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The RDS system is always on. When information is broadcast from the FM station you are listening to, the station name or call letters display on the audio screen. RDS may provide a program type (PTY) for current programming and the name of the program being broadcast.

Satellite Radio

XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XMª is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. XMª Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-freemusic,coast-to-coast,and indigital-qualitysound. During the trial or when you subscribe, you will get unlimited access to XMª Radio Online for when you are not in the vehicle.

A service fee is required to receive the XMª service. For more information, contact XMª at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-929-2100in the U.S.

and www.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-438-9677in Canada.

When XMª is active, the channel name and number, song title, and artist displays on the screen.

XM™ Radio Messages

See ÒXMª Radio MessagesÓ in the vehicleÕs owner manual for a list

of possible XM messages.

Audio Players

CD/DVD Player

Playing a CD

The player can be used for CDs with conventional CD audio, MP3, or WMA compressed Þles and may have the capability to play DVD audio and DVD video. See ÒPlaying a Audio DVD and/or DVD VideoÓ later in this section for more information about DVD audio and video.

With the ignition on, insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing. The navigation system can be used while playing

a CD.

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When a CD is inserted, the CD tab displays. If an equalization setting is selected for the CD, it is activated each time a CD is played.

If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it

was the last selected audio source.

As each new track starts to play, the track number displays.

If an error displays, see ÒCD/DVD MessagesÓ later in this section.

If viewing a map screen, select the CD screen button or the NAV hard key. The display splits between the audio screen and the map screen. If you do not want to view a split screen or you are not on a map screen, press the AUDIO key, then press it repeatedly until CD is selected or select the CD screen button.

Playing an Audio CD

j /r (Pause/Play):

1.Select to pause the CD. This button then changes to the play button.

2.Select the play button to play the CD.

Random:

1.Select to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order.

2.Select Random again to turn off random play.

r (Rewind):

1.Select and hold to rewind quickly through a track selection. Sound is heard at a muted or

a reduced volume.

2.Release this button to stop rewinding. The display shows the elapsed time of the track.

[ (Forward):

1.Select and hold to fast forward quickly through a track selection. Sound is heard at a muted or

a reduced volume.

2.Release this button to stop fast forwarding. The display shows the elapsed time of the track.

¨ SEEK /©SEEK:

1.To seek tracks, press the up arrow to go to the next track.

2.Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track,

if more than eight seconds have played.

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3.If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player continues moving backward or forward through the CD. The sound mutes while seeking.

f (Tuning Knob):

1.Turn counterclockwise one notch to go to the start of the current track, turn it again to go to

the previous track.

2.Turn clockwise to go to the next track.

While playing an audio CD the rear seat operator can power on the RSE video screen and use

the remote control to navigate through the tracks on the CD.

Using a Compressed Audio

CD/DVD

Compressed Audio CD/DVD

Format

There are guidelines that must be met, when creating an MP3, WMA, or mixed disc. If the guidelines are not met when recording a burned disc, the disc may not play. The guidelines are:

¥ID3 tag information is displayed by the radio if it is available. The radio supports ID3 tag information v1.0, v1.1, and v2.0. The radio displays a Þlename, song name, artist name, album name, and directory name.

¥Maximum 32 characters, including spaces, in a Þle or folder name.

¥The recommended maximum number of folders is 100 with a maximum hierarchy of three folders.

¥Create a folder structure that makes it easy to Þnd songs while driving. Organize songs by albums using one folder for each album.

¥All playlist Þles (.m3u or .pls) must be removed from disc contents. Playlists are not supported.

¥It is recommended that there is a maximum of 192 Þles on a CD-R(W)disc.

¥It is recommended that there is a maximum of 200 Þles on a DVD+R(W) disc.

¥The Þles can be recorded on a CD-R(W)or DVD+R(W).

¥Copy protected WMA Þles are not supported.

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Scanning Compressed

Audio Disc

Scanning a compressed audio disc categorizes and allows sorting of songs by folder artist or album.

¥Select center folder/artist/album button to initiate scanning mode. The radio plays and a progress bar displays.

¥Background scanning occurs with the radio on and the compressed audio disc inserted but not

being played.

¥Only the Þrst 200 songs appears in the compressed audio music navigator.

¥Scanning time varies depending on the number of Þles and folders on the disc.

Root Directory

The root directory is treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio Þles, the directory is displayed as ROOT. All Þles contained directly under the root directory is accessed prior to any root directory folders.

Empty Directory or Folder

If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in the Þle structure that contains only folders/subfolders and no compressed Þles directly beneath them, the player advances to the next folder in the Þle structure that contains compressed audio Þles and the empty folder is displayed or numbered.

No Folder

When the disc contains only compressed Þles, the Þles are located under the root folder.

The next and previous folder functions have no function on a disc that was recorded without folders. When displaying the name of

the folder the radio displays ROOT.

Order of Play

Tracks are played in the following order:

¥The radio does not support playlist Þles.

¥Order of play differs depending if the compressed audio disc is fully scanned or unscanned.

See ÒScanning Compressed Audio DiscÓ previously in this section.

¥When playing an unscanned disc, the next and previous screen buttons may be required to switch away from the current folder when quickly seeking rather than allowing the last song of a folder to play to completion.

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¥Play begins from the Þrst track under the root directory. When all tracks from the root directory have been played, play continues from Þles according to their numerical listing. After playing the last track from the last folder, play begins again at the Þrst track of the Þrst folder or root directory.

¥A scanned compressed audio disc in artist/album modes only play songs within the current category. The next and previous screen buttons change to different artists or albums.

When play enters a new folder, the display does not automatically

show the new folder name. The new track name displays.

File System and Naming

The song name that displays is the name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the Þle 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 Þlename does not display.

Playing a Compressed Audio Disc

As stated earlier in this section,

the player can be used for CDs with conventional CD audio, MP3, or WMA compressed Þles. Read

the information under ÒCD PlayerÓ for more information on playing an audio disc.

j /r (Pause/Play):

1.Select to pause the CD. This button then changes to the play button.

2.Select the play button to play the CD.

Random:

1.Select to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order.

2.Select Random again to turn off random play.

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r (Rewind):

1.Select and hold to rewind quickly through a track selection. Sound is heard at a muted or reduced volume.

2.Release to stop rewinding. The display shows the elapsed time of the track.

[ (Forward):

1.Select and hold to fast forward quickly through a track selection. Sound is heard at a muted or reduced volume.

2.Release to stop fast forwarding. The display shows the elapsed time of the track.

q r (Folder/Artist/Album):

1.Select the left or right arrow to go to the previous or next folder, artist, or album on

the disc.

2.Select the middle screen button, with the folder, artist, or album name, to sort the compressed

audio Þle by folder, artist, or album. It may take a few minutes for the system to sort the compressed audio Þles. See ÒScanning Compressed Audio DiscÓ previously in this section.

¨ SEEK /©SEEK:

1.Press the up arrow to go to the next track.

2.Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track,

if more than eight seconds have played.

3.If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player continues moving backward or forward through the CD. The sound mutes while seeking.

f (Tuning Knob):

1.Turn counterclockwise one notch to go to the start of the current track, turn it again to go to

the previous track.

2.Turn clockwise to go to the next track.

Vehicles with Rear Seat Audio (RSA) can use RSA to change tracks/chapters. Vehicles with RSE can use the remote control to change tracks/chapters.

Playing a DVD Video

The player can be used for

DVD video.

With this feature, movies/pictures or DVD menus do not appear on the navigation screen, unless the vehicle is in P (Park).

It operates on the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) screen while the vehicle is moving. The RSE video screen starts play of the DVD when a DVD is inserted into the navigation system. The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the navigation system, the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) system, and the remote control. The DVD player can also be used for the rear seat passengers with the radio off. The rear seat passengers can power on the video screen and use the remote control to navigate the disc.

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See ÒRear Seat Entertainment SystemÓ in the Index of your vehicleÕs owner manual for more information.

The DVD player is only compatible with DVDs of the appropriate region code that is printed on

the jacket of most DVDs.

The DVD slot is compatible with most audio CDs, CD-R,CD-RW,DVD-Video,DVD+R/RW single layer media along with MP3 and WMA formats. DVD Audio,DVD-R,DVD-RW,and DVD+R dual layer media is not supported.

If an error displays, see ÒCD/DVD MessagesÓ later in this section.

Navigation DVD Radio

with Bose® Surround Sound System (Acadia, Enclave, Traverse, and OUTLOOK)

If the vehicle has a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, it has a radio capable of playing both

CD and DVD discs. See ÒRear Seat EntertainmentÓ in the Index of the vehicleÕs owner manual.

The CD/DVD player is the top slot on the radio faceplate. The player is capable of reading the DTS programmed DVD-Videomedia. DTS and DTS 2.0 are trademarks of

Digital Theater Systems, Inc. AC-3is Dolby Digital Surround technology.

The system is optimized to use 5.1 audio surround sound before stereo tracks. Stereo modes

are typically available if manually selected. Press the Options button, then the Audio button or DVD main or top menu.

Playing a DVD

There are three ways to play a DVD:

¥Once a DVD is inserted, the system automatically starts play of the DVD up to the DVD top menu. The r (play)

button must be pressed to start the movie from the DVDÕs menu screen.

¥If you are on a map screen, select the DVD screen button.

¥Press the AUDIO hard key, then select the DVD screen button.

¥The r (play) button must be pressed for the movie to resume play when the vehicle has been turned OFF and then back ON.

When a DVD is loaded, the rear seat passengers can power on the RSE video screen and use the remote control to navigate through the DVD.

O (Power/Volume):

1.Press to turn the system on and off.

2.Turn to increase or decrease the volume of the audio system.

3.Press and hold for more than two seconds to turn off the navigation system, RSE video screen, and RSA. If the vehicle has not been tuned off, the RSE and the RSA can be turned back on by pressing this knob and continues play of the last active source.

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DVD Menu Options

Once a DVD starts to play, the menu options and cursor screen buttons automatically appear.

To display the menu Options screen button while a DVD is playing, touch anywhere on the screen.

Options: Select this screen button to view the menu option screen buttons. Menu options are available when they are highlighted. Some menu options are only available when the DVD is not playing.

Cursor: Select this screen button to access the cursor menu.

The arrows and other cursor options let you navigate the DVD menu options. The cursor menu options are only available if a DVD has

a menu. Use the cursor menu to start a DVD video from the disc main menu.

q,Q,r,R (Arrow Buttons):

Use these arrow buttons to move around the DVD menu.

Enter: Select to choose the highlighted option.

Return: Select to go back to the previous DVD menu.

Back: Select to go back to the main DVD display screen.

Move: Select to move the cursor buttons back and forth from thebottom-rightcorner to thetop-leftcorner of the screen.

j /r (Pause/Play):

1.Select to pause the DVD. This button then changes to the play button.

2.Select the play button to play the DVD.

3.Select this button in a DVD disc main menu to start the DVD.

c (Stop):

1.Select to stop play of the DVD.

2.Select the play button to continue playing the DVD from where the DVD was stopped.

3.Select this button twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

r (Rewind):

1.Select and release to rewind through the scene, chapters, and titles.

2.Select again to increase the rewinding speed.

3.Select the play button to stop rewinding. This button may not work when the DVD

is playing the copyright information or the previews.

[ (Forward):

1.Select and release to advance rapidly through the scene, chapters, and titles.

2.Select again to increase the fast forwarding speed.

3.Select the play button to stop fast forwarding. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

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Hide Options: Select this screen button to remove all menu options from the display, except Options and Cursor.

Top Menu: Select to display the Þrst menu of the DVD. This is not available on all DVDs.

Menu: Select to display the DVD menu of the current area of the DVD that is playing.

Audio:

1.Select to display the audio options.

2.Select the audio options that best improve sound quality. This is not available on all DVDs

or when the DVD is stopped. See ÒFading With a Bose¨ Surround Sound SystemÓ later in this section.

Subtitle: Select to play the video with subtitles. This is not available on all DVDs or when the DVD

is stopped.

Angle:

1.Select to adjust the viewing angle of the DVD.

2.Repeatedly select this button to toggle through the angles.

This is not available on all DVDs or when the DVD is stopped.

Search:

1.Select to display the search screen.

2.Select Title or Chapter Search for DVD video. The keyboard allows you to type in the title/chapter/group/track number that you would like to watch

or listen to. This button does not work when the DVD is stopped.

Setup: Select to display the DVD Setup screen. This button is only available when the DVD is not playing. The DVD Setup screen allows you to change the brightness, contrast, and the viewing aspect on the monitor.

! (Brightness): Select the up or down screen arrows to increase or decrease the brightness of

the navigation screen.

_ (Contrast): Select the up or down screen arrows to increase or decrease the contrast of

the navigation screen.

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Monitor: From the DVD Setup screen, select to adjust the aspect ratio of the DVD on the navigation screen. This is not available on

all DVDs. This button is not available for DVD audio.

Select e to close the screen in from the left and right sides.

Select J to Þll the screen on the left and right sides.

Select d to Þll the screen on the top and bottom.

SEEK ¨(Next Track/Chapter):

Press this hard key to go to the next track or chapter if the time elapsed is greater than

10 seconds. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or

the previews.

© SEEK (Previous Track/

Chapter):

1.Press this hard key to return to the start of the current track or chapter.

2.Press again to go to the previous track or chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

f (Tuning Knob):

1.Turn counterclockwise one notch to go to the start of the current chapter/track, turn it again

to go to the previous chapter/track.

2.Turn clockwise to go to the next chapter/track.

Fading With a Bose® Surround

Sound System (Acadia,

Enclave, Traverse, and

OUTLOOK)

If the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) is turned on, the radio disables fade and mutes the rear speakers.

The following methods allow for switching surround sound into a 2 channel stereo mode:

¥Select a stereo or 2 channel mode using the DVD-Videotop menu. Most commercialDVD-Videotop menus contain audio conÞguration settings.

¥While the movie is playing, select OPTIONS to show all available DVD options, then select the Audio touch key to switch between the multiple audio sources on the DVD.

¥Fade the radio two steps to the rear. When returning to the center area, the surround track will turn on again if it was on before the rear speakers were faded.

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Select the AUDIO buttons to change current DVD audio track.

Some DVD-Videodiscs only contain Dolby Digital 5.1(AC-3)or DTS 5.1 audio tracks and may not allow conversions into stereo modes.

CD/DVD Messages

If Disc Read Error displays and/or the CD/DVD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

¥A disc was inserted with an invalid or unknown format.

¥The map CD/DVD disc is not from a correct region.

¥The map DVD disc was installed into the CD slot. See ÒInstalling the Map DVDÓ under Maps

on page 38.

¥It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD/DVD should play.

¥The vehicle is being driven on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD/DVD should play.

¥The CD/DVD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

¥The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

¥There may have been a problem while burning a CD/DVD.

¥The label may be caught in the CD/DVD player.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer/retailer.

If playing recorded media such as a CD or DVD, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD or DVD quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, recording speed, max media recording speed, and the way the CD or DVD has been handled. There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in Þnding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD or DVD. If the surface is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or

scratched, it will not play properly. If the surface is soiled, see ÒCare of Your CDs and DVDsÓ in the Index of the vehicleÕs owner manual.

If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD or DVD.

Notice: If a label is added to a CD or DVD, or more than one CD or DVD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs or DVDs, the player could be damaged. While using the CD or DVD player, use only CDs or DVDs in good condition without any label, load one CD or DVD at a time, and keep the player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris.

Do not add any label to a CD or DVD, it could get caught in the player. If a CD or DVD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD or DVD with a soft marker.

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Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPod® (Acadia, Enclave, Traverse, and OUTLOOK)

If the vehicle has a USB Port, it can be used to control an iPod¨ or a USB storage device.

To avoid connection problems, extension cords are not recommended. Use only the cable that came with the device.

To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located in the center console.

To connect an iPod¨, connect one end of the USB cable that came with the iPod to the iPodÕs dock connector and connect the other end to the USB port. If the vehicle is on and

the USB connection works, ÒOK to

disconnectÓ and a GM logo may appear on the iPod and iPod appears on the radioÕs display. The iPod music appears on the radioÕs 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 vehicleÕs 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 Auxiliary Devices on page 35 for more information.

USB Supported File and Folder

Structure

The guidelines that must be met while using USB supported Þles and folders are:

¥Up to 700 folders.

¥Up to 8 folders in depth.

¥Up to 65,535 Þles.

¥Folder and Þle names up to 64 bytes.

¥Files with an .mp3 or .wma Þle extension.

¥AAC Þles stored on an iPod.

¥FAT16

¥FAT32

¥m3u or pls playlists are supported with compatible USB devices.

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Using the Navigation Audio System to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod (Acadia, Enclave, Traverse, and OUTLOOK)

If the navigation audio system has a USB storage device or an iPod, it can be controlled by using the radio touch screens and steering wheel controls.

1.Touch the AUX button and then the iPod button.

2.Press center screen button to enter the music navigation main screen.

3.Touch and tap the left or right arrow to select desired Category such as: Artist, Album, Genre, etc. A list of that category

will display.

4.Select an Artist, Album, or Track from that list.

5.Touch the up or down arrows located on the side of the screen to select one page up or down at a time, or touch the top or bottom arrow to mvoe faster to the start or end of the item list.

6.Touch the Back button to go back to the previous screen.

7.Touch the Exit button to go back to the main audio screen.

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The iPod or USB storage device should not be pulled out from

the USB dock. To safely remove it, touch Eject.

A warning message will display for a few seconds.

A message to safely remove the device displays.