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Old 07-21-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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6 disc changer standard on SS?

Is just a single CD player standard on the SS or a 6 or 12 disc changer? I'm just happy with the digital accessory jack and the USB port availability! With the USB, will there be a hard drive?
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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Is just a single CD player standard on the SS or a 6 or 12 disc changer? I'm just happy with the digital accessory jack and the USB port availability! With the USB, will there be a hard drive?
Probably not. It sound like you want to use your laptop in the car. On every car I've seen the USB port is a host port, so the car is "the computer" and the USB drive you insert is "the hard drive."

This costs less (8G flash drives are under $20) and lets people with desktop computers play.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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No hard drive has been announced (like in the CTS), but you never know.

I'm not sure about the changer.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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I'd be content with no CD player at all. With an USB and Aux. Jack there's no real need for a CD player.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:07 AM   #5
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I'd be content with no CD player at all. With an USB and Aux. Jack there's no real need for a CD player.
BINGO! This is what I've been saying. No more CD's. Get rid of them all and just use a memory stick or Ipod.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
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BINGO! This is what I've been saying. No more CD's. Get rid of them all and just use a memory stick or Ipod.
Yeah its definatly alot more convinent that way. Thats the way i plan to go.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #7
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BINGO! This is what I've been saying. No more CD's. Get rid of them all and just use a memory stick or Ipod.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:36 PM   #8
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im a little new to the usb port in the car. what does it do exactly?
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im a little new to the usb port in the car. what does it do exactly?
You can either connect an MP3 player (I'm assuming), an external hard drive (which would give massive amounts of space,but you'd most likely need a power source), or one of those thumb drives with mp3's on them.

You just plug it in and the radio will allow you to navigate/play the mp3's.
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talk about convenient. i have to say with all the technology going digital, cds are becoming the thing of the past.
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Has there been confirmation that the Camaro will be able to read ACC (m4a) iTunes format?
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #12
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im not a big fan of ipod/itunes/acc (m4a), but from what ive seen if its going to be compatible it would have an ipod port, no? just guess and my 2 cents
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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Has there been confirmation that the Camaro will be able to read ACC (m4a) iTunes format?
It won't, Its been confirmed that the USB slot only looks for MP3 files, and when you burn itunes songs to cd it gets converted anyway.

Best bet is to just use your Ipod through the aux jack.

I am more than happy with a USB port, it allows you to buy your own media (see picture below) and rotate songs as you want without having to deal with any encoding/drm cr@p. AND if it gets stolen... its 10 bucks and reload it with your songs from your computer... much better than having to replace your ipod at 200+ a pop...

Just get this for $10 off newegg and it will hold more than you can listen to on a week road trip... (Link to drive...)

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:47 PM   #14
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It won't, Its been confirmed that the USB slot only looks for MP3 files, and when you burn itunes songs to cd it gets converted anyway.

Best bet is to just use your Ipod through the aux jack.

I am more than happy with a USB port, it allows you to buy your own media (see picture below) and rotate songs as you want without having to deal with any encoding/drm cr@p. AND if it gets stolen... its 10 bucks and reload it with your songs from your computer... much better than having to replace your ipod at 200+ a pop...

Just get this for $10 off newegg and it will hold more than you can listen to on a week road trip... (Link to drive...)

I thought the iPod uses AAC (m4a), but I can understand that it would use mp3 considering that so many devices use that format.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:58 PM   #15
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hmmmmm the IPOD/Itunes can be setup to not use AAC. the only files you will have that are AAC are the ones you buy from itunes. which a 3rd party app can convert them to mp3 (granted you must first get rid of that annoying DRM crap). sooooo you can still use your ipod. just takes more work sometimes.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:00 PM   #16
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I thought the iPod uses AAC (m4a), but I can understand that it would use mp3 considering that so many devices use that format.
It does use aac which is an apple patented codec. You cant decode it unless you do it through itunes or pay apple for the rights (why ipod docking stations are soooo expensive).

SOOO the only way to play your ipod in the camaro would be through the aux port (cable from the ipod headset port to the aux port in the center console) OR to get an FM transmitter.


All this hassle is the main reason I don't own an ipod or use itunes, it is essentially a monopoly on the market. Its also why i will always buy cd's over buying music digitally, If I buy it I have the right to listen to it where and on what device I choose, NOT the distribution companies choice.
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You can either connect an MP3 player (I'm assuming), an external hard drive (which would give massive amounts of space,but you'd most likely need a power source), or one of those thumb drives with mp3's on them.

You just plug it in and the radio will allow you to navigate/play the mp3's.
if you get a USB powered hard drive (2.5 inch hard drive) you won't need external power.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:04 PM   #18
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if you get a USB powered hard drive (2.5 inch hard drive) you won't need external power.
that is just awesome
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if you get a USB powered hard drive (2.5 inch hard drive) you won't need external power.
The truth...

250gb.. $125.00 (cheaper and MORE space than ipod)...

USB!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136242
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the only reason to remove it would be to add more music!!!! im speech less. im dealing with a home installed aux jack with an mp3player and a garmin
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i hope single 6's break
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The truth...

250gb.. $125.00 (cheaper and MORE space than ipod)...

USB!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136242
That sounds great. I'll definitely get one of those when I get the Camaro.

My one question is can it withstand the temperatures that a car's interior can raise to? I don't always have the option of bringing something like that into work with me (I work in a state prison). I'd hate to have to leave it in the car and have it get fried. I'm assuming it couldn't stand up to the intense heat of a summer day.
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talk about convenient. i have to say with all the technology going digital, cds are becoming the thing of the past.

I have no doubt in a few short years the CD will go the way of it's predecessor's the Cassette, records and 8-Track.
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Althought he more thought put into it, it's nice to have a hard copy.
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Ok, I answered my own question with a little googling.

Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F

So on the hottest days it would have to come out. Likewise the absolutely coldest. I can deal with that.
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