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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:00 am    Post subject: IPOD 30GB in Car! Reply with quote

I have a Shuffle at the moment and being clearly impressed have finaly wanting to take the plunge to the next Ipod.

I was looking at the 30GB Color Ipod - it caught my eye cos it holds enough and plays videos etc etc.

And before you say 'What about the Nano'. I kinda have a vandetta against it. Basically i hate it! lol

Anyway, reason im moving up to the 30Gb is cos my shuffle dosent hold enough at the moment. Also i wish to play it my car without the need for a Radio/FM transmitter.

The sound quality sucks, and moving about i seem to be constantly changign the station to find one that fits. So basically by me goign up the next level of Ipod im hoping to fit it directly to Radio -(improved sound quality etc)

So thes my life history :p Nah mines much more exciting Razz

So my questions are - How do you guys rate the Ipod 30GB Color.

And whats the best way to fit my Ipod to my Radio Directly. I have a standard CD Player radio given by the car company (Renualt) So what connections would i be lookign for. I have tried contactign them - Waste of my time! :p

Thanks!! :p
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a similar problem. Used a 4g Mini with an iTrip for 18 months and no problems. Changed to the 5g 30gb with new iTrip the other day and sound quality sucks!!! tempted now to get the Dension Ice:link for the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: iPod 60GB 5G in car Reply with quote

I am using Newer Technology Road Trip FM Modulator + Charger -ISO 9002 and it works flawlessly. Tune to 87.9 FM. Note that I live near Cape Canaveral, FL so if it works here it should work anywhere.

www.newertech.com

I purchased mine at www.connectingpt.com
which is an Apple Specialist store in Melbourne, FL. It costs $39.99.
The box indicates it is for Apple iPod 3rd/4thGen., iPod Photo, and iPod mini. It was recommended to me by one of the Apple specialist for my 5G iPod.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using the original iTrip with the 4th gen 40GB iPod. It works excellent. I live in Northern Alberta Canada and I am travelling on isolated highways quite often. Most of the time you can only tune in 3-4 FM radio stations (if your lucky).

So with no FM saturation the iTrip works excellent. Now it may not suite your needs due to your location as many have been disappointed.

Moral of the story. The product is excellent if your the only one broadcasting at or near the frequency you choose.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do live in a fairly built up area...so FM transmitters...are going to be my LAST resort!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on how much you're willing to shell out for the solution but the best choice out there by far is definitely Harman Kardon's "Drive + Play". If your factory radio has a cd changer option, you will most definitely be able to connect utilizing that port. The menu system replicates that of your iPod so browsing your Library is a breeze. If you are willing to install an aftermarket head unit, Alpine and Pioneer has the most elegant solution.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certianily liek that idea ^^^^^^^^^^^

I just assumed there was a simplple wire connecter.

But am i hopign for to much simplicity! :p
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuaz wrote:
Certianily liek that idea ^^^^^^^^^^^

I just assumed there was a simplple wire connecter.

But am i hopign for to much simplicity! :p


I'm sure there are. Try iLounge.com for info. They have practically every iPod related product reviewed there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use an alpine cda-9833 headunit with the k420i ipod interface. sounds great, i can navigate my ipod playlists through the headunit, and i can keep my ipod in an out of sight location like my glovebox. if you have the option to change the headunit in your car, i would def. go this route.
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