I have a new Cee'd 2011 model.
The car itself is great, really satisfied, but the software inside is just terrible.
One of the main problems I have is the radio.
I think its a shame that they even put a "Random" option when it has nothing to do with random. "Random" plays songs in the same order, always. Each time I start the car and turn on "Random" it plays in same order. For instance, song 1, song 15, song 50. And always in the same order.
Further more, "Random" doesn't access all the folders on the USB stick. I have 4 folders which never get played with "Random". I can access them manually, and play "Random" inside them. But the main "Random" (on all folders) never plays any songs located in those folders.
Maybe its not a big deal for everyone, but I get really annoyed by this, as the only solution is to turn on random and press the next button like a million times, until I get to some region where the I haven't been before, and I don't know the song playing order.
I have asked in my local servis dealer if they can update the software, but they say they can't, because they don't have any updates.
So, is it really the case, or are they just ignorant? I don't believe I'm the first person annoyed by this, and there really should be an update to fix this, because it's not behaving like it should.
Btw. I read in another tread that "Random" is not "perfect" because of the low capabilities of the computer inside. As a professional software developer I have to say this is total bullshit. If millions of other radio devices, and MP3 players(which are even smaller, and with lower hardware capabilities) have normal "Random", there isn't a reason why it wouldn't work here. Just bad software design, nothing more. The random "seed" is not generated from some variable number, but it is set to fixed value. Its a shame that in the 21st century they can't make a simple task as "Random" work like it should.
Sorry, for the long post, but I had to take out my frustration somewhere
So does anyone else have the same problem, or maybe found a way to fix it?
I'm even willing to buy a new radio, but the problem is that I want it to work with the central LED display in the car. Not all radios will do this, and (ofcourse) Kia doesn't provide a list of compatible radios. Also I have a bluetooth handsfree option installed in my car, so the new radio should work with that as well. Any suggestions?
Update: Oh yeah, and SDVC not working too.