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Author Topic: dab radio  (Read 5609 times)

Offline allbluedave

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dab radio
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:30:29 AM »
hey guys.  :) ok so ive been toying with  the idea of getting a dab radio in the car since i got one for the house. has anybody got one fitted? i was just wondering if a glass mounted aerial would be ok reception wise or should i go for the external aerial? cheers guys  8-)

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Re: dab radio
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 09:53:16 AM »
My experience of DAB radios in cars is woefull, they have all been VW systems factory installed with many drop outs and signal dead patches. When DAB gets a weak signal it turns off, unlike FM which just goes crackly.

I would 100% go for a high quality external dab aerial with high gain
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Re: dab radio
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 10:12:48 AM »
Hi Dave my MK3 has the Sony radio fitted, it has a single CD slot and DAB and FM it must use the glass antenna fitted although it may be different from the ones in the MK 1 & 2.
I was expecting the radio to do that scrolling thing like the radio's indoors do but it doesn't but when you put a CD in you get the song title come up on the display.
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Re: dab radio
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 10:09:14 PM »
weve got 1 fitted in the tiguan,to be honest we have never used it,to me it seems a waste.
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Re: dab radio
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 01:40:20 PM »
cheers for the replys guys.  :) i just found a pioneer with a free windscreen aerial for £100 notes that i thought was a decent deal.  :) a family member has a pug 306 and my old sat nav didnt used to get a signal through the glass for some reason so had to use a external aerial for it. just wondering if the same would happen with the galaxy screen with the dab glass aerial?.i know what you mean about signal mirez.  :) the indoor one does the same thing. still need to get a plug in booster aerial for it  :D

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Re: dab radio
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 05:27:45 PM »
I'm in the same situation having just ordered a pioneer with DAB and Bluetooth. The issue i have is where to stick the aerial considering the windscreen is heated and will interfere with it. I have looked at other options but don't particularly want to start drilling holes if i can help it.

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Re: dab radio
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 07:48:24 AM »
I'm in the same situation having just ordered a pioneer with DAB and Bluetooth. The issue i have is where to stick the aerial considering the windscreen is heated and will interfere with it. I have looked at other options but don't particularly want to start drilling holes if i can help it.

Think a lot of french cars use a anti reflective something or other on the screens, stops phone and satnav signals . Supposed to help with glare/heat

But i may be wrong☺

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Re: dab radio
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 10:23:36 AM »
Yeah they do, if you buy some top end sunglasses with a polarizer in the lens then you'll see all nearly all the Renaults have them as the windscreen appears a bright blue/green colour lol
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Re: dab radio
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014, 11:27:08 AM »
I have ordered a new Pioneer aerial and i think the best place to put it will be in the rear window. Annoyingly the earthing sticker which goes on the C pillar means it has to be fitted next to the FM aerial to keep it the right way up :-(

 

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