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August 5, 2011

Adios, CD Players

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:47 am

You know, when you think about it, the CD really is old technology. I mean, it’s 1980s tech. Not exactly cutting edge. Sure, it took ten years before having a CD player in your computer was common, but still the CD is old school.

No surprise then that Ford is yanking CD players from their new model cars. The trend is starting in Europe, but I won’t be surprised if autos around the world lose their CD players before the end of the decade.

Compared to media cards, CDs are bulky and awkward. On a per-square-centimeter basis, CDs are data pigs. They gotta go!

To replace them, I predict you’ll see AUX jacks, USB ports, and eventually media card slots. Kudos to the car company that does that first.

Anyone old enough to remember cassette players in cars? Anyone still have a cassette player in your car?

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6 Comments

  1. We’ve got a 1999 Ford Taurus with a cassette player, I hate it. HATE!

    Comment by gamerguy473 — August 5, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

  2. I remember when CD’s were being first released they said they are indestructible, but all it takes for one to start skipping is a finger print and you favourite album no longer plays properly

    Comment by chiefnoobie — August 6, 2011 @ 5:51 am

  3. >Admin wrote:
    >Anyone old enough to remember cassette players in cars? Anyone still have a cassette player in your car?
    We had a cassette player in a car we no longer have. It was always hungry.

    Comment by linuxlove — August 6, 2011 @ 6:03 am

  4. I also remember them saying that, Chief. Compared to an LP, the CD was far more durable. You had to treat LPs like they were made of glass.

    Then again, no car I was ever in played LPs.

    Comment by admin — August 6, 2011 @ 8:35 am

  5. That is true what ever happened to the mini disk as well from what I remember the sound quality was pretty good, and also good for recording on as well

    Comment by chiefnoobie — August 6, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

  6. I just read somewhere that Sony had discontinued the Mini Disk.

    Comment by admin — August 6, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

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