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Old 07-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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430 RBZ radio question

For those of you have that have installed the 430 RBZ radio from another Chrysler product, I know the radio has a hard drive but do you have the ability to make playlists? Trying to decide whether to order it or not on the Sport I'm about to order and I know it requires Sirius also. Just not sure if it's worth the roughly $800 (when you add cost of radio and Sirius).

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For those of you have that have installed the 430 RBZ radio from another Chrysler product, I know the radio has a hard drive but do you have the ability to make playlists? Trying to decide whether to order it or not on the Sport I'm about to order and I know it requires Sirius also. Just not sure if it's worth the roughly $800 (when you add cost of radio and Sirius).
Only see ability to add music files to HD. But you have favorites, so if you add songs to that, I guess it acts as a (single) playlist.

When you say it requires Sirius, it comes with a year trial, then you do not have to commit to more.

Also, some of us added a backup camera. The commander had a kit, although the video quality isn't that great. But it helps avoid small kids, or lining up trailer hitch with trailer.

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Sirius is not required. I added front and rear cameras with the mygig lockpick. There are a lot of threads on how to choose the right model for your Jeep. The total costs should be around $300 without Nav if you have the Bluetooth and communications already. If you do not, you might as well get the 730 and an external mike or after market.
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Sirius is not required. I added front and rear cameras with the mygig lockpick. There are a lot of threads on how to choose the right model for your Jeep. The total costs should be around $300 without Nav if you have the Bluetooth and communications already. If you do not, you might as well get the 730 and an external mike or after market.
Off topic, kind of, but...
Can you tell me if the video quality is okay with the rear camera you selected when there are bright lights behind you? Mine (commander Mopar camera) is saturated and produces gradients. If you don't mind, what camera model did you buy?
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I use my IPOD

I have made about 10 playlists on my IPOD (classic with 128GB) and plug it into the USB port in the console. It works great with the radio. No need to use the hard drive. Oh, I only have the 130N, but I'm sure it works the same way with the 430.
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I have made about 10 playlists on my IPOD (classic with 128GB) and plug it into the USB port in the console. It works great with the radio. No need to use the hard drive. Oh, I only have the 130N, but I'm sure it works the same way with the 430.
Do you have to select the playlist before plugging the ipod in? Seems like my ipod is treated like one big hdd.
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Do you have to select the playlist before plugging the ipod in? Seems like my ipod is treated like one big hdd.
The iPhone will disable all screen navigation when plugged in. There's an app called My Tunes Pro that some folks are using to get around "accessory connected" screen lock.

as a side note, the USB works even with the RES radio, as long as you have connectivity package (which puts USB in center console)
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I thought I read somewhere on the 50+ pages on the 2014 info thread that Pat said you have to get Connectivity +Sirius 1 yr subscription in order to be able to order the RBZ radio on the Sport. I have no kids and don't tow anything so I don't have the need for a camera but that is good to know. Think I'm going to just get Connectivity & skip the RBZ since it doesn't do playlists. I could use that money to buy two 305 tires! :
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Do you have to select the playlist before plugging the ipod in? Seems like my ipod is treated like one big hdd.
I first create my playlists using itunes. Once they are on my ipod, I plug it into the USB port in the console. I leave my ipod plugged in all the time. I turn on the jeep and then turn on the radio. I wait about 30 seconds before picking the ipod (letting it initialize) using the "disc aux" button. I then hit the "list" button and up comes all my playlists. You use the right knob, push it in to select playlist, move threw them using the right knob by turning it, and when you have found the playlist you want, push the knob again. I then hit the random button.
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I have the 430RBZ, it's not real playlist friendly. I use a workaround to create playlists on the hard drive.

First, on a flash drive, create a folder named "Music", create a subfolder with the name you want for the playlist, e.g., "Jeep Favorites". Then copy the song files you want for that playlist into that folder.

Put the flash drive in the faceplate USB port, use the 430RBZ to load the files onto hard drive, and voila, you have a playlist.

Kind of irritating that it doesn't follow normal playlist protocol, but it works great.

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I first create my playlists using itunes. Once they are on my ipod, I plug it into the USB port in the console. I leave my ipod plugged in all the time. I turn on the jeep and then turn on the radio. I wait about 30 seconds before picking the ipod (letting it initialize) using the "disc aux" button. I then hit the "list" button and up comes all my playlists. You use the right knob, push it in to select playlist, move threw them using the right knob by turning it, and when you have found the playlist you want, push the knob again. I then hit the random button.
Ok, thanks

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