Fair do's. If I get some time, i'll try the memory sticks on the Alpine :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:00 pm 
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I'm thinking more towards the JVC now, mainly cos the Alpine has no CD drive....also it will play DVD's & DiVx either thru the front screen or sent to a remote screen elsewhere :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Having used the jvc i personally am not a fan. I find the screen to small to be of any use. As i said it is a personal opinion, but if you want a DVD player then go for a proper DVD player eg.

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pioneer ... bd3fb0d650

or

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pioneer ... bd3fb0d650


Otherwise go for something like the alpina that is focused towards audio quality or

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pioneer ... bd3fb0d650

Used to have the one above and loved the quality from it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:46 pm 
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Thanks again for the feedback.....some nice recommendations, but if I spend £1400 on car ICE then that's a lot of bike parts I could get :lol: :lol:

£300-£400 is ok and the two units I mentioned cope with the external hard disk/memory stick thing nicely where as the options you mentioned I think need further cash spending on 'USB kits'....I will keep looking around for a bit though :)


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I'd recommend a nice Becker Mexico paired up with a smooth PYE 8 track player- Herb Alpert never sounded so good!

You kids and your fancy radiogrammes :roll: I hear you, booming around town at all hours, IMHO a fancy stereo is compensation for a poor motor car! :wink:


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