View Full Version : DVD-ROM, MP3, Aux-in...what HU?

02-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Anyone know of any HU that has these features:

1. Supports DVD-/+R discs. Just the DVD spec for optical drives, not DVD as in a screen playing movies. Just think of it as a normal HU but instead is a DVD-ROM drive instead of a CD-ROM drive. Of course those with screens have DVD-ROMs, but are there any HUs that have a DVD-ROM but NO screen. No TV is watched in my car.

2. Supports MP3 & OGG formats on a DVD or data-mode CDR/RW. When I bought my current HU, 100% of my music was MP3. Now 80% of my music is Vorbis/OGG and the rest, MP3. Vorbis is not a must (as it is very uncommon in HUs). However, if #1 is met, you can skip the OGG support - I'll just have to transcode.

3. Has an RCA aux-input (1 pair).

4. Separate sub & mids/highs preamp outputs. (So 2 pairs minimum)

I'm not looking for any HU with all the bells & whistles. My current HU (Clarion DXZ545MP) was pretty decent. It supported #2, #3, and #4 of what I just listed minus the OGG support (but WMA was supported, which I hate). I use my mp3 player hooked to the aux-in 95% of the time, but since I just had to return the mp3 player 'cause of a bad hard drive, I'm forced to use the CD. Now the CD drive won't eject CDs unless I physically assault the drive til the disc comes out. And when I finally get a CD in, an audible noise that corresponds with the turning of the disc is heard.

And recommendations?

02-20-2006, 03:27 PM
I think that the JVC KDDV5100 has what u need...

Johnny Drama
02-20-2006, 03:36 PM
Not sure on the OGG formats...


02-20-2006, 03:38 PM
Alpine 9860.

02-20-2006, 03:40 PM

i want that...

02-20-2006, 03:46 PM
Thanks so far...

However, are there any out there who have DVD-ROMs but no video playback support whatsoever? 'CAuse I can see myself buying one of these come to find out when I throw 4gigs of mp3s on a DVD, when the HU loads it, it might say "no videos found" or something of that nature. I need an HU that knows what a DVD-ROM drive is but doesn't know anything about video...that's what makes it hard.

One important thing I forgot to mention was budget...after you guys' $400 & $600 links...

<= $200.

02-20-2006, 03:52 PM
^^^ wow thats like near impossible...

02-20-2006, 03:56 PM
What my budget or the feature I want? Everybody knows you start low....you never give your "real" budget off the top.

02-20-2006, 04:16 PM
build one? lol

02-21-2006, 02:17 PM
build one? lol

Man I wish...That's months & months of work...maybe even years. But anyone ever hear of anyone doing a drive swap on a HU? I'm in the process of disassembling my current HU as now it's pretty much useless...won't load or eject CDs. So out of the aux-in (mp3), CD player, & radio, I'm stuck with the radio. Then again I don't have an external antenna so even that sounds like crap.

02-21-2006, 02:21 PM
SAVE UP AND DO THIS (http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=141355)?

02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
I looked at that first pic & already knew I didn't wanna dwelve into that whole carputer concept. Way too serious for me.

...all I just want is my music :(