Summary: It's nice to finally be able to control my iPod Nano with out having to mess with FM tunning and poor sound quality. Up to now I was using an FM transmitter unit to listten to my iPod which sounded poor and I didn't have the option to control it with my In-Dash head unit. I am very pleased with this adaptor.
Summary: I have an JVC mp3 player that I use this with--so much easier than burning CDs. I need to set up my ipod with playlists rather than using the album feature--that would insure more continuous play. I have really found no fault with this--works a lot better than the system my husband has in his car. I think I'm going to get him a JVC deck and this adapter for Father's Day (don't tell him!!!
Pros: Easy to hook up, works easily, sounds great
Cons: After playing an album, defaults back to the top of the album list.
Summary: The KS-PD100 is a great add-on for compatible JVC decks. It acts and controls your iPod as if you were using the dial directly on the iPod itself. It also honors all control data you configure within iTunes. For instance, if you sync an entire album to your iPod and the tracks shouldn't have a silence between them, setting "Gapless Album" to "Yes" in iTunes results in gapless playback on your JVC. Very Nice!
Pros: Easy to install. Comes with all necessary hardware. Compact & easy to "Hide Away". "iPod-like" navigation (Very Good!). Follows rules set in iTunes (Very Good!)
Cons: A little bit slow when starting a playlist or track. A little bit slow when seeking tracks or stepping forward or back. No "One-Touch" method to manually replay from your last track or playlist.
Summary: I had this installed with my new JVC HD Radio. I got it as an afterthought, but now I use it more than the radio. I never bring CDs in to the car any more -- just import them into itunes and hook up the ipod! The only down side is that, at least on my radio, the title or whatever doesn't seem to scroll when doing a selection, so it can be hard to tell which title/artist/etc. you're looking at.
JVC Apple iPod Adapter For JVC iPod-Ready In-Dash...
15 April 2007
Summary: This is definitely a good idea to buy if you're tired of listening to static in the background with an FM adapter. The quality of music is flawless, however, the controls are kind of confusing (you get used to it). Using the remote control to navigate would probably be your safest option. It was totally worth the price so I recommend it!
Pros: Better than FM adapter, CD quality music
Cons: Poor interface, no "previous directory" option while playing songs, freezes sometimes.
Summary: The sound is much better than with the wireless FM transmitters. Lets you put your Ipod out of sight. This allows you to control the Ipod with the separately bought JVC radio. The Ipod dial is more intuitive than the JVC system allows, but that is due to the difference inherent between car stereos and the Ipod. I make more Playlists than in the past to enable an easier access to what I generally listen to while driving. A very worthwhile purchase.
Pros: The sound is much better than with the wireless FM transmitters. Lets you put your Ipod out of sight.
Cons: Ipod itself is easier to find your songs on since you have to hit the forward button to go through every artist between your first listed artists and the artist for which you are looking.