Originally Posted by Groovit
To view still photos with iPods that have a slideshow feature, you must put the iPod into "Remote" mode (pg 45 of manual). In this mode you do not have monitor display of the navigation as you do with the "Browse" mode. You must view the iPod's screen to navigate to these files with the denon remote. This seems a little goofy since you are close enough to operate the iPod manually when doing this.
You will know when you are in the Remote mode when the iPod displays as it normally does when using it independently. When not in Remote mode it reads only "Denon".
To view video it is my understanding that the AV cable must be used from a dock that provides an AV output. The iPod cable can remain connected to facilitate the goofy "remote" control mode if you set the iPod assignment to a particular AV input. I have been told, however, by a little bird, that Denon does not recommend usind a dock due to the frequency of encountered problems.
Regarding the iPod reassignment.... I have assigned the iPod to VCR2 instead of Aux so that I could have discrete input switching from the commands available on the remote (instead of toggle between Auxnet, AuxUSB and AuxiPod). Has anyone tried the discrete Aux source commands now made available from Dave to see if they actually work discretely?
A little bird? Was it a cuckoo bird?
After reading your last post, I once again (hesitantly) attempted to read the Denon user's manual. (Definitely a masochistic experience...) I went to page 45 as you pointed out, and as I fully expected, the manual's section titled: "Viewing still pictures (only for iPods equipped with the slideshow feature)
was ANYTHING but clear, understandable or in the least bit helpful.
Trying to GUESS what I should do, I connected my iPod via the iPod/Denon cable. I then performed step one and "Remote iPod" was in fact displayed on the 4306's display!
The iPod's screen displayed a message "OK to disconnect". I could NOT press the cursor up or down arrows to select "Photos" and obviously couldn't press the ENTER or CURSOR RIGHT button. So, needless to say, the iPod's photo data was NOT displayed on the TV monitor as the Denon manual stated... Surprise, surprise!
That was when I realized that I had somehow managed to lose complete control of the 4306's remote control! It was in TU mode... Try as I may, I couldn't figure out how to return to the "normal" remote control functioning. I finally figured out that I had to toggle the AMP button - pressing it several times until the remote returned to the "normal" remote control display and functions...
Why doesn't some genius write a Denon AVR-4306 User's Manual for Dummies book? I would do it, but I ain't no damn genius... Obviously?
So, at least I am now back to square one! I can watch TV thru the 4306 but cannot get the pictures in my iPod to display on my plasma monitor.
Unfortunately, in a fit of rage, I tore page 45 out of the manual and shredded it into microfine particles! It felt really good! And I haven't lost anything useful...
I wonder what was on page 44? I am now eyeing the rest of the manual right now... I feel an incredible urge to shred the whole thing!
I wonder how high the 4306 would bounce if I toss it off a tall building?
Whoops. Sorry about that... Back to the issue at hand.
Would it be accurate to say that my new 5th generation 60gb iPod falls into the "Some of the functions may not operate, depending on the type of iPod and the software version
" warning? Nice, broad, little caveat...
It states in the manual that:
"DENON will accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage of data on an iPod occurring when the iPod is used connected to the AVR-4306.
Okay, I can understand that... But, I wonder if Denon will accept responsibility for supplying a totally inadequate user's manual?
I wonder how much I could sell my 4306 for on eBay? I would include the user's manual --- well, except for page 45.
Any bidders here?