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Old 01-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #1613
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Originally Posted by Chris223 View Post
I have an old 30gb ipod video that is plugging into the center console USB port (which I would like to still be able to use if possible)

I also have the newest iPod Touch (5th Gen) with bluetooth that I'll use from time to time in my car to stream wireless thru the factory stereo. I don't use my phone for music, and exploring these receivers I see many people are complaining that they aren't very compatible (if at all) with the iPhone 5 yet, so even though I plan to get an iPhone 5 soon, that's not a big deal because I don't use it for music, but it would be nice to have BT hands free calling.

I am looking at Crutchfield and seeing some pretty nice looking options, between Alpine touch screen and also Alpine touch screen DVD. I would stretch my budget to $500 for the receiver if it meant getting something packed with features.

I'm never in my car long enough for me to have considered paying for sat radio.
OK. The reason I was asking is because the big double-DIN screen makes it **much** easier to navigate through a large collection of music, regardless of whether it's on an iPod or a USB drive.

For this usability reason alone, I strongly recommend that you reconsider going with a double-DIN HU.

Here's what my Pioneer P2400BT looks like:
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