Thursday, December 11, 2008

mp3 up and running

After considerable delay and a minor glitch in setting up downloads, my mp3 player is up and running. It works quite well, and I’m pleased that the playlist is like “The Best of Ken’s Favorites.” (Songs I already own are not on the player yet.) I wish there were a better way to use it in the car. I have a transmitter that sends a signal to the vehicle’s FM radio, but it doesn’t work very well. This isn’t entirely the transmitter’s fault. It has settings for the far left end of the dial—88.1, 88.3, 88.5 and 88.7—and here in radio-congested Chicago, there are audible stations on all those settings. When using the transmitter outdoors (in a vehicle), there is more likely to be competition from other radio signals due to the car stereo’s antenna’s ability to pull in signals from far and wide. I wish I had an auxiliary (“AUX”) connection jack in the stereo itself. On my list….

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