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iPod & Car Stereos

Discussion in 'Motors' started by SooTyLaD, 13 Jan 2006.

  1. SooTyLaD

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    when people say they have an iPod compatable stereo, what does it mean... is there a connection jack at the front or summat?

    is my Pioneer DEH-77MP compatable? (i am considering getting an iPod, but one of the main uses would be in my car...) - its an absolutely cracking stereo so i dont want to change it so it all depends if it can connect up...

    anyone know?
     
  2. Scottland

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    Yeah, AFAIK they have a connector that hooks up to the docking socket (at the bottom of the pod). This normally lets you control the track/volume etc from the stereo rather than the ipod itself.

    Some stereo's advertiese MP3Player/iPod compatible just because they have an aux in (3.5mm jack) at the front, but I think the 77MP isn't one of them and has the proper iPod connection.

    HTH
     
  3. needmorespeed

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  4. jpmonkey69

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    or if you have a spare input into the back of your stereo you can use a phono to a (mini) 3.5mm jack cable
     
  5. SooTyLaD

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    oooooo i like the look of that adapter :D - sounds very very tasty...

    30GB iPod here i come :D (decided this over the 60GB becuase there is no way i could ever use anything like that but also, its so damn slim and sexy :p)
     
  6. SooTyLaD

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    ok peeps, i bought the Pioneer adapter jobby (shown above) but i've never connected anything like this up before... any help would be greatly appreciated :)

    ... go!...
     
  7. bullit in head

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    RTFM.... always works for me




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