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After two days of using my new Prius, I can say without a doubt that I'm in love... :)

Wanted to share with the group the system I use to play MP3s in the Prius.

I have over 500 CDs that I collected for the last decade or so. When MP3s came along, I decided to rip all of the CDs into my computer. I now have over 4,500 songs that anyone in my family can easily access through our network.

I also bought a portable MP3 player from Sonic Blue, the Rio Riot, which you may find at:

http://www.sonicblue.com/audio/rio/rio_riot.asp

The Riot is a bit expensive ($349.99) but it has a 20 Gb capacity (Apple's iPod has a 10Gb capacity), which was more than enough to store ALL of my songs (over 4,500).

I also purchased the iRock, wireless music adaptor, which will basically transmit the audio from the MP3 player to the Prius' FM radio. For details check out:

http://www.myirock.com/players/300W%20- ... mitter.htm

To purchase at Radioshack ($29.99) see:

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?c ... =12%2D2052

I know that there are MP3 players that integrate with the Prius' display, but as far as I understand you can only play MP3 CDs, about 600 Mb.

With a good MP3 player (the Rio Riot or the Apple iPod) and the iRock wireless music adaptor, I have all of my songs available in the Prius! And this without wires. ;-)

Bye,

David Melle
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I took your advice, and am still looking for another option.

The iRock gives you a selection of 4 channels to broadcast on, and it seems that all 4 of those channels are broadcast on in my area. Even with the volume control up to full, I get a lot of overlap. I was thinking of the viewtech mod for a direct link, and maybe a second power adapter hidden in the glove box.
 

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How is the sound quality with the FM adapter (absent the case in which you have an overlapping station, as mentioned)? Seems to me you would be stepping back from the digital quality of CDs quite a bit, no?
 
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