The saga continues! Here's what I've found out so far:<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by darelldd:
Can those of us with EXL-NAV get the dealer to put in the RES? That's the question most dear to me right now.
Read this page again, carefully.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">This link is interesting. I've always thought of i-VES as referring to the VCP system I currently have installed (by my dealer) on my 01 and RES as the factory-installed DVD-based system on the 02 RES model. Could Honda be offering a DVD-based i-VES that could be installed on non-RES models?</font>
No, not a dealer option. A factory option with the leather models.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">All the convenience of a home theater right in your Odyssey! And the i-VES is be offered as factory standard on the Odyssey-EX with leather upholstery. What could be better for those long family trips? Or short runs to the market!</font>
Well Alpine has yet to make an aftermarket unit that can work as both a DVD player and Navigation system. You have to buy them as seperate units. Plus if they were merged together you couldn't watch a DVD and use the NAVI at the same time. Unless if they had two disc slots. Hmmm...or maybe some sort of mobile DVD changer!<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rickneuropa:
Here is an idea I had when I originally heard about the NAV system.....why can't the DVD in the NAV system read DVD movies and send them out to the LCD panel for the rear passengers, and change the control functions from the NAV system to the movie DVD's? Just a thought! It would save them space!
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TAllen:
I still think the ultimate DVD solution is to put a Sony PlaystationII under one of the front seats to go along with the i-VES system.