Originally Posted by uclaid
Moreover, Wadia lists the iPod Video as being compatible with the iTransport. It’s even printed on the box! “Compatible” means retaining basic functionality while working together (look it up in a dictionary if you need to; I’ll wait). How could anyone define the inability to navigate the iPod library when the iPod is connected to the iTransport in digital mode as being “compatible”? Perhaps Wadia is using the word “compatible” in an Orwellian doublespeak way that I’m not prepared to accept quite yet. Well call me Winston, and bring out the rats.
I'm well aware of this limitation on gen 5 and 5.5 iPod (i.e. your iPod video) well before the release of the Wadia dock. Yes, I've googled it and I have read about it on Head-Fi forums. You can navigate the contents, although only on the tiny iPod screen, if you have one of the newer iPod (Touch, Classic, etc). Sounds like you didn't do your research.
For instance, read this article from Stereophile dated before
the Wadia iTransport release: http://stereophile.com/news/010408wadia/
I even have it bookmarked at the time...
I'm not saying this is a perfect product but this particular limitation on older gen iPods are known before its release.