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      09-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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DAB Radio

seen a few posts lately from those just picking up new cars....now mine is a month old i feel qualified to speak at length as an expert

anyway i found that to get DAB "working" i just went into manual station selection, initiated a "SCAN" as you do with your indoors DAB at home. it then "scanned" and found lots of different station categories which i then saved under the available presets. now whenever i go into DB it auto rescans and picks them all up again.

if you don't do this then you just the the presets with "no signal" listed against each one, it doesnt seem to go off and find stations for you (as FM does with autostore) without you telling it to.

edit: I was totally unimpressed with DAB for the first few uses....now i've sussed it (sort of) i love it!!! good option to have.
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      09-11-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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I must admit I haven't worked out the DAB radio yet, I have just been using the USB iPod interface, maybe it's time to RTFM ! Got any tips Carlos??
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Do You still have FM/AM/LW etc with DAB?

Excuse me for butting in but are the normal radio bands (FM/AM/MW etc) still available with the DAB option fitted?

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      09-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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Excuse me for butting in but are the normal radio bands (FM/AM/MW etc) still available with the DAB option fitted?

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yes

I reckon the DAB is my fav feature on the car, i'd never spec another car without it.
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      09-11-2007, 02:58 PM   #5
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Great, that's another option box ticked for when I order my 335D/i SE/M Sport.

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I have it too, and I just don't use the regular radio channels anymore.

Occasionally, as I have to drive up and down the UK, I can't get a station from my presets, but as stated above, just go to manual tune. works a treat.

I for one, am so pleased I loaded my car with all the toys - driving's never been more fun.

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northern monkey - you're a superstar and you've saved me a trip to the dealer

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I did not go for DAB since here in the sticks (NI) I would only get it about 50% of the time
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Norway didn't have the DAB radio option when I ordered the car
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I have it too, and I just don't use the regular radio channels anymore.

Occasionally, as I have to drive up and down the UK, I can't get a station from my presets, but as stated above, just go to manual tune. works a treat.

I for one, am so pleased I loaded my car with all the toys - driving's never been more fun.

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I agree. Toys-r-us dude.
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...thing is, sad tho it is to admit, I can't really see that the Today programme is gonna sound any better for me on DAB than it would on FM ?

Am I a luddite ?

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...thing is, sad tho it is to admit, I can't really see that the Today programme is gonna sound any better for me on DAB than it would on FM ?

Am I a luddite ?

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The voice of John Humphrys is so much clearer and crisp on DAB

Yes, you are a luddite
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Don't forget that once you've passed the Humphry's 'tolerance' event horizon, you can wind down with a spot of BBC7 or even tune in to the traffic channel - the channel that brings you the traffic news - go figure

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Squeeze, your taxi is outside waiting to whisk you away on your holiday...... goodbye
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Squeeze, your taxi is outside waiting to whisk you away on your holiday...... goodbye
Fank u very muchhhhh



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