CD Player in JL?

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Wondering if the JK will be the final Jeep Wrangler sold with a CD player. Not that I use these anymore. Just curious if Jeep is going all in with the new tech with the JL.
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Wondering if the JK will be the final Jeep Wrangler sold with a CD player. Not that I use these anymore. Just curious if Jeep is going all in with the new tech with the JL.
99% sure there isn't a CD player slot in all the new my connect systems. So I'd bet the JK is the last wrangler with a CD player.
 

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99% sure there isn't a CD player slot in all the new my connect systems. So I'd bet the JK is the last wrangler with a CD player.
The new uConnect systems (8.4" screens) have an optional CD player. Usually stuffed under the center armrest.
 

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Wondering if the JK will be the final Jeep Wrangler sold with a CD player. Not that I use these anymore. Just curious if Jeep is going all in with the new tech with the JL.
You can always add a Mopar one in the armrest like the GC and RAM, etc. The Uconnect units support external ‘remote’ CD/DVD players, but I don’t know anyone who would take up a single inch of space anywhere in a Wrangler for a CD/DVD.

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No real need for CD players when you have USB ports for removable thumb drives.
 

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I agree, but unfortunately there isn’t much lossless support other than WAV and the close to lossless WMA Pro format @24/96 (it doesn’t specifically mention WMA lossless either way, but I assume the mention of only Pro and the specific mention of VBR, means it’s not got WMA lossless support... but might). But... who wants to covert everything again !?!

I would love to see them add FLAC and Ogg Vorbis (mainly for my older stuff that I’m too lazy to convert) natively to Uconnect itself so you can just plug in a low profile USB stick.

They do have mild support on Apple CarPlay fia VOX, but my experience with it adding it to a friend’s Hyundai has been less than positive. I haven’t seen a good app for Android Auto either, but likely both will continue to add in future iterations.

I am happy they added M4B support so I can better manage audiobooks, which is slightly more painful on the 430, a higher res screen and title/track management system should help too.
Likely have a new JLU before “The Winds of Winter” finally makes an appearance, which I never would’ve expected, so will be good to have that for filling in the reading gaps there.

You can of course also play losseless files from your portable device, but as there is no direct audio channel, other than the headphone/mic 3.5mm aux-in jack, then it kinda makes that method pointless.

https://www.driveuconnect.com/system/2017/pdf/8.4NAV-RA4.pdf

PS, Long Live Sun Microsystems .AU format !! :rock:
 

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Likely have a new JLU before “The Winds of Winter” finally makes an appearance, which I never would’ve expected, so will be good to have that for filling in the reading gaps there.
You are likely to have the new Jeep model after the JLU before "The Winds of Winter" is released!
 
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The new uConnect systems (8.4" screens) have an optional CD player. Usually stuffed under the center armrest.
Any word on whether the JLU is actually available with a CD slot? I get that I can rip my old music CDs to a USB drive or a smart phone, but who has the time for that?

Thanks for indulging an "old school" question...
 

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Any word on whether the JLU is actually available with a CD slot? I get that I can rip my old music CDs to a USB drive or a smart phone, but who has the time for that?

Thanks for indulging an "old school" question...
It doesn't appear to be so unfortunately.
 
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