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    A strange thing happened

    Hi all

    I swiched my radio on yesterday I've just got the factory fitted radio/cd player. All of a sudden the digital display was showing me the artist and song name. It's never done that before and now it's not doing it. Spooky. Any ideas???

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    Nope ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz42 View Post
    Hi all

    I swiched my radio on yesterday I've just got the factory fitted radio/cd player. All of a sudden the digital display was showing me the artist and song name. It's never done that before and now it's not doing it. Spooky. Any ideas???

    Thanks
    Gaz
    mine does that for cd, the details are included on the disc same as if you put a cd in your pc drive and the titles come up on media player...was this radio or cd? i've never heard of it on radio before p.s only some cd's have these codes on them...

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    It was the radio. I've never known it to happen before. My wife was with me and saw it so I'm not going mad
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz42 View Post
    It was the radio. I've never known it to happen before. My wife was with me and saw it so I'm not going mad
    Maybe your both going mad....


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    I hadn't thought of that
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    RT (radio text) is part of the radios RDS system. Not all stations use it.

    "Radio Text This function allows a radio station to transmit a 64-character free-form textual information that can be either static e.g. station slogans or in sync with the programming such as the title and artist of the currently-playing song."

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    Thanks for that but I didn't do anything different to what I normally do. How do you access the RT function?
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    You can't, it's part of the RDS signal broadcast by the radio station (like the station name).
    All you can do is switch RDS on or off.
    You can only pick it up if the station decides to transmit the info.
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    Ok thanks mate, as you can see I'm a bit of a technophobe
    Now drives a Vectra C 1.9 cdti SRi

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