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GPS USA to EUROPE

befpre i go out and invest in a tom tom clip on gps i gotta ask one more time if any one knows of a simple way to change my GPS from USA format to European format, without costing me 1,800 euros , which is what i've been quoted ( thats a lot of dollars). i thought it was a change of DVD or CD but i've been told its a re-wire / re programme.
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Not possible .
Many have tried and they all failed .
The only (expensive) way is http://cgi.ebay.de/Europa-Navigation-Na ... dZViewItem

They install another gps unit that they hook up to the oem nav screen .
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I don´t know, if this helps, but in Germany they sell a little box that should make it possible to add a separate Navigation System onto the original display. But I believe that won´t be much cheaper than the 1800€ you got offered, unless you install it by yourself.

http://cgi.ebay.de/AMPIRE-Navigationsin ... dZViewItem

What I would like to know, if it is possible to hook up this box to the 2006 colour Display? Does anybody know, if there is a way to add a DVD Player to the 2006 display.

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I'd sure like to know if either of these ebay "add-on" products do work. I'll be shipping my 45 over to Germany in December. Sure would suck to buy a tom-tom and mess up the beautiful lines....
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If we were to place the DVD player off from a European spec Nissan Murano, would this be a solution to our problem. Or is there something in the headunit that is making this such a mess.

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That's a good though...and a good test. Since the problem, more than likely, arises from the fact that Europe is region 2 and North America is region 1, I can see why a North American DVD drive will not play European DVDs even if the actual content and packaging is the same.

I know this is how it works for movies, not sure if it's the same issue for data DVDs.

I've looked at the Wikipedia for some info and it looks like there are two different Region Control methods (RPC-1 & RPC-2).

The easiest test, if possible would be to convert the Region 2 DVD into Region 1 so that it can be read as if it's a North American DVD. If that does not work, it could be as simple as buying a Nissan/Infiniti DVD player that was designed for that particular region. If the Murano uses the same DVD player as the FX then it should be a fairly easy swap.

It appears that Japan is the same region code as Europe, so probably getting someone from Japan to order a Japanese spec DVD player for Infiniti may solve the problem....

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Region encoding is only for DVD movies and not for data.

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From Wikipedia:
DVD drives for computers usually come with one of two kinds of Regional Playback Control (RPC), either RPC-1 or RPC-2; This is used to enforce the publisher's restrictions on what regions of the world the DVD can be played. See Regional lockout.

Also, video games are data and they can be region encoded.

I wouldn't discount a possibility of the fix being as easy as swapping the DVD drive

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Going to make this very simple and clear. Bottom line up front, if you want nav in your car and you live in Europe, either buy a tom tom or whatever, or you go the VERY expensive way, that has already been explained. Most of us with nav systems in Europe, have tried EVERYTHING we could think of, and that's the conclusion. Why Infiniti made a nav system that only works in the states is beyond me.

There are some VERY good nav systems out there for install or clip, Pioneer, Alpine, Kenwood all have great in dash Nav systems. There are many discussions on this topic, do a quick search and you should be able to come up with something suitable for your needs.
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What I meant was switching the navigation DVD reader with the reader from a Euro-spec Murano. I had contacted some of the companies that do have the conversion kit for Infiniti (by installing a Pioneer or Alpine navigation system) but from what I understand they switch the DVD data reader and solder the buttons to the connections so that the whole systems works out. Nobody is changing the headunit, GPS antenna or the cabling.

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