Pictured here is the Sony Xplode CDX-GT510 CD/MP3 Car Stereo Receiver. If you are one of those who want to take their digital music collections on the road in their car, Sony released some new car receivers that will make this a lot easier. Sony announced the release of 4 versions of the Xplod in-dash CD car stereos. These car stereos give you more options for playing burned CDs, MP3 and WMA files in your car. How it works is that the stereo has an auxiliary input port on the faceplate so you can plug in your portable music player into the stereo with a standard 1/8-inch mini jack. When I first saw this announcement I was hoping I would be able to upload my music into the car stereo itself, but this is not the case. It simply allows you to plug in your existing MP3 player and play it through your stereo.
With the new Xplode car stereo models, the CDX-GT110 has the auxiliary input and a detachable faceplate with a blue LED display. The CDX-GT210 offers MP3 and non-DRM WMA playback support and a higher power output. While the CDX-GT310 CD/MP3 receiver is satellite-ready and comes with CD changer control capabilities.
These new Xplode car stereo receivers run from $80 up to $140 and all look about the same.
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