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lilmaniac2
03-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Well I really want a nice double din screen in my honda and I will be going active eventually. So I thought the w205 would be perfect for me, until I saw the w505 coming out later this spring. The stock hu is pretty horrible and im sure I can resell the w205, but I would probably loose 200 bucks or so on it. thoughts?

I can get the w205 through online car stereo for 679 shipped.

lashlee
03-06-2008, 12:11 AM
I've got one, and like it alot!! I don't think that the w505 will be out for a while!! The specs look good, but I won't switch due to the lack of optical output.

LiquidClen
03-06-2008, 12:16 AM
I heard LiquidClen is selling one like new for $625 w/ iPod Cable & PAC TR-7 ;)

2critical
03-06-2008, 08:19 AM
W205 all the way man!

lilmaniac2
03-06-2008, 01:43 PM
I heard LiquidClen is selling one like new for $625 w/ iPod Cable & PAC TR-7 ;)

lol yea, but

1) its not brand new in the box
2) ipod cable is useless
3) pac is only 20 bucks

Id rather buy new than save 40-50 bucks, but thats just me

LiquidClen
03-06-2008, 01:56 PM
lol just giving you shitake :P

jluv
03-06-2008, 09:23 PM
The specs look good, but I won't switch due to the lack of optical output.

Whoa whoa whoa. Are you certain? No optical output? Loos like I'll be keeping my 205. I really like the full 7" screen on the 505 though. Dangit, Alpine!

jluv
03-07-2008, 03:17 PM
Okay, not sure where you heard that. It was just another case of bad information being passed along, though.

According to Alpine, the W505 does have an optical output.

LaserRed38
03-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Sorry wrong thread tab..

To add to the thread though, go with the 505! Just wish Alpine didn't switch everything over to their blue lighting...or they would go back to the changeable color like they used to have for their HUs.

James Bang
03-07-2008, 03:24 PM
yes, get it. Then get the h701. :)

USCFAN
03-07-2008, 06:15 PM
The 505 also has the new IMPRINT PXA-H100 built in and only needs a $30 tuner kit to get imprint working.

jluv
03-07-2008, 11:35 PM
The 505 also has the new IMPRINT PXA-H100 built in and only needs a $30 tuner kit to get imprint working.

Are you sure? I think it's just "Imprint ready", which means you still have to buy the module.

alpinerulz
03-07-2008, 11:55 PM
My alpine rep (who's an @ss by the way) says no 505 shipping until the end of the year. I think i would wait until it is available and then buy the 205. I think you could get a hell of a deal after the new unit is out.

USCFAN
03-08-2008, 01:14 AM
Are you sure? I think it's just "Imprint ready", which means you still have to buy the module.

I'm not sure about that.

I really haven't look into the 505 so you might be right but I was looking up info on the PXA-100 and saw this:



According to Alpine this is the same audio processor for the upcoming IVA-W505.

jluv
03-08-2008, 09:21 AM
I'm not sure about that.

I really haven't look into the 505 so you might be right but I was looking up info on the PXA-100 and saw this:

I think they mean that it's the same processor you would use with the 505 for Imprint purposes.

It should also work just fine with the H701.

I'm just stoked about the 7" screen. It's about time that Alpine got rid of the ugly, thick side bars on their double-din.

pickup1
03-08-2008, 09:38 AM
IMPRINT™ Ready with dual input capability (PXA-H100 audio processor required)

lilmaniac2
03-08-2008, 10:45 AM
I'm just a bit worried with xm integration as they dont have a alpine specific model to integrate xm to it