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Shukes 08-21-2009 08:40 AM

FM radio via bluetooth
 
Hi,

Just got my T10 today.. my question is, is there a way I can listen to the FM radio on the device via bluetooth? When I tried to do it all it said was this mode (radio) is not supported by the bluetooth headset..

Any help much appreciated..thanks!

ivocado 08-21-2009 08:50 AM

I don't own a Samsung, but my Sansa and Cowon players and Nokia phone all have FM radios and they all use the headphone wires as an antenna. So that may be the reason why the radio doesn't work with bluetooth, there's no wire and therefore no antenna.

Olley 08-21-2009 09:08 AM

The only player I know of that can listen to FM over bluetooth is a Philips GoGear. It still has to have the headphone cable plugged in for FM reception, but you don't need to use it. None of my Samsung players (T10, P2, P3) can do it.

djm64 10-05-2009 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olley (Post 386423)
The only player I know of that can listen to FM over bluetooth is a Philips GoGear. It still has to have the headphone cable plugged in for FM reception, but you don't need to use it. None of my Samsung players (T10, P2, P3) can do it.

Olley,

Are you sure about Philips GoGear? I looked at their site and filtered on units that have FM tuners. None of these seemed to have Bluetooth.

djm64 10-05-2009 07:14 PM

The issue of combining FM and Bluetooth is a tough one. The only way that I've been able to do it successfully (mostly) is by using a BT dongle.

Just as an illustration. Here is my latest misadventure in pursuing this goal:

I bought a Samsung P3, which has received good reviews and has a nice FM tuner with a good user interface, as well as Bluetooth. I also bought a Jabra Halo BT headset, which has also received good reviews, and is capable of pairing with two devices, including a cell phone. The idea was to be able to listen to FM radio on the headset over BT and be able to receive calls on my cell phone (LG env Touch) on the same headset.

Stunning realization #1: Bluetooth is not supported for the FM function on the Samsung P3.

Ok, I say to myself, what can be salvaged here? Well... the Jabra Halo comes with a cord for listening to non-BT devices. So, I'll use the corded connection to listen to FM radio and then connect to my cell phone via Bluetooth, so I can still take phone calls. Right?

Stunning realization #2: Bluetooth is disabled on the Jabra Halo when the corded connection is in use.

Blah :confused: . I'm screwed six ways to Sunday. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

scuba 10-06-2009 09:32 PM

As ivocado said, you need the headphones plugged in to listen to FM as the cord is used as the antenna.
I'm pretty sure even with headphones inserted, you cannot listen to Radio over Bluetooth.


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