Saturday, February 21st 2009

Creative Puts X-Fi in Your Car

JC Hyun Systems, a premier leader in car infotainment systems announced the RUNZ CI-7100 Car Infotainment System, the world's first car infotainment system which is developed exclusively using Creative's award-winning Xtreme Fidelity (X-Fi) technology to enhance the overall in-car audio experience of motorists. The audio experience of watching movies or listening to music in cars with X-Fi technology will be truly amazing.

Main Features of RUNZ CI-7100
The RUNZ CI-7100 Car Infotainment System is built using a powerful Intel dual-core (360/300MHz) processor. It features the MMSP2 MPEG video hardware engine, SiRF III GPS chipset and Creative Technology's revolutionary X-Fi Audio Processor. The RUNZ CI-7100 features an intuitive 7-inch digital LCD touch screen capable of displaying 800 x 480 high-resolution images and videos. Audio quality is digitally restored and improved using both Creative X-Fi Crystalizer and Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D. Additional features of the RUNZ CI-7100 include two AV in/out ports, USB 2.0 and SD memory card interfaces and Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) support.

"I believe all motorists seek to enjoy music and videos of the highest quality when travelling in their cars. They expect the same high standards of entertainment experience they enjoy at home, something which most car audio or car infotainment systems in the market have been unable to match so far. By integrating the state-of-the-art Creative X-Fi audio technology to the RUNZ CI-7100, I am confident that we can propel car infotainment enjoyment to the next level and set the standard for next generation systems to come in the near future." said JH Lee, Senior Sales Director of JC Hyun Systems.

"We are thrilled to bring the world-renowned X-Fi technology to motorists and their passengers who will now be able to experience compelling audio quality when listening to music or watching movies," said Low Long Chye, Senior Product Manager of Audio at Creative Technology. "The X-Fi technology is fully optimized so audio and visual entertainment in the car can be enjoyed in amazing high-definition audio clarity and detail".

Features of X-Fi Technology (X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D)
The RUNZ CI-7100 Car Infotainment System supports Creative X-Fi Crystalizer and Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D. Creative X-Fi Crystalizer technology restores fine details and vibrance lost in compressed music and movies. All the highs and lows are also intelligently enhanced to ensure that users hear everything in ultra-realistic audio quality. Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D technology expands stereo MP3s and digital movies into surround sound over multi-channel speakers within the car. The 3D positional audio function allows voices to be centered to the front of users and ambient sounds to encapsulate the audience.

Pricing and Availability
The RUNZ CI-7100 Car Infotainment System is now available in Singapore through its authorised dealer, Navigator Systems Pte Ltd at a suggested retail price of S$1,999.00. The RUNZ CI-7100 Car Infotainment System is also equipped with the latest Tele-Atlas Maps from Sygic.
Source: VR-Zone
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38 Comments on Creative Puts X-Fi in Your Car

The Exiled Airman
eh gimme Bose or Pioneer Anyday.
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i would like a in-dash nav for my car. looks nice but my car needs custom work for them
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I will never buy enything from creative enymore

This probaly work as shit as there drivers for there sound card....
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i pick alpine anyday:rockout:
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That looks really awesome, but It is way to much for me.
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I don't really want to have the RUNZ .... :roll:
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kyle2020I wonder what the DRIVERS are like :D
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I'll keep my JVC AVX810 (beats out Alpine/Pioneer/etc)
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Navigator Systems Pte Ltd at a suggested retail price of $1,999.00
I hope that is in Zimbawee $$ because I wouldnt even pay half that for a Creative product.

This is a joke right?
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Dainty Moderator
DJBBi pick alpine anyday:rockout:

SPR-13C in the front

SPR-69C in the rear

2 12" type R subs

and a kenwood 2kw amp with a 2 ferad cap

teh sex.
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Creative has a bad history of their drivers crashing when used with their hardware...
(pun very much intended)
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"Creative puts X-Fi in Your Car" First Reaction: NOOOOO!!!
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looks neat - neat to see PC equipment moving into the auto audio market.

BTW, guys, that dash unit isn't built by Creative, simply using their equipment :rolleyes:

Even still - I'll stick to my Pioneer equipment. I don't listen to mp3s, and hate the format entirelly - I don't see a point or a need for any of the X-Fi "features" when you listen to everything in an uncompressed format.
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My question is, will it be a proper X-Fi or a rebranded Audigy/SB Live!?
When it comes to cars, I'm all for tried and tested hardware from dedicate manufacturers!
In other words: I'll stick to my Alpine, thank you!
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mrw1986I'll keep my JVC AVX810 (beats out Alpine/Pioneer/etc)
+1 I will take JVC over most other name brands. I have the JVC KD-HDR50 in dash with infinity fronts and backs.
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Honestly I find that stock car audio is good enough for me.
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I swear im the only one that doesnt have issues with Creative. Been using them for years. Sure ive had hiccups but nothing major.

Is this what they were "announcing" a few months back? Is this what was kept secret?
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That's because you havn't tried running an Audigy card in Vista :/

It works, yes, but the drivers are cippled. You get more features in XP than you do in Vista. Useful features like surround sound support. You still get the shitty EAX effects though. Sorry but I don't want BF2 to sound like a full-scale war in a bathroom.
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Looks kiff... But scared of what it's like...
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If I had to guess I would say that Pioneer is either making it or is involved in the production. Just from the fonts alone. But I could be wrong.
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Thank god, finally someone gets it. Thank you creative. Really, you made my week.

Anyone else here generally dislike the automotive/home theater audio "scene" and the people involved with it? I have been using optical spidf for a few years now with my computer. I have yet to hear anything from someones analog car or home theater that even comes close to what my computer produces.

Why don't people just but a mini-itx board and an xfi card in their trunk? I don't understand this whole amp business and $900/ft "pearl" cables. I know a few people who put thousands of dollars of equipment in their cars and all I can hear is muddy bass and some horrendous rattling from whatever happens to be around the equipment.

And what is up with 5.1 "surround sound"? That crap is old. There are 16+ channel all-digital audio cards floating around for $200. Have you guys ever gone to circuit city and looked at what they charge for stereo (2 channel) equalizer boxes? It's insane. Not as insane as $150 monster cables that don't even adhere to hmdi specifications, but pretty damn close.

Some of the stupidest shit I've ever seen people do in my entire life is to walk into best buy and ask where the car stereos are. Or where the bose section is, that crap is just as bad.

Wow I feel so much better now that I have gotten that off my chest
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