Bluetooth Car Stereo Advice


  1. billybroadsword

    billybroadsword Active Member

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice on which car stereo to choose. It doesn't look like there are many brands that officially support the HTC Hero's bluetooth functions.

    I want to be able to make and receive calls from the head unit or, at the very least, patch my phone calls through the car speakers for handsfree use.

    I would love to hear if anybody has managed to get their Hero working with any particular car stereo brand/model.

    Any tips greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Will

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  2. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

  3. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    I have a DEH-P7000BT. Make and recieve calls works faultlessly. The only problem I have had is that I have only been able to stream about 13 contacts to the stereo from the phone. After that it freezes up. fortunately I only phone about 10 people when I am driving so has not been too much of an issue!
  4. NiceCupOfTea

    NiceCupOfTea Well-Known Member

    I have an Alpine CD-103BT. It used to work perfectly with my old TyTN II, but the Hero doesn't have that level of BT support at the moment.

    The original ROM worked fine but no phonebook transfer so I had to guess who the number belonged to! Since the update it does display the name of the caller and you can dial by scrolling through received/missed/dialled numbers.

    No voice dialling though which is an unbelievable omission and they had better stick it in 2.0!!!

    Alpine BT support is the best in the business though, and luckily they make good stereos too!
  5. billybroadsword

    billybroadsword Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    Does anyone know about JVC unit compatibility?

    I'm looking to spend as little as possible. They have some great deals at Argos for JVC head unit and speaker combos.

    JVC website says that it supports HFP, as does the Hero. However it excludes the Hero from its list of compatible devices.
    The following HTC phones are officially supported by JVC:

    HP ipaq hw6515
    HTCs730
    HTC Touch Dual

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Will
  6. pikeykam

    pikeykam New Member

    I am using a Parrot mki 9200 unit.
    Full Bluetooth with all the phonebook functions and voicedialling. You can use the Bluetooth to stream audio.
    Cables included to fully link ipods, usb sticks, sd cards and 3.5 mm jack also.
    Works like a dream.
  7. PatBateman

    PatBateman Active Member

    Hello NCoT :)

    I have the CDE-103BT in my car, and the Hero phonebook appears on the head unit no problem. My fiancee has the same head unit, but her Hero doesn't sync phonebook with her head unit, i'm guessing because I haven't updated her Hero firmware yet.

    I think the BT module in the 103BT is actually a Parrot unit, hence the good quality.

    The Ipod connectivity on the 103BT is excellent too.
  8. grbjdealer

    grbjdealer Member

    This is the aspect of the connectivity I'm most concerned with... I use my Hero as my iPod. Does the head unit connect to the phone via USB, Aux 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth for music control?

    Thanks,

    Ken
  9. dwattsy21

    dwattsy21 Member

    What app are you using to transfer contacts? I can't do any, and have a pioneer head unit also.

    dave
  10. billybroadsword

    billybroadsword Active Member

    Went with a Sony MEX BT2700 and it works really well with the Hero. No caller ID on head unit but everything fine apart from that.
  11. GOUK

    GOUK Member

    I have a HTC Sensation and am thinking of getting a Parrot MKi9200 for handsfree and music streaming. I also use the HTC with the Copilot Premium Live Sat Nav.

    Has anyone have this (or similar) setup as I am wondering how well Copilot will cope - I have used a bluetooth sun visor device with Vlingo - if I'm using Copilot and I either receive or make a call, Copilot often either crashes or stops navigation and goes to the main menu.

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