Model Year 21 Changes

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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:18 pm

Zach wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:00 pm
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Techn ... B010HWCFDA

This should fit the bill.
That looks promising. Thanks Zach.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

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

iwarv wrote:
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.
Ah, you're absolutely right, my bad - I'd searched for USB-C flash drives on Amazon, but that one (the only one from SanDisk) isn't actually USB-C, but micro USB as you say. Plenty of others like the one suggested by Zach, which was also in the results I got. None of them too expensive, so worth a punt.

You could even have one for you and one for your wife so you can swap your music collections...
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:24 pm

scratch113 wrote:
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?
BTW, I haven't researched this suggestion yet, but if it truly is available to us to do with as we desire then this is definitely the way forward for us.
As long as this it is presented as a possible source for music by the entertainment system.

I am slightly worried that we must keep this storage available for running (map, other) updates.
But as said, I haven't made the time to even open up the manual yet.

Also, you used the word "retain".
Am I to understand that my previous (MY17) Skoda had this onboard storage? All those years...
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by scratch113 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:17 pm

iwarv wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:24 pm
scratch113 wrote:
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?
BTW, I haven't researched this suggestion yet, but if it truly is available to us to do with as we desire then this is definitely the way forward for us.
As long as this it is presented as a possible source for music by the entertainment system.

I am slightly worried that we must keep this storage available for running (map, other) updates.
But as said, I haven't made the time to even open up the manual yet.

Also, you used the word "retain".
Am I to understand that my previous (MY17) Skoda had this onboard storage? All those years...
Yes, the MY17 Kodiaq certainly had this (although I think it's probably only the Columbus system, not sure about the Bolero that's on the SE or Amundsen that's on the SE Drive, but suspect not). AFAIK it's a 30GB SSD, although I think roughly 2/3 of it is allocated to the system and maps and only around 1/3 (or just over) is available for you to upload music to. On that basis, it's not that much, but probably enough for most users.

When you select Media on the home page of the Columbus, it then gives you the option of which source you're playing from. I guess for MY21 the SD1 and SD2 options are gone (as they're not fitted), but SSD, USB or Bluetooth should still be available.

Of course the other option is to play music via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, both of which are included in the Smartlink.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Zach » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:41 am

Yep my MY20 has the SD/SIM/CD slots on the head unit along with the onboard 'jukebox' although I never used the jukebox.

I don't think the MIB3 system has the onboard storage for music, I'm not sure why they've locked the system down so much.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Pat_D » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:33 pm

I took delivery of my L&K this week, which I believe is MY21. No SD slots, HDD, optical drive, SIM slot. Can’t find a way to upload POI as the required menu options have disappeared.

If anyone knows how to get around the POI problems I’d love to hear how. I’ve seen suggestions that they can be uploaded via connect, but I can’t find an option to do so.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:32 am

I've had the new Skoda for about a month now, and due to WFH under COVID19 rule I've not had much enjoyment out of it yet.

But can I say, what little experience I have had, it's not good.
It's the technology in this car that infuriates me. My MY17 was much better.

Keep in mind mine's an SE-L, so your trims may differ.

Nomenclature:
[BT] BlueTooth
[SL] speed limiter
[CC] cruise control
[ICE] in-car entertainment unit
[WFH] Working from home

Speed Limiter

The speed limiter was previously easily accessible from the cruise control stick.
You flicked between CC and SL by a mere button click on the underside of the stalk.
Because that gave haptic feedback, you could switch between the two without taking your eyes off the road.

With my MY21 SE-L, I have to push a button on the steering wheel that causes a menu system to appear on the central display between the RPM and speedo. It gives options that I need to select with the "roller" by said button on the steering wheel.
I now have to read a menu system and take my eyes off the road. Unbelievable?

Likely scenario: I could be cruising along on the motorway using CC and come across a roadworks with speed restriction area. Traffic bunches up. I want to switch to manual acceleration, but keep within the 50 mph speed restriction.
Much easier with the MY17 Kodiaq than it is with the MY21 Kodiaq.

Only USB-C for media and updates

A little too soon, Skoda.
There isn't enough choice in USB-C flash drives small enough to fit in that cubby hole with the lid closed.

Even then, SD cards are better because they are inserted all the way and do not protrude. They cannot get knocked and therefore cannot get damaged (or cause damage to the card reader) easily.
Anything jotting out is subject to lateral forces, especially considering that a driver may put their phone or other belongings into that cubby hole without looking / keeping their eyes on the road.

Home screen

Do I really need two home screens? No.
It appears home screens cannot share the same widgets either.
So even if two drivers from the same household like their home screens subtly different then they are out of luck. Only one home screen can have the navigation widget, the contacts widget etc.
I have yet to work out how I can remove a widget from one home screen so I can add it to the other.

Changing media source quickly and safely

On my MY17 K I was able to change media source between radio and BT quickly from the media widget.
Now I have to take my eyes off the road to navigate a menu on the ICE.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:49 am

Are there easy and safe workarounds for any of my problems?
Let me know.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by Daddy2Bears » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:29 pm

All be it on a MY18 Edition, I've used voice commands to switch between 'Radio' and 'SD Card' in mine. Yes, I know I have a button & switching media is not top priority when driving requires both hands on the wheel, but it can be done.
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Re: Model Year 21 Changes

Post by iwarv » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:48 am

I have tried to look this up in the manual, to no avail.

My MY17 Kodiaq had these convenience lights on the underside of the sideview mirrors that would come on when you got out of the car.
Very handy in finding your finding a key on a keyring.
Also handy for finding the right button to press on the fob. I can never remember which button locks and which button unlocks.

Anyway, either there is a setting I have yet to find or the car simply doesn't have this convenience anymore.
Do they still exist?
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