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This is my first post on the forum. First, congratulations on what is a very informative and helpful site. My question is regarding the possibility of Honda optioning the future (2003) Ody with both the rear entertainment system and the navigation system. Any rumors/facts out there regarding this? i want both!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Remington:
This is my first post on the forum. First, congratulations on what is a very informative and helpful site. My question is regarding the possibility of Honda optioning the future (2003) Ody with both the rear entertainment system and the navigation system. Any rumors/facts out there regarding this? i want both!</font>

I don't have an answer to your question but noticed your from Farmington Hills, MI. My wife is from FH, MI. and I'm from Detroit originally and graduated from Milan HS in Milan, MI. Out here in So California since 88. Welcome to the club and Go Red Wings!



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Well this is technically a fact and a rumor…

The Japanese Lagreat (the overseas version of the current US Odyssey) is able to offer the RES, Navi and a mini disc headunit all in one vehicle. So it is possible (fact). All we need in the US is a small enough headunit that can process the Navi and RES signal together seamlessly.

Now the rumor side of it is that usually things overseas eventually make their way to the other side of the globe (in time). For example…the amber/red taillights, square fog lights, leather seats/trim, and wooden steering wheel all were never originally available when the Odyssey came out. But they were in Japan.

So maybe for the 2003 or 2004 Odysseys.

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[This message has been edited by nemogira (edited 02-25-2002).]
 

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Yes, I live in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and work in Detroit. I'm a California transplant, though, and headed back there this summer. I wish they wouldn't make us choose between toys like this. I guess I could go for the aftermarkey for RES and order the factory NAV. I have having to do that as the aftermarket is usually inferiorly integrated into the product as a whole.
 

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If I were President of Honda, I'd be asking some pointed questions about who was the genius who decided we could sell RES or Navi to our customers but not both.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nemogira:
Well this is technically a fact and a rumor…

The Japanese Lagreat (the overseas version of the current US Odyssey) is able to offer the RES, Navi and a mini disc headunit all in one vehicle. So it is possible (fact). All we need in the US is a small enough headunit that can process the Navi and RES signal together seamlessly.
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There's really no need for a smaller unit, other than to provide both CD and cassette; what they should do (and probably will do) is use a small head unit with cassette, let the DVD player double as the CD player (that will be the one compromise), but more importantly will power all this from a remote amplifier--like Toyota did with the Previa's premium sound system.

There's no reason that the head unit in the dash has to be anything other than a simple control head. All the electronics can be stashed away somewhere else.

As for minidisc, JVC a couple of years ago had a head unit where one slot took both CD and minidisc. So it can be done--and if it *can* be done, the Japanese will do it. Without regard to whether it makes sense to do it.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
There's really no need for a smaller unit, other than to provide both CD and cassette; what they should do (and probably will do) is use a small head unit with cassette, let the DVD player double as the CD player (that will be the one compromise), but more importantly will power all this from a remote amplifier--like Toyota did with the Previa's premium sound system.
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I totally agree that this is the more “ideal” way to do it. But if they will do it this way has yet to be seen. The safest bet and probably to Honda “the less costly” method is to just use the current technology/setup from Japan and bring it to the US.

Maybe they'll jump ship and work with Pioneer who have developed a compact NAVI/DVD player.

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