What are the features you are looking for? There are a ton of head units available.I was checking with them an they have an Alpine unit that would work but not all the features I would like. They have pretty good deals.
That would not be a great setup. A headunit will usuall integrate direct interface to work your device. Display songs, access playlists etcAlmost tempted to just use an amp and speakers and run cables for the iPod.
The UTE-42BT is the mechless version of the CDE-143BT. I don't use an ipod, but the unit does recognize play lists I set up on my phone or on a USB drive. It is easy to navigate between play lists with the head unit. I believe it does have ipod integration through USB as wellNot sure on the playlist part as I no longer create playlist.
I just installed the Alpine CDE-143BT and it fits the bill for my Bluetooth music and iPhone for the phone capabilities.
Crutch field 129.99 and all of the fittings and wire harness.
What do you mean start/stop? My Sony has full menu and control for my ipod (playlists, shuffel, by artist, entire ipod etc) . I can display all the play lists. Select one and it will display the number of tracks and number it has played. There is no CD. The ipod or other usb device can be stored inside the unit behind the faceplate which is what I like. Faceplate is removeable. Mine does not have bluetooth but I am sure other models have it. I am not saying I am in love with how all the controls radio and audio work but it is what I have.Well, from what I've read and heard most units don't recognize playlists as far as when where they start and stop.
I'm looking for full Accessibility to my iPod with easy use.
Bluetooth is a plus
Never use CD's
It would be nice to have a choice of color display as all my interior lighting is Green but I'll go with function first.
Not going overboard with power but a couple of options if I want to in the future would be nice.
Crutchfield is not the only place. Did you shop around? (Google is your friend)The guy at Crutchfield told me they don't make the one with the storage tray that holds the iPod anymore.