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When was the last time you played a CD in your car?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Apr 6, 2014 #1 of 25
    Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    When was the last time you played a physical CD in your car?

    Note... this is NOT "a CD that I ripped and play back on my audio player". I'm talking about an actual physical CD that you take to your car and played.

    For me, it was last September on my Chevy Malibu. I was going on a week-long road trip, and purchased some audiobooks on CD. I tried my CD player which I hadn't used in quite a while, and the player jammed up. The cost to fix the player was going to be $300, verses the $100 I spent to put in a FM modulator and play it back through a portable device.

    Now, I did purchase a new car last week, and I did test out the CD player just to make sure it works. But, I was more interested in the Bluetooth connection and the auxiliary audio input in the car than the actual CD player.
  2. Apr 6, 2014 #2 of 25

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Every time I drive it There's a 6 disc changer in the trunk that's on whenever the car is running.

    Every once in a while I change the discs in it. I buy the physical discs from Amazon and get the AutoRip digital versions free.

    The other car doesn't have one, only an AM/FM Cassette, but it's always OFF since I don't have too many tapes any more and radio sucks.
  3. Apr 6, 2014 #3 of 25

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Today. Tower of Power's 40th Anniversary performance recorded live in 2008. If I'm not listening to my XM SkyFi II, I'm listening to a CD.
  4. Apr 6, 2014 #4 of 25

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    2011. Was on a trip to Scotland with my wife and discovered a band called the "Red Hot Chili Pipers" (not what you think - look at the spelling closely) playing over a store's PA and video system - loved it and bought the CD immediately. Told my daughter, who was picking us up on our return, that I wanted to play the CD on the way home from the airport. She thought she knew what I had and giggled that my 'new' group was really something she'd known about for a while.

    ...then she heard AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" done by a rock bagpipe band :)
  5. Apr 6, 2014 #5 of 25
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I'm not generally in the car long enough most of the time for it to be worth bringing CDs and loading/unloading... plus it gets hot in the summer so I don't like leaving them in the car... so I just got out of the habit years ago.
  6. Apr 6, 2014 #6 of 25

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    When my wife bought the Garth Brooks box set that came out a few months ago.He's one of the holdouts, no digital purchase, even the physical media was exclusive.
  7. Apr 6, 2014 #7 of 25

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    Don't even own a car with a physical CD drive. - We rip EVERY single CD we buy into MP3 and load onto the portable MP3 player (that gets played through a cassette adapter). If/when we get a new car - I'm hoping it will have a analog audio input.

    Commuting back and forth to work, or on errands around town - we usually just listen to our radio stations (and no - no HD or satellite radio either).
  8. Apr 6, 2014 #8 of 25
    B Newt

    B Newt Icon

    Aug 12, 2007
    I use mine quite a bit. I will switch between cd, iPhone, and HI DEF radio.

    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk
  9. Apr 6, 2014 #9 of 25

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    My car has digital input, and it's very slick. It'll play via Bluetooth or USB. It'll show playlists, track info, and album, controls on steering wheel allow skip, repeat, and vol. control.
    So I am MP3/4 90% of the time, but occasionally we'll pop in a book or comedy show that's on CD.
  10. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    My wife plays CDs in her car daily. I use them whenever I'm on a lengthy road trip.
  11. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    I switch back and forth, between the CD Player (I keep two or three favorite CD's in the glove box), and doing early-morning AM MW DX'ing.
    I like to listen to Radio Australia programming via CBC Canada (540 KHz), and KRVN (880) in Nebraska, among others.
    Last listened to a CD a day or two ago.
  12. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I think the last time I used one was about 3 cars ago!! :)
  13. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I have a 6 disc player that is always loaded.
    When talk radio goes into reruns I play it.

    Music radio sucks.
  14. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    I never listen to the radio, its is always physical CD's....mp3's sound terrible...over-compressed crap, even at the highest bitrate, although if I could get a head unit that played FLAC in teh car I would consider ripping my collection.....if I had my way, I might even listen to vinyl in my car if I could. Portability has turned great music into "elevator musak".....
  15. plasmacat

    plasmacat Legend

    Mar 14, 2007
    Every time I drive. Have a 6 disc changer loaded with data discs I ripped - some have as many as 10 albums on a disc.
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    my car has a single CD plus a 6 disc changer., both in the front. last time I used either had to be 2007 when I got my first iphone

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  17. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    We listen to CD's when driving up and down I-5 or US-395 in California where the radio reception is terrible.

    Around home the car radio is usually tuned to KUSC for classical music or KNX for news and traffic updates. We have a 2004 Subaru SUV so the choices are AM/FM/Weather/CD only.
  18. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    I have a cassette player built into my dash, but I admittedly have never used it.
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    No one using cassettes or 8-tracks? Phonographs? ( a bit bumpy, but in a Rolls it is all right.)

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