BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: HD Radio reception


Many radio stations broadcast both analog and digital signals.

General information

When setting a station with a digital signal, it may take a few seconds before the station plays in digital quality.

Information about HD Radio stations whose station name ends with ...HD or with ...HD1:

In areas in which the station is not continuously received in digital mode, the playback switches between analog and digital reception. In this case, switch off digital radio reception.

Information about HD Radio multicast stations whose station name ends with ...HD2, ...HD3, ...:

In areas in which the station is not continuously received in digital mode, there may be interruptions of the audible signal lasting several seconds.

The duration of the interruption depends on the reception.

Activating/deactivating digital radio reception

1. "MEDIA".

2. "Radio".

3. "FM radio" or "AM radio".

Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it may not be possible to receive AM stations.

4. Press the button.

5. "HD Radio reception".

This symbol is displayed in the status line when the audio signal is digital.

License conditions

HD Radio Technology manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation. U. S. and Foreign Patents.

HD Radio and the HD, HD Radio, and "Arc" logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.


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