I am new to the forum and new to car audio. I am buying a 1999-2002 Chevy/GMC short box, regular cab truck.
I want to put an aftermarket deck in. Now, I would like a DVD/CD compatible drive with a fold out screen. (IE: 7" LCD) But, I want the deck to be compatible with my iPod because that is where I will have all my music playing from. I thought of the FM transmitter option but realized if I can wire it in, why not for a clear signal? So, I have ruled out FM transmitter.
Next, I figured what is the point to a LCD touch screen if I just use the decks auxilary out? So that is where I found the Clarion VRX755VD. I was looking at the Panasonic CQ-VD7001U because it was cheaper than the Clarion.... But, I realized it didn't have the iPod functionality the Clarion did.
What are your opinions on Clarion and Panasonic? I've herad bad things about some Clarion units... Do you have other options that I am unaware of? I've also heard that Panasonic's new line is coming out very soon, should I wait to see if Panasonic will bring out a iPod compatible deck? Do you know something about this that I don't? (Quite possible) Just tell me anything I need/should know, I am quite new to this.
Thanks for all your help in advance and please excuse me naive-ness,