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Hi,
I have just purchased a 2011/2012 ltz Captiva auto. I was surprised to find out that the Bluetooth connection only lets me call the last number i dialled out on my phone, and does not bring up a directory of my numbers. Is this right? If so it is a very basic handsfree and a bit dissapointing.
Can anyone enlighten me on this, and let me know if you can download a number directory from your phone and ensure me its not just a problem with my phone.
I would have thought it would bring up a directory on the touch screen.
Any information would be great.

Thanks people
Dennie 50
 

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Unfortunately you are right the system is very basic
and has poor sound quality.

If your LTZ is like my 61 plate, the sat nav and information system are also
poor quality compared the other systems in much less expensive cars.

Regards,



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Thanks Keith
At least now I know its not me missing something. However I must say the sound quality on my system is fine, very clear. I must be lucky

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First, I will qualify. I dont have one of these after market units. Did consider one ages back, but decided against it after I discovered they are all "Chinese" coppies.


I started discussions with a supplier (on eBay - but now removed), who said they could give me any GPS s/w I liked on the unit, TomTom, Garmin, etc... Being an IT consultant, I asked for further details, to uncover that they are all pirated s/w builds.



Basically, what you get, is a head unit full of "electronics" put together in China, and the net result is a substandard GPS, substandard DVD, substandard Bluetooth phone, substandard, Radio, ..... think you get my point.



The "phone" on these units, if you get it to pair with your mobile, will allow sound through the speakers, but most have a built in Mic on the unit itself. Consider where the unit is, and then consider how whilst driving, as that is when you would use handsfree, you would "talk" down to the stereo to be heard. I did find one with an external mic, but was an extra £50.



All in all, I thought better of these units, as in my opinion, they are rubbish...



If all you want extra is a handsfree kit, you would be better getting a professional Parrot kit installed. These will link up with the stereo, so sound comes through quality speakers, and will have external mic for optimum voice volume. They also, pair with most phones, and have features like voice dialing and downloadable telephone books. Some even now, read your txt messages and allow you to dictate return txt.



Good luck what ever your choice....
 

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Hi,
If you check out the Holden site for the Captiva 7 it has a bluetooth compatability check sheet.

Some phones are more capable than others for things like phonebook lookup etc.

Also shows ipod version capabilities
 
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