Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 894 times:
Quoting N685FE (Thread starter): 3. Does anyone use the FM adapter for your car stereo? Does it have very good quality?
I think the tape deck adapter actualy sounds better, and the main advantage being that if you accidentaly turn off the i trip you're not trying to reset the thing while you're driving, as that is sorta tricky (from expierience). The signal gets interference sometimes also.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3226 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 862 times:
1. Yes, as long as your computer has the larger FireWire connector that matches the one on the end of the FireWire cable that came with the iPod. If you only have the small one common on video cameras, that doesn't provide power.
2. I'm not sure about using other programs besides iTunes to transfer your music to your iPod, since I use a Mac where iTunes is the natural choice. If you want to buy music online, you'll have to use the iTunes Music Store; the files provided by places like Yahoo Music, WalMart, and Napster aren't compatible. Of course, you can always rip your CD's to MP3 or AAC format and then load them on your iPod.
3. I have one, a Belkin TuneCast II. It works ok. It lets me transmit on any frequency between 88.1 and 107.9, and remembers what frequency it was set on between use. I don't have a cassette player in my car, so that wasn't an option for me. What I'd really like to have is an iPod connector in the car itself.
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 846 times:
2. You actually can use a few different programs, search for them on google.
3. Will you get good reception? Yea, but not digital. I used to have my sirius box FM transmit to my head unit but I had it hardwired with a mini jack to double RCA and i get digital CD sound...so my recommendation if you really want something good. I know we carry it at CircuitCity, and its around $100-150 + install. What it does is it creates an iPod ready box in your car that will digitally connect to your pre-outs on your head unit.
N685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 846 times:
Alright, I have read some of the manual, learned a little and raised somemore questions. My computer has power on the firewire, so it does charge the iPod, but it seems very slow. It has been charging for about four hours and it still isn't finished. Still haven't learned much about the file types it will accept.
Thanks for your responses, and feel free to drop any suggestion that you think would help.