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in-car MP3 players: any advice?

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policywonk Thu 17-Jul-08 14:40:21

I got a new iPod for my birthday <strokes iPod) and want to connect it to something in the car. DP also wants something that he can plug his phone into.

I don't want an iTrip as they're not much cop in London.

Has anyone bought/fitted an in-car MP3 player recently? Any recommendations? As cheap as possible would be good.


policywonk Thu 17-Jul-08 15:28:33

<makes Weird Al Jankovic playlist>

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 15:38:35

dh bougth a new stereo and got them to fit a connection lead for the iPod that comes out in the glovebox, so you plug the Pod in then navigate the menus through the car stereo display bit

no idea on th ephone though

policywonk Thu 17-Jul-08 15:41:26

Thanks MrsB. Was this a garage or Halfords-type chain?

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 15:44:01

um, it was actually one of those terrible little shops you see on suburban parades that specialise in go-faster stripes / tinted windows / fitting huge subwoofers in your boot blush

he bought the stereo somewhere mainstream (argos?) and just got them to do the tricky bit.

policywonk Thu 17-Jul-08 15:51:04

Ooh right I see, thanks.

<tedious follow-up q alert>

Why did he have to buy a new one then? We've already got a car stereo. (I'm sure you did too.) There must be something the new stereo does that the old one didn't? A different input socket?

Mmm, maybe I should phone one of those shops you describe - if it's just a q of fitting a lead it could turn out much more cheaply than I'd thought and I can spend the rest of my birthday money on emulsified fats books.

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 16:00:43

this was when he'd just bought the car - it only had a knackered old tape deck so he bought a new stereo with a cd player and the right input socket.

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 16:02:44

(I think it was an Aux port ie line in it needed but it'd be best to check)

policywonk Thu 17-Jul-08 16:04:15

Thank you very much.

I'm going to have to put you on some sort of retainer.

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 16:07:24

£60 with aux port

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