Hi wattsn. Sorry for delay in replying. I think the limited info you are getting is standard with USB input on the right hand gauge of the instrument panel. I suspect you've watched the videos that show "Groove Armada" with track info etc, but I believe thats only available when playing genuine CDs, or CDs you have downloaded to the hard drive. I agree it's stupid having to rely on the central screen, especially if you are using it for something else like Sat Nav. It wouldn't have been that hard to transfer the data to the smaller screen. I suspect many of the car's systems are still works in development, so maybe a future update will address this. Incidentally, talking of "screens", I've just purchased a Windows 7 touch screen PC and the screen response is poor. I was told it was due to compatibility issues between Windows 7 and touchscreen hardware. Now I wonder whether the XJ's software sits on a Windows 7 based platform. That would explain why the touchscreen response is so cr*p. I think the hardware and software really let the XJ down. Whilst the interior design is leagues ahead of the rivals, the hardware and software is only on a par to that being used several years ago by German and Japanese manufacturers. I was told this is due to Volvo pulling out of the electrical/software/hardware development when the Chinese bought the company. Jaguar then had to complete that work in-house with a budget of about 50 rupees. The subsequent software problems caused by the Jaguar workforce taking on a half finished system they were unfamiliar with caused the launch to be delayed. Ironic then that China is one of the XJ's biggest markets, and they have ended up with a car that might have been a lot better had their government not pulled out of the deal. Serves 'em right I say!!