I am looking into getting a new stereo deck for a late christmas gift. I drive a 2003 Saturn Ion-1 and already have my wiring harness and dash kit.
Some of the basic things I am looking for are:
-iPhone plugin via USB for iTunes audio
I have heard talk that pluggin my iPhone into the front USB will cause it to go into some sort of auxiliary mode where it can't receive calls, but I don't think this is true. Can anybody confirm or deny this?
Also, is HD Radio really worth all of the buzz? I think that I would use the iTunes tagging a lot and I wouldn't mind having better sounding radio if it really is better.
I suppose I would settle for front-aux if I had to, but I think that having one usb cable coming into the system to charge and transmit audio would be easier than running a 3.5mm cable to the aux from the iPhone and then plugging the iPhone power in.
Oh, also I am running the stock sound system right now if that makes any difference. No subs or amps.
Any recommendations on decks would be appreciated!