It's QVGA, which translates to "very cheap by 1999 standards". An embarassment for Honda to even offer this screen, the NAV screen is nicer.
A $180 Sony portable 9" runs 800 x 480 pixels which is about 3.4x the real estate.
Personally was shocked when I saw a DVD on this screen for the first time. It was a new DVD so I thought it was the DVD.
Can only assume Honda is doinking it's customers with this joke as a tool to try to sell the Elite. I didn't even bother to look at the screen when test-driving this thing (after all, was in the driver's seat), I guess I trusted Honda too much.