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Relwarc 03-22-2010 01:58 PM

Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
Can anyone reccomend me a nav unit?

I'm looking, but its impossible to tell the good units from the duds.

Can anyone give me an idea of what i should get? Something not too expensive, has NAV and Sirius compatibility, everything?

Figure maybe we can turn it into a thread about system reviews.:thumbsup:

JETLIFE 03-22-2010 02:01 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
I like the GUI of the new Pioneers. Rob has one, I'm sure he'll chime in.
But I really like the garmin nav in the kenwood units.

Those are the nicest IMO.

Matt 03-22-2010 02:04 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
There's only one brand of receivers I'd purchase if navigation was high on my list of priorities; Kenwood.

They use Garmins GUI, which is unparalleled (IMO), and use NAVTEQ mapping technology, which is superior to TeleAtlas (Pioneer, Alpine, Eclipse, etc).

206WJ 03-22-2010 02:22 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt (Post 173973)
They use Garmins GUI, which is unparalleled (IMO), and use NAVTEQ mapping technology, which is superior to TeleAtlas (Pioneer, Alpine, Eclipse, etc).

I use a Pioneer, and have modded it (For free) to run NAVTEQ.


This thread has probably opened up a HUGE can or worms, and debate. TO me it's really what you like. All of them will have maps, Sat radio, and iPod.

I like the pioneer's for many personal reasons, but my biggest reason is that they run off windows CE, so you can mod the $hit out of it. I like that ability a lot. I update my maps with "Hacked" ones avery 6-8 months with no problem.

Matt 03-22-2010 02:25 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 206WJ (Post 173985)
I use a Pioneer, and have modded it (For free) to run NAVTEQ.

Yeah, I figured the OP was looking for something 'right out of the box' - but good point.


Quote:

Originally Posted by 206WJ (Post 173985)
This thread has probably opened up a HUGE can or worms, and debate. TO me it's really what you like. All of them will have maps, Sat radio, and iPod.

Agreed. They are all going to do the same shit. Really.


It's about what the user likes best. The best advice I can give is to go to a store and play around with them. See what GUI's you like best, and move forward from there.

Relwarc 03-22-2010 04:55 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
got ya...

personally i do want "out of the box".. but i also HATE when a GPS is wrong... haha

I'm 100% looking for a FIXED screen, i dont like the ones that fold out.

Maybe i'll take a look into kenwood.

Anyone know any good specific model numbers?

206WJ 03-22-2010 06:03 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
I don't deal with kenwood at all, so matt can probably help you with that one.

With pioneer you should look at any of the x-series, or the older f-series. They are the ones that you can mod to do tons of aftermarket stuff. The models with them are all basicly the same, but the higher ones (x910) has MSN Direct on it. That will give you things like traffic, stock quotes, and movie times.

I do like the new Clairion units too. You might want to check out the NX70. I can even get you a decent price on it if you like them and can't get it under a grand.


Every company has different levels of navigation. Just depends on what you want and how much you are willing to pay for it.

robpp 03-22-2010 06:05 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
i think mine has been superseded. but i have the Pioneer avic f90BT bought used.

i really like it.

and avic411.com has all the details about modding it......

206WJ 03-22-2010 06:11 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 174150)
i think mine has been superseded. but i have the Pioneer avic f90BT bought used.

i really like it.

and avic411.com has all the details about modding it......


Same thing I use. Make sure you add the 3.01 upgrade to it. It speeds up the boot time.

The new one is the x910bt

Relwarc 03-22-2010 06:53 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
I really like the AVH-P4100DVD

but i have seen mixed reviews.... like the fact that you can't change the 24hour clock? i mean... really?

is there a hack to fix that? Is this a good head unit? (if i dont mind not having the navi)

robpp 03-22-2010 07:03 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Relwarc (Post 174189)
I really like the AVH-P4100DVD

but i have seen mixed reviews.... like the fact that you can't change the 24hour clock? i mean... really?

is there a hack to fix that? Is this a good head unit? (if i dont mind not having the navi)

:lol: your thread title is 'Top Reccomended NAV systems?'

but you dont mind ditching the nav....

j?k sorry i couldnt resist.

I honeslty dont know a lot about them. I got mine for 425 shipped with the Ipod harness, the metra d-din adapter. i bought on price more than anything else. now that I have it I love it.

Relwarc 03-22-2010 07:52 PM

Re: Top Reccomended NAV systems?
 
well i'd love to have a nav unit... but i REALLY like the 7" screens. I just like the look. I havent found a 7" screen nav unit that is under $1,000


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