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Old 12-29-2005, 12:40 PM   #6
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Originally posted by spydee
Okay, for anyone's future plans for an ipod interface with their deck...

DONT BUY THE PIONEER!!!

I spent about 2 hrs yesterday putting in the deck, nicely wiring the ipod adapter in so it was hidden and all pretty like, and taking photos so i could post up a how to. then i turned it all on and realized how absolutely crappy the pioneer interface is with its limitations.

-it only pulls the first 8 characters of the artist/track/playlist name/etc.
-its slow - scrolling through my artists list, starting at A, it took almost 60 seconds to get to the B's. theres about a 2sec delay between each scroll.

i took it all out (incredible how 2 hours of putting in, can come out in 5-10 minutes), took it back to bestbuy/futureshop, and went and got an alpine cda-9855 and their ipod interface from a local audio shop. spent a little more money, but im much happier with the deck alone - i dont have the ipod interface in yet, its coming into the store today. i love the user interface that the alpine has. so clean, and easy to access any of the functions you need to. it sounds a lot cleaner than the pioneer too, out of the box with no adjustments.

now i just need to upgrade the speakers and add a sub :)
I'm running the same Alpine setup, and I am very happy with it. The Alpine interface has its limitations too, but its not that slow at scrolling through. Also when you are searching for a song it can only display the first 300 names I think, but If you have it on mix, it will show the songs name if it is in the last part of the alphabet. Congrats, and enjoy!
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