Question about Docks and generation Compatability

Discussion in 'iPod' started by duellist, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. duellist macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a new 7.1 receiver(Onkyo 606) and it came with a Ipod Dock that says it is compatable with
    5th gen Ipod with Video,
    Ipod Photo
    4th gen Ipod
    2nd gen Ipod Nano
    1 gen Ipod Nano

    When I buy my 120gb Classic will I be able to use it with this dock? Or will I have to get a different one? If i have to get a different one what do you recommend?

    thanks
     
  2. duellist thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. duellist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    91 views and no reply? I did not think it was that stupid of a question.
     
  4. inigel macrumors regular

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    If it is not compatible, it won't charge the iPod. But I think the iPod classic and older iPods still use the same pins for audio output.

    So it will play music, but may not charge your iPod.
     
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  6. inigel macrumors regular

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    No worries mate!

    I don't normally look through the iPod threads, but glad I coulp help. :)
     
  7. BobC macrumors newbie

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    duellist,

    Your Onkyo receiver's iPod dock will almost definitely charge one of the new iPod Classics, but if the receiver is advertised as "passing through" the video to an external jack to connect to a TV, the video (probably) won't work.

    For the Classic to output video through the dock connector, it must have an Apple-licensed "authentication" chip built into the device. Apparently, there are very few devices which qualify, and those would be the very newest ones.

    But if you're only interested in the audio output, and charging, I'm quite sure the Onkyo would do nicely. :)
     
  8. duellist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks BobC, I'm not to concerned about the video as long as I can take advantage of the 5.1 surround for the METAL then I'm happy. Thanks again \m/
     
  9. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    As long as you're not hoping for the iPod to produce any 5.1 mixed songs. The dock will pass through the audio just fine. I'm not sure if the dock uses the 30-pin dock connection or just a stereo output, but both would work I am sure. Video gets hazy. So I would count on audio working just fine, and don't expect video support.
     

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