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Old 10 Mar 2005, 09:44 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a new Camry with XM radio installed. These radios are
supposed to display information such as the name of the track and the
recording artist. Mine shows only a couple of words and does not scroll, so
you can't see the whole description. You get things like "Theme from..."
and "Anthony ...".

Is this just the way the Camry xm's work, am I missing an instruction, or do
I have a defective radio?

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Old 11 Mar 2005, 10:50 am   #2 (permalink)
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Book seys to "push and hold the text button until you hear a beep".

That should get you the rest of the message.

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> I just bought a new Camry with XM radio installed. These radios are
> supposed to display information such as the name of the track and the
> recording artist. Mine shows only a couple of words and does not scroll,

so
> you can't see the whole description. You get things like "Theme from..."
> and "Anthony ...".
>
> Is this just the way the Camry xm's work, am I missing an instruction, or

do
> I have a defective radio?
>
> Dean Geuras
>
>


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Old 11 Mar 2005, 12:32 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Originally, XM's text display was limited to 16 characters. They have
changed it to 32, but some receivers still don't get but 16 as the
change just happened in the last few months. I have a Nissan FX and
the Nissan unit doesn't display the full text, either.

Some allow scrolling; don't know about your's.

It is an annoyance at first, but you get over it quickly. The value of
having the dealer unit more than makes up for the 32 character display
on the aftermarket units.

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Old 11 Mar 2005, 04:58 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I think that mine is one of the non-scrolling ones. Pushing "Text" doesn't
seem to do anything.

Why is the dealer unit better than the aftermarket? I am thinking about
adding an XM to another car that does not currently have it and is not
XM-ready.


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> Originally, XM's text display was limited to 16 characters. They have
> changed it to 32, but some receivers still don't get but 16 as the
> change just happened in the last few months. I have a Nissan FX and
> the Nissan unit doesn't display the full text, either.
>
> Some allow scrolling; don't know about your's.
>
> It is an annoyance at first, but you get over it quickly. The value of
> having the dealer unit more than makes up for the 32 character display
> on the aftermarket units.
>



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Old 11 Mar 2005, 06:32 pm   #5 (permalink)
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>> Why is the dealer unit better than the aftermarket?

Because the dealer unit is fully integrated into your car's audio
system. If you have steering wheel controls, they work. The sound is
better, unless you have some ability to hardwire an aftermarket unit
into your other car or you want to replace the headunit.

I wouldn't discourage you -- we have two cars with aftermarket units.
But I much prefer the dealer installed Nissan since it integrates with
the controls as well as the Nav screen. Also, the wireless modulators
aren't ever going to sound as good as hardwired -- although the XM
wireless mods are the best I've seen for anything.

BTW if you're adding additional units be sure to get the "family plan"
pricing of 6.99.

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Old 11 Mar 2005, 07:55 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information.

I already have the radio on the family plan, and I would like the option of
using it in my car as well as in my home boombox. I will probably do it
because Best Buy installs the set up for about $130. I will not expect as
good sound, though, as you suggested.

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>>> Why is the dealer unit better than the aftermarket?

>
> Because the dealer unit is fully integrated into your car's audio
> system. If you have steering wheel controls, they work. The sound is
> better, unless you have some ability to hardwire an aftermarket unit
> into your other car or you want to replace the headunit.
>
> I wouldn't discourage you -- we have two cars with aftermarket units.
> But I much prefer the dealer installed Nissan since it integrates with
> the controls as well as the Nav screen. Also, the wireless modulators
> aren't ever going to sound as good as hardwired -- although the XM
> wireless mods are the best I've seen for anything.
>
> BTW if you're adding additional units be sure to get the "family plan"
> pricing of 6.99.
>



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