Sunday, July 17, 2005

Updated Honda Navigation DVD

I bought the updated DVD for our 2004 Honda Odyssey, and the 2.20 version arrived on Friday.  I was hoping that, in addition to the updated maps, it would include some software fixes like improving searching speed.

The upgrade went very well, with no problems.  We didn't drive to any areas where the roads have change recently, like around the San Jose airport, so I don't know if the maps are significantly improved.  But we did notice a speed improvement when searching for places.  The other thing that they added is that when getting directions, the navigation shows the exit numbers when directed to exit a freeway.

Update 10/31/09: I have disabled comments on this post, as the majority of them were about getting illegal copies of the navigation DVD.


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36 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Where do you get your update dvd map for your Odyssey and how much?
    I got a 2001 Odyssey, the navi is good about town, but when we get to Modesto, no local street map is available.
    Please advice and thanks.

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  2. I bought the navigation DVD at http://www.hondanavi.com/
    The DVD is listed at $185.

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  3. Is the 2004 disc the latest available? i'm also in San Jose.

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  4. Hey paul, I was wondering what old version you had of your dvd.
    I am looking for a version that is not necessarilly the newestfor our odyssey and would buy your old one from you.
    Thank You

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  5. Howdy, Paul.
    The newest version (aledges to be "2006") for older Odyssey (mine is a 2003 model) is version 2.30A. This is the 'disk version', which is the not the same as 'database version'. The database version (you can call this up on your screen via the "set-up" menus) is 2.11.28.
    The link to obtain the software is now: https://iweb.alpine-usa.com/Hondadvdsales/naviorder.php insteads of www.hondanavi.com and Alpine provides the order fulfillment.
    Alpine website does include a listing of the improvements, including areas with better street coverage (such as Modesto).
    The new DVD is on special for $149; it installed well and seems to work right.
    Rgds, Shawn

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  6. I have a 2000 honda odysse but cannot find some addresses do i need to update it if i do advise me for a cheap dvd update disc

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  7. Does anyone have experience using a DVD burner to make a backup copy of their Honda DVD? As a computer person I normally make a backup copy of the master disk of anything that has to run in a device for long periods, run on the backup and save the master in a safe place, in case the disk in the unit goes bad.

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  8. Is it possible to display longitude and lattitude on the 2004 Pilot navigation system?

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  9. I have found that you can see the coordinates, by pressing on the satellite signal strength icon when in map view.

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  10. hello,
    I was planning to make a copy of the navigation disc of my civic coup 07, so that I can save money, do you know how to make a copy? Pls. let me know.

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  11. hey paul i have a 2000 odysey but my arrow on the nav doesn't want to move while im driving. thanks

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  12. Updates of Honda navigation disks can be purchased at 1-888-291-4675.
    Note: They cost over $180.00!!

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  13. $180 + for updated DVD is a rip-off, especially, considering they charge over $2000 initially; updates should be frr for that system cost.

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  14. hello there..how can we set up the navigation to see cofee places (starbucks etc) on it.i have a honda 2008

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  15. Im Trying To Find The Dvd To My 2000 Avancier Navigation English Version
    With Maps Of New Zealand
    Any Help Would Be Nice

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  16. The web site is https://store.alpine-usa.com/Hondadvdsales/naviorder.php

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  17. I just tried to do this. It was not successful,but this is what I did. Using Roxio 7.0 I inserted the original orange disk for the accord. Don't remember the version number. It appeared to copy ok,but when I placed it in the dvd player the system choked on it stating that it was the wrong disk. It could have been that the burn side was not the silver sided coated one that the original one is rather then the code itself. I used DVDDL Plextor drives to perform this. The law allows us to make a copt,but the issue is how to do it.Hope this helps. Maybe of we can find a DVD manufacturer that makes the silver based DVD's I will try again.

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  18. I can tell you how far I have been with this one. First the media is DVDDL,which means that you have to have dual layer dvd burn players. Then you need the DL media,and Honda states that you need hwat is called silver bottom media. I tried the darker colored,and it does not work. What I dont knoa is if it is DVD+r DL or DVD-R DL. Still working on it.

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  19. I just bought the update for my '04 accord navigation disc. I too would like to make a back up copy since I dropped $149 + shipping for this disc. I'm working with a mac and do have a dual layer burner as well as dual layer discs. If the system needs a silver colored disc though, then I'm in trouble

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  20. Hi. I had 2.0 version and it was working fine. However, my friend advised me he has 2.6 version but cannot hear. so i tried to put into my car and test.unfortunately it did not work and when i put my old disc, there was a message old version is inserted check disc. now my one also does not work. What can i do now?

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  21. I made a copy with no problems with nero. I just did the DVD Copy and burned it to a Dual Layer DVD and it works perfectly in my Odyssey. I have the 4.31c white disk. I'd upload it somewhere if anyone wanted it. ~8GB though...

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  22. We bought a new 2005 Odyssey with Nav disc ver. of 4.13C. In the beginning of 2007 they sold us an upgrade disc of ver. 4.62. After doing the upgrade the system would not work and we got a message saying we couldn't use our system either. That has been a year now and neither Honda or Alpine seem to care. So far owning a Honda has been our worst vehicle experience. Lee's Summit Honda has lousy customer service also. We kept telling them the power steering pump was bad but they said it "normally makes that noise." Three thousand miles past warranty they replaced it because it was bad. If anyone knows how to fix it so we can use our old DVD please inform. Generally the van is great but next time I'm buying a Garmin!

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  23. Hi, did you ever figure out how to make a backup? If so please email me. Thanks!!

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  24. We just puruchased a used Accord that did not come with the 3.7 navi disk. Have found that they are on back order. Is there any other place to get one? Really nervous to get this working.

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  25. I have an 2006 Honda Odyssey with the Navigation unit, I ordered a 2008 update disc which is worse than the 2006.
    I wanted the update because I moved from NYC to Savannah, GA where most of the suburb areas do not show up on the map.
    Now that I have the new dvd, the roads still either don't show up or say I'm off road. The points of interest that have been updated now show up 1/4 to 1/2 mile off course.
    Try putting in the old DVD and the GPS unit says wrong version.
    I feel as if Alpine/Honda have ripped me off.
    Very disappointed and do not recommended buying any updates at this point.
    This is one issue that deserves a class action law suit.

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  26. obutigodoy@yahoo.co.ukSeptember 16, 2008 at 1:29 AM

    Where can I buy an updated Honda navigational system for Honda C-RV. I live in Dagenham, Essex RM 8 2 QL UK. Thanks.

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  27. Hi! Where can I buy an updated honda navigational system for Honda C-RV model 2003? I live in Dagenham, Essex RM8 2QL UK. Thanks.

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  28. I'll give you one hint, Verbatim DVD+R DL DVD's work.

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  29. I was successful at creating a copy of my 2003 navigator disk (version 2.05B). So far the player is happy with it. It is a 2003 version because I feel $149.00 is too much to pay for updates. At least I won't have to buy a new one due to scratches/etc now. The trick is to make sure the Booktype is set to DVD-ROM and use good quality DVD+r media. For newer cars, the DVD is different, but I would GUESS the DVD+r DL with Booktype set to DVD+r ROM would work fine. The reflectivity of the disks is about the same and the player cant see the color.

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  30. This past summer I bought a 2004 odyssey. I know that there have been many navigation disk upgades. Does anyone know the version # for an upgrade from the past year or two. I know the newest is version 2.60 and the cost is $149.00.

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  31. Hello!
    I am looking for the most recent GPS update disk. I have a 2004 Honda Odyssey. I would like to buy a more recent version from someone, rather than directly from Honda. Any ideas? Please email me at: crosscreations@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  32. Help...Anyone have any 2002 honda odyssey navigation for sell the cd?

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  33. I purchased a 2003 Honda Odyssey from Florida and now I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. My navi only has usa maps and has no canadian maps, so it doesn't work in Canada. How do I get an updated disc. with both usa/canada maps?

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  34. I am looking for an upgrade for my 2003 Honda Accord LX in order to work in Hawaii. Thanks for your help.

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  35. I used a Verbatim Dual Layer (blue color, not silver) and used Nero, burned at x2.4. And was not successful. I have the latest copy from 2009. Ver. 4.73A
    I would appreciate any help to make a copy.

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