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sorry to start another thread but all that i searched for didnt give enough info. i have 04 accord ex coupe and i dont care about XM but since all unit still let you keep that function and my fm transmiter craping out so i dont know what to get

I found that

USA spec
charges while pluged in
volume control from stearing wheel
back and forward control from stearing wheel
expencive(more then $90)

blitzsafe
charges while pluged in
volume control from stearing wheel
is a lot cheaper (under $50 on ebay new)
NO back and forward control from stearing wheel?

icelink is kinda old

HONDA music link?

any advise will be appreciated
if you selling one let me know too
 

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who has those things. what you recomend? i dont wana create separate play lists for usaspec. if i just navigate to artist or play list on ipod and then play it. can i control it with stearing wheel controls as forward or backward?
 

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i found this on ebay. looks like it does what i need. i dont like how usa spec works.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180163356627&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=008
i seen buslink for ipod but not sure, kinda looks like usa spec
http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220155178298&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=012


i might buy first one couse it looks like does it all and better then usa spec . not sure about buslink, dont look like it works with 03+, any thoughts?
 

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I have a usa-spec one that has the ipod input, works with sterring wheel controls etc, and has an aux input for my laptop/computer for another input for those long road-trips.
if you want txt display and have an xm dash, you can get the dice unit which will display text, but costs a lot more.
 

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i've had a soundgate, usa spec and now a dice. they are doing a group buy for the dice for the 7gen owners. i would have to say that dice is the way to go since you even get text capability for the newer models of cars. usa-spec does everything that a dice does but no text display. the capability is out there so why not have it? it charges the ipod, you can forward and backward on the steering wheel control and also has an 3.5mm aux input as well. and did i mention you can have xm with dice unlike usa spec? can't say much about the blitzsafe...
 

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i've had a soundgate, usa spec and now a dice. they are doing a group buy for the dice for the 7gen owners. i would have to say that dice is the way to go since you even get text capability for the newer models of cars. usa-spec does everything that a dice does but no text display. the capability is out there so why not have it? it charges the ipod, you can forward and backward on the steering wheel control and also has an 3.5mm aux input as well. and did i mention you can have xm with dice unlike usa spec? can't say much about the blitzsafe...
i decided against the dice becuase 1) i dont have xm and never plan on having it, 2) dont have txt display, so wont need it
other wise, they are just about the same. steering wheel controls, aux input (for my laptop for long road trips etc). never had a problem with it. just leave my ipod in the car hooked it, it charges, shuts down automatically, etc.
 

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sy272004: any info on the GROM iPod interface? I decided to order one based on the cost and my current needs. If it doesnt work how I want, i'll probably sell it and upgrade to another device. Just looking for feedback on the GROM.
 

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seen this by a chace. yeah i got it and installed it. works fine. i can use my stearing wheel controls and stuff and it charges as well. only problem is when you turn off the car it doesnt turn ipod off(i dont know if usaspec or others do that or not) and when you disconect ipod it doesnt puses the songs playing so if you forget to turn it off you ipod will keep playing. if you got questions then IM me
 

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my usa-spec one, as far as i know, turns off the ipod after less than an hour of the car being off. not a big deal, since it also pauses the ipod once you turn the car off, so it just sits there really.
auto-resumes when you turn the car on again. the aux input is also great (plugging in laptop, etc for long trips).
all in all, great. only thing it doesnt have is txt display (which the dice does), but it doesnt matter to me, i just have a whole bunch of playlists and let it go. works good with steering wheel controls. can only fast-forward and rewind on HU though (not on steering wheel controls).
 

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I have ordered the GROM iPod digital adapter for use with my iPhone actually. Have read in the iLounge forums that the iPhone doesnt have the issues the new ipod Touch has with the GROM and older adapters.

I appreciate your quick responses and am looking forward to the installation in my Accord.

Curious as to what mounting solution did you guys go with? I have ordered a TuneDok from belkin to drop into one of my drink holders since this would allow me to also use the phone feature as well as the ipod (didnt want it locked away in the armrest bin). Wondering if there was a way to route the cable from the GROM into the TuneDok from underneath without drilling too many holes or damaging stuff irreparably.

Dont know if the GROM will allow for handsfree phone use with the iPhone, curious whether this works or not. Will advise when I finish up my install.
 

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I have ordered the GROM iPod digital adapter for use with my iPhone actually. Read in the iLounge forums that the iPhone doesnt have the issues the new ipod Touch has with the GROM and older adapters.

I appreciate your response and am looking forward to the installation.

What mounting solution did you guys go with? I have ordered a TuneDok from belkin to drop into one of my drink holders since this would allow me to also use the phone feature as well as the ipod (didnt want it locked away in the armrest bin). Wondering if there was a way to route the cable from the GROM into the TuneDok from underneath without drilling and holes or damaging stuff irreparably.

i just have mine in the armrest (ipod that is). wont be using my iphone like that. however, what you can probably do is when you have the cup holders out, take out of the of the spring loaded holders. then you can route the wire through that, then up to the iphone (not sure how the adapter you are using is, but you can just dirll a hole in the bottom of that if needed.
 

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yea so just take out your cup holder piece, then remove one on the tabs (on springs). route the cable through that, and then up through the bottom of that belkin thing. (if there is a hole, great, if not, just drill one in that thing instead of one if your cup holders.
 
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