A while back there was a thread running about marine stereos and I asked about the neccessity of an iPod vs a thumb drive or some other media strorage to use with the stereo. SD had some sage advice for the pros of an iPod for storage and playback.
Well, I managed to get a deal so to speak for an iPod so I cashed in my shopping points (99,000) for an Apple Ipod 2nd Gen model A1288 with the built in speaker & WiFi. So I load a bunch of CD's on it, then take it out to the boat and see how it works.
Well I plugged in the USB and changed mode on stereo to USB and sure enough it sees the device and displays "Reading". OK I am supposed to wait a few seconds but after 10 minutes and some reading of the manual for trouble shooting I see that all has been done but nothing happens, it just sits at "Reading" I know that both units work because I have already been using the iPod stand-alone and it is an awsome toy, ditto for the stereo, I have played CD's and FM radio and the sound (4 X 50 watts = 200) is enough to chase me out of the boat when I crank it up, actuall I am quite happy with it (brand = Dual).
For some reason I cannot get the stereo to play the iPod, I do have the iPod turned on and unlocked, I even started a playback but the sound came out the micro speaker on the iPod instead of the 200 watt stereo. Can anyone explain how I get the stereo to play the iPod stored music? I bought the iPod for use on the boat and now I can't use it.
I am not that enthused about using the earbuds because I am hearing impaired, I only hear through my right ear, the left ear has been out of order for as long as I can remember so I do not get full right and left channel music unless it comes from room speakers not earphones. Still sounds good on the one earbud though even if I can't make a comparison with two. Makes a nice game platform too and PDA with the wireless if I hit a WiFi hot spot.