Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio

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The songs on music CDs can be recorded to the built-in HDD. You can then play the songs directly from your vehicle’s audio system.

Recording a Music CD to HDD

Recording a Music CD to HDD

If the CD is played in the audio unit for the first time

The songs on music CDs are automatically recorded to HDD by factory default.

The recording icon appears while the CD is being recorded.

Stopping recording

Stopping recording

1. Move 2.Rotate   to select Cancel to select AUDIO MENU.

2.Rotate  Rec to HDD, then press  . to select Cancel Rec to HDD, then press Recording a Music CD to HDD .

Recording a Music CD to HDD

You can store up to 9999 tracks.

The system supports the recording function from the standard CD-DA only.

The system does not support the CD-DA with copy protection. Gracenote® searches for the title information for the CD you have recorded to the HDD. If the information is found, song titles are displayed. If you turn off the ignition switch while recording a CD, there may be pauses between songs when you playback from the HDD. Forward/rewind, repeat, random and scan functions are not available during recording. You can listen to tracks from other album lists while recording. There is no compensation offered in the case of unsuccessful recording of audio data or the loss of audio data due to any cause whatsoever.

How to Select a Play Mode for HDD

You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing HDD.

1. Press the AUDIO button, move 

1. Press the AUDIO button, move  2. Rotate   to select Repeat, to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate  Random, or Scan, then press  . to select Repeat, Random, or Scan, then press 3. Rotate  to select a mode, then .

3. Rotate press  . to select a mode, then press To turn off a play mode .

To turn off a play mode

1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU.  to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate or Scan, then press   . to select Repeat, Random, or Scan, then press 3. Rotate  to select OFF, then press  .

3. Rotate   . to select OFF, then press How to Select a Play Mode for HDD  .

How to Select a Play Mode for HDD

Play Mode Menu Items

OFF

TRACK REPEAT: Repeats the current track.

TRACK SCAN: Samples all tracks on the HDD.

TRACK RANDOM: Plays all tracks on the HDD in random order.

HDD Setup

Recording a CD Manually

Recording a CD Manually

1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU.  to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate then press   .  to select HDD Setup, then press 3.Rotate  to select CD Recording,  .

3.Rotate then press   . to select CD Recording, then press   .

4. Rotate   to select MANUAL,

4. Rotate then press   .  to select MANUAL, then press 5. Move   to select RETURN.  .

5. Move   to select RETURN.

6. Rotate  to select Rec to HDD.

6. Rotate Press   . to select Rec to HDD. Press To cancel recording, rotate  to select  .

To cancel recording, rotate Cancel Rec to HDD. Press  . to select Cancel Rec to HDD. Press HDD Setup .

HDD Setup

HDD Setup menu items

CD Recording:

Gracenote Info. Update:

To update Gracenote® Album Info

1. Insert the update disc into the disc slot that includes the update.

2. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU. to select AUDIO MENU.

3. Rotate 4. Rotate   to select Gracenote to select HDD Setup.

4. Rotate Info. Update, then press  .  to select Gracenote Info. Update, then press5. Rotate   to select USB or  .

5. Rotate DISC update source media, then press  to select USB or DISC update source media, then press . .

6. Rotate start updating. to select Yes. Press to start updating.

7. Rotate screen. Press  . to select OK, on the confirmation screen. Press To update Gracenote® Album Info .

To update Gracenote® Album Info

To acquire updated files:

Consult a dealer

US: Visit www.honda.com.

Canada: Visit www.honda.ca.

Once you perform an update, any information you edited before will be overwritten or erased.

Searching for Music

Search for music recorded to HDD using six different methods.

1. Press the AUDIO button, move 

1. Press the AUDIO button, move  to select MUSIC SEARCH.

2. Rotate  to select an item. Press

2. Rotate . to select an item. Press Move  or  .

Move to select alphabetical tabs on some or  screens. to select alphabetical tabs on some screens.

The first track begins playing.

Searching for Music

Albums, Artists, and Tracks display lists in alphabetical order. Ripped Date displays albums in chronological order.

You can also search for music on the HDD through voice commands using SBV.

RANDOM ALL TRACKS

Move to shuffle the playback of all tracks that have been recorded to HDD. to select RANDOM ALL TRACKS to shuffle the playback of all tracks that have been recorded to HDD.

Adding a Track to a User Playlist

Add a track from any playlist to one of the six user playlists.

1. Press the AUDIO button, move

1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU. to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate Playlist, then press   .  to select Add to Playlist, then press 3. Rotate  to select a playlist.  .

3. Rotate Press  . to select a playlist. Press The track is added to the end of the playlist. .

The track is added to the end of the playlist.

Adding a Track to a User Playlist

The maximum number of songs in each of the six user playlists is 999. Adding new songs overwrites the oldest songs. Adding a track from a user playlist into the same user playlist will cause the track to appear twice in the playlist.

Editing a Playlist

Change the playlist name, track title, artist name, genre, and track order of the current playlist. You can also delete tracks, playlists, and albums.

1. Press the AUDIO button, move

1. Press the AUDIO button, move 2. Rotate  to select Edit Music Info.,  to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate then press  . to select Edit Music Info., then press 3. Rotate   to select an item. .

3. Rotate Press   .  to select an item. Press Editing a Playlist  .

Editing a Playlist

Deleting an album (original playlist) also deletes the album tracks you have stored in any user playlists. Deleting a user playlist or deleting all tracks from a user playlist does not remove the playlist folder. The folder retains the playlist name and artist information.

The following items are available, depending on the type of playlist:

Edit Artist Name: Enter a new artist name. Move  whether to apply the new artist name to the album (playlist) and all tracks, the to select OK when finished. Then, select whether to apply the new artist name to the album (playlist) and all tracks, the current track only, all tracks, or the album (playlist) only.

Edit Playlist Name (user playlists): Enter a new playlist name. Move Edit Album Name (original playlists): Enter a new album name. Move to select OK when finished.

Edit Album Name (original playlists): Enter a new album name. Move Edit Track Name: Enter a new track name. Move to select OK when finished.

Edit Track Name: Enter a new track name. Move Edit Genre: Select a new genre. Then select the original playlist to apply to select OK when finished.

Edit Genre: Select a new genre. Then select the original playlist to apply the genre.

Edit Track Order (user playlists): Select the track to move, and then select the new location. Repeat to move more than one track. Move   to select OK when finished.

Delete Playlist: Deletes the user playlist. Rotate confirmation prompt to delete the playlist.  to select   at the confirmation prompt to delete the playlist.

Delete Album: Deletes the original playlist. Rotate prompt to delete the album. to select Yes at the confirmation prompt to delete the album.

 Deletes the current track. Rotate prompt to delete the current track. to select Yes at the confirmation prompt to delete the current track.

Displaying Music Information

Display the music information (album name, artist name, genre) for an album (original playlist).

Gracenoter searches for the information of the currently selected album (original

Gracenoter searches for the information of the currently selected album (original playlist).

1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU. to select AUDIO MENU.

2. Rotate Info., then press  . to select Add to Get Music Info., then press 3. Rotate  to select an album. Press .

3. Rotate . to select an album. Press The information is displayed. . Displaying Music InformationThe information is displayed.

Displaying Music Information

The maximum number of original playlists is 999 with a maximum of 99 songs in each playlist. Each album CD counts as an original playlist.

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