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  1. Trying to decide F90BT or X910BT, price is no object

    Typo sorry Jan 1st 2012
  2. Trying to decide F90BT or X910BT, price is no object

    High power pre-out are better, they send cleaner sound and more higher signal to your amps. This means you don't have to turn up the volume to achieve the same sound with as a unit that doesn't have high power pre-outs. I agree...if money is no object get the Z110BT... much better unit and smooth running unit. The only downside is that you have to buy the MSN Direct unit separately but don't waste your time on it anyways since Microsoft will no longer be offering there service after Jan 1st 2912. I would look into the XM Traffic.
  3. No more MSN Direct Jan 1st 2012

    I received an email from Microsoft stating that they will no longer offer MSN Direct after Jan 1st 2012. Here is a link on the MSN Direct website. https://www.msndirect.com/MSNDirectServ ... ement.aspx
  4. POI's Not All Showing???

    I add the branded POI's to my F90 but not all the icons shows? I have to manually a sign icons to the POI like Wendy's or Jack In The Box... some don't even have icons or the F90 doesn't display them so you can add them. Does anyone know how to correct so they all show or at lease so you can a sign them? Thanks in advance
  5. Official Firmware 3.0 Status Thread!!

    After installing my update I find that my boot time is a little longer however the music from the radio, hd radio, cd play right away, iPod plays about the same as it did before. Touch screen is much more responsive and MSN Direct displays content within a couple minutes, maybe faster. MSN before was hit or miss on the weather and movies, now weather and movie info comes up right away as well as the gas station prices and traffic. The new addition of stocks, news and local events are nice all of which display content right away. As much as it pains me to say, Microsoft did a good job on the firmware update for the MSN Direct kudos. Note: after firmware update you have to manually select the re-rout traffic other wise it will calculate the rout through traffic and wont avoid traffic. BTW Samantha sounds a little better, she is not as annoying as before but she still give way to much information when giving directions but I can live with it. My backup camera always worked before for me but I have noticed that it goes into backup mode the second i put the car in reverse. The only grip I have is the slow boot time and in my case it is actually slow than it was before. Pioneer should have addressed that on this update. That was the number one problem with the F-Series. Also the HD presets still don't display the station id... really? The HD unit has the ability to display the station id but Pioneer seemed to over look that on this update. Anyway this is what I have noticed on my system.

    I just did mine as well on my F90BT but noticed two things. First the POI Icons are all the generic icons... bummber because X-series says all the branded icons are installed, no need to mod. Second there is now a new icon in the source screen that says Traffic but is ghosted out. I wonder if I can hook up the XM Traffic. Any thoughts
  7. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    Thanks, but I did do a search but I was at work and didn't have time to do a in depth search.
  8. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    The processor in the F-series is a 600MHz SiRF Titan dual-core ARM11. Same one used in other PNAs like the HP iPaq 310 series. ARM1136EJ1 core, ARM V6 instruction set. Summary of the proc's at http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=cpu&id=a11gst Thanks... so in my opinion the X and the F series are the same units inside, the only difference is where they placed the Pioneer logo and new knob. Just a marketing ploy to make people forget all the issues of the F-series had.
  9. $99 Lifetime MSN Direct

    That is not true... you can buy off of MSN Direct site. link? You have to rub their system to get the link to pay... but once you get past this page (link below) it gives the option to pay or do the free activation. I believe that is what I did when I did it. I did it couple of weeks back. https://www.msndirect.com/Activation/en ... t-key.aspx
  10. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    I know this is dumb question but does anyone know what processor in the F-series? The new X, Z have 600Mhz processors.
  11. $99 Lifetime MSN Direct

    That is not true... you can buy off of MSN Direct site.
  12. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    To be fair Pioneer is not charging a cent firmware update. They are charging us for the map update. What SUCKS is that they are forcing us to pay for the map update to get the firmware fixes. I don't know if I would buy another Pioneer product again... that includes tv's, dvd/blueray players etc. just plain bad customer service.
  13. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    Disregard my last... I was looking at the AVIC-F500BT update page. Thanks,
  14. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    It shows compatability with all units here.. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... CNSD-100FM Really because this is what it says on the top of the page: CNSD-150FM Map Upgrade for AVIC-F500BT Navigation System Suggested Price: $130.00
  15. 3.0 Map/Firmware update released

    Here is a detail list of fixes Pioneer has on their website. ------------------------------------- Coming Soon! Model year 2009 TeleAtlas database on SD Card, featuring nearly 12 million POI, US and Canada coverage (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico). Includes firmware version 3.0, including heading-up option in 2D view, Highway Sign Boards, enhanced map UI with improved contrast, and more. MSN Direct features 3 additional channels (news, stocks and local events) and traffic flow displayed on map. Compatible only with AVIC-F500BT. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... CNSD-150FM ------------------------------------- Now we know what they fixed. What bothers me is that it say compatible with AVIC-F500BT. Does that mean it is only compatible with F500 or it will work with F500 as well as all the others?