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Honda CR-V, Navigation System, SUV
#102 of 178 Re: Out-of-date Navigation System [paidtoomuch]
Jun 24, 2010 (8:54 am)
Honda is trying to cut cost in different areas. If they can buy 500,000 units of GPS for the next 5 years for a discount, they will do it. Most people buy the EX and spend another 1K to get a Kenwood or Pioneer in dash GPS headunit. However, you will lose some bells and whistles but at least you can pick the one you like and with latest maps.
I won't be surprise if any 2011 or even 2012 CRVs will still have maps from 2008.
Jul 05, 2010 (9:06 am)
I have a Honda CR-V EX-L 2008. I bought a Transcend CompactFlash adapter ($6.90) and a Transcend 8GB CompactFlash card ($24.99). Both are purchased from Amazon. Both are working on CRV 2008 Navi System.
The Navi unit has no problem recognizing 8GB card. But it could only see 999 songs out of 1153 songs I encoded. I encoded MP3 in 192 bit rate. For 1153 songs, it totals to 7.68GB. For 999 songs, it comes down to 6.66GB. So you have room to bump up the "bit rate" at a higher rate for better quality sound.
I dropped all the songs loosely in the card without creating any folder. It takes a while for Navi to scan. You could tell the scanning is finished if you are able to scroll through the entire songs quickly all the way to the last one.
I encoded the songs using "Tune4Mac" on an Intel Mac. Windows user can use "Noteburner". I left it over night for it to encode. The software will convert all m4a, m4p (DRM), and aac to mp3. I used iTunes (required) and Tune4Mac together to encode. Just collect all 999 songs into a playlist and burn them onto virtual audio CDs. The virutal audio CDs are generated from Tune4Mac. Since iTunes can burn multiple CDs continuously, Tune4Mac can keep feeding virtual audio CDs on the fly. At the same time, Tune4Mac encode audio from virtual CDs to MP3. These all happening transparently because you won't see any virtual CDs mounting on your desktop. Once encoding is finished, virtual CDs will be flush out of cache and only MP3 files are saved.
#105 of 178 Re: 2010 CR-V aftermarket in-dash nav recommendations? [jayk_pdx]
Oct 12, 2010 (3:55 pm)
I realize that I'm 6 months late here! but if you are still looking for the best total system for your 2010 cr-v, my months of research came up with the Kenwood dnx6960. I also have a 2010 cr-v and have this system (so does my friend).........Love it!! Excellent Kenwood stereo, the best resolution Garmin Nuvi nav, Parrot bluetooth and sattelite radio ready ( I got XM). I, as well, don't care about movies...but this can play them on a 5inch x 6inch screen. I'm very happy with all of the excellent components Kenwood puts in their systems. Just thought I'd chime in with what I know!! I'm surprised that any high end car audio place in your area (perhaps, you are in Portland (pdx)!) didn't steer you to the Kenwood. They are the best and for $1600 I got 4 times more quality than I would have gotten for $2000 with the dealer. If you have any questions you can email me at sisqsterriohotmail.com. Good luck (if you haven't already "jumped in" to the market. T
#106 of 178 Re: Out-of-date Navigation System [paidtoomuch]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:22 am)
The Nav in the CR-V is the same design they had back in 2003. I had a 2006 Civic with Nav and hated it. The POIs were totally useless because they were many years out of date or in the wrong place. What a waste of $1700 that was!
My solution was first to get a Garmin Nuvi for $150. But now I just use my Motorola Droid. Get a generic vent mount holder for the gps / phone and you can easily mount it to the right of the steering wheel - within easy reach, easy to see and doesn't block the windshield.
#107 of 178 Outdated? Yes
Nov 01, 2010 (11:02 am)
I took delivery on my 2010 CR-V w/nav in September 2010. Nationals Park opened in 2008 and it wasn't in the system. Citi Field opened in 2009 and it wasn't in the system. My dealer comp'd me on a replacement DVD.
Also, the POIs that you create do not appear on the map. On my Garmin, once you identified your home, it said "home" on the map whether or not you requested directions to your home. I recently was in a Mazda and a Lexus which had navs and both had better maps.
And how come the models with navs don't have the system to allow you to open your garage?
#108 of 178 Re: Outdated? Yes [bmfc]
Nov 02, 2010 (9:25 am)
Get the RDX
#109 of 178 Re: Outdated? Yes [crvdude1]
Nov 09, 2010 (10:48 am)
Get the RDX
Or just get the homelink equipped unit from RDX.
I have an 05, and installed sunglass holder from Acura TL with the homelink. It was a simple "plug and play."
I have a Windows based Pioneer F700BT headunit. It is better than any factory unit in terms of cutomization (if you like playing in Windows).
Just loaded red light camera and speed trap files into it, and it sounds a warning when approaching those.
It reads out text messages from your phone over the speakers, as well.
Nov 21, 2010 (7:00 pm)
ok it's stupid, but I'm just happy my 11 CRV nav system shows my home address. My 07 didn't. Love new construction. It's those little things I guess I guess they have upgraded the nav cd between then and now.
#111 of 178 Honda vs. After-Market Navigation
Dec 17, 2010 (11:33 am)
We're looking at purchasing a new 2011 CRV. Originally, we thought we wanted to the stock nav system. But after realizing it doesn't have RDS (Radio Display System?), which seems to be standard on almost all other vehicle radios, we're wondering if we should get the EX-L (or lower model) without Nav and have an after-market unit installed? Would appreciate any input.