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My 2004 is very sensitive to playing CDRs. About 3/4 of the time they will skip.
It does this at random times, sometime the disk will play complete and other times it will skip.. My question is, and if everyone would repond, do you have ANY PROBLEMS playing CDR's. This unscientific poll will or won't give me any data to take to my dealer with my complaint. PLEASE RESPOND :grouphug
 

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No problems here. Have you spoken with the dealer? Sounds like a warranty issue.

Are these original CDs or copies? Is there a difference between originals and repros?
 

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CD Skipping

CD skipping can be tricky, it depends on the type of CD R media, the color, how it was recorded, was error or jitter correction used. Because there are so many CDR makers I am sure it is not possible to expect all CDR's to work.
 

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My 2004 is very sensitive to playing CDRs. About 3/4 of the time they will skip.
It does this at random times, sometime the disk will play complete and other times it will skip.. My question is, and if everyone would repond, do you have ANY PROBLEMS playing CDR's. This unscientific poll will or won't give me any data to take to my dealer with my complaint. PLEASE RESPOND :grouphug
I've been told CD-Rs are not officially supported by the XLR's audio system. After that I went back to the manuals and couldn't find anything that specifically said CD-Rs are supported.

However, I've been playing with a few and here is what I've found - Burn the CD-R at the lowest speed of the burner. Never burn at the highest speed. I've been using Sony CD-R (700MB) and have had good success. You may also have to try different burners. Keep in mind that the method for creating the pits in a CD is very different than that of a CD-R.

Unless you have a CD (not CD-R) that is skipping you'll have a difficult time convincing the dealer that there is a real problem. Suggest you try a few long CDs (75+ minutes) and see if they play OK. If they do, then the problem is likely in the CDR.

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MP3's

I still find it ridiculous that ANY car over $30,000.00 doesn't come with the ability to play CD-R's stuffed with mp3's ITS OLD TECHNOLOGY!

Haven't had any issues playing CD R's (my TDK burner writes to + or - and my cheapy .19 cent disks don't say whether they are + or - ) not sure if they're +R or -R's.

CD-R is the older and more common technology out there, compatible with over 97% of the players (according to my new (bedroom) Samsung CD-R, CD-RW & CD-RAM recorder combo unit w/VCR) so if your burner is +R, that might be your problem-- +R is compatible with about 90% of the drives out there (according to Samsung).

I doubt its a serviceable issue if the changer works fine with commercial music disks--Caddy never promised that the XLR would read CDR's period.

Hope this helps!

--Bob (Dadonator)
 

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CD-R is the older and more common technology out there, compatible with over 97% of the players (according to my new (bedroom) Samsung CD-R, CD-RW & CD-RAM recorder combo unit w/VCR) so if your burner is +R, that might be your problem-- +R is compatible with about 90% of the drives out there (according to Samsung).

I doubt its a serviceable issue if the changer works fine with commercial music disks--Caddy never promised that the XLR would read CDR's period.

Hope this helps!

--Bob (Dadonator)
Bob, your advice is good - only minor correction is that there are only CD-R and CD-RWs. There is no + for CD blanks. The XLR will definately not play a CD-RW since a different frequency of laser is used which is slightly off regular CDs.

The + is only for DVDs. BTW, I have tried a DVD-R in the XLR's DVD player and it works (although I had problems with some of the menu commands). It would not surprise me if a DVD+R works, but I would shocked and amazed if a DVD-RAM disc worked.

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Last thing I want is to come out to the car on a hot summer day and have warped originals. So I exclusively use CD-Rs in my cars and have had no problems.
 

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I use CD-Rs and have not had any problem but then I also only use the car once or twice a month.. 9 months and only 5200 miles.. I need a better job... :jester

This maybe a little off topic but has anyone tried to copy the Nav disc?

I have a DVD burner that can burn DVD +,-,R's and RW's and DVD player. I am not sure it can read the Nav. disc. to copy it but would it not be better to make a copy of the Nav. disc. and use that one instead of leaving the original one in the car in the high heat we get in Texas?

At $400.00 plus a copy I would not like to buy another one.

Blaise :flag
 

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I use CD-Rs and have not had any problem but then I also only use the car once or twice a month.. 9 months and only 5200 miles.. I need a better job... :jester

This maybe a little off topic but has anyone tried to copy the Nav disc?

I have a DVD burner that can burn DVD +,-,R's and RW's and DVD player. I am not sure it can read the Nav. disc. to copy it but would it not be better to make a copy of the Nav. disc. and use that one instead of leaving the original one in the car in the high heat we get in Texas?

At $400.00 plus a copy I would not like to buy another one.

Blaise :flag
I suspect the disc is dual-layer, which means you'll need a dual-layer burner and blank. Last I heard the only dual layer blanks were DVD+Rs and were about $10 per blank!

I haven't tried it, though. There is that sticky question of whether the disc is firmware or not...

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Thanks for the responses, I,ve just burnt a CD at 1/2 the speed I used before 12X instead of 24X. I use Sony CDR,s only. This one has not skipped as of yet but has only played once all the way in the car... Thanks again. :grouphug
 
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