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Topic # 5252 12-Oct-2005 18:32
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Hi
has anyone found a FM Transmitter (Like the Itrip) that will work with the Sanyo 5600 and if it is allowed where I can buy one

Many thanks Peter

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  Reply # 21410 12-Oct-2005 19:42
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Peter welcome to geekzone and sorry can't help you there

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  Reply # 21417 12-Oct-2005 20:48
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beehappy: Hi
has anyone found a FM Transmitter (Like the Itrip) that will work with the Sanyo 5600 and if it is allowed where I can buy one

Many thanks Peter

Hi Peter. You will need to buy a 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone jack converter like this one, and then any standard FM Transmitter designed for MP3 players will work - like this one.

Total cost at DSE = $52.48 (probably get an FM sender far cheaper on Trademe?

Might pay to test it first in case there is something I have overlooked (like a possible incompatibility between a CDMA headphone jack and standard 3.5mm stereo audio connections).




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  Reply # 21418 12-Oct-2005 20:52
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And obviously the iTrip or most other iPod specific ones wont work... (as they need the extra little plug beside the headphone jack.




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Reply # 21419 12-Oct-2005 21:08
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I have a Belkin Tunecast which I originally bought so that I could use my iPod in my car, but I'm not particularly happy with it. When driving around, I find that local interference causes the signal to become very choppy. Fortunately, it's a lot more tolerable when driving outside of town, because the local interferance is minimal.

I wouldn't expect any other make or model of FM transmitter to perform any better than this, because they are all built in accordance with American FCC requirements which limit the transmission power of these devices.

If you know anyone who owns one which will work with your playback device, I would recommend that you borrow and try it out before you commit to buying your own. It might possibly save you some disappointment.

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  Reply # 21420 12-Oct-2005 21:14
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Alasta, the best result i get with my Xtrememac Airplay is to have it on 95.1 (the Rock in Hawkes Bay), with my car aerial down.

When I am not using my iPod, I get the radio still fairly well, but because the signal is sooooo degraded (from the aerial being down), when I turn my iPod on, it has no trouble taking over the station, with no interference.

Also means I dont have to re-tune anything or change any stations. :-)




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Reply # 21445 13-Oct-2005 06:55
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Good point about retracting the aerial, although I have a feeling that the aerial on my old sh**heap may well be stuck in the fully extended position.

I think that also part of the problem is the fact that the original Belkin Tunecast can only be set between 88.1 - 88.7 MHz which, if my memory serves me correctly, happens to be the frequency range for low power non-commercial radio stations. This would go some way towards explaining why interference comes and goes while driving around. The Belkin Tunecast II (along with many other FM tramission devices) can be set to any frequency on the FM band, which I think would be a huge benefit.

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  Reply # 22101 26-Oct-2005 20:55
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My 5600 has a dual ring + tip 2.5mm socket. The DSE adapter fits but you only get the left channel (or maybe the right) working. I need to find a proper adaptor because I'm ear bud intolerant.


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  Reply # 22126 27-Oct-2005 08:42
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Is the 5600 2.5 socket actually stereo capable?




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  Reply # 22127 27-Oct-2005 08:46
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jpwise: Is the 5600 2.5 socket actually stereo capable?

On an MP3 Playing phone advertised with 'Love Music Bad' ? - You would certainly hope so...




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  Reply # 22135 27-Oct-2005 09:14
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LOL, i really should have searched that one first.

Looks like it is a stereo 2.5mm headphone jack.

http://www.sanyo.com/wireless/handsets/downloads/MM-5600SpecSheet.pdf

I'd expect that DSE P6517 should so the trick, but it might be an idea to check the notchings on the plug itself to see if the sanyo is significantly different. Also if you have the stereo headset that comes with it maybe make sure that both left+right channel are actually working.




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  Reply # 22279 29-Oct-2005 07:55
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The phones supplied work in stereo and have a cord mounted microphone/answer switch so they are a stereo headset. The same plug is used on some Nokia phones.
The ear buds are medium quality but I can’t use them, no bass response unless they are pushed in very hard, in which case they are too painful.
One shop said that Telecom are coming out with a range of adaptors, including a dedicated FM transmitter, before Christmas.

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  Reply # 22284 29-Oct-2005 09:54

IMHO a quality 2.5mm stereo adapter is needed for a lot of phones, the inline microphone is nice but I'm not a huge fan of out of the box headsets. the apache has a 2.5 mm jack :(



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  Reply # 23571 20-Nov-2005 16:56
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Hi many thanks for all the replies

I have tried the 2.5 - 3.5 adapter it works if you dont push it all the way in ??? this is not the best there are a different number of bands on the 2.5 plug to the 3.5 plug

I see one reply says telecom may have something coming, hope so it would be great to be able to listen to music while we work if anyone knows if this is going to happen would appreciate knowing

Thanks Pete

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  Reply # 23578 20-Nov-2005 20:40
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I got an adaptor from Telecom St Lukes store about a week ago, they are very inexpensive and work well. They also have all the other gear like speakers and FM transmitters. The latter is about $80 but includes car charger for the Sanyo phone.
Now I just need a great sounding pair of headphones that dont look too dorky.

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