Is there a way to use this with modern iDevices?
I’ve had this receiver for a few years and for a while, I’ve always used an Aux cord because I keep getting an Error I1 error with my modern iPod (Touch 5G 32GB). However, what I have found is I can use a workaround to get it to register more frequently (albeit without track name output). This isn’t working as often as I’d like and I am generally having pretty bad luck with this workaround recently. This even happens when I switch it directly into iPod Direct mode since my remote (Harmony 650; never got the OEM remote) supports this option.
I am trying to see what the problem is. From what I can tell it may be a software problem. The receiver is from 2005 (although mine was manufactured in 2008) and it’s surprising since my iPod is from 2012 and the age differential between the iPod and receiver is so minor. I’d expect problems with a modern iPod like the Touch 6G or even a iPhone SE but not a 5G touch that’s only 5 years off. However, referencing the manuals (which didn’t get lost) say it only supports the iPod and Nano (5G+) BUT mentions others are also known to work but isn’t guaranteed. I suspect it may use the 2005 software (or slightly newer software that only patches problems and doesn’t add support for these newer iPods).
However, my Lighting cable has one side with the common missing pin problem but the other side of my cable is fine. I don’t use the bad side of this cable so it’s likely unrelated to my cable. I'm not buying a gas station cable just to test if the cable is bad.
Outside of the (minor) possibility my cable is bad is there a possibility it’s a software fault on my receiver being too old for the modern Touch (5G+)?
Is this a good question?