- Brand Name: DLO
- Model Number: 009-9800
- Color: Black
DLO HomeDock Deluxe for iPod
- All-in-one iPod docking station for connecting to a TV and home stereo
- Full-featured, scratch-resistant remote lets you navigate iPod on TV screen
- Onscreen album art syncs with the songs; 12 customizable color themes
- My Jukebox function for creating playlist on the fly; Turbo Scroll function
- Silver and black finish; measures 5.8 x 1 x 3.8 inches (W x H x D); 90-day warranty
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Another fun feature is My Jukebox, which lets you create a new party playlist on the fly. Use the remote to browse your tunes and select the perfect mix for the evening, perhaps starting with some Sinatra and finishing up with a smooth Getz/Gilberto. You can also review and edit your song list at any point, so if your original selections aren't fitting the mood, you can easily switch them up. And during the party, guests can see what songs are playing by glancing at the screen savers, which can be customized to display the song info and color art.
Other details include a Turbo Scroll function for quickly navigating through thousands of selections; an intelligent status light on the dock that provides remote feedback; an auxiliary input for connecting MP3 players and other audio sources; an extra-wide menu to accommodate longer song titles; and a sleek silver and black finish. Compatible with old and new TVs alike, the HomeDock Deluxe measures 5.8 by 1 by 3.8 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty.
What's in the Box
HomeDock Deluxe, remote control, AC adapter, adjustment screw, S-video cable, iPod support stand, AV cable, user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
Tried the web based software update which did not work. DLO responded quickly to my question about it saying they had "no further information."
I tried this new dock with an ipod video 5.5. I hear the video listing does not work at all with the latest ipods.
So I'm going to return this and go back to using my old version of the unit - which has always worked well - except that the remote does break. I've gone thru 3. Don't replace the battery, just order a new remote direct from dlo.
An added note though - some people have complained about distorted sound - I found that it was just a matter of turning down the volume of the homedock using the remote control - an feature I'm sure some people don't even know exists! This feature allows the homedock to make its audio signal quite hot - which is good for some videos that have very low audio levels (itunes tv shows for example) - but bad for most music mp3s which have a much hotter output.
You can still use the iPods regular menu to select songs and videos directly on your iPod though, but that is definitely not worth the money.
So if you have an older version of the iPod software, version 1.2.1 or older, and don't plan on upgrading your iPod ever. Then this is the product might be worth it. Otherwise, wait until they come out with a version that is compatible with the latest iPod versions.
I have not yet mastered the remote control.
Please look to the support website periodically for further information as it is ascertained."
In other words, they are aware that the product does not function as advertised and maybe someday they will actually be able to make it work (or maybe not!).
I am dissappointed in the product and very dissappointed in the customer service. I would not recommend this product for the price.
I always read reviews before making any purchase, regardless of price. The reviews for this product were average, but I decided to take a risk. Sometimes I am able to avoid problems with products despite other reviewer's problems. Unfortunately, the Home Deluxe isn't a circumstance with which I've had a success story.
The major problem I had with the Home Deluxe was connectivity/interface. After plugging the dock into my Mac via USB, nothing occurred. iTunes failed to launch. The iPod didn't mount. Being a preferred Mac user, I began to assume that it was that ubiquitous issue (Compatibility).
I wasn't able to receive a video signal through the S-Cable. The composite cable produced a picture, but given I have an LCD, the picture was horrible. With regards to the slide show, I wasn't able to view any photos. When I placed a call to the customer service department, I was lucky enough to troubleshoot with a woman, who all but blamed me for the failure of the unit to work as advertised. I had the TV-Out feature turned on for both the video and the slideshow. She told me to turn off the TV-Out on the photo setting, and leave it on in the video, implying it wouldn't work with both on. She failed to listen to my situation. Had she listened, she would have immediately realized I had video through the composite connections.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A number of buyers/users have already documented most of the shortcomings of the DLO Homedock Deluxe. Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Floyd Ian Slipp
- On-screen iPod menu controls (DLO proprietary interface, not a clone of what's on your iPod menus)
- Displays song and album art of what's playing (though not... Read more
Well an Ipod is basically about music and this does mate well with my Denon receiver and surround sound system. Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by Cobra
The homedock deluxe is great if you want to be forced to use a TV to use your ipod. if you want to integrate your ipod to your stereo or your whole house audio system it's... Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Timothy D. Gray
the concept for this product was something i was really interested in. but even right out of the box it was having problems. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by J. Freeman
In reading comments in the iPod forums I have learned that in the latest 5.5g iPods Apple disabled the video output to any docks that don't have a compatible chip. Read morePublished on March 22, 2008 by Dan
It works very well. It's very stylish too. Graphics are OK. My only complain is the navigation interface. It's confusing, the menus and the remote as well. Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by Mr. Jose L. Ramirez
I was hesitent to get this item, since I read some of the bad reviews, but I could not be any happier. Read morePublished on February 5, 2008 by Randy