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I used to have the best connection for my mk4 jetta....an adpater that let me play my sirius plug and play and my ipod through the cd changer....anyone come across an adapter similar for the mk5????????
 

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My best bet would just go throught the dealership. It costs about 170 dollars. I don't know if you want to pay that but I think it is all worth it.
 

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I thought long and hard about going the iPod connection route, but in the end, I agree w/ LuciferRex that it's just easier to burn the songs onto a disc.
 

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I really don't see the point in buying an iPod for the GTI as an iPod that holds the equivalent of 6 CD-Rs (6x700MB = 4.2Gigs) is still relatively expensive. A good quality one at least. Much easier to use CD-Rs.
 

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CD-Rs don't update your subscribed podcasts when you plug them into your computer every evening for the next day. I drive a minimum of 4 hrs a day and listen to a lot of podcasts. CD-Rs just don't do it for me. It also takes a little time to burn CDR's. Plugging in my iPod and letting it update itself while I walk away takes about 2 seconds. Just my opinion and reasons for wanting to interface my iPod with my new GTI.
 

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Its $159 for the part at my dealership, then like almost 2hours labor to install it. Which is about another $170. So for the cost of an ipod you can have this. And i guess you lose the cd player. I just bought an fm modulator and listen to my ipod through 88.3 on the fm. funny part is though, the signal is kind of weak so when someone else with fm modualted satellite or ipod gets close, i get to listen to their music. ;D
 

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Questions for those who have installed the VW iPod interface cable with the stock head unit:

1. Is it an easy enough install to do yourself? Why pay VW service to do it?

2. How is the interface on the stock unit? Is it easy enough to navigate playlists, etc from the head unit? Can you still hold the iPod in hand and use the click wheel to navigate while its plugged into the stock head unit?

3. Anyone want to sell theirs? ;)
 

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I have a standard mp3 player. I wanted to have a standard AUX input put in my '06 GTI so I could plug in any audio device. The dealer said no problem, the GTI has an IPOD input and a standard audio input, either of which you can have routed to the glove box (for ~$350 parts and labor ). The dealer spent all day trying to install the standard input and finally gave up saying, they couldn't get it to work on my car - only the ipod would work. Has anyone else had this problem, or is anyone aware of this limitation of the '06? How was Slash playing his guitar through the GTI in the commercial?
 

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Slash was playing on 07 VDubs!
 

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An aux input is an aux input. I don't really understand why it would work with an ipod and not another mp3 player. I've got the aux input in my glovebox and it works great with my ipods. Let me try my daughter's creative labs mp3 player and let you know.
 

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Yep, my daughter's creative labs mp3 player most definitely works with the aux input. I see no reason why any device wouldn't work with it.
 

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MP3's and other compressed sound files, whether from an iPod, downloaded from the Internet, or burned onto CD's, sound like crap on a good stereo system. Flat and dull.

They are squashed with a 10 to 1 compression ratio. You just can't take out that much information and have it sound as good as an uncompressed source like a CD or a sound file ripped with lossless compression. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
 

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The aux input comes standard in the 2007 GTi and it works with all MP3 players. But 6 burned CD's times about 20 songs per CD. You can have about 120 songs on tap without an MP3 player.
 

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davet210 said:
MP3's and other compressed sound files, whether from an iPod, downloaded from the Internet, or burned onto CD's, sound like crap on a good stereo system. Flat and dull.

They are squashed with a 10 to 1 compression ratio. You just can't take out that much information and have it sound as good as an uncompressed source like a CD or a sound file ripped with lossless compression. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Agreed. You can however put AIFF or WAV files on a player like the iPod and have no loss of sound quality. MP3's or MP4's compressed at something like 320 does lose a little quality, but most people are not going to hear it, especially not on the stock GTI system.
 

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UnitedGrayGTi06 said:
The aux input comes standard in the 2007 GTi and it works with all MP3 players. But 6 burned CD's times about 20 songs per CD. You can have about 120 songs on tap without an MP3 player.
True, but as I've said before. CD's do not update themselves, which becomes especially useful when podcasts are important to you.
 
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