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  1. Map update questions

    I've downloaded the latest NavTeq maps for US/Can. I have a few questions about installing to my F700. -I see that the new map folder contains fbl, fda, fsp, and hnr files. But, in the AVIC map folder, there are only fbl files. So, should I only copy over the fbl files? -No license file was included with any of the NavTeq maps I found. Can I use the one already on the AVIC, or is there a generic license file for non-Pioneer-supplied maps, or perhaps a library of multiple license files somewhere? (FYI, I do have the modified EZRider file.) -I have heard the TeleAtlas POI's are superior to NavTeq POI's for the US. Is this true? And, can I use TA POI's with NT maps? Thanks.
  2. EU Firmware on US Models?

    Has anybody used European FW on their US model successfully? I see that the Pioneer EU site has newer FW updates for the F/X series, one even includes a WinCE update. (3.021 with WinCE 6.228, and 4.001. ) I was wondering if it would adversely affect the tuner functionality (AM, FM, HD, and XM), as they use different freqs in Europe, and do not use HD Radio or XM at all. Or, if there might be any other lost or incorrect functionality?
  3. Folder Numbers

    UPDATE: Thinking that the AVIC assigned folder numbers based on created and/or modified dates, I used a file/folder properties utility to change all of the folders' created/modified dates to be the same. I assumed that the AVIC would then look to alphabetical data to order the folders. No such luck. So, to repeat my original question: Does anybody know how the AVIC assigns numbers to the folders on the SD Card? The top level is #1. I can understand that. But, the rest seem to have no rhyme or reason, now that all of the folder created/modified dates are identical. Could there be a data file somewhere that stores the folder info that doesn't change even if the folder properties do? Or, does it go by some unknown or hidden Windows property of the folders? Or, something else that might be user configurable? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Folder Numbers

    UPDATE: Thinking that the AVIC assigned folder numbers based on created and/or modified dates, I used a file/folder properties utility to change all of the folders' created/modified dates to be the same. I assumed that the AVIC would then look to alphabetical data to order the folders. No such luck. So, to repeat my original question: Does anybody know how the AVIC assigns numbers to the folders on the SD Card? The top level is #1. I can understand that. But, the rest seem to have no rhyme or reason, now that all of the folder created/modified dates are identical. Could there be a data file somewhere that stores the folder info that doesn't change even if the folder properties do? Or, does it go by some unknown or hidden Windows property of the folders? Or, something else that might be user configurable? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Folder Numbers

    How do the F and X series assign folder numbers to music folders on the SD card? In my F-series w/X-series FW, it lists the folders correctly in "List" view. But, when skipping through the folders, it does it in a different order based on Folder Number, which is different from the alphabetical order. Does anybody know what criteria it uses to assign the number, and if there is a way to manually change it to correspond to the alphabetical order? (Checking the SD card in Win7, I don't see any numbers assigned to folders in their properties.) Thanks.
  6. Folder Numbers

    How do the F and X series assign folder numbers to music folders on the SD card? In my F-series w/X-series FW, it lists the folders correctly in "List" view. But, when skipping through the folders, it does it in a different order based on Folder Number, which is different from the alphabetical order. Does anybody know what criteria it uses to assign the number, and if there is a way to manually change it to correspond to the alphabetical order? (Checking the SD card in Win7, I don't see any numbers assigned to folders in their properties.) Thanks.
  7. I don't know what that is. But, glad it worked!
  8. Ipod only playing on left channel

    When I had this problem, it wasn't the iPod cable. The problem was actually the multi-connector with the RCA's that the iPod cable plugged into. One of the pins in that connector wasn't seated fully. I forget which one. But, I had posted about it here at the time. Also, a number of others had the same thing happen to them.
  9. Hissssssssss

    I thought I made it pretty clear that I used the high-level signal so I wouldn't have to run any wires. I just used the existing wiring that originally went to the Monsoon amp. Obviously, I would have run line-level, if I was going to run wire. And now, it looks like I will be doing that anyway.
  10. Hissssssssss

    Unfortunately, it appears that Fujitsu has dropped the Eclipse brand from Europe and North America. That's the word on the street. Just look at their websites for those regions. The last entries are from 2009. The Japanese site is relatively up to date, though. So, it seems they're still rocking Japan. (My brother-in-law has a Japanese Eclipse AVN in his Toyota Vitz. Thank god. Or, I'd never be able to find shit there.) I wouldn't mind one of those flash disk AVN units. I'm hoping they drop to a closeout price at some point, the way their amps and speakers have dropped in price, due to shutting down their North American ops. BTW, do you have any recommendations on brand of rca cable? I usually don't fall for the Monster Cable BS. But, their 300 series looks good at a decent price. Kicker's Z series looks nice and is dirt cheap.
  11. Hissssssssss

    Okay. I ran a couple of temporary RCA cables from the HU to the amp, and the hiss is greatly reduced. I also notice that the overall level is lower. So, I lowered the gains on the LOC to match, and the hiss at zero-volume is almost gone now using the high-level outputs. However, I think I might just buy a 4-channel rca cable, and go line level. It couldn't hurt to remove two stages of processing (HU amp and LOC) from the signal path.
  12. Hissssssssss

    Ya know, Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves. It's really unacceptable. My next Navs will not be a Pioneer. I'm gonna look at Kenwood, Alpine, maybe score an Eclipse on closeout.
  13. Hissssssssss

    In my case, it's just standard hiss. It sounds like "ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss". And, it is audible not just between songs, but also when songs are paused, before music has even started playing during bootup, and/or when the volume is at zero. It does get louder if I crank the volume up. But, it is clearly audible at zero.
  14. Hissssssssss

    I have never used the RCA preamp outs. But, I will pull the HU and try them to see if it helps. If the hiss is still there, I will then try your fix, and see if that helps. Hey. It worked for you. I have been using the high-level speaker outputs with both the factory Monsoon amp and the new aftermarket amp. So, I am hoping that the problem is caused by the Pioneer amp section. I guess I'll see when I try the preamp outs.
  15. Hissssssssss

    It's obvious the noise is originating before the external amp. But, my original question was whether or not it is being created before the internal map. If not, and it's created in the amp itself, bypassing it should help. As soon as I have the time, I guess I will just pull the HU and see if running a line level cable from the pre-outs to the amp gets rid of or reduces the hiss. If fonjo's problem was due to blown pico fuses at the pre-out, then I guess that doesn't affect my situation. Although, it might when I switch to the pre-outs. I think I'll throw out my question to all the users once again: Has anybody who has used both the speaker outs and the preamp outs noticed any difference in the hiss that occurs while the volume is at zero or turned up with no signal present? Thanks.
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