Originally Posted by funkahdafi
does anyone know the difference between those two options? The manual says the iPod should be connected via the special Y-cable that has a dock connector and an AUX connector. I just tried hooking it up via a standard USB/dock-connector cable and it seems to work fine. Does the Y-cable have any advantages over the plain USB connection?
The Y-Cable is meant for vehicles that have no combox. The cable contains a DRM chip in the thick middle part. The combox has this chip built in. That is why with the enhanced USB (combox) playback with the white cable only is possible.