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Old 07-10-2018, 10:02 AM
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Out of the 4 cars we own, 1 has a cassette player (92 Cherokee), 2 have CD players (03 Wrangler and 07 Grand Cherokee) and one has no CD player but too many USB connections to count (15 Cherokee). I don't know if the technology is still a bit too new to be as reliable or "user friendly" as sticking a CD into the slot but the 15 Cherokee occasionally auto connects with my wife's phone but sometimes just ignores it...

I play mix CD's in my Wrangler from time to time but, more often than not, I just put on the news. Most of my driving is around 30 minutes or less at a time so it's not too long a spell to not have music playing. Besides, Jeep Wranglers really aren't the quietest places to enjoy music anyway.

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:27 AM
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The real first world problem here is streaming. Our family of 5 just spent 3/4 weeks traveling. We love the Apple, Google and Amazon content we have but have another 14% data left with 10 days to go warning. 8 GB is usually just fine for a family of 5 but not when most of a month has been traveling, cabin and tent life.


Unlimited data plans solve for this issue. I realize it costs a little more, but it's nice not to worry about running out of / over on data usage. Also, when we travel internationally, most places offer up free wifi, which helps.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:48 PM
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Unlimited data plans solve for this issue. I realize it costs a little more, but it's nice not to worry about running out of / over on data usage. Also, when we travel internationally, most places offer up free wifi, which helps.
The fine print is Verizon unlimited is tired where you have a higher price for higher performance. I need the performance more than using all the data. Unless I've missed something, all of their unlimited plans will raise our annual cost more than the 1 - 3 times a year I give them the extra money.

As much as I still have and love 2 single speed bikes and acoustic guitar I'm well over the death of CDs and other technology. Google and Apple in your dashboard is the future if not the present for some.

Better than getting rid of the CD player will be a car with more autonomous driving capability than the EyeSight our Subaru already has.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:41 AM
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No matter what the car is my observation has been you can just ask your Android or Apple phone to play what you want whether you have an older aux jack only or a newer system that has Bluetooth and/or a USB interface.
My new (2018) Subaru won't even connect to Android Auto any more (suddenly stopped in the middle of a trip) - next time at the dealer I'm going to ask them to reflash the thing to see if it helps.
'Ask' for an artist or album name or song with the USB stick plugged in - and sometimes it'll choose from the USB stick, sometimes pull an unrelated artist from Pandora.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:31 AM
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All I know is that I have to make my own wax cylinders for my Victrola.

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As a professional jazz musician, my G'pa had recorded his own organ music on vinyl. I was allowed to wind the Victrola to listen right away in his recording studio located in the dining room. Twenty years ago a friend put some on disks with scratches and all. That's what I still typically listen to in the car. My favorite tune is Whistler's dog, but I am still touched when I can hear him sing in his own words. I remember the time he slaughtered a tune the real world would call bicycle built for two, "Mary, Mary give me your answer true. Do you think that Barbie record player, will be loud as my speakers 5 x 2?"

His neighbors knocked at the door. "Jim, those aren't the right words and for the sake of my windows and we can't hear TV turn that thing down!"

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Old 07-17-2018, 01:34 PM
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My brother just sent me his band's mixed recordings.
I replied thanks but my iMac 27" and my 2018 Equinox has left me CD player-less.

Like many I have thousands of good but now sidelined CD's.

I just heard newsprint is going up 33% - Tariffs. Please don't take my Times.

Pretty soon we'll have computers in our acoustics that will do somethings I would only guess at.

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Old 07-17-2018, 02:29 PM
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And my Reader's Digest! It's my quick read on airplanes and cold winter days when I want pleasant thoughts and no reason to turn the computer on.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:45 PM
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I just sold my beloved '04 Honda Pilot to the guy down the road.

Heck, that had both a CD AND a cassette player in it.

Best vehicle I ever owned, for those 2 and several other reasons.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:00 AM
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My brother just sent me his band's mixed recordings.
I replied thanks but my iMac 27" and my 2018 Equinox has left me CD player-less.

Like many I have thousands of good but now sidelined CD's.

I just heard newsprint is going up 33% - Tariffs. Please don't take my Times.

Pretty soon we'll have computers in our acoustics that will do somethings I would only guess at.

Horse & Buggy. Try to be lighthearted and not cynical. Getting old is interesting.
For $23 you can get a USB CD/DVD player/burner and then convert all those CDs to digital files on your computer.
https://www.amazon.com/External-Newd...d+burner&psc=1
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:25 AM
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For $23 you can get a USB CD/DVD player/burner and then convert all those CDs to digital files on your computer.
https://www.amazon.com/External-Newd...d+burner&psc=1
This. I have an external USB drive that I use for all my devices that have abandoned an internal HD. Technology continues to evolve, and we must adapt to those changes.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:39 AM
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Sure nice to know that after buying a brand new car for $25,000.00 all you will need is a $23. external accessory, from Amazon, to listen to your tunes. Wonder why the car companies never thought of this?
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:08 PM
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Sure nice to know that after buying a brand new car for $25,000.00 all you will need is a $23. external accessory, from Amazon, to listen to your tunes. Wonder why the car companies never thought of this?
No, you have to buy a $23 accessory if you want to listen to tunes in a certain way. It has plenty of ways to play tunes, just not the one that you want to use. I'm still not sure what needs done with the wax cylinders that were brought up earlier!
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:30 AM
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And another thing....

Those blasted cd players were forever getting cd's stuck in them / not ejecting them.

What's up with that?
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