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dont know if this is the right place for this thread...but it has to do with cars/trucks....

does anyone know if this FM transmitter is any good? to hook up my Ipod into my truck without having to get an all new radio thing.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7213017&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat119900050009&id=1113954380137

i like the fact that you just plug it in your cigarette lighter, find an empty station and go...and the dock it has for your Ipod.....

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buy a iTrip. its a little small thing that plugs into the bottom of your iPop and its wireless. i've got one and it works great, you just have to find the right radio station.

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buy a iTrip. its a little small thing that plugs into the bottom of your iPop and its wireless. i've got one and it works great, you just have to find the right radio station.

any static? all the ones i have read reviews on say stuff about the static and i HATE staticy music...

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I have used many of the wireless transmitters including the iTrip and the sound quality is not so great. I use a tape transmitter that goes in the tape deck and it works great. There is no static and the sound quality is better than the radio. Plus they are only about $20:thumbsup:

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i like how the one i posted up charges it though....

Moto; my wife has one in her van and it works great. True story: last week I took my family down to the States for a little getaway - five hundred miles into the drive and my wife says to me, "I can't believe this station signal hasn't faded out yet":confused: My wife, gotta love her.

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i like how the one i posted up charges it though....

yea with the itrip you can charge it. my dads got a blackberry and the charger for that goes right into the bottom of the itrip and if its connected to your pod it will charge it. its like a little USB port. and i havent had any static on mine. you've just gotta get the best radio station.

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The transmitter works better in some cars than others. There is a metelic substance in the winshields that blocks the rf signal, so it depends on the antenna placment and the windshield. For example, my cellphone has an fm transmitter and from inside the cab, it gets static even when placed about 2 feet from the antenna, but outside the cab, it works great frome up to 10 feet away.

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dont know if this is the right place for this thread...but it has to do with cars/trucks....

does anyone know if this FM transmitter is any good? to hook up my Ipod into my truck without having to get an all new radio thing.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7213017&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat119900050009&id=1113954380137

i like the fact that you just plug it in your cigarette lighter, find an empty station and go...and the dock it has for your Ipod.....

http://mobile.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL027882&pathId=54&page=1

Buy one of these guys. Circuit city installed it for less than $210. It connects via the dock and the deck controls the iPod. Obviuosly your iPod charges while you drive. There is no scroll wheel function, so getting from artist A to M takes some doing. If you are in the mood to listen artist by artist, unplug the iPod from the dock and use a headphone adapter. The headphone adapter, $8, goes from the iPod's headphone port to the Aux input on the face of the head unit. From there you use your iPod like normal. The only disadvantage is that you are not charging the iPod.

Greg

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i think im getting that one i posted...the Griffin.....its nice and my friend has the itrip and it sounds good...so i bet there others would too...and i tried his in my truck...so i know my truck works with it

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I was told the ones that charge the ipod and the transmitter were the best, and I would agree there as I've had to replace batteries in my transmitter and have wires running all over for my mp3 player to charge. Look on other sites for reviews

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dont know if this is the right place for this thread...but it has to do with cars/trucks....

does anyone know if this FM transmitter is any good? to hook up my Ipod into my truck without having to get an all new radio thing.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7213017&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat119900050009&id=1113954380137

I like the fact that you just plug it in your cigarette lighter, find an empty station and go...and the dock it has for your Ipod.....

My wife uses the same one in the Suburban.

My Issues with it are:

The Cig/adapter is a hard post with extenders and joints you have to move it around to make it fit your car (wherever your socket is) then because it is cantilevered out from the dash every bump you hit makes it fall out of the socket. You have to fiddle with it to get it working again (Don't crash) after you reinstall. It is useless on a dirt road.

The recharge feature is very nice (mandatory I think)

I would get a simmilar set up only with a cable/wire for the cig/lighter port and set the Ipod on the dash or console.

The sound seems good. we only have the Nano so if you have a bigger Ipod then it will put more stress/weight on the arm.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=DA9FD70&nplm=TK293LL/A

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=F92F7BFD&nplm=TD145LL/A

I would look into this type of setup if I were to do it over.

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I have a monster fm transmitter/charger. IMO this is the best one you can buy. It transmits to any fm station, all you have to do is find a station with static and tune the monster into it.

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