What do you all do for music on the road? Sirrius? MP3? Local stations? Do you take your favorite CDs and tapes with you? Should I start selling off all CDs and tapes we have or try to make room for them in the motorhome?
Several years ago, I came close to buying one of those CD changers with a remote that I could move between my jeep and my rig. I'm a full timer. Fortunately, I chatted with a young fellow at Frye's Electronics first. He pointed out that CD's will soon be obsolete -- and that the technology of the iPod was a better direction. I wound up buying a poor man's iPod, loaded all the CD's I own and began downloading tons of tracks from the Internet -- plus borrowing CD's from friends long enough to copy them to my Player. The Player will go for days without my hearing the same track twice.
I can play it thru my Jeep FM or the rig FM radio -- or just plug in a head set while riding my bike or walking. That's while underway in either vehicle or on the bike. If I am parked, all the tracks are on my computer -- that is rigged to play through my on board stereo system. The computer is a much better sound source if there is no need to be mobile otherwise.
So my advice is to check out some kind of player. I would suggest looking at the competition and help in my efforts to put Apple out of business once and for all
. There are a number of excellent units on the market that are just a good as the iPod at a much better price. Apple stuff has always been overpriced and incompatible with the rest of the world -- and the only thing keeping them alive is their success with the iPod (probably the only item they've ever produced that IS compatible). And that will be short lived now that so many others are making comparable but lower priced units.
And yes -- do get rid of those CD's