Re: Ipod and the commander?
Just a bit of information:
There are a few ways to connect an ipod or mp3 device into a vehicle.
1. FM transmitter
2. Casette Adapter
3. Aux Input
An fm transmitter basically uses fm stations. One that is not occupied. It's usually a devices that attaches to your ipod and you just have to tune into the proper station on the vehicles tuner and ipod device. The only problem with this is that you won't always get a clear signal. Dependant upon where you live, congested stations, etc.
Better than FM transmitter but becoming more and more limited in vehicles because tapes are soon to be obselete. Vehicles that still has this, it's an option to use.
Some vehicles receiver have an aux input. You can usually purchase the proper wire'd connection to connect directly into your receiver which is better than both casette and Fm transmitter considering that it a direct connection.
This essentially is not really something that is usually available in vehicles unless the vehicle is equipped with some sort of DVD playing devices. VES, for instance on the Jeep commander. It's exactly what you would find on your TV, Home stereo's and receivers. Basically you would be applying the same thing in your vehicle. You buy the proper cable and there you go.
Basically to sum it up, as we move further in technological advances, more and more is becoming incorporated into the vehicle. There are "hard wired" ipod installations that can be done in vehicles nowadays which can be a do-it yourself method or have it professionally installed. Depending on the devices, it will determine how it would work in the vehicle.
There are also bluetooth devices that will allow connection wireless. It is becoming more of a widespread that an IPOD is becoming part of people's lives and why not bring it along with your ride.