Anyone else seeing this problem? I have a couple CDs that really aren't scratched all that much (play on just about anything else I own), but they're skipping like crazy. Definitely another reason I'm getting an aftermarket head unit.
I haven't had a problem with scratched cd's yet. Of course, I have plenty of scratched CD's & I might be changing my answer.
I'm really impressed with this player - so far - because it never seems to skip.... With my Sony CD player in my former vehicle, I had that problem often. I don't know if it was the player or the truck it was in & our terrible roads. Either way, it's a different experience having a CD player that continues to play over the potholes.
I've had problems too, at least compared to my old Alpine head unit in my prior car ('93 Subaru Legacy). It does seem to be more sensitive to scratches, and I will eventually replace the stock stereo as soon as some decent dash kits come out. Hopefully there's some way of connecting the steering wheel mounted controls to an aftermarket unit too.
To be honest though, if you pull that stereo out, you've got a lot of space to work with, so it would actually be cool to embed a small LCD monitor in the dash and setup a car audio PC. Sounds like a fun (and complicated) project!
No problems with my CD player... CD-R and CD-R w/ badly placed labels too! Some scratched CDs but not much. I tend to take care of my music... I got my old CD player which I swapped out for MP3 recently if you want it. Make me an offer and I'll consider sending it.
Take it in to the dealer and let them know it skips a lot on all your CDs (no need to mention the scratches) to have them take a look at it, maybe see if they can clean the laser lense or something. It sounds like other peoples players are working fine, no reason yours shouldn't either... maybe some dust/grime got on the lense during assembly.
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