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Tuning Radio Stations
If you preset your favorite radio stations with Auto Preset
(page 51) or Manual Preset (page 52) on the
CinemaStation, you can tune the radio stations simply by
selecting the preset group and number.
1 Press A/B/C/D/E to select the preset group of
the radio station you want to listen to.
Each time you press the button, the preset group
2 Press d PRESET/TUNING u to select the
preset number of the radio station you want
to listen to.
“TUNED” lights up in the CinemaStation display and
the radio plays.
You can also select preset radio stations by pressing A/B/C/D/E
and d PRESET/TUNING u on the CinemaStation.
RDS (Radio Data System) is a transmission system for
FM stations used mainly in the U.K. and Europe. RDS
transmissions include various types of information such as
PS (Program Service), PTY (Program Type), RT (Radio
Text), and CT (Clock Time). Follow the procedure below
to receive FM stations by the RDS transmissions on the
■ To switch frequency and RDS modes
While receiving an FM RDS station (an RDS
indicator lights up), press FREQ/RDS.
Each time you press the button, the mode changes as
About information type
RDS includes the following types of information.
• PS (Program Service)
Displays the station name.
• PTY (Program Type)
Displays the program type (genre). For details, refer to
the “Program Type (genre)” list (page 50).
• RT (Radio Text)
Displays text information related to the RDS broadcast.
(Shows an under bar for a non-identifiable character.)
• CT (Clock Time)
Displays the current time. (Shows the message “CT
WAIT” when time data cannot be received properly.)
• The available RDS information types vary depending on the
• If the FM RDS station’s signal transmission is too weak, the
CinemaStation may not be able to receive RDS information
completely. In particular, RT (Radio Text) information uses a lot
of bandwidth, so it may not be available even when other modes
• RDS information may not transmit under weak radio wave
conditions. In this case, press AUTO/MAN’L on the
CinemaStation to let the CinemaStation’s radio wave reception
mode automatically change to the monaural mode to increase
the signal quality.
• If radio wave interference occurs, the message “...WAIT”
appears in the CinemaStation display. In this case, the
CinemaStation cannot receive RDS information.
Selecting preset radio stations
Receiving FM RDS stations (U.K.
and Europe models only)
A B C D E
A B C D E
ON SCREEN MENU
PTY SEEK MODE
RDS mode OFF