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Old 5th March 2014, 10:39   #2326
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So, I thought I waited long enough to semi retire Black Storm, hence went ahead and got myself this:

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A Storme VX 4x2, Urban Bronze, upgrades are, Michelin Latitude Cross in OE spec, the car came with the Blaupunkt touchscreen HU, I got rear headrest screens and a reverse camera complimentary from the dealer. I just bought some decent rubber floor mats and I'm satisfied with the package.
It's been a month today and the vehicle has done 5300kms already.
Congratulations SriHari. I did see the pictures on the other thread as well. Like Prajeesh says, its time for a quick meet.

And i must also add, Black Storm of yours is still a looker, as good as new. Am sure you will have some head scratching days on which Storm(e) to go with.
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As earlier highlighted by some users, I'm also facing trouble in playing music through USB. Sometimes it works ok.. but often it goes into infinite searching mode while browsing through the folders, and never comes back (& I never do unsafe ejects). Though the pen drive becomes usable again after addition / deletion of some files, this behavior is still unacceptable.
Has anybody found the solution to this problem? Can I avoid this by switching to a better (brand / specification) pendrive or is my HU faulty?
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@YGarg, did you try the drive on another system
DId you try another drive on this system ?

how many folders / sub-folder levels of music ?
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@YGarg, did you try the drive on another system
DId you try another drive on this system ?

how many folders / sub-folder levels of music ?
I was told by the installer of the accessories guy when he was fitting the headrest screens in my Storme to use a lower size pen drive to store and play movies, cartoons, etc. (4 GB as against 8 GB or higher) for the same reason. He says bigger sized pen drives tend to make the system slow and unresponsive and cause it to hang sometimes. Is that true?
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@YGarg, did you try the drive on another system
DId you try another drive on this system ?

how many folders / sub-folder levels of music ?
I have tried other drive with this HU, but to same result. But I didn't try any of these drives with other system (my Santro HU doen't play USB!). With PC both are working fine, One is 4 GB (Sandisk), other is 1 GB (Transcend) drive. I have only one folder level in these drives (5 folders in root), but system hangs while scanning to folder no 3 or 4.
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.. bigger sized pen drives tend to make the system slow and unresponsive and cause it to hang sometimes. Is that true?
I am using drives upto 16GB. When there are too many songs, itt does take a couple of minutes to index the songs.
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I have tried other drive with this HU, but to same result. .., but system hangs while scanning to folder no 3 or 4.
Did you try to format the drive ? I think you will be using FAT file system on the drive.
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So, I thought I waited long enough to semi retire Black Storm, hence went ahead and got myself this:..
Congrats Hari! So, now how do you decide which one to take? And, why 4x2?
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I'm guessing the 150 bhp and 400 Nm torque engine at the very least.

Though the 6 speaker Harman Kardon system would be on my list of swap wants too.
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Which features are you referring to ?
Yes you got it correct.

2-Din Driver Info System, NAVTEQ, 150bhp, Harman Kardon system, TataBlue 5.
Expecting the above to be there in Storme aswell, adding to fixing known issues of Storme.

Eagerly waiting for the arrival of new Storme
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Yes you got it correct.

2-Din Driver Info System, NAVTEQ, 150bhp, Harman Kardon system, TataBlue 5.
Expecting the above to be there in Storme aswell, adding to fixing known issues of Storme.

Eagerly waiting for the arrival of new Storme
What is TataBlue5?

Don't know of any known issues of Storme that have not been fixed by now?

Improvements desired could be many/few. But issues?

I wonder if it would be possible to pump up our beasts with some 150 bhp steroids as well ...... (reliably of course - otherwise I am most satisfied with the current 140 horses)

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What is TataBlue5?
Bluetooth support, similar to Blue'n'Me of Fiat
On issues, was referring to improvements.
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Bluetooth support, similar to Blue'n'Me of Fiat
On issues, was referring to improvements.
I'm confused. Is this different from the Bluetooth that the Storme already has as part of its Alpine HU?
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Should be the same in functionality, but its just another Marketing stuff.
In cars where we get in-dash infotainment system these Bluetooth is added, which people can stream audio / attend call's with buttons from Steering.

Functionality wise its all same.
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Dear Vistasp (Ebonho) - thanks!!! .

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
We can expect the desired changes mentioned in Vistasp's wish list. Since a Storme could be seen doing test runs with red registration plates, we can expect the minor changes/upgrades soon.

Dear Bawa Ji THANKS
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As earlier highlighted by some users, I'm also facing trouble in playing music through USB. Sometimes it works ok.. but often it goes into infinite searching mode while browsing through the folders, and never comes back (& I never do unsafe ejects). Though the pen drive becomes usable again after addition / deletion of some files, this behavior is still unacceptable.
Has anybody found the solution to this problem? Can I avoid this by switching to a better (brand / specification) pendrive or is my HU faulty?
I am also facing the same. I have tried 3 size USBs and this is a problem with all. While I was reading the instruction manual, I came across software update tab which can be done through the website. There are lot many software available but I do not know how to update the HU. Any idea?
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Did you try to format the drive ? I think you will be using FAT file system on the drive.
Yes I'm using FAT system formatted drive, and Alpine manual (pg 25) says that it supports FAT 16 / 32 for USB memory device, so shouldn't be the cause.

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I am also facing the same. I have tried 3 size USBs and this is a problem with all. While I was reading the instruction manual, I came across software update tab which can be done through the website. There are lot many software available but I do not know how to update the HU. Any idea?
Even if firmware upgrade is the solution, IMHO it should be better left to be done by TATA (Alpine) than doing yourself, as long as the HU is in warranty period. That way you're safe against anything going wrong.
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