Summary: Currently for the same price there are options with digital output for the sound too. I am one of those who loves iPods portability but hates its internal DAC capability. This device does not improve audio quality beyond the normal plug connector.
Confusing till you spend some time with it. But I like it.
29 September 2011
Summary: I bought the earlier version (DS-2AX), but all the features look the same and the remote is identical. Like anything else, it is best to hook it up and play with it with the manual hidden. Then , after figuring out 85% of it, grab the manual. It is a bit confusing, but this is day 1 for me, so fair is fair. The base is solid & handsome, the adjustment pad on back does the job well, the outputs on the back offer everything you need.
Summary: I was hoping for much more. As addressed in other reviews, the quality of on-screen graphics is poor. I am not able to get my 4th generation classic iPod to work correctly. The iPod gets stuck between tracks and requires that I manually press the input button on my receiver to get sound. Very irritating. This does not happen on my wife's newer iPod. I was also expecting to be able to view my photos from the iPod to my 73" HDTV. But this does not work at all.
Summary: Great little unit. Sensible menu system and the small remote works really well (it will even adjust volume on your Onkyo amp straight out of box). Only criticism is that the RI link didn't work on my Onkyo amp. I have an older amp, the TX-SR800 (7ish years old), so I only half expected it to work on this ipod dock, a problem that I expect will rectify itself when I upgrade in the future.
Summary: The iPod Dock works great, it's easy to hook up and you quickly get to enjoy your iPod music library on your stereo. The remote is great to start/stop the music and skip the songs you don't want to hear.