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(Hartford Courant)   Got a CD player in your car? Not for long, you don't   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, CD players, automotive design, Ja Rule, Kia Soul, horizontal lines, Chevrolet Spark, car stereo  
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22797 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jul 2013 at 1:55 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-26 01:25:27 PM  
10 votes:
No worries
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2013-07-26 01:59:59 PM  
6 votes:
Buncha Babies.....

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2013-07-26 02:07:12 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-07-26 02:05:03 PM  
4 votes:
Who even listens to a car stereo? Good lord, that would distract me from texting and putting on my makeup, while talking on Bluetooth and listening to directional prompts from the GPS which I named 'Nigel'. Because he's British.
2013-07-26 02:44:40 PM  
3 votes:

//Remember how the players would sometimes eat the cassettes and you'd spend seemingly forever pulling out magnetic tape? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Full Size
2013-07-26 02:25:46 PM  
3 votes:
I have a live mariachi band in the back seat that plays while I drive.

//Before it was cool
2013-07-26 02:17:35 PM  
3 votes:
Meh.  I've been through:
Onion on belt
AM only
8 Track

Now I just talk to myself and yell at stupid drivers (which is most of them)
2013-07-26 01:59:48 PM  
3 votes:
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Are we finished here?
2013-07-26 01:59:12 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-07-26 04:15:16 PM  
2 votes:
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that's how I roll!
2013-07-26 04:02:44 PM  
2 votes:
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This is How I ROLL!
2013-07-26 02:11:50 PM  
2 votes:
Was the first kid in my high school to have an 8 Track in my car. Bought it at K Mart, put it in myself. Came with a dash kit so there were no holes and voila....cruisin'. Had a '73 Impala two door, beer bottle brown with a beige vinyl top. Kept a Tropicana glass bottle of water under the seat for my bong and kept my weed in the glove box. lawn...yadda yadda!
2013-07-26 01:59:54 PM  
2 votes:
This will only lead to CD listeners flicking burnt CDs out the windows while driving.

/or using them for trashy rear-view mirror decor
2013-07-26 01:58:48 PM  
2 votes:
My car's CD player still contains the CD that came with the car.

/Sweet classic rock mix.
2013-07-26 05:18:58 PM  
1 vote:

Rik01: This is getting too long for the limited attention span of most of you but these are my memories.

All I got out of that was you've got a thing for needles and pantyhose.

Actually, it sounds like a 40 year newer version of my grandfather's rambling, and it's interesting to hear about the old stuff I'll never encounter.

Oh, and about the heated seats. The first time I encountered one, it was a really cold day so I was largely numb and I didn't know it was happening. I thought I'd peed myself.
2013-07-26 05:08:16 PM  
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2013-07-26 03:58:34 PM  
1 vote:
My antique Rolls Royce came with a tiny little slave who sings old time minstrel songs. Oh for the good old days!
2013-07-26 03:46:21 PM  
1 vote:
A CD player in your car?  How delightfully quaint!
2013-07-26 03:38:59 PM  
1 vote:

my herniated disc: Honest Bender: My pickup just has an AM/FM radio.  No joke. Not even a tape deck.

/I drive in silence, mostly.

you need one of those adaptors so you can tune in your radio in to your mp3 player.

Pretty handy if you have no aux jack or cassete player

That is what I have. Maybe you have had better luck, but I have used mine and I swear it sounded like the 80s driving across the farmland of Kansas trying to hear a station in a city 150 miles away.


or you pass another car and all of a sudden you are listening to the Backstreet Boys

2013-07-26 03:32:48 PM  
1 vote:
I want something like this, but I want to be able to pop the tablet out so the crackheads don't break my windows to get it.
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2013-07-26 03:18:13 PM  
1 vote:
Watch as the hipsters from 20 years from now flock to CDs.
2013-07-26 03:05:15 PM  
1 vote:

mainstreet62: Good riddance.

Want to know where the CD changer is on a 2001 Mercedes ML 320?

In the TRUNK.

AND you have to unscrew 2 screws to take off the stupid plastic panel.

AND THEN you have to unscrew the screw that holds the mini swing gate holding the CD changer, because you can't access it when it is recessed.


Don't even get me started on the wii bar.
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/nicely done 7/10
2013-07-26 02:58:07 PM  
1 vote:

Saul T. Balzac: WhoopAssWayne:

//Remember how the players would sometimes eat the cassettes and you'd spend seemingly forever pulling out magnetic tape? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

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Ooh. I remember this one. When the player pulls all the tape out of the cassette and get's it all scrunched up from wrapping around that little rubber thingy you use the pencil to stab yourself in the eye out of frustration.
2013-07-26 02:54:49 PM  
1 vote:

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//prefers the warmer sound of vinyl

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So do I.
2013-07-26 02:47:31 PM  
1 vote:
Are you threatening to steal my truck's sound system? Please don't.
2013-07-26 02:45:24 PM  
1 vote:
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu:
FloydA: Rotating disc media are a stupid thing to put in a moving vehicle.

Yeah, CD and DVD players have been proven to not work in cars at all.

Oh they work.  Slide rules and pocket calculators work just fine too.   Why don't you throw away your computer?
2013-07-26 02:41:54 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-07-26 02:35:06 PM  
1 vote:
My first two cars just had radios.  My first car at least had FM/AM radio.  My second car was older and only had AM.  When your only two decent choices are either Radio Disney or Rush Limbaugh...well, crank up the volume and listen to some Rush Limbaugh.  At one point I took an old walkman with a cassette tape, some speakers that plugged in via the headphone jack and listened to music in my car that way (mounted everything in place via double sided tape, the heavy duty stuff found in Home Depot).  Sound quality sucked, but at least it had something better than AM radio.

My third car had the tape deck and I thought it was great.  At that point I was downloading MP3s but I didn't have a CD Burner so I would hook my computer up to my stereo and record my MP3s onto cassette tape.  Then, later on I got a CD Burner and a CD Player for the car.  I drove an old Kia so I couldn't find a car adaptor for the new CD Player so I had to get a bit creative with it's installation, which included mounting brackets and soldering the thing into place.  There was no removable face plate, but that didn't matter since it was mounted to never ever be removed (surrounded the player with sliced up fun noodle to lessen the road vibrations).  The car was broken into twice and both times they tried to remove the CD player.  Both times they failed.

Every car since has had the CD player.  My current car, which is car #7 has the CD player, USB port and aux port.  I don't know where my store bought CDs are any more.
2013-07-26 02:34:18 PM  
1 vote:
Drove around Germany in the 80's with this built into the back of a GTI, no potholes in Germany so it worked greaaaaaat

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2013-07-26 02:33:39 PM  
1 vote:
What's a cd? And Wtf is a JaRule?
2013-07-26 02:32:20 PM  
1 vote:
According to ebay, my remaining eight-track collection of the village people, foreigner, and fleetwood mac is worth like $10 now. So I've got that going for me.

//Remember how the players would sometimes eat the cassettes and you'd spend seemingly forever pulling out magnetic tape? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
2013-07-26 02:28:40 PM  
1 vote:
TuteTibiImperes: Enemabag Jones: I know cars are becoming oversized entertainment centers, but let me talk this onion off my belt, pull these loose bees out of my pocket and argue in favor of the CD.
I have thought about going to a USB stereo, but then considered I would have to find the album I wanted. And a touch screen is just as bad. CD's can be burnt from MP3's those arguing that the CD is dead.
It is simply so much easier to flip through a book of CD's, vs having to navigate a menu (touch screen or directory on electronic portable media).
Voice recognition is getting pretty accurate these days. My system automatically indexes the metadata for MP3s for whatever you plug in, iPod, USB stick, etc, and then let's you say 'play album ' or 'play track '. Of course, you have to have MP3s with clean metadata for that to work, and it does stick on some names, especially foreign ones, but for the most part it works well.
And if you happen to curse another driver who cuts you off in traffic after saying "Play?" And you don't have a tune by "You Sonnava *Bleep*?"
My VR system responds, "I'm sorry Dave. But I'm afraid I can't do that."
/don't miss ashtrays in cars, either

The Xbox One car stereo will detect your emotion, put on a commercial for a defensive driving school and play relaxing music.
2013-07-26 02:27:58 PM  
1 vote:
6 CD changer or your car's a piece of shiat
2013-07-26 02:18:20 PM  
1 vote:

FloydA: Rotating disc media are a stupid thing to put in a moving vehicle.

You're just jealous that you don't have a portable grammophone in your car.
2013-07-26 02:14:27 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-07-26 02:12:57 PM  
1 vote:
I guess it's time to get rid of my 78 rpm's.
2013-07-26 02:06:02 PM  
1 vote:
I still stick with CDs in my car, since most of the music I listen to does not come over a terrestrial or satellite radio channel. (unless there's a radio station out there that has the tag line, "This is KBAT, we play all your favorite Goth hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today!") No one plays this song anymore at a Goth club either Dead Can Dance - A Passage In Time cept for me at a one time opportunity in Newark, *sighs*. The only reason you want to keep your CD player will be to play the songs you know and enjoy, at your own time and pleasure.
2013-07-26 02:05:38 PM  
1 vote:

AcneVulgaris: FloydA: Rotating disc media are a stupid thing to put in a moving vehicle.

Car record players used to be a thing.

And I bet that some hipster has already tried to make it a thing again. Along with a hand crocheted car cover.
2013-07-26 02:00:28 PM  
1 vote:
What about 8 tracks?
2013-07-26 01:59:22 PM  
1 vote:
 "Those are not decisions we make in a five-minute water cooler meeting."

2013-07-26 01:58:09 PM  
1 vote:
I got one, and it has the audio jack too, so I can do CD's AND the MP3 player. Deal with it.
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