Last post on Nov 11, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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Honda Accord, Audio, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#17 of 25 Re: '05 HAH - how to add Sirius, play movies & mp3s? [hybridized]
Aug 11, 2005 (5:33 am)
Sorry to read that you are a Sternista. I gave up on him years ago. The XM Radio is integrated into the Accord's Navigation/Climate Control/Computer/Audio system. Therefore, you wouldn't have the option of having the XM add-ons stay or get tossed. In the Naigation-equipped Accord, XM is not an add-on.
If you are serious about Sirius, THAT would have to be an add-on, wherever you could find a place to hang it. You also could probably not use the original XM antenna, but would have to mount a second antenna and its wiring on the roof (ugly).
Playing movies on the dashboard is against the law in all states, probably federally too, because of the distraction factor (please don't drive anywhere near where I live while watching movies). You can Google around and find one or two outfits that have hacked the system to do so though.
If you record your mp3s on CD-ROMS, you should be able to just use the Accord's in-dash 6-disk changer.
#18 of 25 Re: '05 HAH - how to add Sirius, play movies & mp3s? [blane]
Aug 11, 2005 (11:17 pm)
no worries - the movies would be played at a stop (or for my passengers only). If I'm purposefully avoiding watching a movie while driving, I can't see that it would be more distracting than the navigation or economy displays! Of course, I may need to explain that to a judge, if I get movies rolling... I'd appreciate any links to these hacks; I find endless Googles to be one of lifes most frustrating experiences - unfortunately, there are MANY posts on Sirius!!!
I figured I could pull into a Good Guys and have them install a Sirius add-on, but that would mean it doesn't display on the Navi screen, with all those benefits. Supposedly, SoundGate figured out how to integrate Sirius into GM and Honda XM equipped units over a year ago - I just can't find any specific products for sale anywhere - again, MOST FRUSTRATING!!!
This may actually sway me from buying this car; I REALLY dislike when a corporation tries to force me to do something in a particular way! I realize they are part owners in XM, and that they have economic incentive to only offer that brand - but didn't Microsoft get into trouble for acting in a similar manner with IE???
Finally, if the 2005 NAVI unit is an Alpine, WHY doesn't it say it? Do you know the model #? Perhaps I can start sending detailed questions to Alpine customer service...
#19 of 25 Re: '05 HAH - how to add Sirius, play movies & mp3s? [hybridized]
Aug 12, 2005 (12:49 pm)
Why don't you buy your passenger a $100 portable DVD player with a cigarette lighter adapter, so there's no need to screw up the great Accord dashboard with integrated everything? Sorry, but I no longer have a link to the outfit that used to market a hack for the OEM system.
If Stern is your only reason to pass up a great car, you may want to re-examine your priorities.
You've complained that Honda forces you to use XM Radio to the exclusion of the Dog. Have you tried to buy an XM-equipped Ford, Chrysler or BMW lately? "Not available, we only equip ours with the Dog."
You won't see Alpine's name on the Honda Navigation unit for the same reason that you won't see the manufacturer's name on any factory-installed radio or navigation unit in any other brand of car. Labeling is just not done. Who makes the seats? Who makes the brakes? Etc.
#20 of 25 Still looking to add Sirius to HAH Alpine Navigation unit...
Aug 12, 2005 (8:49 pm)
Blane, I REALLY don't like being forced into things I don't want. I guess my feeling is that, for $30k, I should be able to get a radio that plays what I want!
For $80k you can get a Maserati with absolutely EVERYTHING precisely like you want it. Custom color, leather, wood etc. I don't think I'm being too unreasonable, by wanting my $30k Honda to accept a Sirius modification...
My post here is searching for somebody who has the same wants, and has figured a way to make it happen. Are you the only one that replies to posts on this board? Do you think I'll get a more accomodating reply from another member?
Thanks for you help, such as it was...
#21 of 25 Re: Still looking to add Sirius to HAH Alpine Navigation unit... [hybridize
Dec 10, 2005 (8:08 pm)
My HAH, worst purchase of my entire life! Hope you never bought one?
#22 of 25 Re: Still looking to add Sirius to HAH Alpine Navigation unit... [hybridize [rockohead]
Dec 12, 2005 (5:53 pm)
You replied to a four-month-old post. That poster hasn't posted anywhere in these forums since last August and will probably never read your message.
#23 of 25 Re: Still looking to add Sirius to HAH Alpine Navigation unit... [blane]
Dec 15, 2005 (9:59 am)
"You replied to a four-month-old post. That poster hasn't posted anywhere in these forums since last August and will probably never read your message."
It's the latest trend. I'm planning on replying to blane sometime around March of 2006...
#24 of 25 Re: Still looking to add Sirius to HAH Alpine Navigation unit... [hybridize [rockohead]
Jan 19, 2006 (10:41 am)
Go buy a used Yugo and then your HAH will not only be the second worse purchase in your entire life!.
Seriously, what problems are you having. Thinking a HAH is a lemon is not normal. Problems can be resolved and Hondas are good automobiles.
P.S.- My dog's name is Rocko
Nov 11, 2008 (9:05 am)
Not impressed what so ever with this $31000 cars stereo. It must be a Japanese thing because my 04 Regal which cost the same amount had a really nice stereo. These speaker vibrate so I've been thinking of buying new, just not sure what.