Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > Electronics > Navigation System
Bimmer Tool Rental
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2007, 05:46 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: manchester uk
Posts: 2
smicher is on a distinguished road
Euro Nav 2007.1 needed?

Hi all,

from Manchester UK.
In need of some help please.

I've been reading for a couple of weeks and have been blown away by all your knowledge. Certainly seems the place to be for sat nav info.

I currently run a MkIV with a 2002 euro high map.
I have downloaded V28 and am now downloading v29.1.

I have yet to update my system with either disc as I am unsure what benefits I will gain without a more recent map?

Other than my dealer can anyone point me in the right direction to acquire the latest map if this will be what I ned to make the most of the new firmware please?

Many thanks in advance for any help guys
.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 03-17-2007, 06:31 AM
trapdoor's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 465
trapdoor is on a distinguished road
You can pick up ORIGINAL copies of the latest map disk on ebay - just don't buy a copy as they aren't at all reliable. No really, don't! It may be cheaper but you probably won't be happy with it.

Dealer charges over £200 for one - and they have a habit of trying to get rid of their excess stock of the previous release before they will sell the latest release. You can pick one up on ebay for £70 to £130 - I bought one for £55+p&p - used original 2007-1
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2007, 06:53 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: manchester uk
Posts: 2
smicher is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the reply and the advice, I'll check out ebay then and see if I can pick up a reasonably priced disc.

So is there any advantage to upgrading my firmware prior to the new map disc?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-17-2007, 10:22 AM
trapdoor's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 465
trapdoor is on a distinguished road
There's always an advantage, though some updates may be internal fixes only. I am always a bit cautious about updating immediately, and usually wait until all the issues have been ironed out; I am running V.28 and 2007-1 Europa High DVD.

You need to be aware though that from V.27, there was a 'bug' introduced whereby in the RH description pane (the one that tells you where you are), you no longer get villages, suburbs etc detailed. - all you get is the closest major postal town. Annoys the hell out of me, and BMW have confirmed it will be in the next update (which should be V.29) but it looks like it isn't!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-08-2009, 06:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 10
gchristofi is on a distinguished road
Hello guys
New to all this but just went from v.20 to v.31. Decided that the loss of "villages and suburbs" was worth all the other functions. I think it is but have a bit of remorse and fear I'll end up annoyed like you trapdoor.

So, is there a way of tweeking the software to get this info back? What about that hacked v.26, are the files still around and what might I lose by downgrading (if it's even possible)?

Cheers
Greg
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Quicksilver's Avatar
Premier Member and retired relic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NORCAL
Posts: 17,158
Quicksilver will become famous soon enough
Other than your dealer there's always http://www.navteq.com/
Yeah I know this is the most expensive route but it's also
the safest route.

Trapdoor has good advice but with so many ripoff artist it's
hard to know what your getting.

Regards


Quote:
Originally Posted by smicher
Other than my dealer can anyone point me in the right direction to acquire the latest map if this will be what I ned to make the most of the new firmware please? Many thanks in advance for any help guys .
__________________
"What you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy. “The jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.”
Harmony happens whenever different parts get to form a whole by means of congruity, concord, symetry, consistency, conformity, correspondence, agreement, accord, unity, consonance…….
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:59 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.