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Text Feature on Factory Radio

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by hpeeler, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:32 AM
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    hpeeler

    hpeeler [OP] Active Member

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    I recently bought an '11 DCLB and it has the factory radio, single CD,
    SAT ready, etc. The text feature does not work on radio or cd. Is this a feature that only works on certain systems or do I have a dud?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:42 AM
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    Murman

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    The text won't work on radio and will only work on compact disc if it is encoded into the cd itself. Most compact discs don't have this information within them.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:52 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Yup, it was a too late to do any good technology. MP3's came out right about the time this feature tried to go mainstream, so it was something that was not considered worth the time by the recording companies. To be honest, I have a couple CD's with it, and it takes more time to push the text button then for me to figure out what song I'm listening to.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:54 AM
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    ckeeton

    ckeeton Bazinga

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    it does work on radio. my buddies 06 does it on certain stations, but my 11 doesnt.
    I think it works with the upgraded jbl system but not positive
     
  5. Dec 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    Murman

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    The OP said he has the standard radio. Text does not display with radio stations on this unit.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    ckeeton

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    i know, was just stating that thats the unit it works with.
    even though the guy i mentioned has the standard unit as well and his works.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Sounds like its time for an aftermarket HU :thumbsup:
     
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