Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Slovakia, Europe
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2007
Trim Package: Overland
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: ~81 000 miles (130 000 km)
Well, I thought this could not be the problem but gave it a shot today. I wen to a store and purchased various CD-R brands, namely: TDK, TDK for Audio, Sony, Extreme, Esperanza. I hadn't even heard of the last two brands before I bought these.
I used a different DVD-RW drive (in an old laptop) and also burned several CDs using different applications, speeds and settings:
• Esperanza CD-R: 16x speed, InfraRecorder, Disk-at-Once
• Sony CD-R: 16x speed, InfraRecorder, Disk-at-Once
• Extreme CD-R: 10x speed, CDBurnerXP, Track-at-Once
Magically, the navigation radio now reads all MP3 files correctly and on all three CDs, even those wanna-be brands (Extreme, Esperanza). There is no delay accessing the CD or skipping tracks. Possible explanation for this is:
• Previous CDs are bad or just not a good match to the REC radio (I find this unlikely as they were Verbatim CD-R which are a quite good quality).
• Previous DVD-RW drive was not a good match for the REC radio (this might be the case).
There is no mechanical fault or any other shenanigans. I will re-burn all the CDs with the same DVD-RW drive (it seems CD-R brand and burn settings do not affect the outcome). So, good call on this. Thanks for making me go to shop and try this, finally.