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    What's up with double din in cars, but mainly only single din aftermarket?

    Why is it that car makers put in double din recievers, but it seems that there is only single din aftermarket receivers (obviously I know there is some) Wouldn't aftermarket sellers want to make something that would be much better than what is in there now, but what would fit into the whole so it looks nice? I mean the aftermarket units have more buttons and such however half the space. I would think that it would be easier to make bigger buttons then to cram it all on a smaller space just so the thing fits into a larger hole. It sure as ... would make me more likely to get an aftermarket head unit if i could find one that was better, but fit in with the car







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    Ooops I kept saying din, but i meant bin




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    Originally posted by vic6239
    Ooops I kept saying din, but i meant bin
    no, you meant din.




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    most cars dont have double din's, gm's have 1 1/2 din. they mainly make it because every car in the world you can fit a din.




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    there are a couple reasons why. first DIN is the standard opening, with most manufacturers, ease of installation. second, why make something bigger than it needs to be? everything in technology has been towards making it smaller... why revert back to larger ones when it is not necessary?
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    also its good to have room incase you want to add a eq, center channel, etc




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    accord has 1 1/2 din. i use the half for switches.



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    accord has 1 1/2? i thouth they were double din.
    either way, they still make double din hus, but who wants a big *** one like dat.
    also, u can just add eq, and or other goodies, or just put a screen in the opening. T's just more convenient i woul believe




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    Double din is nice .. an EQ can go in the slot .. .



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    come to think of it...it is double din. just the thing i mounted the HU to has a 1/2 din slot under the HU where i guess the EQ would go, but theres a blank plate with switches...



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    i was looking at 1/2 din h/u for gm trucks and i found one by pioneer it looked good but had crappy specs and for the money it ******




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