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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2001 9:38:26 PM

On GasBuddy, there are two types of polls. Polls about fuel, fuel prices, vehicles, driving, etc. are called Opinion Polls. New Opinion Polls are created each week, and presented on the left side of the home page; members can earn 100 points each week for answering them.

Polls about the workings of this Web site are called Member Polls. The link to the Member Polls is only present when a member is logged in, but is shown at the top of every page. Member Polls are created only occasionally, when and if the admins feel the need. (No points are earned for answering Member Polls.)

If you have a suggestion for an OPINION Poll, you may post it here for the admins' consideration; please do NOT post such suggestions in the Member Polls topic.

If you have a suggestion for a MEMBER Poll, those suggestions should be posted in the Member Polls topic, and NOT here.

[Edited by: GM at 4/10/2008 11:27:57 AM EST]
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2015 7:28:37 AM

Great, the ethanol question got rerun.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2015 12:09:37 AM

Here is the vehicle technology article I was referring to:

Many Drivers Never Use In-Vehicle Tech, Don't Want Apple Or Google In Next Car
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 6:47:35 PM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for next week. Please let us know when you get it.

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen

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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 9:52:18 AM

I like it, because I use the technology just about everytime I am on the vehicle, as I cannot put up with commercial advertising from regular free radio.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 8:08:50 AM

Good question ziyulu. Do you have a link to the article? I'd like to read it.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2015 6:50:03 AM

Earlier this week I was reading an article on having an Apple or Android technology interface in a vehicle. I wonder if we can do a poll on it.

Would you choose an Apple or Android interface in your next vehicle (or if you already have it)?
- Apple
- Android
- Either
- Neither
- Undecided
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 11:10:37 PM

Bad_Petroleum- your suggestion went through with minimal change compared to many folks first attempt. Good job. We have no evidence yet that the question was picked up by a moderator.

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:03:36 PM

Thanxs Guys for considering and promoting my idea.

Have a GREAT weekend y'all

I'll come up with more later, now that I understand how it works.

[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 8/28/2015 5:04:23 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 7:01:50 AM

*** Moderator ***

Here is our question for next week. Please let us know when you get it.

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 7:01:19 AM

It looks like this version is the most popular:

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 7:00:20 AM

Bad_Petroleum,

Internet can be either Wi-Fi or mobile web.
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2015 6:27:50 AM

I just thought that by Internet you and other people meant using Interned inside vehicles with wi-fi technology, tech that I do not possess.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 9:44:57 PM

I think audio technology is accurate, but I think it will be over the heads of a lot of people on this site. I like

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 9:41:25 PM

My expectation is that with cell technology you are streaming from the Internet. I occasionally do this using unlimited data with my cell phone. Therefore I would expect some that do this to answer "Internet" and some to answer "Other." For me, this is very far from being my usual method.

It can be very confusing. You can use your smartphone to access something like iTunes but it does involve the Internet. In some cases your smartphone may be able to maintain a WI-FI connection and not use cell technology at all.

Are enough folks using a smartphone to change the choices?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 3:39:22 PM

We have an OLD AT&T Plan no longer offered to the general public, but grandfathered to my wife and daughter with FREE/UNLIMITED Cell ussage.

Therefore when we travel, we truly USE CELL Technology for streaming music off our iPhones thru the car audio system FOR FREE !!!

Hrs at a time without a single worry. The only draw back being that sometimes on a long trip here in Fla you run into spots with NO signal for a couple of miles, but nothing worst than that.

In my case NO Internet is involved at all !!.


[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 8/27/2015 3:45:30 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 12:57:14 PM

I like
* Recording (disk/tape/file)
because it includes MP3 files, etc. I'm not sue that Media Player is clear on that. Besides, Media Player is a means, not the source. Opinions?

I like RichW's suggestion of using "audio technology." Combining:

What audio technology do you usually use in your vehicle?
* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Recording (disk/tape/file)
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen

Some sources may not be obvious. For example Bad Pete's "Streaming LIVE music off your smart phones" probably uses an internet connection to reach the source. Therefore I didn't provide a choice of Smart phone connection. Should we?

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 12:41:33 PM

bugc allows: "By source, I'm thinking of what technology do you use to get it, not what kind of hardware..."

Makes more sense inasmuch as there are many vehicles that have integrated audio systems offering most if not all of the proposed choices.

Then how about:

What audio technology do you most often use in your vehicle?

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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 8:30:11 AM

HD Radio REALLY never, ever took off. Streaming LIVE music off your smart phones (in my case my iPhones) took care of that.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:54:44 AM

I don't think HD radio is a necessary option since it is broadcast radio.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:39:03 AM

>> What is HD radio?

A digital audio signal broadcast in the AM or FM bands.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:30:32 AM

What is HD radio?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2015 5:08:01 AM

How about

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
* I don't listen
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 11:08:40 PM

Just my two cents.... no matter which version we use (I'm not partial to any of them) I think "I don't listen" should be the last option. To me it flows better.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 10:09:08 PM

By source, I'm thinking of what technology do you use to get it, not what kind of hardware, or where is it located. Can we ask the question more clearly? I'm not sure this will help:

Where does the audio usually played in your vehicle come from?

* I don't listen
* Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
* Recording (disk/tape/file)
* Satellite or Internet connection
* Other
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 10:03:03 AM

I still like

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* I don't listen
* AM-FM radio
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 9:33:51 AM

Same here in three of my vehicles. AM/FM, Sirius XM and CD player all one integrated unit.

[Edited by: RichWLIN at 8/26/2015 9:34:11 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 9:19:22 AM

My satellite radio is integrated with my AM/FM, including my pre set buttons. Sirius/XM does require a subscription after an initial 3 month "free" trial period. They may pay the manufacturers for that bit of advertising, who knows? Anyway, satellite radio should be separate from things like computers/tablets/cell phones. New GM products equipped with OnStar actually have their own WIFI hotspot that's capable of dealing with something like 9 devices.

Other might be the rest of a garage band playing in the bed of a pickup?



[Edited by: SUVFan at 8/26/2015 9:24:16 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 8:37:28 AM

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

• AM/FM/HD radio
• satellite/internet
• media player/disc/tape
• other
• I don't listen

AM/FM/HD radio represent in-dash sources.

Satellite/internet (cell/tablet) represent external sources.

Media player/disc/tape represent pre-recorded media sources.

Other represent ????

I don't listen is self-explanatory.

.

[Edited by: Martinman at 8/26/2015 8:39:01 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 7:26:08 AM

What about this?

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* I don't listen
* AM-FM radio
* Media players / discs / tapes
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 6:14:24 AM

How about

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* I don't listen
* AM-FM radio
* Media player/CD/DVD/Tape
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 1:00:44 AM

I'm OK with Media player/CD/DVD, but maybe we could go with
* Recorded media

It would fit and it is inclusive.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2015 12:47:02 AM

I agree with B_D that it fits in better with CD - cars came with built-in cassette players before they started putting in CD players.

How about Media player / CD / DVD / Tape ? (That covers 8-track as well. :-)
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2015 8:13:05 AM

Cassette players are just an older form of playing an older type of media....
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2015 8:00:07 AM

"Does everyone agree that cassette can be lumped with "other" since I don't think many will listen to a cassette anymore?"

I would think it fits better with Media player / CD / DVD personally. But I'm fine either way.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2015 7:43:32 AM

Good idea...ABout 5 yrs ago I literally put in my garbage can easily a couple of hundred casettes that were collecting dust in one of my closets. The same week that I sold a dime on the dollar all my 33 vinyls collection.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2015 7:33:19 AM

"Does everyone agree that cassette can be lumped with "other" since I don't think many will listen to a cassette anymore?"

I agree.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2015 7:17:56 AM

Does everyone agree that cassette can be lumped with "other" since I don't think many will listen to a cassette anymore?
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2015 7:38:03 AM

I'm good with that, ziyulu.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2015 7:26:14 AM

Here's my revision:

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* I don't listen
* AM-FM radio
* Media player / CD / DVD
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 4:17:47 PM

Nevermind

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 8/23/2015 4:18:10 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 3:59:03 PM

The reason I brought up the "iPod", was it was the first true external source for music after traditional store-bought media (8-track tape > cassette tape > CD/DVD).

It was connected via cable to a dedicated port, built into the head-unit.

.



[Edited by: Martinman at 8/23/2015 4:08:44 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 3:25:08 PM

Playing a tablet or anything else through your vehicle audio system is not the same as listening to the radio or CD player that is part of your vehicle audio system.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 9:51:19 AM

Oops. I was in a hurry yesterday and posted the daily points here.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 9:48:29 AM

I prefer bugc's version.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 9:46:59 AM

The only problem with "vehicle audio system" is that your media players/phones/tablets play music through them. I almost like separating AM/FM radio and CD/DVD/Cassette.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 6:44:25 AM

Then, let it rip !!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2015 6:41:51 AM

How about

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* Vehicle audio system
* Phone/Tablet/MP3
* Satellite streaming
* Internet streaming
* Other
* I don't listen
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2015 11:37:20 AM

I am fine with the latest version.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2015 10:38:48 AM

Yes, I don't think we should single out specific devices such as iXxxx. Most smartphones as well as stand-alone media players can play music files in many formats including MP3. I suggest we might just call them all "media players" and include CD/DVD, etc. Other is different from don't listen.

What is your usual source for audio in your vehicle?

* I don't listen.
* AM-FM Radio
* Media player
* Satellite
* Internet
* Other


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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2015 6:59:07 AM

After i posted my suggestion it was like the Apple devices needed to be made accountable..now it is NOT ..??

You are confusing me now!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2015 6:57:22 AM

Wrong thread ziyulu.
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