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Kudos to Pioneer on the N3

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Printed Date: December 02, 2022 at 4:16 PM


Topic: Kudos to Pioneer on the N3

Posted By: 12V_REP
Subject: Kudos to Pioneer on the N3
Date Posted: March 07, 2006 at 9:02 PM

So I just finished swapping my N2 out for my N3 and I must say the software upgrades are muy bueno. Pioneer resolved in my opinion most of the concerns of the N2. The Ipod display is night and day different, the XM display and controls are the same as the D1 was last year and the Sirius is recognized as Sirius. As a matter of fact all 3 of the above have their own icon. The sub display is right on point this year too. You actually get XM info display this year. You also get the "memo" button for storing your favorite songs from XM...when used with the GEX-P10XMT. I am very pleased with what Pioneer did this year with this unit.

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Posted By: ohlarikd
Date Posted: March 07, 2006 at 10:07 PM
Can you post a pic of the iPOD display now? Curious what they did to that worthless initial interface.

Thanks!

Derek




Posted By: 12V_REP
Date Posted: March 07, 2006 at 10:13 PM
I'll try and snap off a couple of pictures tomorrow and post them.

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Posted By: ohlarikd
Date Posted: March 07, 2006 at 10:54 PM
I just realized the N3 manual was probably on the pioneer site, and it was. I downloaded the manual and can see the iPOD screen, although its black and white. Looks like the iPOD LCD, with the progress bar on the bottom. Isee they have push botton navigation now - playlists, artists, songs, etc.

How fast is the interface? Are there delays when scrolling through artists, for example?

Derek




Posted By: 12V_REP
Date Posted: March 08, 2006 at 8:29 AM
It comes with CNDV-60M software, version 1.0.

A couple other changes I failed to mention were all of the buttons are blue now, and the face is all black now. Subtle changes, but good changes.

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Posted By: 12V_REP
Date Posted: March 08, 2006 at 5:13 PM
ohlarikd, the Ipod interface is sooooo much nicer with the N3. It changes "tracks" very smoothly and quickly. You also get more of the Ipod feel from the display and with the way you can maneuver through your folders.

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Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: March 08, 2006 at 5:58 PM
Wow, can't wait to get my hands on it. Now, only if the iPod interface would pull video from the video iPod's as well!!!

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Polk Audio MM6
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Posted By: stephen m
Date Posted: March 09, 2006 at 3:35 PM
Interesting to note that the improved Ipod interface didn't require a new Ipod adapter (still using CD-IB100). This leads me to believe the improvement only required a software change; which makes it even more maddening that the D2 apparently doesn't have the new interface. posted_image




Posted By: ohlarikd
Date Posted: March 09, 2006 at 8:13 PM
Yes, Pioneer told me the D1 / D2 would need a 'hardware change' as well as software. I find that hard to believe. You can perform all the functions, its just a horrible UI and the IB100 isn't recognized as anything. Change the software to recognize it and throw up a nice UI.

Planned obsolescence.

Derek




Posted By: rcho
Date Posted: March 13, 2006 at 6:07 PM
Does anyone what to buy a copy of the new N3 CNDV-60M DVD Software East & West for $50 shipped, will upgrade both N1 & N2 to N3, Please send question or requests to rich_am@hotmail.com.




Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: March 13, 2006 at 6:22 PM
Why don't you just host them on the web and up them? I'll up infintely through torrent!

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Pioneer AVIC-F700BT
Polk Audio MM6
Alpine MRD-M605
Alpine MRV-F450
Alpine SWR-1242D
RF 1 Farad Cap
Streetwires ZN Interconnects
KnuKoncepts Power Wire




Posted By: ohlarikd
Date Posted: March 15, 2006 at 11:09 PM
Do you happen to have an iPOD adapter? Does that new UI work with the N3 software on the N2??

Derek




Posted By: extreme1
Date Posted: March 15, 2006 at 11:12 PM
avic-n3 has a switch in place of the R197 pins.....



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Shaughn Murley
Install Manager, Dealer Services
Visions Electronics
Red Deer, Alberta




Posted By: whtcrxghst
Date Posted: March 15, 2006 at 11:58 PM

No, hardware change

ohlarikd wrote:

Do you happen to have an iPOD adapter? Does that new UI work with the N3 software on the N2??

Derek





Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: March 16, 2006 at 3:10 AM
So the N2 with the N3's software (60M) has updated maping and colors, etc, but does not use the N3's new iPod menu? Do the navigation menu's (buttons, etc.) change to the N3's (the dark blue as shown on the Pioneer website screenshot of the N3)????   Thanks!

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Pioneer AVIC-F700BT
Polk Audio MM6
Alpine MRD-M605
Alpine MRV-F450
Alpine SWR-1242D
RF 1 Farad Cap
Streetwires ZN Interconnects
KnuKoncepts Power Wire




Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: March 16, 2006 at 3:11 AM
So the N2 with the N3's software (60M) has updated maping and colors, etc, but does not use the N3's new iPod menu? Do the navigation menu's (buttons, etc.) change to the N3's (the dark blue as shown on the Pioneer website screenshot of the N3)????   Thanks!

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Pioneer AVIC-F700BT
Polk Audio MM6
Alpine MRD-M605
Alpine MRV-F450
Alpine SWR-1242D
RF 1 Farad Cap
Streetwires ZN Interconnects
KnuKoncepts Power Wire




Posted By: whtcrxghst
Date Posted: March 16, 2006 at 12:59 PM

You get the new mapping and colors.  You do not get the exhanced XM and Ipod display

free_refil wrote:

So the N2 with the N3's software (60M) has updated maping and colors, etc, but does not use the N3's new iPod menu? Do the navigation menu's (buttons, etc.) change to the N3's (the dark blue as shown on the Pioneer website screenshot of the N3)????   Thanks!





Posted By: whtcrxghst
Date Posted: March 16, 2006 at 1:02 PM

You get the new mapping and colors.  You do not get the exhanced XM and Ipod display

free_refil wrote:

So the N2 with the N3's software (60M) has updated maping and colors, etc, but does not use the N3's new iPod menu? Do the navigation menu's (buttons, etc.) change to the N3's (the dark blue as shown on the Pioneer website screenshot of the N3)????   Thanks!






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