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      06-26-2019, 09:58 AM   #1
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No CD player for 2020 models?

Hey folks,
Does anyone know if the 2020 M550i will still have the in-dash CD player? I heard a rumor that it's not going to have it.
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Hey folks,
Does anyone know if the 2020 M550i will still have the in-dash CD player? I heard a rumor that it's not going to have it.
I'd hope so for dvd paying ability
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I hope they keep these in future models but to be honest would not be surprised if this gets dropped in the future as they will be seen as old fashioned.

Seems to be the way for most things these days where the modern replacement is geared to wards ease of use rather than quality.

MP3 versus CD
Streaming versus Blu-ray Disc
DAB versus FM (shocking low bit rates)
But I digress and that rant is perhaps for another forum!
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I've read that more and more cars are being made without them. CDs,despite being the format that offers the best sound fidelity,are becoming dinosaurs because kids find it easier to download and stream.
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MP3 versus CD
Streaming versus Blu-ray Disc
DAB versus FM (shocking low bit rates)
But I digress and that rant is perhaps for another forum!
Agree 1000%
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Why is it that "consumers" always go for the technically inferior product?

The only time I believe this didn't occur was hd-dvd versus Blu-ray.


Anyway I would miss not having a CD player in the car, to be fair I don't use it much but nice to know it is there.

I stick with a usb drive with wavs on or lossless wma although to be fair the car audio is hardly audiophile in quality.
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