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Opinion: Rockford Fosgate Omnifi MP3 car thing

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by hosmer, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. hosmer

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    What do you guys think of these things?
    I was thinking of ordering one for that empty slot in my new audio console :)

    Its like a 20GB Ipod for your car, that you can't take with you...

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    fosgate [​IMG]

    just get a dvd player.... 4 dvds will hold that much
     
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    Yeah. Those things usually don't stick around, and they're discontinued pretty quickly. Just get yourself a DVD capable deck.

    JVC has one that can be had in the low 200s range. I want one for myself actually.
     
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    jvc giga mp3 FTW

    love min.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I side with the rest of them, get an mp3 capable DVD headunit. You'll be much happier. Save the other open spot for an eq or a processor.
     
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    yep, thats what i have in my car.


    the screen is crystal clear. sure its small, but who honestly watches movies in their car? if you do, you need to get a life... i've watched like 2 dvds on it.
    once, when i first got it....
    and a 2nd time, when i was camping and got bored...

    oh wait, a 3rd time... i have a tiesto live set dvd.... but i really only listened to it, not watched it. :p


    the oly complaint i have with it, is that the track will re-start at the beginning. it won't pick up where you left off at.
    normally this is not a big deal, but if you have an hour long set on 1 track, it gets annoying hearing the same 15 min of it everytime you go from stop A to stop B and back home...
     
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    I'm up to 3.5 open DINS in my NX2000. I'm gonna go for some sort of record.

    But yeah, I have 3 CDs with MP3s on them and it's good for a month of music (Before Sirius I drove for a month around the country and sure enough, I really didn't repeat too much music). With a DVD that's an insane amount of tunes.

    I'm going with a 7" doubledin hongkong fooey touchscreen no-namer double din and a single din Maxima cupholder to replace the ashtray / NX2000 cupholder. That can also have a faceplate on it (Like an SSI NEO MP3 player) or something else. The thing is going to be a spaceship when I'm done. the .5 din slot will be for a Pyle DVD /MP3 DVD combo.

    -> S
     
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    I think most mp3 stereos do that now. Mine does. If I have any long sets like that I use mp3 slicer to break them up into little ~10 minute segments to circumvent that problem.
     
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    Must be touch screen, open source, VGA or at least NTSC and be able to integrate.

    I'm a car guy, but I'm also a nerd.
     
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    A nerd with a tight budget and high expectations maybe. lol
     
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    dude, you have to see this dashboard opening. I can fit a Mac Classic in there !

    -> S
     
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    maybe I could, if you would take some pictures. lol
     
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    Yes, I do want that. Well, Most of that.

    I have the Shell written for the win98 Kernel (It's something I've had for years) unless I can get someone to update me in Litestep for XP. and I have to go home and measure out 10" in my dash for it. Also, the PC unit itself looks alittle large. I may need to mount a firewire drive indash.

    But hey, thanks for showing me ! I haven't seen this exact build. it looks good.

    Edit: Holy cost batman. Just added up, and while it may be in the future, it's not for now. Can't take $1000 from the paint budget to get the basic system components.
     
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    I was actually looking for a double din 6.5" or 7" monitor that would mount in the console (leave the coin tray out) and I'd put the DVD player in the stock radio location but I couldn't find one that had a mount like that (brackets for each side that locked into a double-din space)


    Anyone know of someone that makes something along those lines..?
     
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    i don't like pioneer head units.

    they sound good and all, and the quality is fine... i just don't like thier UI.

    jensen.... is that officially pep boys brand yet?
     
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    Steve told me that Jensen is basically the same as the Pyle stuff you find all over Ebay. I figure he'd know, he's been looking at these things for a long time.

    If I had the dough I'd get the Kenwood. I don't like Pioneer's UI either most of the time.
     
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