Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 05:02:45 GMT
From: "None" <nospamnospamme>
Subject: Re: Dumping my CD changer and Adapt and Ipod?


I paid about $199, but you should be able to get it for less. However, installation can cost more than the price of the unit. The best place I found for the hard drive has in the glove box. In the instructions it says to not put the hard drive in the glove box since it is an enclosed space it would overheat; but since I opened the AC hole in the glove box I figure that should keep it cool enough. I put the head unit in place of ash tray. The company has ceased any development on this product and with the low priced sales I have seen lately I would not be surprised if this product is discontinued before long. The auto synchronization feature works, but I do not use it. The software has a bug (remember no more development) that when synchronization with your PC is performed the unit forgets the current track and the current CD. Also, I tend to load about 10 CD's at a time and wireless synchronization will never work with such a load, I have to bring the hard disk inside and attach it directly to my PC. The software they provide for the PC is pretty bad, but there is an active open source project where you can replace the provided PC software and the software on the unit with something better. The unit plays WMA files in addition to MP3, but since the company did not implement DRM properly you will likely find it is not suitable for playing WMA's. I wish there was more choice in MP3 players for the car, but this is still the best unit I have been able to find. "Fred W" <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com> wrote in message news:eL-dnSkgtMLHQE3eRVn-hQnospamphia.com... > None wrote: >> I have installed an Omnifi Dmp1 in my Saab: >> >> http://www.omnifimedia.com/products/omnifi_details.jsp?productId=12541 >> >> It is a hard disk based MP3 player. It is also capable, through WiFi, to >> automatically download new MP3 files from my PC and the internet. >> > > That is a pretty cool idea, wi-fi car MP3 player... I could upload songs > to my car while it sits in the garage. > > How much did it cost you? What sort of interface do you use for the file > transfers? > > -- > -Fred W

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