YACAT: Are there any new head units out that have the ability to play mp3s off a DVD+R?

Shawn

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I remember looking for one about a year ago and the only company that made one was JVC. Are there any new units out that can do this?
 

EKKC

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dude get an ipod, and get a new car that has an ipod connection

i dont think they will do it, ipod is way too popular, your lucky they keep popping those CDR-MP3 head units
 

parsley007

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i'm not sure about head units per se, but i know that the newer in-dash tvs can. i have a friend that got one for around $600-$700 that will
 

nakedfrog

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Originally posted by: EKKC
dude get an ipod, and get a new car that has an ipod connection

i dont think they will do it, ipod is way too popular, your lucky they keep popping those CDR-MP3 head units

Somehow that doesn't seem nearly as cost effective as just getting a new head unit.
 

jtvang125

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A few JVC models have the feature. They call it GigaMP3. So far they are the only one that's hyping that feature but I'm sure other companies will follow shortly.
 

Demon-Xanth

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JVC DV5100 does. I don't know if it'll work with +R, but I've been using it with -R for some time now, works great.
 

jtvang125

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Originally posted by: EKKC
dude get an ipod, and get a new car that has an ipod connection

i dont think they will do it, ipod is way too popular, your lucky they keep popping those CDR-MP3 head units

They keep making them because not everyone wants to lug their ipods around everywhere they go. I don't have an ipod but I can only imagine how quickly a PITA it will be to disconnect and reconnect the thing every time I leave the car so it wont get stolen.
 

Demon-Xanth

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ipod: $200-400
DVD-R disk: $0.25

You're not gonna get your car broken into for a DVD-R disk, but you will for an ipod.
 

Lonyo

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Originally posted by: Demon-Xanth
ipod: $200-400
DVD-R disk: $0.25

You're not gonna get your car broken into for a DVD-R disk, but you will for an ipod.

Add in the cost of an in-car charger, and the hassle of dealing with an iPod instead of a head unit.
 

Demon-Xanth

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Note:
I paid $220 shipped for my DV5100.
Plays MP3s from DVD-R and CD-R, goes through folders easily.
Can play movies if a display was attached.
Has an 1/8" jack on the front for an ipod or something.

Where's the down side?

No need to get an ipod and a new car that can use the ipod. (who tf gets a new car for an ipod...)
 

torpid

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I don't think any other units can do it. It's a relatively uncommon feature even in DVD player head units. If a head unit or portable player supported it, it would be prominently listed as a feature as the JVC unit does.
 

jlee

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I might have to pick up that JVC one, then - I'm partial to Pioneer, but DVD MP3 playback would be nice.

<- stuck with cassette atm :(
 

RichieZ

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the DVD drive for navigation in a e90 3 series works just fine for that, but then u lose nav. friend is looking for something he can mount in the trunk like a cd changer but for DVD's.

aux is for an ipod is kinda crappy
 

Shawn

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Originally posted by: Demon-Xanth
JVC DV5100 does. I don't know if it'll work with +R, but I've been using it with -R for some time now, works great.

yea, I just read the reviews and it doesn't support +R media. :( I only have a + Burner and don't want to buy another one.

Does anyone know if any other companies have DVD mp3 support in the works?