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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:16 pm
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Default Why doesn't Honda use functional factory CD players?

Love my '03 civic dx but the CD player rarely plays anything but pressed, store bought CDs. Yes, I've tried burning at lower speed and made certain that I wasn't burning MP3 CDs. I've been shopping around for an aftermarket CD player but so few of them fit this car well. Considering this car's market (young adults, primarily), why wouldn't they spend the extra $10 to put in a FUNCTIONING cd player? Or at least make it easier on us buying aftermarket cd players.















Really makes me wonder what other corners they cut.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:31 pm
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Factory audio systems have always been behind when it comes to audio technology. Which is why there is such a huge selection and options in the audio aftermarket world.















You need something like a BMW, Mercedes, or just a high-end car to get some what of a good audio system." why wouldn't they spend the extra $10 to put in a FUNCTIONING cd player?"















It seems like just $10 (and it would be much more in reality), but when you take into account how many cars they produce each day it can add up to a lot of money for the company, making cars in mass production is all about being cost-effective and efficient, the majority of car owners are perfectly happy with a basic audio system so that is what car makes shoot for. Anything better is completely left up to the owner.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:46 pm
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Hmmm.... I don't have many burnt CDs, but I think the "BURNER" or the software program that BURNT it may have something to do with it.































Have you try a different software? Ask a friend to borrow their burnt CD to see if it plays in your car.































I use a Mac and every CD I burnt, which is not a whole lot, all play in my factory Honda CD players without problems...
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 06:01 pm
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its your PC or media bro. Not the car. Maybe switch to different blank cd media, or get a new burner.
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