Start saying your goodbyes to your car’s CD player

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  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    From A.V. Club:

    Start saying your goodbyes to your car’s CD player
    FULL ARTICLE HERE

    From Los Angeles Times:

    Hyundai abandoning car CD players: Am I the only one still listening?
    FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  2. billsharpe

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    All the more reason to hang onto my 11-year-old Subaru, which only has 66,000 miles on it. We play CD's on long trips where the only radio stations are either foreign language, religious or country music.
     
  3. Rich

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    I use mine when ball games are on or I haven't watched a game and plan on watching the recorded game later. If I turn the radio on, I know, with my luck, the first thing I hear will be the score of the game. I cannot watch a game knowing the outcome. I guess I could get used to using my phone.

    Rich
     
  4. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Haven't used a CD player in a car in years. If I want to take music with me, I have a "car" iPod. I don't use my phone because it kills the battery.
     
  5. PCampbell

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    Said goodbye back in 2009 when I got a car with Sync. IPod holds way more than a 6 disk changer.
     
  6. dettxw

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    My "new" Forester will be two years old in may. Never put a CD in it's player. Guess I won't miss them when they're gone.
     
  7. scooper

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    I'm going to be skipping from a cassette player to none if this is for real ... Mostly we used the cassette car adapter to connect our MP3 player (alhtough we could use the same idea for Sirius/XM radio).
     
  8. mrknowitall526

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    I love my 6 CD changer and use it when I can't find anything on to listen to...would hate to see them go away!
     
  9. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    I have a 6 CD changer but haven't used it in abt 4 years.
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Haven't used the CD in the last two cars. As long as there's a Aux or USB input, no problem.
     
  11. AntAltMike

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    My 1995 Astro Van has a factory installed cassette player. The problem is, all I have is 8-track tapes.
     
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  12. phrelin

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    What's a CD? :sure:
     
  13. AntAltMike

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    Back before BitCoin stabilized the world monetary system, a CD was an investment instrument purchased to protect the saver against the effects of inflation on his principle. They have some on display at the Smithsonian.
     
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  15. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Don't forget the The Columbia phonograph in a 1956 DeSoto
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  16. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    My 6 disc in the "03 truck is always loaded with my newest cd's.
    I use a FM transmitter to listen to podcasts.
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I get the humor and like it, but CDs—still available at your corner investment center— do little to counter inflation!
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    The optical CDs—as opposed to the interest bearing ones—are going extinct. The way floppy disks did. I use mine only when GF brings an audio book on a long trip.

    Apple stopped with optical readers in laptops- and desktops, as far as I know-years ago.
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    right, but for the ones that misses them, they have an stand alone drive available


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  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Oh, fer shure, dude! :)

    Optical disks will live on for some time, driven by increasing resolution formats. First we had optical CDs, then DVDs, then BRDs, and soon 4K disks. The latter two for many will be the only way they will get higher resolutions than SD or DVD rez.
     

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