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Budget in dash mp3 cd.....which one

Have been doin some research on a reas quality indash cdmp3 player and it appears that the JVC range KD-SX995, KD-S895 seem to come up trumps for value features etc.

Now I'm not after a top range system, just something that will sound reasonable hooked up to the factory speakers. I have no plans to add subs (geez I'm gettin old), maybe a better set of speakers though.

I woz lookin on ebay and come across this in dash power acoustik dvd/cd/mp3 player for $260.00


Does anyone know about these?

Please correct any misconceptions

1. I assume that I could burn my cds down to dvd media to play in this unit (ie 4700mb divided by say 30mb per song = approx 160 cd quality songs per disc.

2. I also assume (with the right software) that mp3s could be burnt down to playback (ie 4700mb divided by say 3mb per song = 1600 mp3 quality songs.

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Re: Budget in dash mp3 cd.....which one

the JVC's arent bad. my dad has one in his M3, and has no complaints

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Re: Budget in dash mp3 cd.....which one

I'm a bit of a geabon i spose you could say (1st year computer systems engineering student), so I'll explain it to you. MP3 incase you didn't know, is a form of compression of a music (.wav) file. It chops all the stuff that the human ear can't pick up, leaving a smaller file, 3 to 5 meg for a 4 minuite song, without any noticeable degredation to music quality. Now an average cd is about 700mb, so thats roughly 150-200 songs per cd. A dvd, 4700mb would carry about 1300 songs.

To get the songs onto a cd, you need a cd burner on your computer, or for DVDs, a DVD burner, which is still rather expensive, around $500 for a cheap one. A cd burner can be picked up for around 70 bucks. I suggest you ditch anything that supports dvd just for this, its not worth the extra money when you still have to pay $500 for a burner.

As for software for burning, when you get a cd burner, it usually has software with it, which is simple to use in most cases and probably has a tutorial. Anyway, if anyone needs any help about this side of it (my knowledge is limited with car sterio set ups), or any other general computer stuff , just send me a pm.


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