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    Even tho I got the CD option myself, had I had the option of CD or no CD, I'd have gone no CD(even at the same price point!).

    For 'fixed music' ie. not wirelessly connected like Bt or carploy and what not .. I use a USB drive, all music has been converted from CD to MP3 or whatever format(can't remember) and stuck on the thumbdrive .. sits in the glovebox and if I ever need to add any more easy to do.

    So I would vote for saving the $40 and no CD.
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    My vehicle CD player has had precisely 1 disc put in to test it - 10 years ago.

    We donít even have a device capable of playing a cd in our house. Or DVD, BluRay, audio cassette, VCR. We do ironically have a Turntable.
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    Love my CD collection of several hundred CD's.
    But for the car it's a memory stick with MP3 from ripped CD's.
    A lot less room.
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    Actually something I miss .. a tape player.
    I have a few old tapes I've wanted to get into digital format for years.

    Yeah, similar here no old timer audio players other than the bluray and DVD drives in the PC tower .. and they were hand-me-downs from previous builds.

    The BR drive actually saved my bacon last week.
    PC failed to boot .. and failed again and again .. etc.

    I'd been having some instability, which I reckon may have been the graphics card(Nvidia Geforce 960) .. but just a guess.
    I know it wasn't W10, as I'd have crashes whilst booting up .. so ..

    anyhow long story short .. loaded up a USB boot recovery drive .. waited for boot .. no go! Wha! .. reboot, make sure USB set to first boot .. nothing! Bugga .. now what.

    Ah! .. try the W10 DVD .. dvd set to first boot ..

    Whist I was at it re-installing W10 again, I thought it would be a good idea to remove the ASUS graphics card and install a spare GTX1660 I had from sons PC .. which fixed both instability AND booting from USB.

    Sometimes handy to have old tech still around.

    .. now... where to get this tape player which I've had in mind to get for the past 10 years or so.
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    I'd like a USB reader that fits into a cassette slot, similar to the CD to tape converters that used to be available.
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    I had one of those CD to Tape adapter things.
    Worked well for a while .. until I got the chance to use it on our lovely outback tracks.
    (ex) missus and I went on a 3 week trip up the centre, and the walkman like CD player we had was utterly useless. I had it on a flexi stalk thing bolted to the centre console so it had a good amount of flex to soak a bump. But not!

    Ian, a direct USB to tape can't really happen. USB drives are dumb devices and need a host device to make them work.
    So it would have to be a semi intelligent audio player type thing .. think iPod or MP3 type player that would allow USB drive connectivity and also have an operating system to be able to host the USB drive thing too.

    You could do it with a Phone by connecting the tape player adapter to the audio jack of the phone.
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    I went mechless with my android head unit, 32gig on board storage, 2 usb ports for flashdrives or SSD HDD or bluetooth streaming from my phone.
    Will never use CDs again, even at home i have digitized most of my discs and play them via XBMC on a modded original xbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    Ian, a direct USB to tape can't really happen. USB drives are dumb devices and need a host device to make them work.
    So it would have to be a semi intelligent audio player type thing .. think iPod or MP3 type player that would allow USB drive connectivity and also have an operating system to be able to host the USB drive thing too.

    You could do it with a Phone by connecting the tape player adapter to the audio jack of the phone.
    Arthur, the smarts could be built into the cassette section. A USB stick is just a different shaped storage device, in essence no different to a CD.
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    when I saw the thread title I thought we were going to have a thread on crossdressers

    I wonder how many we actually have here.....hahahaaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    when I saw the thread title I thought we were going to have a thread on crossdressers

    I wonder how many we actually have here.....hahahaaha
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