New cars do not come with CD players :(

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DADGAD, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,818
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Location:
    I-10 East onramp
    My Jeep even has a USB and an Aux-in jack. I just keep using my iPod. It gave it new life with the jack in the car. I don't like to use my phone as I use it heavy for work and do not want to forget it in the Jeep. But all of those iPods sitting in the drawer have become useful again.
     
  2. Martinp

    Martinp Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,181
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Westbury, N.Y.
    I bought a nice kenwood for my wife with CD, Bluetooth, and Sirius, it was $140 at crutchfield
    they had them without the sirius at Bestbuy for $100 installed
    it sucks that you had to pay for the other radio, but there are options.
     
    RetroTeleRod likes this.
  3. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,036
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    Hudson Valley, NY
    If you haven't done it yet, it might take some getting used to. But having all your music on your phone and then plugging that into your car (or a tv or stereo in your hotel room, etc. etc.) is really truly nice. Both my cars have CD players that I never use anymore.
     
  4. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    1,248
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    The first 2 cars I ever owned didn't even have a radio installed. It wasn't until I got a S/H VW Golf (Rabbit) Mk1 in 1984 that I had the luxury of a radio/cassette player (and upholstery seats!).
     
    tery likes this.
  5. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    11,035
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    Hey, brand new computers don’t come with CD players
     
    dented and RetroTeleRod like this.
  6. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    5,841
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Location:
    Oklahoma, USA
    No 8-track player...no deal!
    [​IMG]
     
    Zepfan, Boubou and notmyusualuserid like this.
  7. memiller

    memiller Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    107
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2019
    Location:
    Texas
    Or you just get a bigger drive... or multiple drives... Just... huh?
     
    Tommy Biggs likes this.
  8. kafka

    kafka Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,247
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    Location:
    Potomac, MD
    I modded my old iPod to take a 512GB SD card. It has my entire CD collection on it. Scrolling through albums while I'm driving isn't a great idea, though.
     
    DADGAD likes this.
  9. hotpot

    hotpot Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,324
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Location:
    Lancashire UK
    I've been following the CES (gadget show) in Las Vegas for the last week or so and according to Amazon Alexa will be installed in every new car in the USA within two years saying it will be total connectivity between house & car.
    I'm sure it will find a way to play your CD's:D
     
  10. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,818
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Location:
    I-10 East onramp
    ....and another thing. Many new cars not only have the aux-in jack and USB ports they have hard drives in them. I just remembered mine has a 48gb HD installed so I can load up tons of music there and it does show as listings to view on the control screen so I can pick by song. Things are changing soon. I only have 4 CDs loaded but that makes it easier also.
     
  11. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,625
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Location:
    My mom's basement.
    Been there done that with several solutions. Even the best radio frequency adapters were spectacular. The kids wanted a streaming service so we tried a few and settled on the Apple Music family plan. I can't imagine going back.

    The concept is same with other services but Apple's library is truly fantastic and it's integrated with podcasts we love. It's easy to sync things to your phone if you don't want to use up data.

    In a way it was like my giving up manual transmissions in my mid-50s, but its just nice.

    My friends who have Android use Google's service and some YouTube in addition to Spotify.
     
    Tommy Biggs and DADGAD like this.
  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    90
    Posts:
    4,130
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Swanton Ohio
    Yeah my brand new Ford Fairlane didn't have one when I bought it in 1963..
     
    nosuch, greenhornet, Glen W and 2 others like this.
  13. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,701
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Have a look here:
    http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/information/2019/CR-V/features/Media-Ports/2

    My car came with a USB port and I thought, "Great! I'll put a USB powered hard drive on there and have all my music!" But it didn't work. I could never get a song to play by the time I got to work. The problem was very poor software. The first problem was that it was limited to something like 15,000 songs. I have a lot more than that. The second was that it took hours for the car to grab information for those 15000 songs. I haven't tried since, really.
     
  14. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    27,391
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    CDs are a dead media.
    I know that's a hard thing for a bunch of old timers to grasp :)
     
  15. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,962
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Horn Lake, MS
    That's exactly how I felt about all the people going out and buying LP's and new turntables.:lol:
     
    Frontier9 likes this.
  16. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,396
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Location:
    WV
    We have a 2018 HRV. It has a CD player. Find last year’s model? IDK

    We’ve only been using Bluetooth and iPhone cord for some time now. I can’t recall the last time I ripped a CD or changed what’s on my phone. Spotify has all but replaced CDs for us. Can’t play spotify from a CD.
     
  17. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,265
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Location:
    UK
    Where are all the posts on here about low fidelity mp3 not making the hair stand up on your neck?

    My car has cd and Bluetooth and aux. CD is best
     
  18. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    3,378
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago
    If the car has an MP3 player and a USB port or Bluetooth, what do you care if it has a CD player? That's so 2005. My old 2006 Hyundai only has a CD player, that's why I keep my old CD's, otherwise I have no use for them. My newer 2017 Hyundai has an MP3 player and USB port. I can stick a 16GB flash drive in it with 100+ albums and never change a disc. You'd be hard pressed to hear the difference between a commercial CD and a good 320kbps MP3 rip on a set of studio monitors. In a car, forget about it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
    RomanS and DADGAD like this.
  19. Gmountain

    Gmountain Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    764
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2015
    Location:
    Florida
    My Mazda 6 has a cd player.
     
  20. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,997
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    As has been mentioned above - Spotify. Can't get much more spontaneous than being able to bring up an album on your phone - that you don't even own - and listening to it through your stereo. I got Spotify eight years ago and haven't bought a CD since.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.