Panasonic CQ RDP383
Product Type: Panasonic in Car Audio
Description:Model ID CQ-RDP383 / Panasonic CQ-RDP383 - Radio / CD / MP3 player - Full-DIN - in-dash - 50 Watts x 4 / Panasonic CQ-RDP383 is MOSFET 50W X 4 high-power CD player/RDS receiver with CD changer control. Panasonic car stereos can play more than just CDs. In fact, not only are a ... more
Panasonic CQ RDP383 ... are all industry leading Panasonic systems also compatible with CD-Rs and CD-RWs, some even handle the convenience of MP3 and WMA formats.
MP3 or MPEG layer 3 is a file format that compresses CD audio tracks, allowing you to fit 10 to 14 times more music on a disc. Download MP3s from the Web, or convert your favorite CD tracks to MP3 format, then burn your choice onto a CD-R or CDRW in just minutes. Panasonic also allows you to navigate files and folders as you would on a PC, making it so much easier to find the track you're looking for.
Windows Media Audio files (WMA) achieve the same high-level quality as CDs, yet occupy only half the size of comparable MP3 files. This allows you to store much, much more of your favorite music without having to upgrade the memory capacity of your system.
One of the great benefits of MP3 and WMA formats is the ease with which favorite songs can be retrieved. The equivalent of up to 10 CDs can be managed in groups and folders in the same manner as files are sorted on a PC. What's more, Panasonic systems are capable of managing an incredible 254 folders containing up to 999 files. And in order to make use even easier, operation is simplified through use of a scrolling display that switches between folder and file names, and artist names and track titles, with up to 64 characters for each entry depending on the model.
Newest Review: ... that their unit has EON (automatically finds the strongest signal for a radio station), the Panasonic doesn't advertise ... more
Customer Panasonic CQ RDP383 Reviews (4)
by - written on 10/12/03, updated on 16/02/04 (Very useful, 687 readings)
Influenced by the other 3 owners reviews, I set about researching a Panasonic CQ RDP 383 for the new car I was getting two weeks ago. I saw it initially at £100 + £10 delivery online, but I took a quick look in the latest Argos catalogue as saw it was £150 with free fitting at a garage of your choice. Not being the most technically minded, and not wanting to mess up the installation, I was going to opt for this. I asked the Car dealers to quote me a price for it as well?. "yep we can do it for £150 in your new car" hmm hoped they would undercut it. Anyways due to a mix up in the price for my car, I stuck to my guns and demanded that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/08/03, updated on 30/08/03 (Very useful, 2364 readings)
This is one of the first products that I have bought directly as a result of a dooyoo recommendation (thanks to BenGee for an excellent review). I have an old Clarion tape deck in my Peugeot 205 which was seriously beginning to show its age, the main disadvantage being that it played tapes and the reception was so gone that only radio 1 and vibe 101 were the only FM stations that it could pick up and medium wave reception was pretty awful. So having got fed up of the Sara Cox breakfast show very quickly I started looking for alternatives. First I tried using a CD to tape converter and personal CD player in the car. This was OK until the car started moving and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/07/03, updated on 23/07/03 (Very useful, 2525 readings)
Sections: 1. Introduction 2. Installation 3. Appearance 4. Radio 5. CD Playback 6. MP3 Playback 7. Anti theft 8. Value-for-money 9. Conclusion 1. INTRODUCTION I bought this MP3-CD head unit as a replacement for the cassette deck that came with my Peugeot 205. These were my main reasons for upgrading: · Time and effort required making new tapes. · Inability to skip through songs · Inconvenience of using cassette adaptor ? volume changing when switching back to radio mode. · Sound lost clarity at higher volumes. I was looking for a player that met the following requirements: ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/10/03, updated on 10/10/03 (Somewhat useful, 483 readings)
Thanks to BenGee for his sterling review of the Panasonic CQ RDP383 which prompted me to get one too. I think it is sensible to get the mid-range CQ RDP383 which is around £30 less than the bottom-of-the-range Kenwood or Sony without losing out to them in terms of features. Also I am a fan of the rotary knob which implements vol/bass/treble/fader/balance very well (push in to select). One minor grip is that there doesn't seem to be a way of skipping lots of songs at a time, if you have a folder with 100 songs and you want song 50, you have to press the FWD button 50 times. On my Philips MP3 stereo system there is a 1 and 10+ song skip so song number 50 is simply 5 ... Read the complete review
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