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You are in the Mazda CX-9
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#160 of 200 Re: Audio with Nav [spddare65]
May 22, 2010 (12:21 pm)
Read the mazdaUsa.com website carefully.
I am sorry but your impression was wrong.
On 2009-2010 CX9, the NAVI came/come with 1-cd player.
However, most people do MP3 now. The Player is capable of reading MP3. One CD with 7-800MB can handle about 200 songs. Sure, if you have 6-CDs player, you could have 1200 songs available to you, but do you really have that many you frequently play?
I would say that that was the reasoning of Mazda.
The navi system was moved from cargo area to the center stack. There is not enough room to accommodate both 6-CD player and the navi unit. Therefore, one has to go. Therefore, 6-CD player was reduced to a 1-CD player.
#161 of 200 Voice Command and general navigation operation
Jun 19, 2010 (11:43 pm)
The voice activation/voice command of the CX-9 is indeed a joke, useless piece of $hit. The general user interface of the OEM navigation is not much better. No one has yet to figured out how to successfully input the destination address while driving (by the passenger, for example) whether by cutting wires or a hybrid disc. Since you can't type the address on the go and the voice command is useless, then you are stuck and your only choice is to stop so your passenger can type the address for you? LMAO! My Lexus GS350, on the other hand, also a Denso, but I can do either a wire cutting or hybrid disc for the address input on the go. The Lexus voice command is also much better than the CX-9 because I actually can talk to the GPS for a destination address.
I always bring my TomTom while go on a long trip to the unfamiliar places... The portable GPS is much easier to use. I am also thinking about to purchase the Caska unit to replace my POS Mazda BOSE navigation head unit.
#162 of 200 Re: Voice Command and general navigation operation [memasterac]
Jun 20, 2010 (9:30 pm)
"No one has yet to figured out how to successfully input the destination address while driving (by the passenger, for example) whether by cutting wires or a hybrid disc."
You know that because you have searched the entire internet?
I know enough to do it, but I just haven't found the need to yet.
Not a problem for me. Pull over.
#163 of 200 Re: Voice Command and general navigation operation [ceric]
Jun 21, 2010 (12:09 am)
ceric, I searched enough to say at least no one has yet to put up a step-by-step written solution on the web. I read you have couple theories to cut speed wire and pulse-generator but to me they are not really helpful unless its a step-by-step. You mind to share?
My lazy ass is too heavy to pull over, haha.
#167 of 200 Re: Voice Command and general navigation operation [memasterac]
Sep 07, 2010 (8:42 am)
This Nav system is by far the WORST GPS I have ever used. The maps stink and are not synced to the direction of the car. IE south is down north it up so you are not oriented to the map like all common GPS units. I use my Garmin when I drive my wife's CX 9. IT is so easy and up to date. The Mazda attempt at GPS should have been to sub it someone who knew which end was up. Literally!!
#168 of 200 Re: Voice Command and general navigation operation [thejunkman3]
Sep 07, 2010 (12:01 pm)
You can change the orientation so it works "normally". Can't remember how but it's in this thread somewhere - I had the same problem at one point.
#169 of 200 Re: Voice Command and general navigation operation [thejunkman3]
Sep 07, 2010 (2:43 pm)
Mazda does not make the GPS unit themselves, they do sub-contract it out. Which happens to be the same company that makes them for Toyota/Lexus vehicles. So if you are pissed off about the GPS unit, be pissed at yourself for not playing around with it or done research before purchasing the vehicle. Or be pissed at Denso which makes the GPS unit for Mazda.