I am considering loading Rockbox on my 80 Gig iPod video. One of the iPod's most interesting uses that I would not want to lose, however, is its compatibility with the Ford Edge Sync system which includes navigation, sound system, and phone voice controls. The Edge has a USB connection into the new Sync system built into the car. This allows me to control the iPod remotely, either from the dashboard console or, most importantly, with simple voice commands that the Sync system is designed to recognize. The latter control gives me hands free control for the iPod. Although the Edge comes with a line jack as well, for use with ANY MP3 player, that does not support either console or voice control of the connected device.
I am concerned that I will lose the console and voice controls by loading Rockbox on my 80 Gig iPod video. Is that true? Has anyone tried to use an iPod Rockbox with Ford Sync systems?