... does YOUR radio support playing MP3
Files? I just ask, because i've oredered a C4
six weeks ago, knowing the standard RD4 radio
set (an "RD4", made by Blaupunkt) will not
support MP3s at all. The optional "audio
pack" Radio (with bluetooth and extra JBL
Speakers) was offered as a MP3 compatible
alternative (... for as little as 990 EURs of
extra charge :( ). My trader's test drive-C4
(production date ca. 11/2004) I drove for
testing in january, just ignored the MP3 CDs
I tried to feed him (has RD4 too). But
actually, I read that it 'may' do so. To be
precise- some newer C4s RD4-radios seem to
play MP3s (including a small MP3 symbol on
the lcd), some -even 'younger' prod. dates-
will not. Why ever... does anybody know more?
(Atually driving a BX, waiting for a new C4
HDI to be delivered. But, I'll miss the
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:05:53 +0100, "Johannes Schreiner"
When I ordered my C4, I was contemplating ordering the JBL pack, just
to get the MP3 function. But then I thought, I don't want to pay all
that extra money for a catch 22. Because, this is the silly bit, If
you order the JBL pack you get MP3 *and* CD changer. But if you can
play MP3s, what do you need a CD changer for? One MP3 CD lasts as long
as a full tank anyway.
So I didn't order it. This morning, after having read your post I
thought I'd check if the standard radio does play MP3s. And guess
what, it does! Whoopie! Am I happy for having saved the 990 euros or
So, which model do I have? I have no idea what it is called, but it is
the standard item with six round silver coloured buttons, like in this
It came standard in my C4 VTR Pack.
Thanks for remining me to check it out! (I could probably just have
read the manual, but hey, I'm a guy.)
My C4 arrived this friday afternoon- and to complete this
quest: the radio set "RD4" does not play a mp3- CD in my
The ORGA- number calculates the 2nd of march as the day of
production. And to remember: it's a C4 HDI 110 as a "VTR+"
with the optional "technik- paket" .
As far as my Cit trader knew it, the C4 is equipped with 2
versions of the RD4 (=they seem to plug in what they have):
from Clarion and/or from Blaupunkt. However, one of them
does not support mp3, or it's just depending on the SW of
the radio itself.
Thanks Dan, for the pic- btw.: mine looks all the same, but
obvisiously You've had much more luck, than me :).
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 15:51:02 +0100, "Johannes Schreiner"
Now I have learned that there are in fact three different versions of
RD4 (and which one you get is completly random).
Mono-tuner (1 antenna), radio-text.
Bi-tuner (2 antennas), radio-text, CD-text.
Bi-tuner (2 antennas), radio-text, CD-text, MP3.
I was obviously lucky to get level 2+. The question now is if you have
level 1 or 2.
Yikes! I wonder if there's much difference in sound quality between the
various RD4s. What I really want to know is whether the JBL, with its
extra speakers and subwoofer, makes enough of a difference to the sound
quality to justify buying it! Has anyone heard the RD4 and the JBL?
For what it's worth... I currently have a 2.0hdi VTR+ on a one-week
test drive, and it definitely does not play MP3s. The dealer tells me
that all UK models have Clarion stereos - so this business of "you
might get lucky because there are three different brands" isn't true
for the UK.
Just got a new VTR+ HDi 2.0 hatch. My radio does not play MP3 disks (nor
does it do bluetooth). However a guy I work with has a VTS HDi 2.0 Coupe
which does play MP3 disks (and also does bluetooth). Not sure if this is a
VTS/VTR+ difference or if the fact that his car was a custom build (he
wanted the sun roof option).
Anyone know an easy way to tell which non MP3 RD4 radio I have?
On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:38:59 GMT, "Andy Shaw via CarKB.com"
Well, if I've understood the three versions correctly (see earlier
post from me) you should try to insert a CD which has CD-text on it.
But how do you know if it has? If you're not familiar with the CD-text
concept, i.e. haven't got CD-text on the hifi at home, you could
probably just park outside a hifi store and ask them to lend you a
demo CD that they use on their CD players with CD text.
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