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anyone use remotes?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by anatomiczero, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone use a remote to control their stereo's? To me it's kind of a reach to the stereo because I have to lean forward to change it and was wondering if using a remote would be easier/safer.

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  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I have one but I rarely use it. I don't lean back in the seat like a jive turkey so I don't have any problems just reaching and pushing the buttons.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    84: well, not all of us have knuckle-dragging cromagnon man arms to reach the stereo either!! =p

    J


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    I have one for mine and i love it! i will pull over to find the remote instead of just using the head unit!
     
  6. anatomiczero

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    Cool, well I'll prob get a remote with the cd player then.

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  7. FL84K5

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    Yep, keep it in the cupholder and use it all the time.

    1984 K5 Blazer w/ 33" BFG All Terrains, 305, auto, no lift. 4" lift and 350 coming soon.
     
  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    my wife bought me a thing of those little square velcro things and i put one on my remote and one in the little tray above the heater controls that way i always know right where it is[​IMG]

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  9. ChevyCaGal

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    Yeah I got one... it's handy. You can get the ones that attach to the steering wheel or simply velco it to the wheel if you like.... it's very handy and nice when you want to turn the volume up or down but don't wanna take your eyes off the raod....

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    yup .. got one for my Alpine CD .. wont get another radio for the Jimmy without having a remote. Its so much easier just to grab the remote out of the cup holder and make the changes without looking away from the road than to have to reach around and look thru the steering wheel everytime you wanna change the channel.

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    Agree 100%. I think it really is safer to feel the buttons on my credit-card-sized Kenwood remote, as opposed to looking down, leaning forward a bit, and punching buttons.

    Ken

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    i love mine
    i can never keep up with it but i love it.
     
  13. 91K5

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    I have one for my Pioneer receiver and I use it quite often, Once you memorize all the buttons you'll rarely use the head unit's buttons again. The only trick with a remote is they seem to grow legs and wonder around the truck once in a while.
     
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    I have one it is for a sony x-plod and I am a tall person so I have the seat pretty much all the way back so I think it is safer
     
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    i use mine when i have my gf in the car, cause then i can hold her hand... drive and controll the radio...!!!!

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    IMHO....if you would have to be really lazy,to use a remote. The only time I would consider getting a remote,would if I had a cd changer mounted in the cargo space. Don't get me wrong,but I am gonna get one for my VW Bus just for that reason...so I guess I am a hipocrit (sp?)



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    I had Sony stereos on my previous Chevy,and it had <a target="_blank" href=http://www.xplodsony.com/home/images/feature_1.gif>this</a> (older model,though) remote that I placed on the steering column,front of the turn signal switch.It had wire that was connected to the head unit,and when I learned all the buttons,it was so easy to use.I didn't even have to look it,I just grabbed it and push the button.

    I was thinking that I integrate my Panasonic remote on steering wheel.It would be even better.I could keep my hands on steering wheel,and fully concentrate on driving.

    I don't have K5 yet,but soon..I hope[​IMG]
     

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