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Hi all

I have a EX with the Satnav and wanted to know if you can display Radio text, I know you can get CD/MP3 Text (and this is working fine), but I can’t seen to find the radio text? Anyone know/found out how to do this?

Ps I don’t mean the RDS fashion that will turn 98.2 into “RADIO 1”. That’s bit is all working fine.

Thanks in advance
 

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far as i know this isnt supported in england yet. read somewhere virgin are going to bring it out, may be wrong though, fee free to correct me
 

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Oh defiantly out and working in the UK, my old car had it and my wife’s car (SAAB) too, but I must admit ,there not much info on there , just like who’s show is on and contact number/e-mail/ txt numbers , sometime you get at bit more.
 

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No it's not a DAB radio, don’t get me wrong, the radio text didn’t show you which track/song was playing, only the kind off info as above (in my other post), my old car, had a Kenwood head unit, and the SAAB is the standard head unit, (but it is also a Satnav system ) , I’ll have a look around the web and see if I can find something to explain what I mean, a bit better
 

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here you go:

Radio Text

Along with RDS & EON data, some radio stations are also transmitting further information called radio text. This usually gives information on the programme being transmitted and other useful information, phone numbers etc. When selected, this information is scrolled across the radio's display.

from:
http://www.justkenwood.co.uk/editorial/glos_cass.asp
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http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/rds.html

something like that :)

Ps Radio 1 had it.
 

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ah maybe its not available on the civic, shame really with the sat nav screen thatd be a nice little feature
 

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Yes it lends itself well to that, normally a head unit, that has CD text (which the Civic has) would have radio txt, that’s a shame :-(
 

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Alan said:
Thanks Juuzi , but this didn't work for me :-( it just switches off the radio
Ok, then it might be only in non sat version. At least if I press about 3 sec Power button down then it gives setup screen and with station buttons 1-6 it gives different choises what can be enabled and disabled and if i remeber correct there was News and RDS txt disabled by default.
 

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Radio Text has been around for a while - I had a Kenwood HU in 2000 that had it (but it would only work if you were within about 10 miles from the transmitter) and then a 2001 Alpine HU where it worked perfectly.

Not missing much IMO, it just scrolls a line of text that says something like "BBC Radio four, question time, John Humphreys asks questions, contact [email protected]". Would look pretty on the satnav screen, I agree.

Don't confuse this in the setup options with the normal RDS text, which is just the station ident (BBC R4).
 
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