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      11-05-2012, 05:00 AM   #19
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Drives: F30 M-Sport 328i Estoril Blue
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Melbourne Australia

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I'm considering ditching the DAB+ in favour of the more primitive method of connecting up the phone via the Y-Cable or just BT and winging it. TBH, i really think BMW should have included DAB and Ext Connectivity as standard. So many sub-$30k cars have it in their base model, what's up with that.
Just to clear up any misunderstanding you have, the DAB is a radio. Digital radio. The only car manufacturer in Australia offering it as standard, is Toyota on some models. Every other manufacturer/distributor, which offers DAB+ radio, does so as an option at this time. This will probably continue for some time as DAB is not terribly popular due to its limited coverage/reach.

Extended connectivity is the ability for your smartphone to wirelessly stream the audio (music) to the amp so it plays back through the speakers. In addition, this option allows you to connect a USB device to the car for it to playback music loaded onto the USB.

The DAB & EC are 2 different and separate options.

Hope this helps.
328i M-Sport, Estoril Blue, Carbon XP 35 Tint, front heated seats, black Dakota, Sports Suspension, Anthracite Headliner, HUD, Pro Nav, Sunroof, hk 600w, Bi-Xenon, 19" 403M wheels, Reversing Camera, DAB+, Xenon, BT Ext Connect. JB4 on Map 2 with Catless DP produces awesome performance in Sport.