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Creative Zen Vision M Dock

by lavern / June 14, 2006 2:40 AM PDT

I have a few questions

1. What is the difference between the Creative Zen Vision M Dock and the dongle that comes with it? Are there more outputs? If I do not care about video is there any reason to get one?

2. Can you use that A/V output on the dongle to hook up to stereos and/or speakers? Is that the same as the output on the dock? Is that better than the headphone cord hook up sound-wise?

3. If I can use that A/V output do I need special cords to hook it to my stereo?

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RE: Creative Zen Vision M Dock
by Jasmineflower / June 14, 2006 3:05 AM PDT

1. What is the difference between the Creative Zen Vision M Dock and the dongle that comes with it? Are there more outputs? If I do not care about video is there any reason to get one? -- they have the exact same ports...the only difference is that the dock holds the player upright.

2. Can you use that A/V output on the dongle to hook up to stereos and/or speakers? Is that the same as the output on the dock? Is that better than the headphone cord hook up sound-wise? --yes, yes, and yes...ports specified for "A/V out" rather than "headphone out" out usually offer more amplified sound, which you'd want for larger speakers.

3. If I can use that A/V output do I need special cords to hook it to my stereo? --It depends on your stereo's inputs.

You might need this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102972&cp=&origkw=y+cable&kw=y+cable&parentPage=search

Or this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102949&cp=2032058.2032228.2032251&cp=2032058.2032228&f=Taxonomy%2FRSK%2F2032251&categoryId=2032251&kwCatId=2032058&kw=cable&parentPage=search)

For the latter, you may also need this adapter: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062468&cp=2032058.2032231.2032280&allCount=250&fbn=Cable+type%2FHeadphone+Adapter&f=PAD%2FCable+Type%2FHeadphone+Adapter&fbc=1&parentPage=family. (Alternatively, look for a 1/8-inch-to-1/4-inch cable.)

If you want the best sound quailty, get one that has gold-plated plugs.

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Wow you Rock!
by lavern / June 14, 2006 7:05 AM PDT

Thanks so much for your help!!

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