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01/11/2012 08:02 PM ID: 91362 Permalink   

Report: New Infotainment Systems Make CD Players in Cars Unnecessary


A recent report shows that the new infotainment systems in cars presented at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will replace CD players.

Chevy´s My Link, which is set to debut later this year, enables people to plug their digital devices into their dasboards to listen to their favorite music.

"We asked potential Sonic and Spark customers what they were looking for in infotainment. They were very worried about cost. They said to us: ‘Get rid of the CD player. We don’t use it," MyLink´s global infotainment program manager says.

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  and for those  
that do not have digital gear? wow! a force people to get digital gear! seems freedom of choise is dead!
  by: shannon853   01/12/2012 02:47 AM     
It´s a much cheaper alternative, overall. I don´t see why anybody would have an issue with this. It´s not like legislation outlawing the sale of CD players is going to be passed hand in hand the usage of updated firmware. If the market supports the production and sale of CD players, it´ll happen.
  by: darkshanker   01/12/2012 03:19 AM     
You are regressive. Be quiet and stand aside. Learn to change with the change because the world isn´t obliged to accommodate you.

If this is a bad idea, the product won´t sell.
  by: starlock   01/12/2012 04:19 AM     
USB or SD cards is the way to go.
  by: Kaleid   01/12/2012 07:22 AM     
  Yes and No  
Yes making cars easily interface with digital devices is as simple as putting an "aux in" jack in the cars audio system you can then connect anything including portable cd players, ipods, mp3 players and anything else you can plug headphones into however all of these digital music players dumb down the audio quality by using lossy formats like mp3, wma and m4a. Unless your digital device support flac or wav the music doesn´t sound as good and is missing some quality.
  by: solo4078   01/12/2012 08:58 PM     
  I doubt  
you´d hear the difference in a proper blindtest, besides, even with high quality audio gear in cars the noise from the actual driving is what makes the sound so much worse.
  by: Kaleid   01/12/2012 10:09 PM     
I have had a cd player in my jeep for a year now used it for about 20 minutes.

If there was a usb port on it I would use it all the time with a flash drive or external hard drive

[ edited by smgordon1259 ]
  by: smgordon1259   01/14/2012 08:34 PM     
if you are buying a new vehicle you can still get a cd player all you have to do is ask for it, its an option.
  by: smgordon1259   01/14/2012 08:37 PM     
  My CD Deck died,  
paid $700 for it 15 years ago and installed a $120 USB unit. No more buying and losing cd blanks, just plug in my thumb drive and smile.
  by: mcink2   01/14/2012 11:45 PM     
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