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Old 01-26-2009, 02:30 PM
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I am planning to upgrade my TV and got to thinking that incorporating my IPOD would be better than a CD. Anyone have a clue weather you can incorporate an IPOD into one of the 4 Amps that came on my boat?
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you will need a radio that accepts a IPOD signal or you can buy a frequency convertor that plugs into the IPOD and transmits the sound to a pre-determined radio channel. I have tried the freq method and it does not sound very good.

A new radio that accepts IPOD signal is the best route.
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Some older head units that do not offer an IPOD input can be used with the addition of an IPOD adapter cable that will plug into an aux input such as a CD changer. I believe my JBL head unit is that way. But the best way is to buy a newer head unit that accepts an IPOD.
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I replaced my head unit last summer with one that has the IPOD input jack in it. Ran the wire up and into the glove box....just plug it in and go!!!
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I use my iTouch both with my TV and head unit. Use the aux inputs on the head unit with a cord out to the cockpit for use outside. I also have the iTouch cable that has the A/V jacks that connect to my TV's inputs and to the iTouch. Then just output the sound from the TV, back to my headunit for sound thru the stereo. Can watch movies on the flatscreen with sound that rocks!
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I just use the aux inputs on my cd player, only thing is you can't change the song from the cd player. however I have heard that the cd players that can control your ipod are still having issues and do not work that well.
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Ipod works great!....much better than messing with cd's......like XM even better
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I love the IPOD, there is no other way to go. No skipping cd's when the water get's rough and you're running hard!
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I am planning to upgrade my TV and got to thinking that incorporating my IPOD would be better than a CD. Anyone have a clue weather you can incorporate an IPOD into one of the 4 Amps that came on my boat?
Just buy a new head unit that incorporates it or has the plug in, they arent that expensive. I've seen Sony units as inexpensive as 182 bucks, and that was BEFORE the economic downturn.
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With the units that accept IPOD input you can change the IPOD with the remote for the stereo. I have a Pioneer unit that works great.......except it runs my batteries down??!

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