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iPod & iTrip Help

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Shagga, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. Shagga

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    Hi all,
    Just been using my FM iTrip in the car which has been great but how can I prevent my radio playing the iTrip ststions as tracks.....??

    Please help.

    Cheers
     
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    Not sure what you mean. Can you clarify?

    The radio should display the frequency which the iTrip is broadcasting on.
     
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    I had exactly the same problem, you have your ipod on random play and every once in a while it would play one of the itrip readio select tracks and although it doesn't change the frequeny you have to put up with the clicking and screeching for 5 secs whilst it goes through the track, the only way I found round this was to only leave 2 itrip tracks on my ipod and therefore reduce the chances of randomly picking one.
     
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    Or put all your tracks apart from the ITrip stations in playlists.

    This is covered in the ITrip docs/website.
     
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    Cheers guys,
    Playlist route is the way to go I think.

    Thanks again
     
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    or... create a smart playlist. (i use one with criteria of "least played tracks" so that i get to listen to all my compiled music at least once).
    now, go into the iTrip playlist and "command" click a check mark, the station frequencies should all become unchecked (white instead of blue boxes, no tick)
    Now instruct the smart playlist to only include checked tracks......it will therefore never include the stations.
    This way, i've managed to keep all odd and even frequencies from 87.5 through to 108.0 in there (as i find that my clock radio keys into lots of frequencies well, but my dvd surround is harder to "satisfy" so i need a greater choice get one to work ------ is it just me or is it bloody hard to find ANY frequency with no cross talk or anything?,,,,
     
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    I'm mainly using 99.8 around the Uxbridge (West London area) which has been excellent thus far, particularly on my amp at home. Get the odd bit of interferance but on the whole pretty good.

    Thanks again for all the advice.
     
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    I run my iTrip at 87.5 in the North West. No interference from other stations and a good clear sound. I have used the same frequency going to the South coast and through France with no problems.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting an iTrip to use in the car, so what do you all think of it - is it worth getting ? What's the sound quality like ?
     
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    Yes, it's worth getting. It can be a little fiddly when you're travelling about all over the country and need to retune it on the move because of way the frequency is set on the iTrip. It also uses a bit more battery when the iTrip on, but I've still had 6.5hrs+ with my 3G 20Gb.

    The sound quality is ... well ... good FM radio quality when it's tuned to a clear frequency and the volume is set right. Having compared the iTrip with a line-out into my receiver, the quality on line-out is better - bass goes deeper and more treble detail, but that's to be expected.
     
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    yep, go for an iTrip, it's great for car or random hotel stays. i use 106.8 in bucks.
     
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    What frequency works around London and Surrey together? I use the 87.9 default but in central London this don't work. Any suggestions are much appreciated?
     
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    just go through the frequencies until you find one with no trace of any station (will just be that horrible untuned sound) and then use that frequency. Should get perfect reception.
     
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    Just a note when setting up smart playlists - add a rule not to include any tracks less than 6 seconds, and then it won't include the iTrip tracks. :thumbsup:
     
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    I use 87.7 now (download the extra freq's from griffin) and thats fine in East Sussex. get some very faint french twaddle on there occasionally, but it doesn't interfere with the itrip.

    kelvin
     
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    I can recommend the Cardock FM. I bought mine and it is great. It charges and holds the ipod aswell as letting you trasmit to your car radiot.
     
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    to make sure you don't play the itunes stations on shuffle, there are details on the griffin site. You simply go to 'Get info' and check the option to skip when shuffling...although you have to select each one and keep clicking 'next' until it's greyed out.
     

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