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Old 02-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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My Ford Upgrade Request

So, I have three small annoyances with my MyFord radio and I will explain them below:

First, why do we need to see the Sirius/FM logos all the time? All it does is take up valuable screen real estate. I am tired of having to scroll through the info button to find the name of a song. The display already says SAT>SAT1 at the top, that should be good enough.

Secondly, why does the 'OK" button just bring up the preset radio stations? I think it should be reprogrammed to bring up the info button, as why do we need 5 buttons to bring up the same menu on the steerig wheel, yet not a single steering wheel button to bring up the info screen.

Lastly, why is there no direct "Pause" button? Look at this photo below, there is always an unused button, I done know why they cant just add a pause short cut to the button mapping.



These seem like very simple programming changes, no physical button changes, not sure why it cant be part of a future update.


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Old 02-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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I've noticed the issues you've brought up (and others) and these are the only conclusions I've been able to come up with:
- Branding, I see the word SYNC no less than three times when just listening to my iPod
- Artificially limiting the software so it doesn't compete with MyFordTouch
- Incompetence

Personally I suspect a bit of all three. SYNC and the radio controls have significant, glaring problems in my opinion. Also, I too miss having a pause button.
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I've noticed the issues you've brought up (and others) and these are the only conclusions I've been able to come up with:
- Branding, I see the word SYNC no less than three times when just listening to my iPod
- Artificially limiting the software so it doesn't compete with MyFordTouch
- Incompetence

Personally I suspect a bit of all three. SYNC and the radio controls have significant, glaring problems in my opinion. Also, I too miss having a pause button.
I enjoy the pause option, but the fact that it is not a single button is annoying, not to metion, if I pause the radio to make a call, then when I end the call, I lose the "saved" portion of the song.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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I've noticed the issues you've brought up (and others) and these are the only conclusions I've been able to come up with:
- Branding, I see the word SYNC no less than three times when just listening to my iPod
- Artificially limiting the software so it doesn't compete with MyFordTouch
- Incompetence

Personally I suspect a bit of all three. SYNC and the radio controls have significant, glaring problems in my opinion. Also, I too miss having a pause button.
We don't have a pause button anymore, either...

Thanks for removing our programmable Favorites buttons, Ford!
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Hi, everyone -

I've made note of the feedback you've provided and will be passing it along to the right folks.

Here's another great place to share thoughts and ideas:

http://social.ford.com/

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My sync is so laggy sometimes, I hit the steering control, nothing changes in the menu, I wait three seconds, hit it again and it goes back two steps in the menu. It's just poorly designed and implemented. I rented a toyota and it was flawless, my bluetooth streaming would restart automatically when I entered the car. The focus I have to go to radio then back to bluetooth to get it to restart. Annoying!

Sync has probably the lowest BOM cost of all the bluetooth modules by the various manufacturers. It's around $20 in parts and it shows.
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My sync is so laggy sometimes, I hit the steering control, nothing changes in the menu, I wait three seconds, hit it again and it goes back two steps in the menu. It's just poorly designed and implemented. I rented a toyota and it was flawless, my bluetooth streaming would restart automatically when I entered the car. The focus I have to go to radio then back to bluetooth to get it to restart. Annoying!

Sync has probably the lowest BOM cost of all the bluetooth modules by the various manufacturers. It's around $20 in parts and it shows.
My streaming is instant, however, sometimes Sync does not like to connect to my Android 2.2 system. It is just unreliable enough to be annoying.
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