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  1. zamboknee

    zamboknee Active Member
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    I just got a Droid Incredible and was psyched to see that I could actually put my iTunes songs on it.
    Now, how would I play those mp3s from the DI onto my stock, 2002 Toyota 4Runner's stereo?
    I have a Peripheral Electronics car adapter for my iPod Touch that works fine but the iPod connector will not work with the DI (obviously).
    Is there a high quality way to play the DI mp3 on my stock car stereo? and adapter of some sort?
     

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    I use this fm transmitter/charger it works well for me....but keep in mind I live in a rural area so finding empty air space is not a problem. The one review on Amazon claims the charger does not work. Mine works fine. I mostly use it in my work pickup on the farm and in tractors. If the cables running to your phone are not our thing you might look at the Moto T509. I am thinking of picking up 2 of these...one for my nice truck and the wife's car.
     
  4. dnlwthrn

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    He said "high quality" and FM modulators NEVER give high quality.

    @OP, you need something similar to your iPod adapter that will give you 2 RCA connectors for an AUX input. A lot of times stereos with cd changer controls will have these available.

    I just checked Crutchfield (good way to find out what might be available) and they only list an FM modulater unit for your 4Runner... Not sure what other options there might be.
     
  5. zamboknee

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    awesome! Thanks for the help. I checked Crutchfield and didn't see anything in the higher quality area (non-FM). My guess is when the Android phones garner more market share, there will be more availability of these accessories.
     
  6. kyler13

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    You're in a similar boat as me. I have an adapter for my 2001 Civic that connects my ipod touch to my stock stereo through the changer input. I ended up ordering this...

    NEW A2DP ANYCOM FIPO BLUETOOTH ADAPTER AUDIO RECEIVER - eBay (item 190398926219 end time Jul-20-10 20:14:42 PDT)

    Will let you know in a few days how it works, but I should be able to pair it with my Incredible and stream my music via bluetooth in through my ipod adapter. Probably not as good as using the headphone jack or audio out on the A/V cable, but will be much better than an FM modulator. I like the idea of not having to hook up another cable to my phone in addition to the car charger.
     
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    So how does it work? I'm holding off on getting one til I hear how it works out for you.
     
  8. sirchadwick1

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    Cool! My wife has a 2001 Civic and wants something to play her music through her car. Keep us posted Kyler.
     
  9. sabrewings

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    Me too. That's the exact one I'm looking at. Amazon has it for the same price. It would be perfect for the integrated iPod hookup in my STI.
     
  10. zamboknee

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    I bought it. $14.95 at Geeks.com. I'll post back after I try it out.
     
  11. sabrewings

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    Thanks. I'll probably pick it up if it works out.
     
  12. kyler13

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    $19.96 including 8-10 day economy shipping? I got mine on Ebay for $19.99 with free shipping via USPS. From California to MD, it showed up at my door 2 business days after I bought it (and USPS shipments move and deliver 6 days a week). Worth the extra $0.04. ;)
     
  13. sabrewings

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    Kyler, another question. Does your stereo support controlling the iPod via the connection? If so, does it still work for your phone over bluetooth.?
     
  14. amr0513

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    How do you get your itunes onto your incredible?
     
  15. Tech Addiction

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    There is a high quality FM modulator but you need the one that plugs directly into the anttenae port on your radio and then the anttenae is plugged into the device. This eliminates the FM static and interference.
     
  16. dnlwthrn

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    Search the site. The easy way is to download a program like Doubletwist and use it to sync your iTunes library with your phone. Others prefer to do things manually.
     
  17. sabrewings

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    That doesn't change the fact that frequency response and frequency range of FM modulation sucks. Bluetooth or a 3.5mm hookup right into the radio's aux port is miles ahead.
     
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    Missing Sync for Android
     
  20. kyler13

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    I actually have a Neo Prolink (same as the USA Spec) with a cable that connects to my CD changer port on my factory unit. It has limited control support and I'm able to advance tracks on my iPod Touch. Unfortunately, with the Sprint Anycom FIPO connected, if I try to advance tracks it boots the bluetooth connection, reconnecting after about 15-20 seconds. But when it boots the connection, it switches to the phone speaker which was annoying when first driving down the road testing this thing out. Needless to say, I don't advance tracks through my factory head unit. Now, I'm not certain what commands A2DP does/doesn't support, but it could be my aftermarket set up. Uncertain.

    You can connect your headset and the FIPO at the same time. I imagine bluetooth supports multiple connections, but I confirmed this with the fact that I put my phone in my car mount and I connect both my headset and the FIPO every morning before I pull out of the driveway. Now, I'm not certain if you're asking anything more specific. I typically listen to Pandora and lose my data on a phone call. For the sake of testing, I switched to Doubletwist player and played an mp3, then initiated a call. The music paused when I initiated the call and auto-resumed after I hung up. I guess this is no different than listening on your headphones and receiving a call (I should have realized this already). Plain and simple, from a phone feature standpoint, you can't talk on the headset while music is streaming.

    Does that answer your questions?

    Edit: Uh, I might have misinterpreted your second question. My car doesn't have hands free bluetooth call support. It's a 2001 Civic for crying out loud. :D This and A2DP are a must for my next vehicle, though.

    Edit 2: BTW, I'm impressed with the ability of my phone and/or this little adapter to maintain a connection. I've read complaints about certain plain ol' usb laptop bluetooth adapters not fairing well when an object comes between it and a connected device. I have a pretty long ipod connector cable so I basically tried putting the little FIPO adapter on the back seat floor, passenger side with my phone up front and down low to the left of my steering wheel. With basically myself and a car seat in between, it did not impact the connection at all.
     
  21. sabrewings

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    My car doesn't have bluetooth either. But it did come with an OEM iPod hookup in the center console that I can control iPods with. Hopefully mine will work better than yours faired. I'll let you know when I get it (ordered it last night).
     
  22. zamboknee

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    Got it, tried it and it works great!:)
    I can skip forward and back through tracks, sound quality is so good that I can definitely tell that the Incredible music player isn't as good sounding as my iPod Touch. To make sure it wasn't just the Anycom, I used it with my iPod Touch's bluetooth and the iPod sounded great with the Anycom.

    Sidenote: .m4a files don't sound as good on the Incredible as .mp3 files do I come to find.
     
  23. sabrewings

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    Mine works for a while, but the OEM iPod interface in my car has trouble initializing the Anycom. I'm in talks with the Subaru and might just get my iPod interface refunded and get an aftermarket one that will work better.

    The adapter works great, though.
     

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