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    Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    I want to replace the stock stereo in my 2008 Civic and I thought I was going to go for a deck with a rear USB (running the cable into the back of my glove box) and just keep a thumb drive connected to it full time.

    But my son tried that with an Alpine deck he bought late last year and has the following problem: The unit does not remember the last song that was played through the thumb drive each time he starts the car. It just starts from the first song on the thumb drive each time.

    A guy at a local car stereo place told me that Kenwood stereos handle thumb drives much better than Alpines and that a Kenwood deck would remember the last song played each time the car is started. (He may just have a higher margin on Kenwood decks!)

    So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and can report on how their deck actually works with a USB thumb drive...

    Thanks!







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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    I have both a Kenwood X695 and a X995. Both will pick up playing exactly where they left off, even in the middle of a song, after the vehicle being shut off/restarted.



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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by radckh View Post
    I want to replace the stock stereo in my 2008 Civic and I thought I was going to go for a deck with a rear USB (running the cable into the back of my glove box) and just keep a thumb drive connected to it full time.

    But my son tried that with an Alpine deck he bought late last year and has the following problem: The unit does not remember the last song that was played through the thumb drive each time he starts the car. It just starts from the first song on the thumb drive each time.

    A guy at a local car stereo place told me that Kenwood stereos handle thumb drives much better than Alpines and that a Kenwood deck would remember the last song played each time the car is started. (He may just have a higher margin on Kenwood decks!)

    So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and can report on how their deck actually works with a USB thumb drive...

    Thanks!
    My pioneer remembers the exact moment it left off




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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    my kenwoods start back where it left off even if i remove the thumbdrive. i just have to reconnect it before starting the car if i remove it.



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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    pioneer is the way to go



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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    My Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer start where they are left off with my 16 gig flash drive.



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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    I have a kenwood ddx419 with front usb input ..i love it ..i keep a micro 32gb flash in it..picks up where it left off ...shows cd art also




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    Re: Question on USB thumb drive functionality

    The new pioneers are really usb friendly they treat the usb like a ipod now




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