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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

So to clarify, if I want to listen to the Beatles and I select them under artist I don't have the option to select Abbey Road or the White Album? It's just going to display a random assortment of songs? This seems like a pretty huge drawback for Ipod use. I have several artist's entire catalog comprising over 150 songs and over 30 gigs total. Even a $30 wal mart mp3 player can navigate artist-->album as well as every aftermarket receiver I've seen. How do others deal with this shortfall? Is the harddrive any better?
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

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So to clarify, if I want to listen to the Beatles and I select them under artist I don't have the option to select Abbey Road or the White Album? It's just going to display a random assortment of songs? This seems like a pretty huge drawback for Ipod use. I have several artist's entire catalog comprising over 150 songs and over 30 gigs total. Even a $30 wal mart mp3 player can navigate artist-->album as well as every aftermarket receiver I've seen. How do others deal with this shortfall? Is the harddrive any better?
I'll check mine later today. I have the 430 in a Laredo X. I use my original video ipod and the hard drive. I think if I recall correctly you can search by Artist or by Album but not subsort albums by a specific artist. I know that sounds confusing but it's not that bad. I know that when I do voice searches if I say "play, Artist, Aerosmith" it will generate a list of all Aerosmith songs. If I say "play, Almum, Rock in a hard place" it will just list out those songs.

But the second submenu is either Artist, Album, Genre, or Song. You can't refine those subsets any more.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

Then in reality, they should state that you can connect an iPod, but it won't function as one!!! This is a bad feature, and poor implementation of the standard. Navigation should be the simplest of items to implement correctly.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

Not sure what to say, I guess to me it's just not that big a deal, I'm pretty happy with the system in general. Then again I'm coming from a plain old 6 disk changer with no aux imputs at all so I'm elated to have all of the connectivity/voice controls that it has.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

It's not that it is such a big deal, it's more that it is a poor implementation of the standard. It still functions, but not as it should.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

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So to clarify, if I want to listen to the Beatles and I select them under artist I don't have the option to select Abbey Road or the White Album? It's just going to display a random assortment of songs? This seems like a pretty huge drawback for Ipod use. I have several artist's entire catalog comprising over 150 songs and over 30 gigs total. Even a $30 wal mart mp3 player can navigate artist-->album as well as every aftermarket receiver I've seen. How do others deal with this shortfall? Is the harddrive any better?
I tried to check this out for you today, but the USB port wouldn't recognize my iPod... again.

It's really starting to get annoying. It sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

If I ever get it working again, I'll let you know. But I seem to remember that if I chose an artist, there is another submenu that lists each album, and also has an "all songs" button.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

Thanks for checking. I hope you remembered correctly.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

It worked this morning. If you select an Artist, it will then display a submenu that lists each album you have by that artist. You can also choose ALL ALBUMS. If you choose that, it will then list all songs by that Artist (in an order that seems random).
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

I had this initial problem too. I had an old IPOD 4 Gig nano that wouldn't be recognized while I was at the dealer. Went home, upgraded the unit's software through itunes and it worked finally. Hopefully this helps. Problem I had was went out got a 160 Gig classic, put 20,000+ songs on it, it only recognized 4000 songs. Don't know why.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

Where is the USB port located on the 430?
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

^^^^In the console under the navigation unit.
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Re: Playing music through center console USB port

i have the rhb unit...only have tried bluetooth streaming from my evo 4g. Speeds up the songs..Havent messed with it much
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