SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The radio in the XC90 is supposed to work with the radio data system (display info--song title, allow you to select a radio station by type...). I live in the New York City metro area; it appears that the stations in my area do not use this system.<p>Are there areas in the States where this function is available? Does anyone know if the capability will become more wide-spread anytime soon?<p>Just curious.<p>
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,263 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (Sharon)

Sharon,<p>very dew areas in the U.S. utilize this technology. It is much more prevalent in Europe.<p>Yannis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (GrecianVolvo)

In Southern California most (75 %) of the stations on our FM presets send text messages using the RDS system.. we had no clue that this even existed before getting the XC90.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,263 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (pepcmac)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>In Southern California most (75 %) of the stations on our FM presets send text messages using the RDS system.. we had no clue that this even existed before getting the XC90.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>The text messages are common, even here in Philadelphia. The titles of songs are uncommon.<p>Yannis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,967 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (Sharon)

RDS is alive and well in the NYC area. I haven't driven through there with RDS in over 2 years but I know I used to get the occasional RDS station back around '99 / '00 in NYC. If you check your manual I think there is a way to toggle RDS on or off so yours may be off?<p>-rollie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: Radio Data System (rollie)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>RDS is alive and well in the NYC area. I haven't driven through there with RDS in over 2 years but I know I used to get the occasional RDS station back around '99 / '00 in NYC. If you check your manual I think there is a way to toggle RDS on or off so yours may be off?<p>-rollie<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I'll have to play with this some more, but I was trying out the "pty" selection and the only category I could get to work was "talk." If I search on any other category (rock, soft rock...) I get a "no selections available" message. The display isn't showing radio stations call letters, either. I have radio text enabled. Maybe the stations just don't have anything to say at the moment ;-)<p>I have found the first thing that truly annoys me about the radio (hopefully it will be the only thing!). The manual recommends Dolby for the CD player and 3 channel for the radio. When you change the surround option for one source, it applies it to the other as well. So, if I'm listening to a CD and change the audio setting to dolby, when I switch to radio, I have to switch the audio setting back to 3 channel. It seems like it should be easy enough to have separate audio settings for the radio and the CD changer. Oh well.<br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
RDS is very active in the Boston area. Almost all display their station identification (i.e. WABC-FM), about 66% display their format (i.e. Classic Rock, Oldies, ... ), and close to 50% display the song title and artist along with the year of the song release. One station (105.7) even displays the "next" song while one is playing, so you can decide to hang out there or change stations (pretty cool).<p>My Audi A4 radio has RDS as well, but only shows the call letters and format. I didn't know the song info. existed until the XC90. Now I can't stop looking at it!<p>I am surprised how few CD's contain text, even new ones like U2. Most say "no title available" when I turn it on, so I leave it set off. Programmed the on/off into the My Key.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (Sharon)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I have found the first thing that truly annoys me about the radio (hopefully it will be the only thing!). The manual recommends Dolby for the CD player and 3 channel for the radio. When you change the surround option for one source, it applies it to the other as well. So, if I'm listening to a CD and change the audio setting to dolby, when I switch to radio, I have to switch the audio setting back to 3 channel. It seems like it should be easy enough to have separate audio settings for the radio and the CD changer. Oh well.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>This "problem" will be remedied in an upcoming software upgrade. Check back with your dealer later this spring and he'll be able to upgrade you.<p>In the mean time you can use the possibility to program a "MY KEY" to toggle between surround modes. This is how you do:<p>1. Enter the menu and go Audio Settings - Surround (do not enter the Surround menu, leave the "cursor" at the Surround meny heading).<p>2. Push "MY KEY" button for two seconds.<p>3. Exit the menu (push "EXIT" a couple of times).<p>4. Each time you push "MY KEY" the surround sound will toggle between its different modes.<p>Note: you can also use the "#" and "*" keys in the same way as "MY KEY" in case you have already programmed "MY KEY" with another function.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: Radio Data System (Audioguy)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>This "problem" will be remedied in an upcoming software upgrade. Check back with your dealer later this spring and he'll be able to upgrade you.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Fabulous! Thank you. <p>Sharon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,332 Posts
Re: Radio Data System (pepcmac)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>In Southern California most (75 %) of the stations on our FM presets send text messages using the RDS system.. we had no clue that this even existed before getting the XC90.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>yup.. its pretty cool.. even though i rarely listen to the radio...<p>but a lot of my passengers are wow'ed by it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0">
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top