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    Whats the best make factory fitted radio?

    hi, my sony incar dvd player got nicked a couple of nights ago, its the first time its happened and it happened outside my house so ive kinda gone away from the idea of having a posh radio!!!

    so im after getting a good old cdr500 back but i see delco + VDO make them,

    anybody any idea which is the best of the two? also whats the sound quality like? i liked the idea of having a custom eq with the sony

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    Vdo is better and newer, you get menu driven options for bass treble and fade and stuff instead of just the turny button lol
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    They're both equally rubbish to be honest. A £40 JVC from Halfords would be better.
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    hmmm im a tech geek m yself and loved the posh stereo but after u get 1 nicked i kinda just think sod it il stick with a factory one at least then theyr not going to want to steal that!

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    Look for a 2nd hand nakamichi. Looks crap but it's a superb unit

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    Becker!! Get a 2nd hand one removed from a ferrari, porsche or equivalent and you wont ever be unhappy with it.

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    get one with all thetoys on and relocated it too the glove box, and dont go round blasting your tunes before you park up?
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    cheers lad i eventually got a siemens cdr500 from the crappy for 10 quid, only touble is he said it was decoded and didnt need a code but guess what, it needs a code!

    are these hard to decode? any idea how much id be looking at?

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    There's loads of decode sites out there and all they need are the numbers on the side

    Expect to pay around £10
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    I have used this site a few times to get the stereo code.

    http://www.radio-code.co.uk/

    hth

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