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Got the 2009 NAV disk update in the mail a few days ago
I like it so far. :stirpot:

The screen seems clearer / sharper than before. Probably my imagination.
The stupid nag screen is gone. :thumbsup:
A digital clock is added to the upper right side of the screen.
You can turn off (and back on) the part on the right side of the screen that shows the next exits that are coming up.
That "FEATURE" always annoyed me. :tisk:
It covered half of the screen and if you had a route set...you couldn't turn it off and see your full screen.

Haven't made a road trip yet, but it has several enhancements that I think are good.
Will probably have to go from Texas to S. Carolina in a few days. Sister in Law has been taken off life support after a massive stroke, and now it is only a matter of time.

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i got mine coming soon :D

quick question superjim, do we have to keep the disc in the drive the whole time? or does it upload the new material?


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i got mine coming soon :D

quick question superjim, do we have to keep the disc in the drive the whole time? or does it upload the new material?

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When you go to insert it for the first time...be prepared for a several minute load time. It is updating all the FIRMWARE in the NAV system itself.

The disk (DVD) stays in the system at all times.

The new one seems to boot up just a little quicker then the old one.
Not a whole lot ...but some quicker.

Seeing how dusty my old one was after over a year in the drive...I will be taking this one out every three or four months and cleaning the dust from it.

I keep my car really clean...inside and out...and yet there was a fine film of dust on the entire DVD.
Kinda surprised me... but after all...it has been in there a year and 4 months. :)

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i dont get it, i have navigation + dvd with the bose speakers,and i dont have no navigation disc loaded into the drive? Is there more than one disc drive ?
 

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i dont get it, i have navigation + dvd with the bose speakers,and i dont have no navigation disc loaded into the drive? Is there more than one disc drive ?

Yep...there is one BEHIND the NAV screen. :stirpot:

To open the nav screen....
On the right hand side...press the MENU button...
Now on the top of the screen there should be several SOFT buttons
Press the NAV button...
Now at or close to the bottom of the list...
there should be a MAP DATABASE button.
Press that button...
The screen should open now.

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lol i cant believe i didnt know that lol......thanks jim......i will go try it out in a couple of hours....

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SuperJim......I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. God Bless you and your family.

Where can I get the new Navi disk for 2009?

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SuperJim......I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. God Bless you and your family.

Where can I get the new Navi disk for 2009?

Thanks,

Steve

Thanks Steve for the sentiments.

As for the nav disk...call them at 1-877-628-3472 or go here and put in your VIN and order it online. https://www.gmnavdisc.com
The disk costs $199 bucks from them
I think the part number you need is...
Part No. 25974486
2009 NA CH/GMC900/SRX/DTS North America

If you bought your car CERTIFIED..I think you are entitled to one free update.
If not... I would consider e-bay or Craigs LIst to get one for about half price.

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My new disc installed nicely and I was pleased with the digital clock. However, it is set on standard time and did not change onto daylight savings time. Is there some way to change the setting to daylight savings time?
 

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My new disc installed nicely and I was pleased with the digital clock. However, it is set on standard time and did not change onto daylight savings time. Is there some way to change the setting to daylight savings time?

Touch the clock...It will change screens to a SET TIME screen.

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I have had no issues AT ALL with the new update.
It has several enhancements over the 2008 version.

You can turn on and off the right side of the screen where it shows the next exits coming up and stay on FULL SCREEN nav without half of the screen being blocked by the next exit.

The pictorial representation of turns is now MUCH better.
On interstate turns, it actually shows you WHICH LANES you need to be in to stay on your route.

All in all...a worthy upgrade if you use the nav quite a bit.

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Got my disk yesterday, installed it.....it has a much clearer screen, as jim stated earlierm,.......digital clock on the side is awesome......overall i agree its a good upgrade..
 

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I had my 2009 Platinum updated with the latest NAV release, no charge courtesy of my great dealer. This release provides for better NavTraffic features and the improvements are noticable in the sharpness of the icons, resolution contrast, color saturation, and feature/functionality of the system itself.

I really like the NavTraffic feature as well as the richness of the user interface for the Nav generally. All in all a great system and I am looking forward to learning more about it and the new updates in this latest release.

3600 miles on the new ride and she is breaking in nicely; even getting to the point of putting some good foot into it... perhaps not as much as Texas Jim though ;-)

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on the 2009 DTS the Audio/Nav system has a soft button option across the top called Traffic; when you touch that it downloads real-time traffic data pointing out any issues in your area, based on the selection you set on what types of things you want to be advised about.

the Nav feature will also show you additional icons on the nav map of where events are what type of event. Then roadways on your areas (the major highways and freeeways) will be outlined on the border with a green, yellow, red line (each direction) giving you a look ahead of what the road conditions are. I like this system alot so if I see problems a few miles ahead and then I can adjust my route. Nav will also auto remap your route to bypass an event if you select that feature.

The hard button layouts around the left and right side fo the radio are the same, just that you have a soft button slector on the top panel of the touch screen. It is an additional subscription service. My understanding it is that NavTraffic is a new feature introduced in 2009 (that also means not all the bugs have been worked yet)

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Although it's not currently listed on the GM Nav Disc Center site, I've been told that version 4.0 p/n 25974486 has been replaced by version 4.1 p/n 20857425. I have no idea what the reason was for the change, but I ordered one and will report back on its performance once it's installed.

I'm currently using version 3.0 p/n 25850927 and it does have the digital clock feature.
 
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Although it's not currently listed on the GM Nav Disc Center site, I've been told that version 4.0 p/n 25974486 has been replaced by version 4.1 p/n 20857425. I have no idea what the reason was for the change, but I ordered one and will report back on its performance once it's installed.

I'm currently using version 3.0 p/n 25850927 and it does have the digital clock feature.
You mentioned that you currently use Version 3.0 and that your system DOES have the digital clock feature. I put my disc Version 3.0 and then 3.1 in this morning to see what I was missing. I tried everything I could think of and I still do NOT have a digital clock. It was my understanding that Version 4.0 and up included the clock, according to the GM NAV center.

What did you do to get the clock to display?

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You mentioned that you currently use Version 3.0 and that your system DOES have the digital clock feature. I put my disc Version 3.0 and then 3.1 in this morning to see what I was missing. I tried everything I could think of and I still do NOT have a digital clock. It was my understanding that Version 4.0 and up included the clock, according to the GM NAV center.

What did you do to get the clock to display?

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I honestly don't remember doing anything in particular to get the clock. I only remember setting it for 24:00 format time.

My car is a 2008 and it could be that the clock was already in the firmware of the nav unit, and in that way not necessarily dependent on the 3.0 disc. It is possible that the firmware update to bring this feature to 2007 and prior models only came on the 4.0 disc.

Incidentally, I bought my 4.1 disc from an ebay seller in Texas named magaly_littlesteps. This transaction has not gone smoothly at all. I've been on ebay for over ten years and made well over 100 transactions in that time. This one is a candidate for the worst. Four days after paying and then agreeing in good faith to pay even more than originally requested for shipping - plus several e-mail exchanges - I still don't have a tracking number that the USPS website recognizes.

I remain hopeful that things will work out, but in the meantime would like to caution other members to steer clear of this seller until I can confirm a positive conclusion to my purchase.
 
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I honestly don't remember doing anything in particular to get the clock. I only remember setting it for 24:00 format time.

My car is a 2008 and it could be that the clock was already in the firmware of the nav unit, and in that way not necessarily dependent on the 3.0 disc. It is possible that the firmware update to bring this feature to 2007 and prior models only came on the 4.0 disc.

Incidentally, I bought my 4.1 disc from an ebay seller in Texas named magaly_littlesteps. This transaction has not gone smoothly at all. I've been on ebay for over ten years and made well over 100 transactions in that time. This one is a candidate for the worst. Four days after paying and then agreeing in good faith to pay even more than originally requested for shipping - plus several e-mail exchanges - I still don't have a tracking number that the USPS website recognizes.

I remain hopeful that things will work out, but in the meantime would like to caution other members to steer clear of this seller until I can confirm a positive conclusion to my purchase.
Ah yes! I did not catch that yours is a 2008 model. Being in the software/firmware business I should have spotted that. Thank you for the response and especially for the heads up on your purchase problems. I sincerely hope that it all works out in your favor.

I will not be upgrading to Version 4.1 as I only need the clock on trips and at night. I cannot read the analog clock on my 2006 at night and only if it is not sunny during the day.

I do not leave the disc in unless I am going to use the NAV system as there is a lot of disc head activity going on even when not in use causing unnecessary wear.

If I have the system on, stop, turn off the engine, remove the key, and open the door there is still disc activity. Also, leaving it in during hot weather while parked out side in the sun can cause warping of the disc.

Thanks again.
 
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