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Kamdog
05-09-2010, 05:44 PM
I have a 2008 car. Did anyone update their nav with the new DVD disk? Is it worth it? How does stuff look? Any better POIs?

I am wondering because I have heard how slowly these maps actually change, even though the versions change. Anyone with experience with the new DVDs?

AntDX316
05-10-2010, 06:37 AM
I have a 2008 car. Did anyone update their nav with the new DVD disk? Is it worth it? How does stuff look? Any better POIs?

I am wondering because I have heard how slowly these maps actually change, even though the versions change. Anyone with experience with the new DVDs?

The 2010 Data is so huge that they had to split the western US with the eastern US to fit everything.

Billd104
05-10-2010, 09:22 AM
The 2010 Data is so huge that they had to split the western US with the eastern US to fit everything.

It***8217;s not that there's that much more data on the disks, it's how the DVD drive in the car was handling (or not in this case) that data. The old Navteq disks became dual layer disks with update 2008.2. Both it and 2009.1 had known compatibility issues with the BMW DVD drive (DVD read errors). I purchased the new 2010 "North American Map DVD - Professional Version" BMW P/N 65902158158. The maps were split into 2 disks so that they could remain single layer and avoid the compatibility issues with dual layer. I have had no issues with mine and the maps and data seem to be better than previous versions.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=229554&stc=1&d=1273504884

Kamdog
05-10-2010, 09:38 AM
It's not that there's that much more data on the disks, it's how the DVD drive in the car was handling (or not in this case) that data. The old Navteq disks became dual layer disks with update 2008.2. Both it and 2009.1 had known compatibility issues with the BMW DVD drive (DVD read errors). I purchased the new 2010 "North American Map DVD - Professional Version" BMW P/N 65902158158. The maps were split into 2 disks so that they could remain single layer and avoid the compatibility issues with dual layer. I have had no issues with mine and the maps and data seem to be better than previous versions.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=229554&stc=1&d=1273504884

Thanks. Next time I am over there, I think I will pick up the new maps. I am not in a rush, and I would rather just be there if I get a bum disk, than try to deal with the back and forth.

Billd104
05-10-2010, 09:42 AM
Thanks. Next time I am over there, I think I will pick up the new maps. I am not in a rush, and I would rather just be there if I get a bum disk, than try to deal with the back and forth.

+1!! That was my reasoning too!! :thumbup:

Kamdog
05-10-2010, 09:51 AM
+1!! That was my reasoning too!! :thumbup:

Maybe that's why we can drive these things. :D

Billd104
05-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Maybe that's why we can drive these things. :D

We are pragmatic!! :rofl: