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  1. #421
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    After reading through much of this and related threads about retrofitting the RCD330 Plus, I'm left wondering what the advantage is of Discover Media over RCD330 Plus given RCD seems easier to plug and play install and then use an adaptor cable to resolve the reverse camera issue.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnoake View Post
    After reading through much of this and related threads about retrofitting the RCD330 Plus, I'm left wondering what the advantage is of Discover Media over RCD330 Plus given RCD seems easier to plug and play install and then use an adaptor cable to resolve the reverse camera issue.

    Thoughts?
    TL;DR it depends on the level of integration youre after, and what youve got currently installed.

    If youre coming from an RCD500, and RCD510 with basic bluetooth or lower/equivalent mk6 units , the RCD330s are a good upgrade, especially for the money and features.

    If you have an RNS510 with the nicer BT modules, then you lose features/RCD330s are a downgrade in some areas.

    Empirically the Discover/Composition Media units have :

    • A CD Drive
    • Built in GPS Navigation (Discover only)
    • MFD Integration
    • Native MFSW Support
    • DAB Radio Support (model dependant)
    • RDS Support & Station Icons
    • Dual Fakra Antenna Input
    • Media playback album art
    • PDC display support


    over the RCD330 units.

    Where as the RCD330 units :

    • Lack a CD Drive
    • Only have Navigation through CarPlay/AndroidAuto
    • No MFD Integration
    • MFSW for MK6 only (MK5s work with a Harness adaptor, but for Volume Only)
    • No DAB Radio
    • Single Fakra Antenna (Worse radio reception)
    • No RDS or Station Art
    • No media playback art
    • No PDC display support


    Both unit's support :

    • Carplay/AndroidAuto/MirrorLink (Depending on HW/FW versions for the RCD's, and if those features have been activated on DM/CM)
    • Playback of common music formats from SD/USB/AUX/iPod
    • A composite video input for RVC
    • Bluetooth for Phone Calls and Media Playback


    Neither units (to my knowledge) support :

    • DVD Playback
    • Native Video Playback
    • Media playback/media copy to Internal Storage (tho both accept large SD Cards)


    Subjectively many people report the Discover/Composition Media as :
    • sounding better,
    • being a little more responsive, and
    • being less prone to hardware failure.


    In saying that, I have an RCD340 187B in my MK6 TDI Golf wagon (CP&AA) as well as a RCD330 187A (no CP or AA) in my MK5 TFSI Jetta.
    They are great value units for getting basic Bluetooth/USB/SD music into 2005 onwards VWs, especially with the CarPlay/AndroidAuto variants thrown into the mix.

    Having 'been there and done that' with the RCD330's, I have a Discover Media DAB unit heading my way (huge shout out to kamold for the help with that one).

    Id recommend an aftermarket backup camera, as there are plug and play options out there that dont require timer boxes or converters and cameras have come a long way from the 10+ years that MK5/MK6s VWs shipped with.
    2004 MK4 R32 - Reflex Silver - Details Soon...
    2011 2.0 TDI Wagon - Silver Leaf - RCD340
    2008 TFSI Jetta - Reflex Silver - Paddle Shifts - RCD330 Plus - 18" Detroits

  3. #423
    Still no solution for working DynAudio menu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awef_spb View Post
    Still no solution for working DynAudio menu?
    Afaik, the dynaudio menus in these units relied on data channel communication with a newer amplifier module, and those amplifier modules need some sort of advanced coding/parameterization to work in older cars B6/B7 in Passats or MK5/MK6 in Golfs.

    I'm not 100% sure on that, but last I looked into that was about the answer I found.
    2004 MK4 R32 - Reflex Silver - Details Soon...
    2011 2.0 TDI Wagon - Silver Leaf - RCD340
    2008 TFSI Jetta - Reflex Silver - Paddle Shifts - RCD330 Plus - 18" Detroits

  5. #425
    Quote Originally Posted by greyhamism View Post
    Afaik, the dynaudio menus in these units relied on data channel communication with a newer amplifier module, and those amplifier modules need some sort of advanced coding/parameterization to work in older cars B6/B7 in Passats or MK5/MK6 in Golfs.

    I'm not 100% sure on that, but last I looked into that was about the answer I found.
    found only this info

    DynAdio menu works with 3AA035466B Multivan software | parameterization

    and do not work with 3AA035466 / A with CC parameterization


    anyone try to install custom ZR software with MQB sceen menu?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Discover Media retrofit-dynka-jpg   Discover Media retrofit-ltucncr8ijqqfi0dp6rbsk2yjgq-1920-jpg  

    Last edited by awef_spb; 14-02-2022 at 05:30 AM.

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    So I'm using my discover media for a while now in my mk6 golf. My original unit was a rcd510 dab+. I decided to sell my rcd since its lying in the attic so I needed to hook it up once more. The problem I'm experiencing is that it won't accept any coding. I want to change the coding to non-dynaudio so it's easy transferable to another car. That's one issue, the next is that the unit will boot up, connects to the phone, responds to the steering wheel but will not make any sound. Before placing the DM, this unit worked to the very last minute and was then sent to the attic. Am I overseeing something? I reconnected the media-in and bluetooth module to the rcd like it was before. I can't remember changing any code rather than the ones in 5F. But the rcd is not in 5F, instead it's in 56. What can I try? Removing the media player and Bluetooth from the gateway installation list and re-add them? Disconnect the battery for a certain period? Did the car "forget" the unit when it was replaced?
    Help appreciated.

    thanks, Jos.
    Last edited by jmd; 20-03-2022 at 04:41 AM.

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    Does anyone with the DM retrofit and Dynaudio have any issues with the original microphone and echos in calls?

    I am having a problem where the other end of my phone calls can hear themselves back thought my mic, I think it might be caused by the Dynaudio DSP not turning off during calls creating a delay.

    I have played with the mic gain in adaptation channels, nothing seems to affect it.

    Thanks,
    MY12 Passat FSI Highline | 3.6L VR6 | Cashmere Brown | Driver Assistance Package | Dynaudio | Discover Media | TPMS Direct | Side Assist | More coming soon
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