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: MP3 Player


shyam2001
02-05-2003, 06:34 PM
Does the Mp3 player that is add-on mentioned on the honda site play cd-rw's ? Does anyone have this player installed and How is it ?
http://www.hondacars.com/models/audio_accessories.asp?ModelName=Element

szacherau
02-06-2003, 12:51 PM
It takes CDs and reads MP3, WMA and CDA files so I would bet it does but I must admit I can't find a true answer to that question.

For anyone looking for a MP3 player for their AUX port, Dell has their PDAs on sale right now and they have a compact flash port which is nice to have to carry around tons of MP3s. I just ordered mine since my palm pilot died. two birds one stone!

Did I mention how much I love my Element?

thehoeys
02-12-2003, 03:30 PM
I just got my Element and was wondering what the details about the MP3 player are. My salesman was clueless, the owner manual is vague, and I'm wondering if I can hook up my Jukebox Nomad directly into my car using a port or do I have to get a car adapter (the annoying cassette adapter) thingy.
Can any experienced MP3 user/Element owners help me?
I have the adapter but was just wondering if there was something that I am overlooking.

Thanks!

szacherau
02-12-2003, 03:40 PM
Sounds like you tried already and it did not work. The setup is simple. Any item that plays (walkman/CD/MP3) music to something like headphones will work. All you need is a cable with a 1/8 earphone jack for the AUX port on the Element and what ever the connector is on the Nomad which if I recall it the same. No matter what connect you need I bet you can find it at Radio Shack.

Here is the one I bought from Radio Shack. http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F002%5F001%5F002%5F000&product%5Fid=42%2D2497

Hope this helps.

SheeKawgO
02-22-2003, 02:16 AM
[quote:1b071896b7="thehoeys"]...I'm wondering if I can hook up my Jukebox Nomad directly into my car using a port or do I have to get a car adapter (the annoying cassette adapter) thingy.
Can any experienced MP3 user/Element owners help me?
[/quote:1b071896b7]

I, too, own a Nomad (Jukebox 3, 20 gb)...though I do not of yet own an E (boyish optimism will have to do for now!). I do however have a in-dash car stereo in my Tiburon that has a similar aux-in jack to that of the E. Which is great since its a CD/mp3 compatible-only unit (no tape). All you need is a mini-to-mini cable that you plug into the line-out jack of the Nomad, eliminating the need for a cassette adapter -- and it sounds great (better than if you plug into the earphone jack). When you use the line-out, the volume control of the car stereo overrides/disables the volume of the mp3 player.
Thus the car adapter kit is not necessary, unless you want a fancy mounting bracket-thing, and perhaps a wireless remote (not sure if that's sold separately from the car kit)...
In this day and age of gadgets & gizmos, I'm surprised every new factory stereo unit does not have an aux. input...Thanks Honda!

slym
02-23-2003, 11:54 PM
Is that mp3 player in the first link (the one to hondacars.com) only available to for the DX? When I build an EX, it doesn't show the built-in mp3 player as an option to choose. Is it a standard feature on the EX? :?:

szacherau
02-24-2003, 10:58 AM
Yes it is only for the DX. The EX already has a stereo system but I am sure once you go to the Dealer they can remove the stock EX system and install the DX options for a price. if you want all the extras the EX comes with, If not get a DX and add the items you want.

TheFifth
02-24-2003, 08:35 PM
Hello All,

So, here I am reading the comments on the aux jack of the element. I've got a very sweet 2wd ex and have impressed many with my aux jack for my mp3 player. My iPod sounds hot and all it needed was an $11 dollar auxilary jack cable I found at radio shack. Since then It's been hours of music beautifying the streets in Orange County, Ca. Get an iPod quick, kids!!!


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SPACE E
03-03-2003, 05:42 PM
(Wishing for an IPOD) on the low end - got a RIO s10 64mb's for under $80 at Best Buy. Sound isn't too bad.

artdude102
03-07-2003, 04:57 PM
:roll:

Just a side FYI on iPods- while following an iPod thread on Apple's wite I heard it rumored that they are doing away with the 5 GB iPod and the low-end level will be the 10 GB- hat will be offered at the price of the 5 GB- could be comming out with a new iPod model.... but I did notice that the Apple store was "temporarily" out of stock of the 5 GB iPods soooo maybe some truth to the rumor that they're phasing out the 5 GB models. Wait a few weeks if you're in the market and pick up a 10 GB for the price of a 5 GB!

Dave

cozmakio
03-13-2003, 04:01 AM
Does anyone actually have this? I bought the MP3 player attachment, but then realized that the EX has the 2 DIN unit. The MP3 Din is backordered, but when it comes in, are they going to swap out the 2 DIN Head Unit wiith the 1 DIN CD Player and 1 DIN MP3 Player? I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this.

Also, if they do that, does that mean the AUX jack won't work anymore, or does the 1 DIN CD Player have the AUX jack as well as some type of wiring for the MP3 Player like a 6 Disc Changer uses?

Thanks.

dstranathan
03-16-2003, 01:26 AM
[quote:fd06a96605="artdude102"]:roll:

Just a side FYI on iPods- while following an iPod thread on Apple's wite I heard it rumored that they are doing away with the 5 GB iPod and the low-end level will be the 10 GB- hat will be offered at the price of the 5 GB- could be comming out with a new iPod model.... but I did notice that the Apple store was "temporarily" out of stock of the 5 GB iPods soooo maybe some truth to the rumor that they're phasing out the 5 GB models. Wait a few weeks if you're in the market and pick up a 10 GB for the price of a 5 GB!

Dave[/quote:fd06a96605]

Apple will release a new iPod in 1 or 2 weeks. Trust me on this one.

bqbauer
03-16-2003, 01:46 AM
From the way the manual is worded, it would appear the 1 DIN unit does not have integrated subwoofer support. Something to consider if you want to swap the heads on an EX.