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Honda Odyssey, Navigation System, Van
#393 of 1031 Navigation system update coming this fall
Aug 08, 2003 (1:07 pm)
I called the update order phone number posted at https://esales1.alpine-usa.com/dos/honda/dvdrom.htm and got a recorded message regarding the next nav system upgrade disc. According to the message, a "major upgrade" will be available in the fall of 2003. It will cost $185 and will include "coverage" of 95% of US streets using a "new methodology" and will also include limited coverage of "Canadian border cities". This upgrade will ONLY be available for Nav. systems WITHOUT voice-recognition. You can get all the details by calling this number: (888)291-4675.
#394 of 1031 Navigation system update coming this fall by mablacksv
Aug 11, 2003 (8:05 am)
I can't wait for the new toy:-)
Thanks for the info.
Sep 30, 2003 (10:59 am)
but still no NAV update for the Ody. Has anyone seen the NAV for the 2004 Ody?
#396 of 1031 nav update
Oct 01, 2003 (11:23 am)
I have been very disappointed with the support offer for the Nav systems. I have both the DVD system on my Odyssey and the HD system on my Acura RL. They finally put out on update for the Acura but it has made my system slow and did not make firmware changes long overdue. I will never buy another car without navigation but I will consider other manufactures first.
Oct 02, 2003 (12:02 pm)
Let us know if you find a better Nav system. I have the Honda DVD-based System on my 2000 Odyssey and the newer voice actived system on my 2004 Acura TSX. I really like both systems, and would not buy a new car without Nav.
On the other hand, all the reviews that I have read seem to rank the Honda/Acura Nav systems as the best available. I've seen several others, as well as after-market ones, but none compare, in my opinion.
It is true that the Honda databases are not updated very often, but I can live with that if I have to. (Roads don't change that often, although POIs do.)
One thing to consider is the fact that Nav systems, being computer-based electronics age rapidly. My Odyssey is now 4 years old -- not old for a car, but ancient for a computer. The new Accord/Acura Nav system is much faster and much smarter than the older one. There really isn't much Honda can do to upgrade the performance of the older systems, although it can and should update the database.
Oct 03, 2003 (6:49 am)
I wish the Honda NAV were compatible with the Alpine dvd nav.
Although Honda/Acura uses Alpine NAV, no one--Honda dealers or Alpine people-- will say anything as to whether they are compatible!
Has anyone tried out an Alpine disc on the Honda or Acura NAV?
Another thing I noticed was that the Alpine NAV has 11 million POI and the updated Odyssey NAV which is suppose to come out this Fall has 7 million POI.
What does this mean? Don't tell me the so-called updated Odyssey NAV is already outdated before it is even released!
Oct 19, 2003 (4:28 am)
The Honda people are saying the new NAV update will be available this late November.
8.5 GB. 7 millions POI. $185? Can't wait.
#400 of 1031 I have to agree...
Oct 23, 2003 (9:04 pm)
We need new maps. we still have the original dvd in our 00 Odyssey, I am hoping it finaly knows where our Dealer is!! The version we have has an incorrect location for Freeman Honda in Dallas(used to be Goode-Taylor Honda).
#401 of 1031 Honda DVD Available 11/17/03
Nov 12, 2003 (11:03 am)
In case anyone still keeps up with this thread, the updated Honda Navigation DVD is available for pre-order now by calling 888-291-4675 (web form still lists older DVD database). The DVD is for models prior to '04 ('04's already have new database) and excludes '03 Honda Accord. Expected ship date is on or before 11/17/03. New data just in time for holiday travel! Enjoy!
Nov 15, 2003 (8:32 am)
Thanks a bunch for the info!
The '03 NAV is way outdated on the POIs!
Hope the new one is truly more updated!