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#302287 - 19/09/2007 17:37 What a laugh
Dignan
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Registered: 08/03/2000
Posts: 11871
Loc: Sterling, VA
We just bought a Honda CR-V. I like the car, but i have to laugh when I think about the "mp3 player" feature of the car, which is nothing more than a PC Card slot behind the nav screen. I love that this is their solution. PC Cards? I'm not sure if this is a step forwards or backwards, given how difficult it is to find one. Hell, I can't even get the damn thing to work. I ordered some cheap parts from Newegg (PCMCIA CF reader, and a 2GB CF card for something like a whopping $10), and when I put it all in there it refuses to recognize the files, regardless of bitrate or file name.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share. When I think about this solution, nearly 10 years after the empeg, I just laugh a little.

ps-sorry if this has been discussed before, I couldn't find a record of it.
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#302288 - 19/09/2007 20:28 Re: What a laugh [Re: Dignan]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
From random Googling, your CF->PC Card adapter should work fine.

It isn't a very good solution compared to an empeg but if you're going to have a card slot in there then PC Card is a nice idea. Flash memory PC Card readers exist for pretty much every format out there so you're not locked into buying Memory Stick or anything like that.

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#302289 - 20/09/2007 09:57 Re: What a laugh [Re: Dignan]
Phil.
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2479
On the Audi satnav I think 1gb is the highest it will read, and its fussy about ntfs and fat and its fussy about how many files you can store. Also it has to be SD and not SDHC.

Check all those and you should be set

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#302290 - 29/09/2007 11:35 Re: What a laugh [Re: Dignan]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
I'm having a hard time understanding this. Why would Honda fit a PC Card slot in there? That's not exactly a mainstream memory card form factor. CF or SD, yes, but PC Card (which I assume you mean ~PCMCIA).

Or do they offer a PC Card memory card reader as a "dealer accessory"?

I'll take Ford's Sync with its USB port, even though I think the USB drive has to stick out of the dash, easily knocked and snapped in half.
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#302291 - 29/09/2007 12:21 Re: What a laugh [Re: FireFox31]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13506
Loc: Canada
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I'm having a hard time understanding this. Why would Honda fit a PC Card slot in there? That's not exactly a mainstream memory card form factor. CF or SD, yes, but PC Card (which I assume you mean ~PCMCIA).


Actually, "PC Card" is apparently the correct name. Shocked me, too!

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#302292 - 29/09/2007 13:23 Re: What a laugh [Re: FireFox31]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I agree with tman, them using a pc card means you can use any kind of card you want by getting a cheap adapter.
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#302293 - 29/09/2007 13:28 Re: What a laugh [Re: msaeger]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
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How will the average Honda buyer accomplish this? ie: in the UK, isn't Honda synonymous with "old people" (according to the Top Gear episode on the Honda Element).
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#302294 - 30/09/2007 00:58 Re: What a laugh [Re: FireFox31]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I figure if they are so non-techie that they can't figure that out they wouldn't know what an mp3 is anyway
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#302295 - 01/10/2007 15:19 Re: What a laugh [Re: FireFox31]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3120
Loc: Portland, OR
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How will the average Honda buyer accomplish this? ie: in the UK, isn't Honda synonymous with "old people" (according to the Top Gear episode on the Honda Element).

If Honda is synonymous with "old people", then what do the ricers put their body kits, fart cans, and stickers on?

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#302296 - 01/10/2007 18:13 Re: What a laugh [Re: canuckInOR]
Phil.
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2479
Quote:
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How will the average Honda buyer accomplish this? ie: in the UK, isn't Honda synonymous with "old people" (according to the Top Gear episode on the Honda Element).

If Honda is synonymous with "old people", then what do the ricers put their body kits, fart cans, and stickers on?


Vauxhall Corsa's


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#302297 - 01/10/2007 18:34 Re: What a laugh [Re: Phil.]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30591
Loc: Seattle, WA
Heh. I was gonna guess "Vauxhall", even though I've got no knowledge of the UK ricer crowd. It just seemed the right kind of fit for that mentality.
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