Honda Accord: Radio Data System (RDS) - Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation 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 INFO display function shows the name of the 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 audio screen and the center display continue to show the frequency.

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

Radio Data System (RDS) Category

With the FM band selected, you can

With the FM band selected, you can select the program type provided by the RDS. Press the AUDIO button to display the radio information on the screen. Push down the selector on the interface dial, then turn the knob to select RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER to set your selection. 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

Turn the selector to select an RDS

Turn the selector to select an RDS category. You can use the search or scan function to find radio stations on the selected RDS category by pressing the selector to the right repeatedly. Press ENTER to set your selection. If you do nothing while the RDS category is selected, the selected category is canceled.

You can also select an RDS category

You can also select an RDS category with the CATEGORY bar. Press either side () of the or CATEGORY bar to display an RDS) of the CATEGORY bar to display an RDS category in the center display. Select a category by pressing either side of the bar.

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 also see the selected RDS) of the SKIP bar. You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking in the center display while searching it. When the system finds a station, the selected RDS category name will be displayed again for about 5 seconds in the center display.

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.

To activate RDS program search

To activate RDS program search with the interface dial, push the AUDIO button to display the FM radio information on the screen.

Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select the RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector.

The screen shows you the RDS program category list.

Turn the knob to the desired RDS category.

While the RDS category is selected, move the selector knob to the right to select SEEK in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press ENTER to activate the seek function.

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 side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar. You will see SCAN in the center 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 in the center display while searching it. When the system finds one, 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 side of the SCAN/ A.SEL bar 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.

To activate RDS program scan with

To activate RDS program scan with the interface dial, push the AUDIO button to display the FM radio information on the screen. Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select the RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector. The screen shows you the RDS category list.

Turn the knob to the desired RDS category.

While the RDS category is selected, move the selector knob to the right to select SCAN in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press ENTER to activate the scan function.

You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the RDS information display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a RDS station name.

Radio Text Display

This function displays the radio text information of the selected RDS station.

If the selected RDS station has the radio text information, you will see the text indicator on the screen.

To activate radio text display, use

To activate radio text display, use the interface dial. Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select RADIO TEXT icon. Press ENTER on the selector to enter the setting.

The display shows up to 64

The display shows up to 64 characters on the selected RDS station.

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