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dftnz7
09-23-2008, 01:21 PM
Every Pioneer deck I ever had has been touchy about any imperfections on cds. I never realized how sensitive they were though until I got this Walmart VR3 deck for my S10 install, and it plays all these cds all the way thru without ever skipping, and with my Pioneers it is hard to even find a cd it can play all the way through without a complete lockup. The MP3 playback is actually better on the VR3 deck too than an 880PRS. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this before?

Justin89T
09-24-2008, 12:18 AM
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this before?

No, never.

endofdays89
09-24-2008, 12:20 AM
i've never had 1 problem with my pioneer, ever

IDSkoT
09-24-2008, 12:20 AM
Never. My Pioneer HU actually reads this one CD that has a scrape off of part of it, and it scratches all over the place and it plays it great (except for the scraped off part, of course)

I have a DEH-P6900UB, fyi.
Maybe you're just buying cheap HU's?

Mr. C
09-24-2008, 02:04 PM
My old Pioneer flip out didn't have any problem with scratched up cd's. It could actually play the cd's straight through that my OEM radio, a JVC, and a Sony flip out could not. Only thing that was below average on it was the AM reception, but that was so minor to me.

Anniku989
09-24-2008, 02:08 PM
The few pio decks I've used all had that problem. I do notice that those sun visor cd case thingy's do tend to scratch the hell outta your cd's though

blazeplacid
09-24-2008, 02:33 PM
never had a problem and ive owned........30 or so Pioneer units in the past 9 years

teenapp
09-24-2008, 10:38 PM
Never had a pproblem, I always went alpine b4 becuz of the playback capabilities!:veryhapp:

chrisw91
09-24-2008, 10:43 PM
alittle bit different topic, but i have problems with the cd ejecting. they come out just alittle bit and you have to flick it up and down for it to come all of the way out. any suggestions on how to fix that?

endofdays89
09-24-2008, 10:46 PM
The few pio decks I've used all had that problem. I do notice that those sun visor cd case thingy's do tend to scratch the hell outta your cd's though

yeah, they ****. It only takes like a week of sliding your cd's in and out of those visor cases to cause severe damage to the cd's

dftnz7
09-26-2008, 05:50 PM
alittle bit different topic, but i have problems with the cd ejecting. they come out just alittle bit and you have to flick it up and down for it to come all of the way out. any suggestions on how to fix that?

Yeah all my Pioneers over the years have had trouble ejecting cds after a while of having them too.

Of course, most of you who claim you never have trouble are only running Pioneers so you have nothing to compare them to, nor would I have if I didnt have the VR3, and a Bosch worksite radio that play all the mildly scratched cds fine, that my two top of the line Pioneer HUs can't handle without skipping.

I dont have a visor cd case either.

efm80
09-26-2008, 09:47 PM
so sick of scratched cds is why I want to get an 80gig ipod and put all of my music on it. no more inserting and ejecting cds, and can have thousands of hours of listening on one unit ;)

ls2poweredgoat
09-26-2008, 09:49 PM
I had the same problem.

My alpine is decent.

My Kenwood would play any cd, regardless of how ****ed up it was.

Bass911
09-30-2008, 08:08 AM
I never had that problem and I've had more Pioneer than anything. I think they are one of the top decks for reading abused cd's. Why don't you use an ipod. That way you'll never have to worry about a scratched cd?

D_Jack
09-30-2008, 11:33 AM
never had a problem with the 4 i have had... had problem with bass making some models skipp but... i have had at least 7 kenwoods and 2 eclipse... and none of those had problems either.. i cant imagine putting a VR3 deck over any main stream .... :P

jdc753
09-30-2008, 11:39 AM
My alpine seems to be really picky to me. I am gonna try and clean it and clean some of the problem discs, but it just seems much more picky than the stock HU I had. Also visor cd holders FTL, I never liked how they looked (so I just put mine in the map pocket on the door instead) but it was all I had to use for a while and I think its taken out a disc or 2 sadly :(

chunky cumz
09-30-2008, 11:39 AM
use panasonic! :D

allout13
09-30-2008, 11:43 AM
I just went from an eclipse 8445 to a pioneer deh-p750mp and I must say that it is very disappointing due to the the same problem you had... :(