- Brand Name: DLO
- Model Number: 009-9765
- Color: Black/Silver
DLO 009-9765 HomeDock Deluxe for iPod
- Easily select and share iPod's music, photos and videos on your home stereo and TV
- View and select iPod's music on your TV with HomeDock Deluxe's customizable, on-screen display
- Navigate and control the iPod with the included 18-button remote control
- Dock, charge and play iPod through home stereo and TV
- Compatibility: iPod nano (1G and 2G), iPod mini, 4G iPod with click wheel, iPod Color, iPod Video
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DLO's 009-9765 displays your iPod's music content on a beautifully designed HomeDock TV interface that's as clear and cool as the iPod itself. You can even customize colors, choosing from four different color themes including Aqua, Forest, Teal or Metal to match the decor of any room in your house. You can also choose from several screen savers, such as a Status Bar screen saver that shows your iPod's current status, song and album information on a moving graphic billboard. The HomeDock Deluxe's intuitive remote control lets you navigate with ease through your songs and playlists to select just the right tunes for any occasion, letting you control 14 various iPod functions. The HomeDock displays the currently playing song info and progress at the top of your screen while letting you select another song from the listings below, with names and titles that are large and easy to read from anywhere in the room.
In taking the entertainment out of your pocket and putting it on the big screen, the HomeDock Deluxe offers two distinct modes: On-Screen Navigation Mode for music interface on your TV, and iPod Mode to play videos or photo slideshows on your TV directly from the iPod. You can quickly switch modes with the push of a button to watch and control videos and photo slideshows from your iPod, or browse and play music with on-screen navigation. This unit connects to your home entertainment system or stereo via standard RCA plugs, so you don't have to worry about any adapters or Y-cables. Your iPod's music is sent to your stereo through the superior audio line-out from the bottom of the iPod, which provides for a much higher-quality audio signal than if you simply plugged your iPod into your stereo with a Y-cable from the headphone jack. With no adapters, and no loose cables, all you have to deal with is great sounding iPod music coming through your existing home stereo.
The DLO 009-9765 HomeDock Deluxe works with all dockable, click wheel iPods including the: iPod Nano (1st and 2nd generation), iPod Video, iPod Color, 4G iPod and iPod mini models. Your iPod can connect to your large-screen TV via a standard A/V connection, or through S-Video, allowing you to not just watch movies, but view picture slideshows with music. The HomeDock Deluxe fully powers and charges your iPod while in use, and comes with all the necessary cables to get going right out of the box, including an AC power adapter and an A/V cable. The low-profile HomeDock Deluxe comes in black to match both your iPod and home decor, measures 5.75 x 1 x 3.75 inches (W x H x D), and it's backed by a manufacturer's 90-day warranty.
What's in the Box
The DLO 009-9765 HomeDock Deluxe base module, the HomeDock 18-button remote control with battery, an adjustable iPod support, 1 x 6-foot A/V cable (left-right stereo audio, composite video), 1 x 6-inch RCA-to-minijack adapter, 1 x 12-volt AC power adapter, and a user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
- Great idea to pipe video to a widescreen TV--even a better idea to see song lists and titles on the large screen. Navigation via the included remote/on screen menus is as easy as operating an iPod.
- Great overall `look' of the docking station, cool looking black and shiny remote with rubber backing. This setup was obviously designed with black iPods and Nanos in mind and matches them well.
- Separate RCA jacks for L and R audio (versus headphone audio jacks) make the unit appear like a genuine stereo component.
- S-Video support for video-out.
- Price is steep
- `Just OK' sound quality that is tonally in the middle of the spectrum (i.e. no pronounced bass or highs). Even with premium cables (not the cheap ones supplied in the box), a high-end receiver will highlight the mediocre sound quality.
- Poor overall `feel' of the docking station. It is light, thinly built, hollow, and feels as `plasticky' as any sub-$20, low-end Chinese-made piece of electronics. It's light. The weight of my Monster audio/S-video cables pull the unit back towards my cabinet. Only my 60GB iPod itself makes a good ballast to counter the weight of the cables.
- Remote control buttons are not sensitive and require multiple presses at times to work. Again, this is typical of cheap Chinese electronics.Read more ›
1. On my HP plasma, the menu image doesn't fill the screen. Its missing 2 inch stripes on both the left and right sides.
2. The remote doesn't work reliably. Buttons don't always press.
3. The interface for picking songs doesn't behave like the iPod. If you want to play all songs at some point in the menu hierarchy (an artist, all music), the instruction manual says to select the category and select "play". That does nothing. The only way to do this is to navigate into all the songs for that category and start playing the first one.
4. Screen flickers when moving from menu item to menu item on teh same screen and when going between screens.
5. Due to limitations in the iPod, you cannot pick photos and videos from the TV interface. You have to switch back and forth between two modes.
Most of these should be fixable by DLO and then the product would be usable. However, I question the value of having songs available on a TV screen. It takes much too long to power on the TV, navigate down with remote compared to just picking the song from the iPod.
1) The Playlist, Genre, Artist, and Album drill-downs frequently appear blank. One has to keep hitting the forward arrow until one reaches the song-level listings, and then back out one menu at a time before any of these lists populate.
2) In cases where an artist has more albums than can fit on a screen, when I scroll down to see the the next screen the correct album names don't appear... as in 1), you have to proceed to the song level menu and back out of it to correct the problem.
2) Sometimes, the HomeDock performs the wrong function when a button on the remote is pressed. At one point, every time I pressed the down, left, or right arrow it was responding as if I'd pressed the up-arrow.
3) The repeat function simply does not work. I guess the button is included on the remote for show.
4) The track forward button functions intermittently at best.
Plus there are a few more nits: the generally annoying layout of the screen display (a very large product icon takes up the left half the screen, cutting off artist and album titles. Alternatively, this blank space could be used for album art...); Also, the power-on light is exceedingly bright.
I wouldn't mind the nits so much if the interface simply worked properly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
works as advertised
but needed a owners manual and a battery for remote
It works well with my sound system, but it doesn't charge the iPod when it's not playing. This was to replace my previous home dock because the controller was lost somehow. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Thomas Hollander
We bought this brand new a year ago and used it very little. The remote broke over the Christmas season, so I emailed customer service. Read morePublished on December 28, 2009 by Lilia
I've owned this unit for about 6 months. I had the previous version of the HomeDock and had bad luck with it also. Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by Reggie
Don't buy this product ! Not only is the hardware quality poor, the on-screen menus reminiscent of 80's DOS applications, but it also fries iPods. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Paul Archer
I wanted this product to use in my motorhome, and initially I loved it. It showed my music on the tv, with a nice display. The remote worked fine too. Read morePublished on March 31, 2008 by M Nolan
This product worked great for me... until it stopped working. I can't comment on how well the video works, as I only used this product to listen to my music connected to my... Read morePublished on March 8, 2008 by B. R. Merrick
90% of the videos in our ipods (which were purchased on itunes) don't show up in the onscreen menu, making this product slightly pointless! Read morePublished on December 4, 2007 by N. Mccormick