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02-10-2009, 06:34 AM #1JVC AVX44 Car Stereo and iPhone 3G
Does anyone have a JVC AVX44 car stereo and use it with their iPhone 3G? I'm wanting to buy one of them and I want to know how well the handsfree bluetooth works between them.
02-11-2009, 07:29 AM #2
You can also access the address book, previous calls from the stereo. Music will be muted when the phone call comes in and resumes when you hang up the call. SMS & Call Display will show up in the screen even when your passenger is watching a movie.
Hope this help ...
Last edited by yamamoto; 02-11-2009 at 08:40 AM.
02-11-2009, 12:39 PM #3
02-11-2009, 06:24 PM #4
02-12-2009, 05:07 AM #5
It's no problem, I thought that it didn't to be honest, you were the first person I spoke to that had experience using them both together, so I got a bit excited
I'm still tempted to get one though!
So overall, you reckon its a pretty good receiver? I hope it is for £285! How well does it work with the iPod features of the iPhone etc? Does it work via USB? Show album art etc?
Last edited by Amraam; 02-12-2009 at 05:25 AM.
02-13-2009, 12:13 PM #6
Thanks for your understanding. Unfortunately I'm not able to tell you much about the music/video features from iPod/iPhone as I'm not using the stereo that way. My AVX-33 comes with a usb interface and I hook that up with a USB thumb-drive that contains all my songs. It does recognize the MP3 tags (not in non-roman languages though). However there is one thing you may have to consider, which annoys me a lot, before spending the money on it. Whenever you switch sources (like from DVD to USB or from radio to USB), the stereo will scan the entire usb drive/dvd disc before resuming to the previous point in that specific media. It depends on the size of your media and it may take a while. I have only 1gb of songs in my usb & it takes around 10-15 seconds to read. The phone features are good & I've never experienced calls being dropped by BT. I have a couple of pictures of my stereo that can share with you but couldn't figure out how to post them here yet ;( Let me read the forum guides again .......
p.s ok. figured it out now. The first picture is the phone menu in the stereo. And the second picture is the mic position in my MINI. I've found that placing the mic between the gauges gets the best result (it's dead centre of the steering wheel). I tried to route it up the A-pillar but the result was not as good.
Last edited by yamamoto; 02-13-2009 at 12:34 PM.
02-23-2009, 10:22 AM #7
I have this deck as well - the Bluetooth handsfree works perfectly, I've never had a problem.
That being said, I've never been able to get Bluetooth audio working. As I understand it, Apple has that ability disabled on the iPhone. Can anyone confirm?
I'm considering an FM transmitter but a bluetooth solution would be SO much better.
02-24-2009, 05:17 AM #8
The iPhone can't do A2DP bluetooth, so audio streaming isn't going to happen. Why not just use the USB iPod cable or a USB stick?
02-24-2009, 07:03 AM #9
I use a USB stick now. It works fine, but it would be great to be able to consolidate all my music in one place [iPhone] rather than having a separate stick that I have to take out of the car and plug into my computer every time I want to load new music.
The USB iPod cable won't work unless you have the special iPod adapter installed. It will only charge the iPhone 3G, it won't play it.
02-25-2009, 04:05 AM #10
That's a shame. Have you tried plugging it in via USB? Or do JVC just claim it doesn't work? Everywhere says that the only models to charge the iPhone are the new Alpines, but when I was in the local car audio shop, I plugged mine into a Kenwood BT8041U via USB and it played and charged.
If not I can always buy the ipod adapter, or buy a 32GB usb stick.
02-25-2009, 04:07 PM #11
I've tried plugging in - like I said, it does charge, but it won't play. Even if it did play it wouldn't be very useful without the iPod adapter, since the iPhone [and any iPod] stores files completely randomly. It would be like playing it on shuffle.
03-02-2009, 04:01 PM #12
That's very strange. Like I say,when I plugged it into Kenwood's BT8041U, it loaded up all the artists/albums/genres etc just fine, no messed up orders.
So does it sound just as good as a USB stick? I'm dubious about the iPod converter compared to USB, even though I use an iPod adapter with my W707 now
06-10-2009, 12:51 AM #13
06-14-2009, 02:06 PM #14
I also run 3.0 final now and have just tried stereo streaming with my avx33 - i am a bit disapointed on the sound quality compared to my other phones (n95/e66) - it sounds like very low bitrate/noice. its stereo, but even radio is better...
Also, i can only "play" and "stop" music on the avx33 headunit, cant skip to next song
(again this works perfect on my nokia's)
Edit: It has no AVRCP, only A2DP profile. Meaning "Track Control" is not available
What to Expect: Stereo Bluetooth & iPhone 3G with iPhone OS 3.0 | iLounge Article
I realy hope there will be a fix on this soon
Last edited by fals; 06-14-2009 at 02:20 PM.
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