iPod connector AUX connector Vehicle connector
HD DICE audio source option list
The HD DICE is not only an HD Radio receiver, but a complete mobile entertainment solution. The following is a list of entertainment options supported by the HD DICE interface:
iPod interface (optional iPod cable is required!)
AUX input (optional 1/8” AUX cable is required!)
FM HD Radio reception
AM HD Radio reception
Features for iPod: Change tracks / albums / playlists using the controls of the radio, or the steering wheel and the iPod. Charges the iPod while connected. Displays music tag (text) information on the vehicle's entertainment system.
Features for AUX: Connects any external device such as an Mp3 player, PlayStation, DVD player, etc. by simply using an 1/8”AUX cord.Audio setting optimization.
Features for HD FM Radio: Listen to regular FM radio stations, tune them manually, seek stations or select them from memory presets. If HD station is detected the unit will automatically switch to HD Digital. Radio text information (PAD data) and FM radio text (RBDS) displayed on the screen. Multicast compatibility allows switching to HD2. Acquire HD channels in approximately 4-6 seconds.
Features for HD AM Radio: Listen to regular AM radio stations, tune them manually, seek stations or select them from memory presets. If HD station is detected the unit will automatically switch to HD Digital. Radio text information (PAD data) is displayed on the screen while in HD mode.
What does HD Radio technology have to offer ?
Your favorite local station remains in the same place on the radio dial, but provides dramatically higher audio quality through digital reception ofAM and FM stations.
More content, more program choices via HD2 multicast channels.
Program text information may include titles, artists, album info and even weather and traffic alerts as chosen by the broadcaster.
HD Radio listening is subscription free!
What is Multicasting?
HD Radio technology enables an FM broadcaster to offer more than one program stream on its existing spectrum. Simultaneously, one station can offer several audio channels as well as program associated text information. Stations may run one channel of music and one of news, or even two different music program. Be prepared to experience new music and news formats, showcase by young artists and local bands, or even foreign language programs.
i Stations in your area
Please see a list of your local HD Radio stations please review the included station list booklet. For the most up to date listing please visit http://www.hddice.com. Remember that more and more stations are switching on HD Radio programming, so expect to hear more!
HD Radio is a trademark of, and the HD Radio logo is a registered trademark of, iBiquity Digital Corp. U. S. and Foreign patents.
Press the DISC button to access the HD DICE interface and its features. On some radios this button may be labeled as CDC/AUX or CDC/SAT. Pressing this button repeatedly will cycle through sources. When HD DICE is active, use DISC5 to select audio sources.
To access HD DICE varies depending on radios. Refer to iPod integration user's manual if iPod integration cable is purchased.
See details on page 6, 7 and 8.
Illustration of display in HD FM
HD multicast channel indicator
Additional HD multicast indicator
103.5H1 > KOST
Additional text indicator
HD DICE Technology overview
HD Radio technology is a new broadcast standard requiring compatible digital radio tuners. The HD DICE enables HD Radio reception by connecting to the external device connection port of your vehicle’s radio or entertainment bus.
Accessing the HD DICE interface is simple, all you need to do is to select CDC mode by pressing the source selector button on the radio. The HD DICE functions as a factory integrated device. Specifically, the button presses of the radio and steering wheel are interpreted by HD DICE, which in turn sends station information back to the factory radio display.
If your radio is equipped with a single or multi CD in-dash player, you’ll be able to use it even after the HD DICE module is connected, however if your vehicle is equipped with an external CD changer (located in the glove box or trunk), it will have to be permanently disconnected.
Since your radio does not have a built-in support for HD Radio reception, the HD DICE interface must use the radio’s limited buttons and functions to control the HD Radio module. The HD DICE user interface can be learnt quickly, as its functionality is similar to the regular radio tuner.
Please always keep your eyes on the road and obey all traffic signs while driving.
Do not operate the HD DICE module until you become fully familiar with all its
Do not let the operation of the HD DICE receiver distract you from driving.
If ever in doubt, please ask your passenger to operate the device or wait until the
vehicle is stationary.
Illustration of general operation in HD FM
TOYOTA Radio Controls.
Default display - no text
Disc text mode
Track text mode
TI: My favorite so
Audio source indicator
TEXT to reveal more.
press and hold 6/FFW for 1 sec.
AR: My favorite ar
Pressing the TEXT button cycles between display modes.
CD1 103.5H1 > KOST
Arrow shows if additional information available. Hold TEXT button for more information.
Use the SCAN button to save station to memory.
Press SEEK TRACK to perform the action within the selected function.
Use button 3 and 4 to change between DISC numbers.
Press 5 or 6 to RW or FFW.
Press DISC button to access the HD DICE interface.