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Everything posted by RonS

  1. I don't know anything about the Android OS, but with my HTC HD2 (WM6.5), during pairing the phone asks if it is allowed to share the address book/contacts. It happens a few seconds after entering the code, and I think it is because the AVIC attempted to access the contacts. Maybe you need to re-pair and watch for the prompt on the phone. The prompt only stays there for a short time, so I don't know what happens if you don't respond. Maybe it defaults to not allowing access. Like I said, Android may have a completely different interface. There may also be some setting in the phones BT
  2. Sorry!!! Yes sir, you're absolutely right. So, I fixed it.
  3. So, how's that hack goin???? I hear ya. I jumped at the Amazon 129.49 deal cause it was a lot better than @200+shipping - which was out of the question. I figure I've got about 2-3 weeks to decide if I really want it or I can canx it. Don't need new maps for my current usage, and I have an iPod - not iPhone, so Pandora is useless. Not even sure if I like that Sphere thing - I just play my tunes using large playlists (400-500 per list) with random shuffle. I already have enough distractions driving - so a splashy user interface is not going to help. I was really looking for some fixes
  4. Was the seller Amazon.com??? The code won't work if it is a 3rd party seller, as has been stated several times already in this and similar threads. UPDATE..... I just tried adding this item (sold by Amazon) and used the code "AYLPEFW7", it didn't work. So you are right, there are restrictions on which Pioneer products qualify. However, I added an AVIC Z120-BT and it did take 30% off. Unfortunately, I don't need another.
  5. You need to select Amazon as the seller, not the other vendor (The Price Bros) who actually has a lower pre-coupon price - $167.xx I think. I just worked for me.
  6. Definitely do it today. Since it won't ship for another month, you can always cancel if you change your mind. Thanks for the tip - and the coupon code "UIBMC8UY". Sweet deal. Hmmm. I wonder if this discount is to clear out Pioneer's inventory of the older version, since they also released a patch update (2.003). It will be interesting to see which version ships.
  7. Are you sure about the MP3 format being the same as the ones that play? Bit-rate (8-320kbps), sample rate, compression - there are various MP3 compressions - such as mp3 PRO. ID3 tag version? And of course DRM flag. Try copying the files to an SD card and playing them that way. If they play, then it must be the ipod. You may need to convert them - use something like Media Monkey. Not sure if iTunes can do it, I avoid it like the plague.
  8. I don't have the files in front of me, but here is the general idea. Download the SD images. SD1 has the 3.10 F/W, SD2 has 3.11. You only need SD2 AFAIK. Copy the files from the SD2 image to your SD card. I think it has a directory called "Firmware\BT". Copy this to the root of your SD. Insert the SD card into the Z110, go to Bluetooth settings menu and scroll down to "Firmware Update". It should find and update the AVIC BT. It takes about 5 minutes and it will wipe out all of your pairings. I had some audio quality problems after the update - stereo audio sounded like AM radio quali
  9. Well, maybe I'm the only one to try flashing just the BT update off the downloaded SD image. Anyway, I've been living with this for about 1 week. Yesterday, I was updating the ROM firmaware in my phone (HTC HD2), which wiped out all my pairings - and most everything else. When I re-paired with the AVIC, I immediately noticed an improvement in the quality of streaming audio and MP3s. Sounded like FM radio again - instead of low quality AM. BTW, I never noticed a degradation of hands-free audio. It was only "phone quality" to begin with. I wonder if the two profiles use a different bit-rate.
  10. You need to use the TTS voice Right, and I don't think this is new. I never used the TextToSpeach voice because it sounded so mechanical and it mis-pronounces most names anyway. But I thought the previous poster said he couldn't change the voice - or maybe he wanted to change the gender of the TTS voice?
  11. 1st a question... Has anyone else just downloaded SD2 (from a link somewhere else on this board) and updated only the Bluetooth to 3.11?? BTW, this skips the Z120-BT F/W and BT 3.10 updates. I had read conflicting info about whether this would work. Besides hands-free phoning, I really like to play streaming internet and MP3s from the phone over the BT connection. The quality was excellent. So after the update, I tried connecting and playing an MP3. It sounded horrible - like a cheap AM radio. Streaming internet was also distorted - with no fidelity. Like a very low bit-rate compressio
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