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i have the last gen of this and it works well for me BUT you have to be able to keep it close to the radio and find the right station. my suggestion would be to go to bb or wherever and buy one and try it and if you dont like it return it and try another. some people just cant seem to make these things work so you should buy it somewhere where you can return it.
 

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Around populated areas I find the fm transmitters worthless, although work fine out where there's no competing signals. If you have a cassette player in the car, though, the cassette adapters work better.
 

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Yeah I've had a coupla Belkins and like BFFL suggests the sound quality is reduced to something below cr%p.

Better to burn your MP3s on a CD and play em that way. Of course not every car CD player will play an MP3 disc either so you might have to burn em as standard .wma files (meaning you'd only get 10 or 12 songs per disc rather than 100+). But the sound qual will be very much better in the order of magnitudes than using a transmitter.
 

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agreed. there are much better ways than transmitters. my xm radio has one built in, and in cities like Houston it can be impossible to find an open station to make it work...and in smaller cities with a few open stations, you have to suffer through listening to other people's tunes on the highway from time to time. AUX jack or tape adapter for me. If my stereo has neither, it's time for a new car stereo.
 

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If your car has a cassette deck, that would be the way to go. Get one of those cassettes that allows you to connect your iPod to it. That is, only if you have a cassette player in your car.
 

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NateHawk said:
agreed. there are much better ways than transmitters. my xm radio has one built in, and in cities like Houston it can be impossible to find an open station to make it work...and in smaller cities with a few open stations, you have to suffer through listening to other people's tunes on the highway from time to time. AUX jack or tape adapter for me. If my stereo has neither, it's time for a new car stereo.
I've got an older XM unit and it actually hijacks the signal, the antenna jack goes thru the "FM modulator" and has no competition.

I'm not sure if you can buy them, but try to find an FM modulator, my unit was for a skyfi.
Actually, I just searched a little and came across this...... i don't see why it wouldn't work with the jack plugged into an ipod.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_607FMDA25/FM-Direct-Adapter.html?tp=1701
 

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FloridaFish said:
I've got an older XM unit and it actually hijacks the signal, the antenna jack goes thru the "FM modulator" and has no competition.

I'm not sure if you can buy them, but try to find an FM modulator, my unit was for a skyfi.
Actually, I just searched a little and came across this...... i don't see why it wouldn't work with the jack plugged into an ipod.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_607FMDA25/FM-Direct-Adapter.html?tp=1701
They do make auxilliary input FM modulators and even Ipod FM modulators that plug into the the Ipods dock connector, but you cannot use the Sirius FM direct adaptor with an auxilliary device.

The input on the Sirius FM direct adapter actually isn't the standard 3.5 mm stereo jack, but a wired FM output. That is why when used with a Sirius Radio you can still select what frequency it plays from. If you look closely in the picture on Crutchfield you can actually see that it isn't a stereo plug, but a 2 conductor connection (ground and signal, just like an FM antenna).

This or something similiar is what you want:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142FMMOD02/Scosche-FM-MOD02.html?search=modulator&ssi=0

Im not a huge fan of Scosche products so personnaly I would buy this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iSimple...8068779609&skuId=9252122&st=isimple&cp=1&lp=3
 

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BrownLefty said:
They do make auxilliary input FM modulators and even Ipod FM modulators that plug into the the Ipods dock connector, but you cannot use the Sirius FM direct adaptor with an auxilliary device.

The input on the Sirius FM direct adapter actually isn't the standard 3.5 mm stereo jack, but a wired FM output. That is why when used with a Sirius Radio you can still select what frequency it plays from. If you look closely in the picture on Crutchfield you can actually see that it isn't a stereo plug, but a 2 conductor connection (ground and signal, just like an FM antenna).

This or something similiar is what you want:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142FMMOD02/Scosche-FM-MOD02.html?search=modulator&ssi=0

Im not a huge fan of Scosche products so personnaly I would buy this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iSimple...8068779609&skuId=9252122&st=isimple&cp=1&lp=3
Good eye, didn't see that the conductor was different on the crutchfield one. For what it's worth, the second link you posted is what I had in my car before I got a radio with an aux input, and it was way better than any FM transmitter I ever used.
 

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I had bought a couple ($30ish Belkin, and then $90 on one that searches for a "good" station) and they both worked like crap around populated areas. My friend told me to disconnect my antennae and put the transmitter as close as I could. After that it sounded great wherever I was. I had a Jeep Cherokee so I just used velcro to put the thing on the dash directly over the radio. Since I didn't care about the local radio I didn't give it another thought. If I had wanted to listen to the radio, i would have installed a switch on the antennae.
 

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BrownLefty said:
They do make auxilliary input FM modulators and even Ipod FM modulators that plug into the the Ipods dock connector, but you cannot use the Sirius FM direct adaptor with an auxilliary device.

The input on the Sirius FM direct adapter actually isn't the standard 3.5 mm stereo jack, but a wired FM output. That is why when used with a Sirius Radio you can still select what frequency it plays from. If you look closely in the picture on Crutchfield you can actually see that it isn't a stereo plug, but a 2 conductor connection (ground and signal, just like an FM antenna).

This or something similiar is what you want:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142FMMOD02/Scosche-FM-MOD02.html?search=modulator&ssi=0

Im not a huge fan of Scosche products so personnaly I would buy this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iSimple...8068779609&skuId=9252122&st=isimple&cp=1&lp=3
Nice. I'd never run across anything like that before. I wonder if I could find something similar that would work for both an iTouch and an XM receiver for the wife's Jeep. My Honda has an Aux jack, (that's part of the reason I bought the Sport model instead of the base), but the wife's Jeep only has a cd/cassette, and cassette adapters do go bad after awhile.
 
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