Model Year 21 Changes

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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Old and Grumpy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:08 pm

old man wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am
Scuse my ignorance, but this USB outlet only on more expensive models or is it a recent addition on later models ?
I ask because I don't have one up there on my SeL.
Apparently it's only on the Model Year 21 cars.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Old and Grumpy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:12 pm

Westie5 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:17 am
Zach wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:59 am
Westie5 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:20 am
Similarly a CD player is better converting the source than USB. You then have to take in to account that each time you record something, you suffer loss, so the very act of copying the CD means you've already lost information.
As you know, CD’s are digital...so if you rip them to FLAC you are losing an imperceivable amount of detail. Saying there’s a definite difference is a mix of placebo and pedantry.
Westie5 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:34 am
If you're able to hear wind, engine and tyre noise then obviously the audio systems you've been listening to aren't powerful enough. That may well be the case with the Canton - don't know, haven't heard it yet.

Most manufacturers systems are notoriously poor but if you get a chance to listen to something like Baumuster in say an E-class or B&W in a Volvo, you might get it. If you have a good source + amplifier matched to quality set of component speakers in the front plus a sub, you'd be amazed at what you can achieve. Admittedly, a Skoda may not be the best environment to install the system.
So your plan is just to turn the volume up and cry ignorance? With all that background noise you’re losing detail regardless of how loud you’re listening to music.
OK, perhaps it's best I give up this forum as people are obviously out for an argument. Nowhere above have I asked for advice and to start implying other members are stupid is not exactly what I expected.

Your last comment is utter ignorance. You obviously have no experience of being in a vehicle with a decent sound system. If the background noise is as bad as you say, I'd suggest you buy better vehicles. Now if you'd said a car is one of the worst environments to achieve decent sound quality sound given the different materials absorb sound waves, I may have taken you a little more seriously, but it's obvious I'm being lectured by someone who's ignornat and just out for an arguement.

I hope you don't treat every new member like this.

Goodbye, and hope you all enjoy your cars.
Westie, you accuse others of being disrespectful, but twice now you have called others ignorant when they have expressed opinions different to yours. Goodbye, we are better off without you.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by old man » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:27 am

Old and Grumpy wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:08 pm
old man wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am
Scuse my ignorance, but this USB outlet only on more expensive models or is it a recent addition on later models ?
I ask because I don't have one up there on my SeL.
Apparently it's only on the Model Year 21 cars.
Thankyou :)

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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by austrianscot » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:59 pm

So am update for everyone. I order my Kodiaq on the 3rd of June and got it yesterday.
As far as I’m aware it’s a year 20 model as it still has the older USB port. The little quality control document I got with the car was signed on the 12th of July.

I’ve attached a picture of the interior. If I’m honest I’ve no idea what the difference would have been with steering wheel

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Just ordered a car during lockdown :o Currently have a VW Touran but moving to a Kodiaq, Race Blue 1.5 TSI DSG, SE Drive, Only options were tray tables and extended warranty. Not Expecting delivery until end of September

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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:46 am

Has anyone with a MY21 car a recommendation on a USB-C flash drive that will fit inside the phone compartment with the lid closed?
I don't think there is an awful lot of headroom for USB flash drives inside that cubby hole, so the drive itself must be pretty small.

I prefer to buy branded flash drives like SanDisk or Kingston.

Alternatively, a (very) small extender cable with a 90 degree plug would do too. But I have been unable to find these.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by scratch113 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:48 am

iwarv wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:46 am
Has anyone with a MY21 car a recommendation on a USB-C flash drive that will fit inside the phone compartment with the lid closed?
I don't think there is an awful lot of headroom for USB flash drives inside that cubby hole, so the drive itself must be pretty small.

I prefer to buy branded flash drives like SanDisk or Kingston.

Alternatively, a (very) small extender cable with a 90 degree plug would do too. But I have been unable to find these.
I've got one of these 1TB Sandisk SSD disks that I use as my TimeMachine backup for my Macbook Pro, however you could get a smaller capacity, say 250GB. Very robust and also remarkably small, so I'm sure it would fit in and allow the lid to close:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... =UTF8&th=1

Not cheap, but if you watch the Amazon price using uk.camelcamelcamel.com then you might get lucky - I got my 1TB version for £108 when it was at its lowest price on Amazon.

I'm not 100% sure what USB is fitted in the cubby on MY21 cars - are they switching to USB-C? I believe the one that's now up high next to the rear view mirror is USB-C. If so, then UGreen do a decent cable, that you can get on eBay here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ugreen-USB-C ... bdc424b7f1

It's available as a 50cm USB-C to USB-C. Otherwise there are plenty of USB-A to USB-C ones with 90degree connectors if you search eBay - not too expensive either.

That said, not sure why you want a portable drive in the cubby? I've got a 250GB SanDisk micro-SD card that fits into the SD card holder in the glovebox without any issues. All my music is now MP3 (sadly the Kodiaq wouldn't recognise any of my AAC files) but the size of the SD card does mean I've managed to compress the files direct from CD to the best quality MP3 and it's barely half full.

Biggest issue I've found is when I add more music to the file structure - I've been tearing my hair out (what little I have left ;) !) when it doubles up tracks and therefore plays each one twice. Eventually found that if you look at the file structure on the SD card, there's a file created by the car that's saved at the top level of the file structure. If you delete this each time you add new music (don't forget to also empty the trash on your computer to actually erase it) then this doesn't happen. The car does have to 'rebuild' the file structure and it will take a little while to actually recognize the playable files and even longer to load album artwork, but it at least solves the problem of double tracks.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:55 pm

scratch113 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:48 am
That said, not sure why you want a portable drive in the cubby? I've got a 250GB SanDisk micro-SD card that fits into the SD card holder in the glovebox without any issues. All my music is now MP3 (sadly the Kodiaq wouldn't recognise any of my AAC files) but the size of the SD card does mean I've managed to compress the files direct from CD to the best quality MP3 and it's barely half full.
Because SD slots are gone in the MY21 Kodiaq, my friend. As are the SIM slot and the DVD drive.
It's unbelievable, but true.

Couldn't care less about the DVD drive. Never used it. But did use the other two ALL THE TIME.

I too have an SD card with lots of tunes on it, and I have nowhere to insert it (in my new car).

The only two physical connectors are two USB-C ports in that aforementioned cubby hole.
Skoda wants us to stream our music from our mobile devices. :cry:

My problem with that: I don't like the wife's taste in music and she doesn't like mine.
The tunes on that SD card we have is the only non-offensive stuff we can agree on and so that would get played on the long family journeys.

I need to move these files onto a suitable USB stick. Your suggestion about the drive is overkill. I only need 32GB at most.
Plus, I don't want this flash drive to take up lots of space either. After all, we can charge up our phones in there.

Why oh why did we have to lose those SD card slots, Skoda?
They weren't in the way.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by scratch113 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:06 am

Does the MY21 retain the 30GB HDD though? Can you use any old USB stick (OK, it would need an adapter to connect to the USB-C) and then just move music onto the onboard HDD?

Otherwise I would think one of these would fit:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle- ... 0005.m1851

and then add any USB-C memory stick, maybe this one from Sandisk:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra- ... =1-23&th=1

Which hardly breaks the bank. There is also a 32GB version if that's big enough, only £7.08 on Amazon.

Then if it sticks out a bit too much, I would think a USB-C male to USB-C female lead would connect them just fine.

Worth a try for what could be only a roughly £10 outlay?

*Edit*
Or try this cable, found on eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Type-c-USB-9 ... 0010.m2109
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2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S

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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:15 am

@scratch113
All good suggestions. it seems you're doing my homework for me :D

One thing though, and this is more for the benefit for others who may take your advice to heart....
scratch113 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:06 am
...and then add any USB-C memory stick, maybe this one from Sandisk:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra- ... =1-23&th=1
The above is not a USB-C flash drive, but a "reversible" standard USB3 and micro USB drive.
I suspect these are useful for tablets and mobile phones of the non-Apple variety?
They won't help the new Kodiaq owner on its own and would need an adapter.

I too searched Amazon for "USB-C flash drive" and came across the above and got all excited until I realised that the Amazon search goofed.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Zach » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:00 pm



This should fit the bill.
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