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New Radio Introduction - available with USB Port 11-15-08

The On-Line Order Guide and GM AutoBook have been updated to show the release of a new available Radio:

(UUI) Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack, USB port and 36 cross-band presets.

It is available on Convertibles and Coupes, Base and GXPs. It requires the optional (UQ3) Monsoon premium 7-speaker system.

Pricing is in place with a $100 MSRP.

It has not been added to OrderWork Bench, so unsure if it could be added this week to orders. Would expect it to be good to go by next week.
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I've seen this radio in person in the Solstice Coupe, and how it works too. It's super sweet, you just plug a small USB stick in and it reads songs off it like an MP3 CD or iPod via the PAL.









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Nice, but I'm looking for something more elegant for my GXP (touch screen and all).

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You know...this begs the question...Other Pontiac's have a nav system or other GM cars. Would they be an easy install in our sols?
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Will it work in 08's?
The part numbers will list only 2009 applications.

Not aware of any wiring/connector changes that would keep it from working, once set up, but do not know for sure.

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The issue with backdating might come in not from the USB option but from the Bluetooth option. 2007 MY cars did not have BT and I think some of the 2008 MY cars didn't either. If everything is internal to the radio (I hope it would be) then the BT and USB shouldn't cause an issue unless there's some specific coding going on with the car.

If I could get my hands on one of these new ones cheap I'd also like to put it in my 2007 as a nice upgrade.









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The UUI Radio has been added to the pricing information for dealerships at $100 MSRP as expected.

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do you think that when shifting the usb stick would get hit by the gear shift?
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do you think that when shifting the usb stick would get hit by the gear shift?
It's up and to the right near the handle. I've ridden in a Solstice Coupe car that has this radio in it that also had a USB flash drive in it and it was not an issue.









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In addition to the above question, any idea on the maximum size it supports? 4GB? 8GB? 16GB?
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Bluetooth? and can we get it without a warranty claim as my dealer man told me two weeks ago?

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Are there any documents detailing what file formats it supports? I'm rather curious to see if it will handle non-protected AACs, WMAs, and various playlist types.
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In addition to the above question, any idea on the maximum size it supports? 4GB? 8GB? 16GB?
Here is what I have so far:


Using the USB Port
Radio's with a USB port can control a USB storage device or an iPod® using the radio buttons and knobs. See Using an MP3for information about how to connect and control a USB storage device or an iPod.

USB Support
The USB connector is located on the front of the radio and uses the USB 2.0 standard.

USB Supported Devices

• USB Flash Drives

• Portable USB Hard Drives

• Fifth generation or later iPod

• First , Second, or Third generation iPod nano

• iPod touch

• iPod classic

Make sure the iPod has the latest firmware from Apple® for proper operation. iPod firmware can be updated using the latest iTunes® application. See apple.com/itunes.

For help with identifying your iPod, go to apple.com/support.


Using an MP3
Format
Radios that have the capability of playing MP3's can play.mp3 or.wma files that were recorded onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc. Radios that have a USB port can play .mp3 and.wma files that are stored on a USB storage device as well as AAC files that are stored on an iPod®.

Compressed Audio
The radio can play discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio and MP3 files. If both formats are on the disc, the radio reads all MP3 files first, then the uncompressed CD audio files.

CD-R or CD-RW Supported File and Folder Structure
The radio supports:

• Up to 50 folders.

• Up to 8 folders in depth.

• Up to 50 playlists.

• Up to 255 files.

• Playlists with an.m3u or.wpl extension.

• Files with an.mp3,.wma, or.cda file extension.

USB Supported File and Folder Structure
The radio supports:

• Up to 700 folders.

• Up to 8 folders in depth.

• Up to 65,535 files.

• Folder and file names up to 64 bytes.

• Files with an.mp3 or.wma file extension.

• AAC files stored on an iPod.

• FAT16

• FAT32

Root Directory
The root directory is treated as a folder. Files are stored in the root directory when the disc or storage device does not contain folders. Files accessed from the root directory of a CD display as F1 ROOT.

Empty Folder
Folders that do not contain files are skipped, and the player advances to the next folder that contains files.

Order of Play

Tracks are played in the following order:

• Play begins from the first track in the first playlist and continues sequentially through all tracks in each playlist. When the last track of the last playlist has played, play continues from the first track of the first playlist.

• Play begins from the first track in the first folder and continues sequentially through all tracks in each folder. When the last track of the last folder has played, play continues from the first track of the first folder.

When play enters a new folder, the display does not automatically show the new folder name unless the folder mode has been chosen as the default display. The new track name displays.

File System and Naming
The song name that displays is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such as.mp3) as the track name.

Track names longer than 32 characters or four pages are shortened. The display does not show parts of words on the last page of text and the extension of the filename is not displayed.

Preprogrammed Playlists
CDs that have preprogrammed playlists that were created using WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real Jukebox™ software can be accessed, however, there is no playlist editing capability using the radio. These playlists are treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files.

Playlists that have an.m3u or.pls file extension and are stored on a USB device may be supported by the radio with a USB port.

Playing a CD-R or CD-RW MP3
(Tune): Turn to select MP3 files on the CD currently playing.

SEEK: Press to go to the start of the track, if more than ten seconds have played. Press and hold or press multiple times to continue moving backward through tracks.

SEEK: Press to go to the next track. Press and hold or press multiple times to continue moving forward through tracks.

REV (Reverse): Press and hold to reverse playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume and the elapsed time of the file displays. Release REV to resume playing.

FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold to advance playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume and the elapsed time of the file displays. Release FWD to resume playing. The elapsed time of the file displays.

(Previous Folder): Press the softkey below to go to the first track in the previous folder.

(Next Folder): Press the softkey below to go to the first track in the next folder.

RDM (Random): MP3 files can be listened to on a CD in random, rather than sequential order. To use random, press the softkey under the RDM tab until Random Current Disc displays to play songs from the current CD in random order. Press the same softkey again to turn off random play.

(Music Navigator): Press the softkey below to have the files played in order by artist or album. The player scans the disc to sort the files by artist and album ID3 tag information. It can take several minutes to scan the disc depending on the number of files on the disc. The radio may begin playing while it is scanning in the background. When the scan is finished, the disc begins playing files in order by artist. The current artist playing is shown on the second line of the display. Once all songs by that artist are played, the player moves to the next artist in alphabetical order and begins playing files by that artist. To listen to files by another artist, press the softkey located below either arrow tab. The disc goes to the next or previous artist in alphabetical order. Continue pressing either softkey below the arrow tab until the desired artist displays.


To change from playback by artist to playback by album:

Press the softkey located below the Sort By tab.
Press one of the softkeys below the album tab from the sort screen.
Press the softkey below the back tab to return to the main music navigator screen.
The album name displays on the second line between the arrows and songs from the current album begins to play. Once all songs from that album have played, the player moves to the next album in alphabetical order on the CD and begins playing MP3 files from that album.

To exit music navigator mode, press the softkey below the Back tab to return to normal MP3 playback.

Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPod®
The USB Port can be used to control an iPod or a USB storage device.

To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located on the front of the radio.

To connect an iPod, connect one end of the USB cable that came with the iPod to the iPod’s dock connector and connect the other end to the USB port located on the front of the radio. If the vehicle is on and the USB connection works, "OK to disconnect" and a GM logo may appear on the iPod and iPod appears on the radio's display. The iPod music appears on the radio’s display and begins playing.

The iPod charges while it is connected to the vehicle if the vehicle is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position. When the vehicle is turned off, the iPod automatically powers off and will not charge or draw power from the vehicle's battery.

If you have an older iPod model that is not supported, it can still be used by connecting it to the Auxiliary Input Jack using a standard 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) stereo cable. See "Using the Auxiliary Input Jack" earlier for more information.

Using the Radio to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod
The radio can control a USB storage device or an iPod using the radio buttons and knobs and display song information on the radio’s display.

(Tune): Turn to select files.

SEEK: Press to go to the start of the track, if more than ten seconds have played. Press and hold or press multiple times to continue moving backward through tracks.

SEEK: Press to go to the next track. Press and hold or press multiple times to continue moving forward through tracks.

REV (Reverse): Press and hold to reverse playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume. Release REV to resume playing. The elapsed time of the file displays.

FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold to advance playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume. Release FWD to resume playing. The elapsed time of the file displays.

(Information): Press to display additional information about the selected track.


Using Softkeys to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod
The five softkeys below the radio display are used to control the functions listed below.

To use the softkeys:

Press the first or fifth softkey below the radio display to display the functions listed below, or press the softkey below the function if it is currently displayed.
Press the softkey below the tab with the function on it to use that function.
(Pause): Press the softkey below to pause the track. The tab appears raised when pause is being used. Press the softkey below again to resume playback.

Back: Press the softkey below the back tab to go back to the main display screen on an iPod, or the root directory on a USB storage device.

(Folder View): Press the softkey below to view the contents of the current folder on the USB drive. To browse and select files:


Press the softkey below .
Turn to scroll through the list of folders.
Press to select the desired folder. If there is more then one folder, repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the desired folder is reached.
Turn to scroll through the files in the selected folder.
Press to select the desired file to be played.
To skip through large lists, the five softkeys can be used to navigate in the following order:

• First softkey, first item in the list.

• Second softkey, 1% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Third softkey, 5% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Fourth softkey, 10% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Fifth softkey, end of the list.

(Music Navigator): Press the softkey below to view and select a file on an iPod, using the iPod's menu system. Files are sorted by:


• Playlists

• Artists

• Albums

• Genres

• Songs

• Composers

To select files:

Press the softkey below .
Turn to scroll through the list of menus.
Press to select the desired menu.
Turn to scroll through the folders or files in the selected menu.
Press to select the desired file to be played.
To skip through large lists, the five softkeys can be used to navigate in the following order:

• First softkey, first item in the list.

• Second softkey, 1% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Third softkey, 5% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Fourth softkey, 10% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.

• Fifth softkey, end of the list.

Repeat Functionality
To use Repeat:

Press the softkey below or to select between Repeat All and Repeat Track.

(Repeat All): Press the softkey below to repeat all tracks. The tab appears lowered when Repeat All is being used. This is the default mode when a USB storage device or iPod is first connected.

(Repeat Track): Press the softkey below to repeat one track. The tab appears raised when Repeat Track is being used.


Shuffle Functionality
To use Shuffle:

Press the softkey below , , or to select between Shuffle Off, Shuffle All Songs/Shuffle Songs, Shuffle Album, or Shuffle Folder.

(Shuffle Off): Press the softkey below to turn shuffle off. This is the default mode when a USB storage device or iPod is first connected.

(Shuffle All Songs / Shuffle Songs): Press the softkey below or to shuffle all songs on the USB storage device or iPod.

(Shuffle Album): Press the softkey below to shuffle all songs in the current album on an iPod.

(Shuffle Folder): Press the softkey below to shuffle all songs in the current folder on a USB storage device.

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Bluetooth? and can we get it without a warranty claim as my dealer man told me two weeks ago?

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As always, I haven't a clue what you are saying.

Did recognize one word though, Bluetooth.

The new USB Port addition to the "Black Tie" radio family is available on the 2009 Solstice GXPs, which are standard with Bluetooth, and compatible with the Bluetooth option on 2009 Base Solstices.

On the Solstice, as most GM offerings with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth functions are handled within the OnStar module.

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Here is some older informaiton previously posted on site from the July 2008 GM Tech Link:

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RPO UUI

The UUI radio is equipped with a USB port on the faceplate for connecting peripheral devices. This radio is used in the 2009 G5, G6, Solstice, Aura, Sky, Malibu, Cobalt and HHR.

The owner will have iPOD command and control and will have playback capability with a USB memory stick ("thumb drive").

iPOD Functionality

The radio will have control of the Apple iPOD audio files via the USB cable. The iPOD will be charged while connected with the radio turned on. The radio has the ability to detect and play when the iPOD is connected.

These devices are supported:

iPod Gen 5 and 5.5

iPod Nano Gen 1

iPod Nano Gen 2

iPod Nano Gen 3

iPod Classic

iPod Touch

iPhone*

and most USB memory sticks and external USB hard drives.

* The iPhone, when updated to firmware 1.1 or later, will work with USB Command and Control. However, it is recommended that the user switch the iPhone to airplane mode
and thus turn off the phone features. If the user does not switch to airplane mode, they
may experience speaker static and interference.

These devices are not supported:

iPod Shuffle Gen 1

iPod Shuffle Gen 2

iPod mini Gen1 and 2

iPod Photo

iPod G4

iPod Gen 1

iPod Gen 2

iPod Gen 3

Additional devices not supported with Command and Control:

USB hubs

Macintosh style partitions on external hard drives

Microsoft Zune

Archos

Creative Labs

iRiver

MobiBlu

Phillips

SanDisk

Super Talent

Toshiba

Cowon

TIP: The listed non-supported devices may be able to function through the USB port if the user sets the device to MSC (Mass Storage Class) or MSD (Mass Storage Device).

TIP: If the customer receives a “Device Not Supported” message on the UUI radio with an iPod, and they have a supported device, or they are experiencing radio anomalies with the iPod (connection problems, iPod lock ups, radio lock ups, etc.), it may be necessary to reset the iPod (typically done by pressing and holding the Menu and Center buttons on the iPod). Additionally, the customer may need to download the latest firmware from the Apple website. See Apple for more details.

Other Operating Conditions

TIP: The following are known operating conditions and do not indicate a fault with the radio.

- The repeat mode on the iTOUCH phone does not work on the first version of iPOD firmware.

- It may take up to 20 seconds for the iPOD to connect, depending on the sleep mode state
it is in. The radio could start up in tuner mode, even though the iPOD was the last known source of the radio. After the iPOD wakes up, it will connect and auto-source to the USB port.

- Not all external hard-drives will function (must be formatted correctly). Radio performance may be slow, particularly when searching for songs near the bottom memory locations.

- Some USB memory sticks respond very slowly and may have intermittent connectivity issues.

- USB memory sticks with U3 technology (U3 smart drives) will not function with U3 enabled. See the specific manufacturer's website to determine if U3 can be turned off or removed.

- With some USB devices, the radio may display NO MEDIA FILES if the music is not in the root directory of the memory stick.

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