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Liquidmantis
06-04-2007, 10:23 PM
After researching HUs for the last few days and spending the majority of today nursing a hangover and reading threads on HUs I'm at information overload. Right now I'm really leaning toward the CD7100 but I'm concerned about its file system navigation and the iPod browsing. I read one post that said it was only a single line UI for browsing which I have a hard time believing. Another post said that it displayed mp3s in 8.3 format, (e.g. mysong~1.mp3) even though the 7100 pictures I've seen show ECLIPSE SONG.mp3 on the display. Annoying extension showing aside, that's a lot more characters.

While the iPod access will be nice too, I'd like to have a decent sized thumb drive or two loaded with music for ease of access without having to deal with remembering to grab the iPod or connecting anything. Easy navigation is going to be a major selling point.

Any 7100 owners out there than can clear that up how the browsing works and what is displayed? Thanks!

ToyTundra
06-04-2007, 11:13 PM
actual name: Fort Minor- Remember The Name.mp3

displayed: FORTMI~1.mp3

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/ToyTundra/Tundra/7100display.jpg

Liquidmantis
06-04-2007, 11:56 PM
$%&@*#! Well that certainly lowers my desire for the 7100. Thanks for the info. Any idea how the iPod browsing looks?

ToyTundra
06-05-2007, 12:02 AM
I can't help you. i don't have an ipod and this is the second time i've ever used the USB.

Igno
06-05-2007, 11:26 AM
I would be more worried how it sounds, and you can set the USB up to show folders with names or numbers, DL the manual, mine has a mic for auto eq of the parametric 7 band, its not the best Ipod unit I would guess, look at Clarion they have some nice USB units

Liquidmantis
06-05-2007, 02:00 PM
Yeah, I've read through the manual (had to get it from Crutchfield.com) a few times but it doesn't really give the details, just a quick rundown on how to use the multi-function wheel to navigate.

Igno
06-05-2007, 02:20 PM
it has more to do with how you drag and drop them over, the folder naming and stuff I do on the comp

Liquidmantis
06-05-2007, 02:37 PM
I saw the play order diagram, which looks fine. Does it just show one folder name at a time or does it show a few with just one selected? Does it show the full folder name?

I don't really care much about the mp3 name truncation if that's just when browsing files as I'll only be browsing by folder. I'm hoping that during playback it displays the ID3 tag info rather than filename.

Thanks for the answers. I'm not going to get a chance to get to the stereo shop to check it out until this weekend and even then I don't know if I'll be able to hook up a USB drive and iPod or not.

Igno
06-05-2007, 02:40 PM
it shows like folder 1 and the next song in front or behind it even it goes to the next folder, hope that made sense

Igno
06-05-2007, 02:40 PM
3 song titles at a time

Liquidmantis
06-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Hmm, so I if I have my stuff stored in a artist\album\songs folder structure I'll see all the artist folders, three at a time right? Then when I select an artist I'll see the albums three at a time? Then finally the songs three at a time when I choose an album?

ARTIST1
ARTIST2
ARTIST3
...

Then after picking Artist2 I'd see
ALBUM1
ALBUM2
ALBUM3
...

And after picking the album I'd see

TRACK1
TRACK2
TRACK3
but it would start to autoplay the first track at that point right?

It does show the actual folder name, not just a generic folder1, folder2, etc.?

I just want a great sounding CD deck that handles USB gracefully, has local iPod control with fast response time, and has red illumination. This shouldn't be that hard. :D

Igno
06-05-2007, 03:02 PM
1 and 2 for me right now because I never changed them will have to check, it may only be numbers, I will try and take a shot tonight for you

Liquidmantis
06-05-2007, 03:11 PM
You rock!

Igno
06-05-2007, 11:23 PM
hope this works

Igno
06-05-2007, 11:24 PM
looks like numbers because I made 3 files and named them jazz, funk, and country? I will read the manual more

Liquidmantis
06-05-2007, 11:34 PM
I appreciate the effort. Maybe I'll just have to break down and go with a dedicated car iPod. I'm fairly certain the 7100 works just like the iPod, just with less on the screen at a time.

Igno
06-05-2007, 11:45 PM
the best usb or ipod interface is clarion IMO but you have to find a unit you like, thier SQ unit does not have usb, I am switching to the max675dvd I will be forced to use the crossovers on my Arc audio 4200SE hope they are up to the task, if its to much of an SQ loss I am going back to the 7100

showmak
06-06-2007, 03:41 AM
Here you go for CD7100...

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8704_Eclipse+CD7100.html#

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures.php?id=8704

Igno
06-06-2007, 11:40 AM
I just ordered a max675 clarion from them