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Kenwood 8120 bluetooth issue

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by EGtaco, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got the Kenwood NAV/Stereo system installed and the bluetooth does not always connect. I have a Palm Treo 750 and it only connects maybe 20% of the time. I usually have to go into setup and re-connect. Any thoughts why it might not connect???? I was wondering if it is the phone because these TREOs suck but I need it for work and I dont want to buy a new Blackberry until Jan.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    Delrivpilot

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    EG, I just bought a Pioneer Avic F700bt and had the same issue. I went on pioneers website and there was free software that I downloaded onto an sd card and then loaded it onto my head unit. THis cleared up the problem. Not sure if it will work in your case, but might be worth a try. Good luck!
     
  3. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    I put this HU in my car a few months back and there was an updated software release for the bluetooth. I was having same issue and that update cleared it up. I haven't had any trouble. I am using a Blackberry, and I had the Treo a long time ago and didn't like it b/c it had issues. However, hopefully this is just the software that needs updated. Good luck. Great HU by the way.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    Bluetooth "connectivity" is just fine on my 8120, but people report that I crack up a lot when I talking, like bad reception. I'm gonna try relocating the mic, so hopefully that helps. But simple connectivity hasn't been an issue for me...
     
  5. Dec 24, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    I can tell you as well that I was using a Blackberry World edition phone and I had to cut the volume all the way up on the HU to hear anybody. I just got the new BB Storm and now I can easily hear people at half volume. The phone bluetooth software plays a role as well.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    Mingy

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    My samsung phone would only connect once. I updated the BT software and it didn't make any difference. I found my Razor worked better, but still not 100%. I can dial from HU memory, but can't just make a call. Can't tranfer phone book, but when I make a call the specific memory data is transfered. Calls in work perfect. Major PITA is, every time the HU switches off and the BT connection is lost, I have to reestablish it with the phone. For the Razr its like 5 keypresses because of bad design. It *should* connect automatically.

    What I figure is that the head unit and the phone(s) have different ideas on what BT is. There is a list of 'fully supported' phones on the Kenwood website, but I figure its a question of eventually finding a phone which works.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    The new Storm works flawlessly. I can even run the music on my phone across the bluetooth and it sounds clearer than my IPOD that is hard wire connected. I got Rhapsody and can download anything on there to my phone and play through my HU. It is the coolest thing I have seen in a while.
     
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