: a/v plugs and IPOD



caddi2005sts
02-20-07, 06:28 PM
ok, i have the 3 hook ups in center consel and plugged my ipod in. It plays through the stereo (audio), but the video does NOT come on the screen. I can hear the video and see it on the ipod, but not on Nav screen - anyone else try this....???:confused:

bigdog9586
02-20-07, 09:23 PM
Haven't tried it but just a thought. Were you parked when you tried it? Remember the video won't play when moving.
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ok, i have the 3 hook ups in center consel and plugged my ipod in. It plays through the stereo (audio), but the video does NOT come on the screen. I can hear the video and see it on the ipod, but not on Nav screen - anyone else try this....???:confused:

ijsegurola
02-21-07, 11:06 AM
I've been looking for a way to play my mp3 through the stereo without one of those crappy little transmitters....I wish I had thought of this sooner...

So you buy the adapter cables for the mp3 player, plug it into the ports in the center console...then what? does the stereo detect a new source which you select and play while driving?

I don't really care about video but the audio while driving would be awesome...

bigdog9586
02-21-07, 03:44 PM
Just push on the aux button on the radio and you're in business. I have the 6 disk changer in mine and it reads mp3's so I have 3 cd's of mp3 music on board which is over 600 songs so I don't need to use my mp3 player. Another feature on mine since I have the nav unit is it outputs the song name etc. right on the dash and it shows up as directories like on a computer. I haven't tried burning mp3's to a DVD yet and wonder if it would read one. Just think of the thousands of songs on just one DVD.
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I've been looking for a way to play my mp3 through the stereo without one of those crappy little transmitters....I wish I had thought of this sooner...

So you buy the adapter cables for the mp3 player, plug it into the ports in the center console...then what? does the stereo detect a new source which you select and play while driving?

I don't really care about video but the audio while driving would be awesome...

IndyJeff
02-21-07, 04:19 PM
I've been looking for a way to play my mp3 through the stereo without one of those crappy little transmitters....I wish I had thought of this sooner...

So you buy the adapter cables for the mp3 player, plug it into the ports in the center console...then what? does the stereo detect a new source which you select and play while driving?

I don't really care about video but the audio while driving would be awesome...


And be sure to get a cable that uses the dock connector instead of the headphone output jack. The sound quality is tons better.

This is perfect for an iPod and an STS:

http://www.boxwave.com/products/ipodrcams/ipod-rca-minisync-apple-ipod_cat_l1.htm

Jeff

NC STS-V
02-21-07, 05:02 PM
I haven't tried burning mp3's to a DVD yet and wonder if it would read one. Just think of the thousands of songs on just one DVD.
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According to the '07 Owners Manual the system doesn't support MP3's on DVD :annoyed:

I haven't tried one to confirm, but considering most of the things the manual says ARE supported don't work well I'd be pretty surprised if something specifically stated as not supported works!

WillySTS
02-21-07, 11:01 PM
No, it doesn't play DVD based MP3's.

clintb
03-09-07, 05:55 PM
What 3 a/v plugs in the console? I have the bose 6cd stereo in my 05 sts but do not have any jacks in the center console beyond the power port.

NC STS-V
03-09-07, 08:39 PM
In my 07 they are located in the back of the center console (Picture here (http://new.photos.yahoo.com/album?c=rbrinton01&aid=576460762392936805&pid=&wtok=V5RxxTBetGD8oM.BcshfYQ--&ts=1173489644&.src=ph)). Maybe you need the NAV system to get the Aux inputs?

ijsegurola
03-11-07, 10:01 AM
UPDATE: I found some a/v cables online for $3.00 and now my mp3 works perfectly directly through the stereo system...THANKS FOR THE TIP!!!!

BarryH_GEG
03-11-07, 10:46 PM
And be sure to get a cable that uses the dock connector instead of the headphone output jack. The sound quality is tons better.

This is perfect for an iPod and an STS:

http://www.boxwave.com/products/ipodrcams/ipod-rca-minisync-apple-ipod_cat_l1.htm

Jeff

This is a much better solution. While the iPod connector may produce marginally better sound, there's no way to power the iPod if you use it to connect to car's audio system. I use a Belkin DC charger to keep the iPod charging when it's in the console. This solution also plays video.

http://www.boxwave.com/images_bw/products/camcorderavms/camcorder_av_ms_main.jpg

turboburge
03-12-07, 10:41 PM
This is a much better solution. While the iPod connector may produce marginally better sound, there's no way to power the iPod if you use it to connect to car's audio system. I use a Belkin DC charger to keep the iPod charging when it's in the console. This solution also plays video.



Hi all. Thought I'd make my first post a helpful one.

I found a solution that covers all the bases. P.I.E. makes a cable with A/V outputs and charger input. I bought the cable for $30 (http://www.myradiostore.com) (http://www.myradiostore.com/auxadapters/pie/ipod-apple/av-pod-adapter.html) and found a cigarette lighter adapter at Radioshack (http://www.radioshack.com) (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062263) for under 5 bucks (it's solderless too!). 10 minutes later, my Ipod plays and charges with only one cable.
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/logjam/avpoddia.jpg

Enjoy

-Burge