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    Hi folks;

    As most of you prob know the FM stations are due to nearly all switch over to DAB this year leaving those without DAB limited choices of stations & no main ones to listen to.

    Many of us also have CD 70 with satnav so it's a nuisance to have to bin it all to be able to listen to the radio again.

    A few questions then....

    Can I fit any aftermarket double din unit with a fascia adaptor?
    Will the live feeds all work or do they need activating again as soon as the CD70 is removed?

    Would it be better to keep the CD70 & get a Pure DAB unit that transmits to an FM frequency?

    Basically, what are the options

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    Oh & does the SATNAV aerial on the Vec work with most aftermarket SATNAV headunits?

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    Blimey, that was quick.

    I realised I was in wrong section as soon as I posted (on iPhone at the mo) & was about to add please move if desired

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    FM isn't being turned off and i very much doubt we wont find anything we want to listen to. All BBC stations will survive

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technol...-switch-234156

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    That's terrific; I hadn't seen that post from yesterday on the Mirror site.

    Good sense has prevailed on this occasion!

    I can't see why they even planned to scrap most FM stations in the first place; not when a tiny minority own DAB equipment.

    Good to see the decision has been scrapped

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6 Turbo Elite View Post
    That's terrific; I hadn't seen that post from yesterday on the Mirror site.

    Good sense has prevailed on this occasion!

    I can't see why they even planned to scrap most FM stations in the first place; not when a tiny minority own DAB equipment.

    Good to see the decision has been scrapped
    They'll only scrap it when DAB uptake improves and this depends largely on when ICE manufacturers incorporate DAB into headunits that don't cost the earth.

    I can see it being over 3 years before DAB car stereos become cheap enough for everyone to have one and another couple on top of that for people to actually buy them.

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    Vauxhall are charging 200 to integrate dab to all vehicles

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