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Thread: Audio Interrupt "Black Box" for Stock Head Unit

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    Can you actually listen to the stereo between "turn right" and "turn left" commands from your pc nav software without touching anything? Are those buttons only for answer and hangup commands sent to the phone?
    Yes.

    I have used the MK6000 with the LG VX8300, VX8550, and Moto Q9M phones and have been satisfied with the use of the phones and the MK6000, especially with regard to the operation of the Stereo Distribution Protocol - MP3 Player (A2DP), and the Phone Book Protocol (PBP), which is especially useful for hands-free operation. I am now using Widcomm 5.0.1.3600. I think the MK6000 has turned out to be a useful and practical device for gaining access to the Subaru head unit, which, in my model year, has no aux input. Parrot has now announced a MK6100 which adds a visual display to the MK6000. That is certainly a helpful improvement to the user interface.

    The biggest problem that I have right now is that while I have no problem directing music from Windows Media Player to my front end, I have a hell of a time getting all the ducks to line up with Winamp and Digital FX/RR. I am sure that it is a Winamp problem, which I am more or less ignoring, because the system works so well with just iGuidance 4.0 and the MP3 player in the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schapman View Post
    jmciver,
    Did you finish your setup with the parrot? Have you also gotten it to work automatically without having to push the answer and hangup buttons? Can you actually listen to the stereo between "turn right" and "turn left" commands from your pc nav software without touching anything? Are those buttons only for answer and hangup commands sent to the phone?
    Thanks for the reply

    ron1, if you can confirm this that would be great.
    Yes, I was able to get it to work with iGuidance embedded in RR/DFX. I still have two minor issues with it however. The MK6000 does not always reconnect when the computer comes out of hibernation, requiring me to manually reconnect it from the Bluetooth menu. Sometimes I also have to re-pair the MK6000 to the CarPC, but that does not happen that often. No button pushing on the MK6000 is required.

    I also have to use the lower BT sound quality settings. The problem is that when the MK6000 mutes the radio, it takes a finite amount of time for the CarPC sound to come out of the cars speakers. As a result the initial part of the iGuidance command may get clipped. This only happend when using the high quality BT sound settings. For some reason the low quality BT sound settings don't take as long and the commands are rarely clipped. I wanted to remedy this by inserting a "ding" wave file before an iGuidance command is spoken, but this did not work. I am still using iGuidance 2.X though. I know IG 4.0, which just came out recently, uses a different setup for the voice so maybe there some room to play there. The high quality audio definitely sounds better, but the low quality is good enough for navigation commands.

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