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Logitech Pure-Fi Elite Review

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Along with music playback from the iPod, the Pure-Fi Elite is capable of displaying photos and movies on your television. To configure, simply connect a Composite or S-Video cable to video output on the Elite to an open port on your television. You will need to enter the Video Settings menu in your iPod and turn the Video Out option to On, as this passes the signal through. Then, select a movie and press play. I chose an MPEG4 copy of the Fantastic Four as an example. Notice that the movie is broken into chapters, of which I am capable of changing between.




A cool feature of the Elite, is its ability to display station information when listening to most FM frequencies. Simply tune to any of your local stations and the song artist and song title while be displayed on a rolling banner. I tuned into my favorite local rock station 101.1 KUFO in Portland and the Elite informed me I was listening to “State of Love and Trust” by Pearl Jam.



Aside from FM radio and iPod playback, The Pure-Fi Elite is also capable of receiving AM radio. The Am band extends from 520 through 1710kHz, but unlike FM, doesn’t receive station information. Older iPods (models without the dock output) and other audio devices can be connected through a 3.5mm Aux input jack.



You may have noticed a little icon in the lower left-hand of the LCD screen. It signifies that StereoXL has been activated. This feature increases the sound stage beyond the physical boundaries of the speakers, creating the effect of surround sound. Another wonderful feature of the Elite is its Sleep Timer. By pressing the Sleep button on the remote you can set the Pure-Fi to turn off after 5 to 180 minutes.



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  3. Installation
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  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing
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