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How good is it?

Posted: 14:43 27 Nov 07 #1

Does anyone have one of this? How well does it work, in particular the FM transmitter facility?

 Thanks.

Posted: 16:00 27 Nov 07 #2
  • Yoni
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You pair the phone to the kit as normal, then tune one station on the radio to the PMK5800.

That will allow for both calls and playing MP3's.

I have not used one, so not sure how well it works but as it's Parrot it should have good sound quality. 


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Posted: 09:17 23 Dec 07 #3
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doesn't work at all (too many radio interferences)
.When you drive from one country to an other,the radio frequencies change and so, the free one you choose at home will not remain free a few miles further.
Don't waste your money
Posted: 15:35 30 Dec 07 #4
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I have a PMK5800 and it worked quite good. The FM-Transmitter was not the problem. It got also the MP3-Files from my Sony-K800i, quality was very different and I did not find out why. Some files were very good but some you couldn't listen to - terrible noise.

Now, after exactly one month, it doesn't work no longer, no idea why. It was only in my car and had only to switch on, but nothing matters until now.

I will contact the service and maybe I get a new one. I will report this later.

 

Posted: 16:15 07 Jan 08 #5
  • Miomao
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i have just buied a pmk 5800.

my problem is the missed radio connection to my third car : a bmw 530xd  year 2006.

the connection to OPEL MERIVA and HUNDAY GALLOPER  1998 IS GOOD!

Can you help me !

thanks

miomao

Posted: 08:05 08 Jan 08 #6
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You need to put the radio tuning in to the manual mode, it will not find the frequency on auto scan. 

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Posted: 16:42 08 Jan 08 #7
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Thank you, I will tray and then I'll write a post with the result obtained.Hello
Posted: 17:04 26 Mar 08 #8

I just received my PMK5800. It worked for a few minutes, then it began dropping the bluetooth connection to the phone and the phone cannot "find" the device. It will mysteriously re-connect while I stare at the thing. Now it will not connect to the FM radio correctly, the static remains while the PMK connects. I've tried (per Tech Support) to erase the memory (push red and green buttons and then unplug it for 2 minutes) and start again. No good...  It seems not to want to take any manual commands. The instruction manual is poorly written, it tells you in #2 to "Syntonize" the car radio, with some instructions, then in #5 tell you how to "Set the Frequency", but with contradictory instructions...  The voice command menu is not in agreement with the "Magic" words???  It asks to say "Telephone" but the book says "Phone".

Not good omens for the product...I'm going to try a second call to support..and then if not fixed, it's going back to the dealer. I'll wait for them to work the bugs out or buy a competitive product.

Posted: 18:56 26 Mar 08 #9

UPDATE...

 Another 2 hours of trying to make it work.

It  would not power on...Tech Support tells me to check the fuse..It was OK...then it powered up after a few trys, but nothing else worked...talking to them with a 2nd cell phone to try to fix the problems...they decided that it was my car radio, the vehicle not compatible in terms of strength of the FM transmitter of the PMK causing the static...but what about the on and off pairing with my cell phone and non-responsiveness of the PMK controls? No explanation of why it worked (without the static) last night for a few minutes... Tech Support's reccomendation..return it to the seller. I think it was DOA, but whatever...

Sooo...I called Moblie Planet..I explained the issue...no problem, RMA on the way for full credit refund.... I like them!

 Bottom line..wait to buy this thing until Parrot works the bugs out....don't waste time and effort. AND pray they fix the French to British English translation and syntax problems in the manual. I really wanted this thing..oh well...

Posted: 19:20 27 Mar 08 #10
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Well, I got a new PMK from the service and this one works very good.

The MP3 section via Bluetooth is not the best quality, but with the usb-plug it is fantastic.

It is really a super plug n' play Hands-Free-Kit. If there is a ring you only need to switch to the right frequence on your radio to take the call.

Posted: 08:19 11 Apr 08 #11

My wife has had the PMK5800 for a few days and the sound quality through the car speakers is excellent. However, the sound quality for voice is awful. The car is a new Mazda 2 and the internal noise is quite low, but the Parrot insists on shutting down the bandwidth of her voice until it becomes unintelligible, If she drops below 30 or 40mph the sound quality begins to improve. The DSP functions need tweaking - are there any upgrades to the soiftware available for download, or any hidden menu's to change some parameters? An alternative might be to use an external microphone - does anyone have details of the microphone used? I have already had to take the unit apart because she snapped the unit off its power plug so I have separated the plug from the unit via a cable. I could mount a remote microphone if it helped the transmission quality. Anyway, since I've modified it, I dont suppose Parrot would want it back under warranty ;-)

Another point - does anyone know how to get the voice recognition working - the scroll knob always seems to want to set the language.

Tony

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