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Old 05-13-2016, 12:30 PM   #21
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I did discover how to do the presets on the radio...which...yes, will be useless when we get out of our area...but I had to accept the challenge.
Many modern radios (not sure if the Axxera qualifies LOL) have a feature where you can temporarily set the presets the the X strongest stations (handy for travelling).

That feature would make great sense to have in an RV. Don't know if the Axxera has it or not (heck I don't know if the Jensen 215 has it or not as we never listen to the radio--my son usually claims control over what is playing on audio LOL).
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:03 PM   #22
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Many modern radios (not sure if the Axxera qualifies LOL) have a feature where you can temporarily set the presets the the X strongest stations (handy for travelling).

That feature would make great sense to have in an RV. Don't know if the Axxera has it or not (heck I don't know if the Jensen 215 has it or not as we never listen to the radio--my son usually claims control over what is playing on audio LOL).
Thank you Jamie... When we get out on road research will continue on that Axxera to keep me busy .. I don't think that Jensen has much to offer ..
I understand .. Regarding your son ... I more less , control what we listen to ... I have created many CDs for those trips 'out in the middle of nowhere' ! .. And we haul a bunch of DVDs for late night when there is no reception !
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:15 PM   #23
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Many modern radios (not sure if the Axxera qualifies LOL) have a feature where you can temporarily set the presets the the X strongest stations (handy for travelling).

That feature would make great sense to have in an RV. Don't know if the Axxera has it or not (heck I don't know if the Jensen 215 has it or not as we never listen to the radio--my son usually claims control over what is playing on audio LOL).
The Axxerra has both Local (LOC) and Loudness (LOUD) features during radio operation. There is also a setting to control the preset volume at which the unit turns on or to have it turn on at the same volume as it was when turned off.

As a note, the loudness control is not the same as the volume speed sensitivity settings of some radios because the Axxerra is not a GPS unit does not know how fast it is travelling down the road.
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The radio will search and set all stations in the area. Just push and hold the APS (I think that's what the letters are) button for about two seconds and then it will preset your 6 tuner buttons with stations I the area. Button is on the bottom left of the radio screen.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:27 PM   #25
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The radio will search and set all stations in the area. Just push and hold the APS (I think that's what the letters are) button for about two seconds and then it will preset your 6 tuner buttons with stations I the area. Button is on the bottom left of the radio screen.
THANKYOU !!! that saves me some searching...the Axxera owners manual is not the greatest !
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:00 PM   #26
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Kay,

I downloaded some 40+ CD's on a mini thumb drive that fits into the USB port on the left of the radio (cover says SD, USB and AV). Only reason I quit at 40 is because I was getting tired and bored!

Still wish I could adjust the volume without having to go out of rear TV mode to USB to do so.

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Old 05-15-2016, 10:20 PM   #27
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Kay,

I downloaded some 40+ CD's on a mini thumb drive that fits into the USB port on the left of the radio (cover says SD, USB and AV). Only reason I quit at 40 is because I was getting tired and bored!

Still wish I could adjust the volume without having to go out of rear TV mode to USB to do so.

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Wow ! 40 cd's or 40 songs ? .. just curious .. how big your drive is ? 40 cd's is alot of mb !! I have a 16 gig drive waiting for transfer of files.. I have a playlist for walking, I will put on the drive...and have a number of compilations on cd's which I was going to leave alone...but you have me excited about dragging n dropping the files to a drive !!
RE the volume/camera issue...do you watch your toad all the time? We have never pulled a car...just the enclosed trailer, but don't watch it that much..just an occasional peek.

Keep me posted on your music !!

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Old 05-15-2016, 11:41 PM   #28
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Kay,

The mini Thumb drive is 64GB capacity (year old now, so probably obsolete by a factor of 4 for new mini's.

Not yet ready to tow...I just like to keep the camera on to "Keep an eye on my 6".
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:01 AM   #29
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Kay,

The mini Thumb drive is 64GB capacity (year old now, so probably obsolete by a factor of 4 for new mini's.

Not yet ready to tow...I just like to keep the camera on to "Keep an eye on my 6".
understood !
I have a couple extra 32gb usb drives...mine are not new either...will move photos off one to another ... see how fast they are. I have a new Samsung Pro sd card coming .. never had a Samsung card .. cdnet sez excellent for video..and have a 64gb Kingston usb drive coming...
will do some transferring of files and see how one works tomorrow !
Can ya tell I love doing this..and photos !!

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Old 05-17-2016, 01:18 AM   #30
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Kay,

The mini Thumb drive is 64GB capacity (year old now, so probably obsolete by a factor of 4 for new mini's.

Not yet ready to tow...I just like to keep the camera on to "Keep an eye on my 6".

Doc:
Today, I took my Lexar usb drive to the Axis, having loaded a number of songs..some mpeg2, 3, & 4 .. some wma files as well...the Axxera recognized all the files and sound was good. I then, linked my iphone via bluetooth to the Axxera and played one of my playlists from the phone. Of course, understanding that my phone would need to be charged if I played tunes from it for quite a while.
In addition,I put a DVD in the slot and the movie came up on the Axxera screen, so I know I can run an HDMI cable from the Axxera to the TV up front..rather than move the dvd player from the bedroom and back n forth when we want to watch a movie.

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Kay,

I know there are two sets of RCA jacks off the back side of the Axerra Radio (for output to the TV's) but I do not believe there are any HDMI outputs. From what I was told the RCA plugs will support 480dpi resolution but not 1080dpi.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:54 AM   #32
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From what I was told the RCA plugs will support 480dpi resolution but not 1080dpi.
RCA video out is really an old-school signal. Technically it is called 480i (240 lines of video interlaced to get you 480 lines--one frame of 240 lines followed by another frame of 240 lines alternating). These days its the lowest common denominator as far as video signals are concerned.

Even worse is it is an analog signal which suffers from a bunch of artifacts due to its encoding (reds look horrible on composite video). (And to think we lived with that system for 50 years or more LOL.)
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Jamie,

Don't forget computer CRT's with "burn-in" due to same picture/screen for too long!

Oh Yeah, I remember B&W TV with "Rabbit Ears" (and foil) being replaced by Color TV...but you had to sit back a ways from the Color TV to avoid the "radiation" (what mom and dad said).

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Don't forget computer CRT's with "burn-in" due to same picture/screen for too long!
If we didn't have that we wouldn't have the flying toaster's screen saver
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:45 PM   #35
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Kay,

I know there are two sets of RCA jacks off the back side of the Axerra Radio (for output to the TV's) but I do not believe there are any HDMI outputs. From what I was told the RCA plugs will support 480dpi resolution but not 1080dpi.

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Doc...there is an HDMI port .. lower right directly above the cigarette lighter plug...it has a large plastic cover over it..2 ports under that cover.

If our hdmi cables which we have, are not long enough...I am not going to buy another just for that...as moving the dvd player from one cabinet to another is not a big deal !

the rca jacks are ok for an extra speaker, but not much else..in this day n age.

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Is that HDMI an output or just input for mirroring phones and what not onto the Axerra's screen?


I never tried to hook a monitor to that HDMI to see if it was output.


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Is that an HDMI for output or just input for mirroring from a cell phone or what not to the Axerra's screen?


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Is that an HDMI for output or just input for mirroring from a cell phone or what not to the Axerra's screen?


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Doc,
It is only an input.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:23 PM   #39
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Is that an HDMI for output or just input for mirroring from a cell phone or what not to the Axerra's screen?


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Doc...have not checked it out yet...it may be only input...will know shortly !
I thought I read mirroring had to be hooked up to the back with a pigtail type cord...perhaps I am mistaken.
Mirroring via the hdmi with the proper cord from the phone would be nice

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I figured it was only for input, but would have been nice to have had an HDMI output.

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