Honda Accord: Radio Data System (RDS) - Audio System - Features - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Radio Data System (RDS)

On the FM band, you can select a favorite station and display the program service name provided by the radio data system (RDS).

RDS INFO Display

The RDS information display function shows the name of the RDS station you are listening to. With the audio system on and the FM band selected, you can turn this function on or off.

To switch the function between on

To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button. With the system on, you will see the ‘‘RDS INFO ON’’ message on the display. If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the display shows the station name.

If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the display continues to show the frequency with the RDS information display function on.

When you turn off this function by pressing the TITLE button, the display shows ‘‘RDS INFO OFF.’’

Radio Data System (RDS) Category

On the FM band selected, you can

On the FM band selected, you can select the program category provided by the RDS. Press either side () of the CATEGORY or bar (FOLDER bar on models without) of the CATEGORY bar (FOLDER bar on models without XM Radio) to display and select an RDS category. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows:

ALL: All RDS category stations ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music COUNTRY: Country music SOFT: Adult hits and soft music TOP 40: Top 40 hits OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies R & B: Rhythm and blues, and soft rhythm and blues RELIGION: Programs concerned with religion CLASSIC: Classical music JAZZ: Jazz INFO: News, information, sports, talk shows, foreign language, personality, public, college, and weather TRAFFIC: Traffic information

Press either side of the CATEGORY bar (FOLDER bar on models without XM Radio) to select a RDS category.

The display shows the selected RDS category name for about 10 seconds.

You can use the search or scan function to find radio stations in the selected RDS category. If you do nothing while the RDS category name is displayed, the selected category is canceled.

RDS Program Search

This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

This can help you to find a station in your favorite category. To activate it, press and release either side () of the SKIP bar. You or will see the selected RDS category) of the SKIP bar. You will see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it.

When the system finds a station, the selected RDS category name will be displayed again for about 5 seconds.

If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station.

RDS Program SCAN

The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category. To activate it, press and release the SCAN button.

You will see SCAN in the display.

The system will scan for a station with a strong signal in the selected RDS category. You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it. When it finds a strong signal, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds.

If you do nothing, the system will scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again.

If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station.

You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the RDS information display function is off.

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