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Urgent! Need info on Sony DSX-S300BTX

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I really like this head unit. I have read the manual, and it seems like it has excellent control for an iPod - you can even store an iPod INSIDE the unit. It has also got great reviews. However I need one question answered:

Is it impossible to leave the iPod inside the unit while the car is parked? If I have to remove the iPod every time I leave the car, I ain't buying this unit. None of the product reviews mention this; all the manual says is that leaving the iPod in the unit may cause 'malfunction' but it does not elaborate. The manual also says that if the iPod is still inside the unit when the car is powered off, a 'Device Inside' message will appear. Can I safely IGNORE that message?

The warning can apparently be disabled, and I guess that is good. Plus I have an older iPod anyway; I really don't see how it could be damaged simply by leaving it there, especially since I do that NOW!
post #2 of 3
It's hard to say either way without Sony giving details. In looking at the unit it looks like a basic hollow area behind the face. For storage of an iPod or other similar type device. If I were to purchase one, I would definitely use that area even when not in the car. I can't imagine they intended the consumer to install an iPod every time they got in the car. Maybe just pay attention to hotter days and maybe remove the unit to store in a cooler place during those times.

Interesting unit in the $200 range... Seems it's worth a try.
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Just bought the same unit but the new model DSX-S310BTX. I was at the Sony store and saw your model and to me it looked as if it's just a storage place where you can connect a device. I can't imagine now it would be wrong to leave it there when the car is off. Can't wait to install mine. I'm still waiting for my amp to arrive then Sony will install everything for me.
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