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BuoyChaser
03-26-2006, 08:04 PM
just got one of the new 30gig Video iPod, NICE!!!anyone else out there got one, any suggestions on cool accessories???

anyone know where to get this hard to find "...optional S-video cable with iPod to play VJ on your TV."

or probably stuck with $39 UNIVERSAL DOCK:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA045G/A

or the $99 AV CONNECTION KIT (including Apple Remote):
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA045G/A

i know we've talked about this in other threads, but what is latest/greatest for connecting this unit to our '05 197???

POND IS ALMOST THAWED...

BuoyChaser
03-26-2006, 08:15 PM
think i found it, but how does quality compare to dock???

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6324001/wo/mo3MjIJOsErM2H6GStCTr2uYeR5/3.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.4.3

Apple iPod AV Cable
The iPod AV Cable provides composite video and audio output for viewing photo slideshows with music on a TV. Compatible with iPod with color display. This cable is made specifically for iPod with color display (other AV cables are not compatible with iPod with color display).
Price: $19.00

Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable, gather up your friends, and watch slideshows together on the big screen. You can also hook the AV Cable to your stereo or powered speakers for a room-filling audio experience. The AV Cable connects to the headphone port of the iPod or the line-out port on the iPod Universal Dock.

Workin' 4 Toys
03-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Sorry, no tips from me. You are ahead of my game....:o

SKI*MC
03-26-2006, 09:23 PM
Thats cool, be sure to get a rubber case for it, i just dropped mine getting out of the car....

BuoyChaser
03-26-2006, 09:42 PM
Thats cool, be sure to get a rubber case for it, i just dropped mine getting out of the car....

got one of those DIO rubber cases, man picks up some dust in the pocket though!!!lovin' the video feature...

BuoyChaser
03-26-2006, 10:14 PM
what's the deal on the best charging/remote control setup on the OEM '05 Clarion with CD-Changer capabilities???we don't have the cd-changer and I know that some vehicles you can use the CD-changer controls to run the iPod...

88 PS190
03-26-2006, 10:46 PM
The only radios i've ever used w/ that feature are a royal pain, they lock out your ipod and require you to use the radio to operate the features, meaning you have to toggle through all your albums and songs indivdually. Maybe the clarion is better.

Takes forever to get through your songs. Which gets rid of the best ipod feature, the scroll wheel.

oxmach
03-27-2006, 09:59 AM
Any suggestions for software to convert from DVD to Mpeg 4 for the iPod?

bigmac
03-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Get the Apple dock - it has an S-video output on the back as well as line-level audio. There are others, I'm sure, but the Apple dock will work and work well. The nice thing about the docks for your boat interface, or other cables that use the dock connector, is the the output is line-out rather than through the headphone jack.

Other important accessories IMHO would include an external battery pack (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=148969) . My 60gig video iPod barely makes it through one DVD on its own battery. I was in airports and on airplanes all %$#& day Saturday and that Belkin battery pack was fantastic - I easily got 6 hours of video out if it, then just loaded in 4 more AA batteries and it was good to go again.

Best software that I've seen is from Cucusoft (http://www.avi-vcd.com/) . It will rip a commercial DVD and convert it to iPod mpeg 4 format in one very easy operation.

Rumor has it that Apple's next-generation video iPod will be the same shape/same size case, but the screen will take up the whole front, so it will be much bigger and in 16:9 format. Cool.

east tx skier
03-27-2006, 11:03 AM
What Big Mac said on Cucusoft. I tried using other software and it was a royal pain and I couldn't make it work.

The only thing about car adapters I've heard is that people had problems with the Monster adapters frying ipod hard drives. I've got the iroad trip from Griffin and it works well for an FM transmitter. Hard wiring is better, but isn't an option on my vehicle (factory radio with cd player plugged in).

I like the 30 gig video. Get a case with a screen protector and make sure the internal seams don't scratch the screen. That's my worry about the next gen ipods with full screen and virtual click wheel. Those screens smudge and scratch so easily that I wouldn't think a touch screen would be too good.

oxmach
03-27-2006, 03:08 PM
Thanks guys, I'll give Cucusoft a go.

furevo
03-27-2006, 05:07 PM
My son has the 30 gig video - I got this adaptor for him:
http://www.eforcity.com/dappipoddat8.html
He's also got cucusoft - it works great. I think he's got 5 or 6 feature length movies, 1,000 or so songs and a bunch of skateboard videos. It's amazing technology. You'll love it. Happy Birthday.

BeavenX5
03-27-2006, 05:24 PM
what's the deal on the best charging/remote control setup on the OEM '05 Clarion with CD-Changer capabilities???we don't have the cd-changer and I know that some vehicles you can use the CD-changer controls to run the iPod...
Congrats on the new toy.
Check in the back of your Clarion unit if you have aux in plugs. Then buy a regular DC adaptor and use the IPod contros. This is what I use from my clarion M455, I ran a regular RCA to earphone wire through one of the cupholder and control the IPod directly. I was told that many car integration kits are very slow on browsing through the playlist using the radio controls.

Cheap set-up but works well. :twocents:

An other option is an FM modulators but performance will vary depending on radio specs, location and modulator brands. I bought the Itrip for my car as I did not want to invest more than $400 on an integration kit. One model worked very poorly and I had to return it to the store (don't remember brand). I then bought the ITrip. Works extreamely well with my Volvo OEM radio but only fair with the Mercedes OEM radio. There are too many interferences in the city and the Mercedes radio does not handle it well.
I did not try the Itip on the boat's Clarion as it is still stored. :mad:

BuoyChaser
03-29-2006, 11:39 PM
An other option is an FM modulators but performance will vary depending on radio specs, location and modulator brands. I bought the Itrip for my car as I did not want to invest more than $400 on an integration kit. One model worked very poorly and I had to return it to the store (don't remember brand). I then bought the ITrip. Works extreamely well with my Volvo OEM radio but only fair with the Mercedes OEM radio. There are too many interferences in the city and the Mercedes radio does not handle it well.
I did not try the Itip on the boat's Clarion as it is still stored. :mad:

my buddy just picked this one up, we both have the '05 factory Clarion
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-pQTCLmITujA/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227550&I=020EA1251B&search=Clarion+VENDORID020&SearchDisplay=Clarion&secure=off&s=0&cc=01

Clarion EA1251B
Connect and control an iPod with
your Clarion CeNET receiver

BuoyChaser
03-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Get the Apple dock - it has an S-video output on the back as well as line-level audio. There are others, I'm sure, but the Apple dock will work and work well. The nice thing about the docks for your boat interface, or other cables that use the dock connector, is the the output is line-out rather than through the headphone jack.
guess i just need to spend the $50 on one, would the quality difference be noticeable between the cable that comes off the headphone jack???any audiophiles have any input on this???


Other important accessories IMHO would include an external battery pack (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=148969) . My 60gig video iPod barely makes it through one DVD on its own battery. I was in airports and on airplanes all %$#& day Saturday and that Belkin battery pack was fantastic - I easily got 6 hours of video out if it, then just loaded in 4 more AA batteries and it was good to go again.
what a great idea, especially when not bringing the laptop with me...


Best software that I've seen is from Cucusoft (http://www.avi-vcd.com/) . It will rip a commercial DVD and convert it to iPod mpeg 4 format in one very easy operation.

i was hopin' not to have to spend the $30, but guess it is worth it if this one works!!!


Rumor has it that Apple's next-generation video iPod will be the same shape/same size case, but the screen will take up the whole front, so it will be much bigger and in 16:9 format. Cool.
what the future will hold with Steve Jobs back in the saddle...

bigmac
03-30-2006, 12:15 AM
guess i just need to spend the $50 on one, would the quality difference be noticeable between the cable that comes off the headphone jack???any audiophiles have any input on this???



I don't think there's a difference in sound quality, but the line levels match better. Personally, I use a $4 RCA->minijack cable from Radio Shack, plug it into the headphone port on the iPod and set the iPod volume about in the middle.

Dr. Bott makes a nice little adapter. Look at this post here on TMC (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=127482&postcount=121)

This adapter (http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=5223-PDLS) for $30 basically replaces the dock. One plug is for line-level audio and the USB port of it would let you plug in a power adapter into your boat's 12 volt system so you could charge it at the same time.

http://www.drbott.com/images/sm/5223-PDLS.jpg

BeavenX5
03-30-2006, 09:53 AM
my buddy just picked this one up, we both have the '05 factory Clarion

Have you tried it? How is the browsing through the playlist?
The advantage I see between this $99 interface and a $2 RCA plug is the charging of the Ipod and the ability to control it through the Clarion Remote. It might be worth the investment if the browsing through the playlists is userfriendly.
Thanks for your input.
JC

BuoyChaser
03-31-2006, 11:30 AM
Have you tried it? How is the browsing through the playlist?
The advantage I see between this $99 interface and a $2 RCA plug is the charging of the Ipod and the ability to control it through the Clarion Remote. It might be worth the investment if the browsing through the playlists is userfriendly.
Thanks for your input.
JC
he just ordered it from Crutchfield so i would imagine i'll be able to check it out within the next week, I HOPE!!! :steering:

the other advantage i see, is that the ipod isn't bouncing around, can just plug it in and leave it in the glovebox...that way it stays out of the sunlight and out of any chance of getting in the water...plus so easy to hit pause and control volume right from the Clarion Remote...sounds like a winner to me...

could easily find a cheap holder, velcro it underneath the steering column for easy access if need be...

BuoyChaser
03-31-2006, 02:52 PM
Dr. Bott makes a nice little adapter. Look at this post here on TMC (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=127482&postcount=121)

This adapter (http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=5223-PDLS) for $30 basically replaces the dock. One plug is for line-level audio and the USB port of it would let you plug in a power adapter into your boat's 12 volt system so you could charge it at the same time.

http://www.drbott.com/images/sm/5223-PDLS.jpg
i'm not sure i understand what the USB benefit really is, how would you use that...great adapter and much more compact than an entire dock...GREAT FIND!!!

bdecker
03-31-2006, 03:50 PM
It appears the playlist functionality works just like it does in my car. You essentially set up 5 playlists for your boat, with a 6th that is the entire ipod. These lists are each numbered Clarion1, Clarion2, etc. Easy to set up in iTunes... I have this exact same set up in my car and I love it. The Ipod can be totally concealed and protect from the elements, all control is done through the factory stereo inputs which is both convenient and eliminates cluggy wires and parts for me to break (that being said, I just got the car adaptor fixed after slamming it in the glovebox...) I'll let you know how it works once I get it in next week, but I'm pretty optimistic. Reviews on Crutchfield's site indicate that you don't get track and artist info. You don't in the car system I have either, but assuming you put 100 sounds or less in each list, it's pretty easy to remember what is where.

bigmac
03-31-2006, 03:50 PM
i'm not sure i understand what the USB benefit really is, how would you use that...great adapter and much more compact than an entire dock...GREAT FIND!!!The USB adapter would be for powering the iPod and charging the battery. It would use a standard USB cable from a Power Jolt (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerjolt/index.php) auto adapter charger to the USB plug on the iPod adapter.

http://www.griffintechnology.com/images/products/prod_powerjolt_side03.jpg

BuoyChaser
03-31-2006, 04:33 PM
It appears the playlist functionality works just like it does in my car. You essentially set up 5 playlists for your boat, with a 6th that is the entire ipod. These lists are each numbered Clarion1, Clarion2, etc. Easy to set up in iTunes... I have this exact same set up in my car and I love it. The Ipod can be totally concealed and protect from the elements, all control is done through the factory stereo inputs which is both convenient and eliminates cluggy wires and parts for me to break (that being said, I just got the car adaptor fixed after slamming it in the glovebox...) I'll let you know how it works once I get it in next week, but I'm pretty optimistic. Reviews on Crutchfield's site indicate that you don't get track and artist info. You don't in the car system I have either, but assuming you put 100 sounds or less in each list, it's pretty easy to remember what is where.
can't wait to try YOURS out then I'll get mine!!! :guitar:

bdecker
03-31-2006, 09:23 PM
Just arrived today. Boat is coming home tomorrow and this actually looks like the easiest thing in the world to install. The hardest part will be choosing a place to mount it from the looks of the instructions.

BuoyChaser
03-31-2006, 10:35 PM
Just arrived today. Boat is coming home tomorrow and this actually looks like the easiest thing in the world to install. The hardest part will be choosing a place to mount it from the looks of the instructions.
hopin' to get out tomorrow behind the Nautique then try this out on MC on Sunday, NICE!!!temps aren't looking to good though, ice still around the edges and highs tomorrow in the mid 50s:
http://wwwa.accuweather.com/forecast-hourly.asp?partner=accuweather&myadc=0&traveler=1&zipcode=03261&whend=2&whent=14&metric=0

BuoyChaser
04-03-2006, 04:28 PM
The USB adapter would be for powering the iPod and charging the battery. It would use a standard USB cable from a Power Jolt (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerjolt/index.php) auto adapter charger to the USB plug on the iPod adapter.

check out this charger/aux output TransPod Direct for $50:
http://www.dlodirect.com/products/tpdirect_black_prod.tpl?command=showpage&cart=11440898937269467

would have to buy a longer 3.5mm Stereo Mini jack cable to RCA though, sure the one included wouldn't be long enough...

bigmac
04-03-2006, 04:31 PM
check out this charger/aux output TransPod Direct for $50:
http://www.dlodirect.com/products/t...440898937269467


There ya go...better yet...

BuoyChaser
05-19-2006, 12:16 PM
think i found it, but how does quality compare to dock???

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6324001/wo/mo3MjIJOsErM2H6GStCTr2uYeR5/3.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.4.3

Apple iPod AV Cable
The iPod AV Cable provides composite video and audio output for viewing photo slideshows with music on a TV. Compatible with iPod with color display. This cable is made specifically for iPod with color display (other AV cables are not compatible with iPod with color display).
Price: $19.00

Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable, gather up your friends, and watch slideshows together on the big screen. You can also hook the AV Cable to your stereo or powered speakers for a room-filling audio experience. The AV Cable connects to the headphone port of the iPod or the line-out port on the iPod Universal Dock.
finally picking up the AV connection kit today, what sold me is the ability to download Discovery Channel shows...

iPod AV Connection Kit

Bring your music, photo and video library into your living room. This kit includes everything you need to connect your iPod to your home stereo or television so you can share your favorite tunes, snapshots and movies with friends and family. Compatible with all iPod models with Dock connector.*
Price: $99.00

BuoyChaser
05-19-2006, 03:39 PM
anyone have any ipod videos to send my way???