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Old 08-13-14, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Release date for 2014 nav disc?

When does Lexus traditionally make the new nav disc available? Still running with the one from 2004, looks like.

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Old 08-14-14, 07:53 AM   #2
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Yeah...need this up-date also..
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Old 08-14-14, 10:18 AM   #3
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ditto, could use a newer disc for sure, when are the release dates for the nav cd, wasnt there an 09 one?
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http://www.lexusnavigation.com/ shows a 2013 disc for sale. I was wanting the newest.

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is it as simple as popping out the old disc and inserting the new one?
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where is this old disk ??
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where is this old disk ??
under the passenger seat and I just read after doing a search that you simply pop out the old and insert the new one. I hope that's accurate
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Yes, slide the passenger seat all the way forward, look in the back and you'll see the disc reader. Flip down the protective door, slide the cover open, and press the eject button that is revealed.

A new disc will get you updated road info. You won't get a new UI or new features or anything.

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so...next question...where do we get the new disc from ??
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You can buy it from your local dealer, or the site I linked in post #4 above.

I'm sure someone will jump in and mention the ability to torrent it off the internet, but there are legal and ethical implications of doing that. Plus the chance of downloading a virus. While I'd certainly prefer the disc to be cheaper, or to be available via subscription, the price isn't stupid expensive.

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Note to Lexus: Ford updates maps in the MyFord Touch system when you make a service visit -- for free. If a mainstream brand can do this, surely a luxury brand can?
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You can buy it from your local dealer, or the site I linked in post #4 above.

I'm sure someone will jump in and mention the ability to torrent it off the internet, but there are legal and ethical implications of doing that. Plus the chance of downloading a virus. While I'd certainly prefer the disc to be cheaper, or to be available via subscription, the price isn't stupid expensive.

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Note to Lexus: Ford updates maps in the MyFord Touch system when you make a service visit -- for free. If a mainstream brand can do this, surely a luxury brand can?
so initially you get X GB worth is data on the disc for $y.zz cost. now you buy a new disc that is about the same price as the 1st one but what are you paying for? the new data is very very small, thus what you are paying for is you basically getting ripped off. in this day/age it makes no sense to have a DVD at all, 32 or 64GB internal flash with ability to load in "add" and "delete" data via usb is like 3 steps dumber than having wifi ability yet still light yrs ahead of having to install a DVD disc. and btw, i get my navi disc's for just $20. i was kinda shocked that 2006 GX470 had a casette deck out front yet the CD player is buried in the glove box. i would have preferred a single CD up front vs this silliness.

and to your note, some of the newer luxury brands are doing away with in-car navi in favor of other easier to use and always up-to-date technologies.
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I agree - DVD for data just doesn't work these days -- it doesn't hold enough, it's never current, and the fact that it has moving parts means it's prone to breaking.

Ford (and other makers) use SD cards, and I think that's a good solution - no moving parts, small, relatively cheap, fast & easy to update. But I'm stuck with what came with the car.

Which is your other point - I assume you meant always online maps over a cellular data connection? This works great in areas with good coverage, but in places like west Texas it'd be a problem. Perhaps if there were over-the-air updates, with the data cached locally, that'd be a pretty good solution. You'd be as current as the last time you came into range of a LTE tower.

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Which is your other point - I assume you meant always online maps over a cellular data connection? This works great in areas with good coverage, but in places like west Texas it'd be a problem. Perhaps if there were over-the-air updates, with the data cached locally, that'd be a pretty good solution. You'd be as current as the last time you came into range of a LTE tower.

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i meant wifi as in connect to your wifi at home to get updates, or now they have BT sync to your phone and if your phone has cell data then its realtime. the cell carriers love this approach sine the more stuff you have that pulls data down over the cell network the more they can charge you now that most are going to a pay-per-bit model.
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I agree - DVD for data just doesn't work these days -- it doesn't hold enough, it's never current, and the fact that it has moving parts means it's prone to breaking.

Ford (and other makers) use SD cards, and I think that's a good solution - no moving parts, small, relatively cheap, fast & easy to update. But I'm stuck with what came with the car.


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Lexus is already using an SD card in the current IS, and I would assume that they will be switching to the use of SD cards in other future models. All other current Lexus models are using hard drive navigation systems.

Lexus started to use the hard drive navigation systems with the LS as early as 2007, and I don't believe that they have used a DVD-based system in any vehicles since 2009. I also note that Lexus is charging the same $169 for navigation system updates regardless of whether it is a DVD or hard drive system, and, for IS updates with the SD card system, they are charging $210.

When you consider that our GX vehicles are now between about 6 and 12 years old, I would not expect them to be using 2014 technology.

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Guys, reminder that we don't allow discussion about software piracy (including navigation disks) on Club Lexus.

When the new nav software version comes out in the fall, Sewell usually has a decent price for our members and also sometimes gives trade-in value for your old disk. Here's the current one for a 2004 GX

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/accesso...2004/6533.html

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