1.) My audi didn’t have to set up any program for the TV streamer for me. She didn’t even know I bought a TV streamer. Like what you did, I followed the TV Streamer’s instruction and I paired my OPNs with the TV streamer myself (by rebooting them while they sit on the TV Streamer), and that was it. Once linked to the TV Streamer that way, the OPN got set automatically with a TV Streamer mode that makes the ding-DING sound like you said. The regular program is 1, and you may also have program 2 or 3, etc. But the TV Streamer is the LAST program in the sequence. If you’re in Program 1 and hit the button on your left HA, it cycles DOWN to the last program in the sequence, which is the TV Streamer program. If you hit the button on your right HA, then it cycles up through your program 1, then 2, then 3, then TV streamer (last program), then back to 1, etc.
I think your audi needs to read the instruction of the TV Streamer first. I wonder who told him he needs to set up a dedicated Program for the TV Streamer? What did he even tweak with such a program?
2.) I like the AutoPhone a lot. I use it to talk on the phone for hours on work conference calls everyday. Because I use a headset to trigger the AutoPhone to enable the phone mode in the OPN, I leave my headset pretty much alone and the OPN rarely cycles in and out of the phone mode. But even if I fidget around with my headset a little bit, the OPN doesn’t cycle in and out of the phone mode much, unless I completely remove my headset from my ears. When I put my headset on the OPNs (not on my ear canal, but a little bit higher right on the OPNs that sit behind my ears), I would hear a 2-tone chime signifying that AutoPhone detects my headset’s speakers’ magnet and automatically goes into the OPN phone mode. I can hear clearly after that. If I move the headset around a little bit, it doesn’t really cycle out of the phone mode. But the sound volume may reduce a little if the headset is not directly over the OPNs (not the receiver, but the actual OPN unit that sits behind the ear). But the only time the OPN cycles out of the phone’s mode is when I completely remove the headset from my head. Then in about a second or two, I’d hear the OPN chime back to program 1.
If I don’t use my headset for conference calls, but use my Samsung Note 4 to answer incoming calls instead. although I don’t hear the Autophone chime when I put the Note 4 over the OPN, I can still hear the Note 4 just fine. If I really want to pick up more volume (especially more high frequency sound), instead of holding my Note4 normal parallel to the side of my face, over the ear, where the phone’s speaker over the ear canal, I would move the Note 4 up a little higher, so that its speaker is closer to or on top of the OPN’s mics at the top. Again, even with moving my Note 4 around the vincinity of my ear, I’m always constantly in the OPN phone mode, there’s no cut in cut out like your audi warns you.
But I think the worst advice your audi gave you is not to enable the AutoPhone mode on the OPN. There’s NOTHING TO LOSE by enabling it. It doesn’t interfere with ANYTHING ELSE, it doesn’t mess up any other program you’re on. So what have you go to lose to have AutoPhone enabled? And even if it’s finicky to use (and again, I don’t believe it is because it works great for me), it’s still better than nothing. So what do you do currently if your Samsung phone rings and you happen to have your OPN on? You still gotta answer it, don’t you? At least with the phone mode you can hear the phone better than without the phone mode.
Here’s another point about the AutoPhone mode never gets in your way of doing anything else: Let’s say you don’t need that Program 3 that your audi set for your for the TV Streamer (because there’s already a built-in program for it when you link your OPN with the TV Streamer), then you still want to ask the audi to remove that program 3 because it’s useless and it gets in your way. You don’t want to have to step through an extra and useless program as you cycle through your programming sequence. But with the AutoPhone enabled, the OPN phone mode is turned on and off AUTOMATICALLY for you as you apply a speaker on your OPN. You don’t even have to cycle through it like you do with an extra program if you don’t use it. Don’t want to use it? Just don’t apply a speaker over it and it will never be turned on. So AutoPhone should be invisible and NEVER gets in your way if you choose never to use it. That’s why it’s a no brainer to enable it ON, in case you ever need or want to use it.
I don’t think your audi has thought these things through enough and gave you bad advice by suggesting you not enabling the AutoPhone because he heard of other patients of his complaining. He should have just enabled AutoPhone for you and let you try it. If you don’t like it, no need to disable it. Just don’t use it and it will never get in your way again.
Seriously, before, I thought I could hardly wait to have the still-to-be-released ConnectClip so I could stream for phone calls. But now with AutoPhone working so well for me, and having the TV Streamer already for watching TV and listening to music, I think I’m all set and I’m no longer in a hurry to even need a ConnectClip. Heck, I’ll probably even wait until I can find a good deal on it before I buy it, instead of rushing out and pay full retail for it the minute it comes out.