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Now, call it a lack of general bluetooth knowledge, but I was wondering if this new stereo A2DP Bluetooth support on the iphone 3G will allow us to listen wirelessly through our stereo in a new Camry?
 

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Nope. Unless you get a Head Unit that supports A2DP and pairs properly with the iPhone (or any other A2DP device for that matter, there are dozens out there aside from the iPhone), which I don't know if any exist.
 

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Nope. Unless you get a Head Unit that supports A2DP and pairs properly with the iPhone (or any other A2DP device for that matter, there are dozens out there aside from the iPhone), which I don't know if any exist.
2010 camry has the a2dp support. now we would eather have to get the navi from the new one and replace with our current ones or find out if we can mod via software or something the current nav to allow a2dp.
 

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The biggest problem with A2DP is that it kills the devices battery life, which means it's pretty pointless in a car since you'll have to charge it shortly anyway.

A2DP sound quality is also not as good as hard wire.

I have Moto A2DP headsets that I use but the battery life and synchronization requirement has me going back to standard headphones.
 

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Does the iPhone 3G even support A2DP? I don't think it does, cause I've tried it with my bluetooth stereo headphones, and it didn't work.
 

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It will once the OS gets updated to version 3.0.

Or maybe we're talking about the next Iphone 3G...

Not sure, I don't have an Iphone but I did read some of today's Iphone 3.0 (google it) update.

Suffice it to say, I find it kind of hilarious that it's finally able to do things my old HTC did about 3 years ago, though I use a BlackBerry now.

My HTC Mogul, when it's online, can act as a mobile WiFi router, with a direct interface with the Sprint Network. That's 1/2 megabyte per second download speed on average anywhere I get a 3G signal.

I think the Iphone should be able to do that now... with a USB cable of course lol.
 

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It will once the OS gets updated to version 3.0.

Or maybe we're talking about the next Iphone 3G...

Not sure, I don't have an Iphone but I did read some of today's Iphone 3.0 (google it) update.

Suffice it to say, I find it kind of hilarious that it's finally able to do things my old HTC did about 3 years ago, though I use a BlackBerry now.

My HTC Mogul, when it's online, can act as a mobile WiFi router, with a direct interface with the Sprint Network. That's 1/2 megabyte per second download speed on average anywhere I get a 3G signal.

I think the Iphone should be able to do that now... with a USB cable of course lol.
hehe totally agree. you should of seen my monster htcs... the htc athena and the htc touch cruise. athena has been sold but still have touch cruise. i have the iphone 3g and as above said, a2dp is coming in 3.0 on the iphone 3g only (not on the 2g aka 1st gen). camry will have a2dp beginning in 2010.

about battery. i have the moto rokr a2dp headset. forgot what its called exactly but the battery lasted a few good hours. the phones didnt take a bit hit bc they were in standby and the moto switched songs. iphone 3g shouldn't take that big of a hit.

not a big fan boy or anything but 1 thing you have to remember and i can attest to this. a2dp has been around for a while but the quality compared to wired headphones never came close. its only recently that the hardware across the board is beginning to catch up to wired. the iphone 3g should help this get into the mainstream and as long as the chipset on the iphone is good and the playback devices(like or camry) also are good then i definatly see this catching on finally.
 

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A2DP in the car makes perfect sense

The biggest problem with A2DP is that it kills the devices battery life, which means it's pretty pointless in a car since you'll have to charge it shortly anyway.

A2DP sound quality is also not as good as hard wire.

I have Moto A2DP headsets that I use but the battery life and synchronization requirement has me going back to standard headphones.
I use a Blackberry with an A2DP Jabra headset almost every day to listen to music. It's incredibly useful to be able to control playback, volume etc. from the headset without having to touch the phone (which I can leave locked).
When a phone call comes in the music stops and I can answer/hangup by tapping the earphone.


A2DP would be incredibly useful in the car doing the same thing but through the car stereo instead of headphones and using controls on the steering wheel to control playback etc.
My phone is usually plugged into a charger when in the car anyways so battery life is a non issue.
 

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iphone doesn't actually support a2dp

Now, call it a lack of general bluetooth knowledge, but I was wondering if this new stereo A2DP Bluetooth support on the iphone 3G will allow us to listen wirelessly through our stereo in a new Camry?
At least I've never been able to get it to work.
I can get my wife's new iphone to recognize my A2DP Jabra headset as a regular hands free set but not to do stereo or to control playback.

From looking around it appears that the iphones (new or old) don't actually support A2DP without a 3rd party adapter or some other hack.
It's one of the main things that keeps me from getting an iphone for myself.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=iphone+a2dp+support&fp=Li-R6mbKWrc
 

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The Toyota bluetooth kit Blu Logic supports A2DP. I have it in my car and it works beautifully. If you don't have JBL or Navigation the Blu Logic is a simple plug and play handsfree system.

http://www.blulogicupdate.com/

Does the Blu Logic work if the stereo is turned off? Or do you have to just turn the volume down to zero and keep it on at all times?
 
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Does the Blu Logic work if the stereo is turned off? Or do you have to just turn the volume down to zero and keep it on at all times?
It works with or without the stereo being turned on. The blu logic control unit includes it's own power amplifier for the front speakers so that way the phone call volume remains constant regardless of how loud you had the radio set before a call. I hardly ever have my radio turned on and it (the blu logic) works perfectly without the radio being on.

Hope this helps. It really is a fantastic integration into the car.
 

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It works with or without the stereo being turned on. The blu logic control unit includes it's own power amplifier for the front speakers so that way the phone call volume remains constant regardless of how loud you had the radio set before a call. I hardly ever have my radio turned on and it (the blu logic) works perfectly without the radio being on.

Hope this helps. It really is a fantastic integration into the car.

Thats great. I was worried I would need to have the stereo on at all times.

Two more questions if you don't mind:

Where do you have the microphone mounted? I'm thinking I would place it in the factory location in the overhead console but I'm worried it would be too far away to pick up my voice.

Are there any issues when the audio output is switched between the blu logic and the stereo? Or is it a nice clean switch between the two? I'm just wondering if there are any weird crackling or popping noises when the audio sources are switched.
 
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Thats great. I was worried I would need to have the stereo on at all times.

Two more questions if you don't mind:

Where do you have the microphone mounted? I'm thinking I would place it in the factory location in the overhead console but I'm worried it would be too far away to pick up my voice.

Are there any issues when the audio output is switched between the blu logic and the stereo? Or is it a nice clean switch between the two? I'm just wondering if there are any weird crackling or popping noises when the audio sources are switched.

Those are both great questions. The installation guide suggests placing the microphone inside the instrument cluster area. I thought a better location for me would be behind the tiny grille in the overhead console. It took a bit longer for me to install because I had to run the mic through the A pillar and through the headliner to the console, but it was well worth the effort and resulted in an invisible installation.

The sound quality is perfect, there are no pops or crackles when the blu logic takes over the audio. The radio (if turned on) when a call comes in flashes "Tel Mute" on the display until the blu logic releases audio back to the stereo. If the radio is off when a call comes in (or is placed) nothing is displayed on the radio. However the blu logic will activate and ring through the speakers if a phone call comes in and the radio is off. They really did think of everything with this kit.

I hope this helps you make your decesion. I couldn't be happier with mine. :thumbsup:
 
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It definitely clears up any doubts I had about it. I may just have to get it!
Glad to help. Probably one of the best mods I've ever made to one of my cars. It's not a toy for me, it's a safety device in my opinion. I try not to talk on the phone when I drive, but now if I must at least my hands are both on the steering wheel.

If you do decide to buy it, let me know how you like it. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm a little late to the conversation here but if anyone is still reading this...do you know if the blu logic adapter allows the forward and back buttons on the steering wheel will allow you to skip forward and backwards on your A2DP device? (Assuming your device supports this, of course)
 
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