[quote:68bb8109f0=" "]yeah I could turn off the screen but I'm sure it'd be so cool that I wouldn't want to
I think I like the Alpine unit the best. I don't have an iPod yet but I'm planning to get one. If it could at least play MP3 CDs at first, that would be a good enough start for me.. and maybe I could get the iPod attachements put in later when I get it.
I don't really know all that much about car audio. Am I better off buying it and getting it installed in a place like Best Buy or Tweeter, or should I go with one of those shops that specialize in it? I live in the Philadelphia area and there's plenty of car audio shops, but I just don't know how reputable they are and I kinda like the idea of the extended warranties that the big stores offer, so if anything goes wrong I can get em to fix it.[/quote:68bb8109f0]
YES you should get everything professionally installed but STAY AWAY from Best Buy, Tweeter, Circuit City, etc. those folks are brainless HACKS! Find a real installer by using the link I provided towards the top of this post, ask how long they've been in business, look at sample work they've done, tour the install area, talk to customers, ask for certifications, etc. These types of car audio specialty shops should treat you right and do the best work since thier rent doesn't get paid if they are not good at car audio.
And remember, that Alpine unit doesn't drop until this summer!