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Me too.. Hopefully it will be shipped over the weekend.
really hope the new maps have a lot better data, i half love and half hate the benz map system =/
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I on the other hand, am breaking out my pirate outfit and going on a mission!
Where's the pirate smiley when you need one? Keep us posted.
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I believe that if you go into the engineering menu there is a way to "corrupt" the comand system and force it to need a re-flash. I don't remember off the top of my head, but this will force the dealer to load the latest update for comand. Just make sure you don't do this OUT of warranty. It takes about 1-2 hours to fully re-flash the comand.

As far as the navigation maps go, that is a separate issue. I think the latest 7 version is available for free on your popular torrent sites

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Hi, my first post on this forum.

I had my update done today. New features are TMC-Pro support, but that doesn't help me 'cause in South Africa TMC isn't available. There is also the analogue clock on the system page. "Block" feature - whatever that is, in the Navi menu. Boost in Aux menu. Linguistics now works in Navi mode. It also has a Map Version under Navi menu, but mine can't tell me what version I have???

The process took about an hour to do. The Star Diagnostics system said 40 minutes for the one update and 15 minutes for the "Sound" update.

I couldn't tell you what version I had before, or what version it is now. I also haven't tried the Bird's eye view - Clouds and Stars I believe.
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Hi, my first post on this forum.

I had my update done today. New features are TMC-Pro support, but that doesn't help me 'cause in South Africa TMC isn't available. There is also the analogue clock on the system page. "Block" feature - whatever that is, in the Navi menu. Boost in Aux menu. Linguistics now works in Navi mode. It also has a Map Version under Navi menu, but mine can't tell me what version I have???

The process took about an hour to do. The Star Diagnostics system said 40 minutes for the one update and 15 minutes for the "Sound" update.

I couldn't tell you what version I had before, or what version it is now. I also haven't tried the Bird's eye view - Clouds and Stars I believe.
Not sure what TMC is, but yes, I see the Block feature in NAVI as well (it forces the navigation not to use that area when suggesting a route unless it the only possible way. I read that in my MB COMAND guide).

Also, like yours, I have the Map Version as an option but won't tell me what version I have. lol
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hey can you guys post a pic of the birds eye view and clouds/stars things? wanna make sure i either have those or dont thanks!
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hey can you guys post a pic of the birds eye view and clouds/stars things? wanna make sure i either have those or dont thanks!
Check post #17 in this thread. I attached a shot of the birds-eye view (just the top part which shows the stars and the time). It's the last picture, in the second row.

Someone else mentioned that they saw the clouds moving. I've since paid attention, and can verify this claim. As the road winds to the right or the left, the clouds also move right / left.
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Hmm mines just a black bar up on top there =/ i must be out of date!
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Hmm mines just a black bar up on top there =/ i must be out of date!
Perhaps your version is newer than my previous one, but older than the one they just put on my car..
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Thats my guess, I think because mine is a 2010, it had was built with a newer version then your 09, but they flashed yours with the '11 update, which has a few improvements over the 10. Im going in to pick up my MIP thingy tomorrow and ill ask if they can check the version....if they even know what im talking about ^_^
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Good luck! Don't forget to put up pictures of your new MIP.
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Got mine updated to latest version of the COMAND software. I need to claim there was a "problem" with the unit before the stealership even want to update it. Lucky I am still in my 4 yrs original warranty so therefore I paid nothing. Also updated my maps to version 7 thanks to torrent sites. So I guess I am good for now until version 8 (2012 maps) comes out
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Hey real quick, can someone post a photo of the birds eye view map? Thanks
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nvm no rush =/ dealer had said come in sometime after 9 or 10 to get my MIPs thing, but i just called to check that it was in, and the order didnt go through so it wont be here till wed now, so not going in today. grrrrr
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Hey real quick, can someone post a photo of the birds eye view map? Thanks
Here you go bud.. One in daytime, and one in the dark:



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Here you go bud.. One in daytime, and one in the dark:




Thanks that proves mines out of date, don't have that view mode!
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You could take a print-out of the pics to your dealership to prove your point if they act like you've been smoking something questionable..
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You could take a print-out of the pics to your dealership to prove your point if they act like you've been smoking something questionable..
Hehe, bringing my ipad with this thread open on it. That map view is so much better then the top-down one!
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The Bird's Eye View was on my system already. Itís basically what they call the 3D view in Tomtom and Garmin units. I particularly enjoy this view when itís zoomed out a bit. Itís almost like a flight simulator.
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The Bird's Eye View was on my system already. It’s basically what they call the 3D view in Tomtom and Garmin units. I particularly enjoy this view when it’s zoomed out a bit. It’s almost like a flight simulator.
Particularly helpful around where i live. A number of roads split then double back under each other, so while the road ultimately ends up going right, i need to be in the left lane at the fork before it turns and goes back under. But the MB nav says keep right, be nice to see further ahead with this view so i know where i am really going :P

Does anyone know if this software is on the 2011/2012 models that are on the lot now? figure i could also point to the screen on one of the demo models and show them that its different lol

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I have tried two different dealerships with obviously two different SA and no luck. I will try again when I am due for another service this Oct. Its such a hassle to just go in for the damn update, Id prefer to do it during a service so that they know you are spending some money there.
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I got My Hands on a Mercedes-Benz MELCO COMAND - North America Map DVD v.7 if someone is interested. Thanks.
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I got My Hands on a Mercedes-Benz MELCO COMAND - North America Map DVD v.7 if someone is interested. Thanks.
is that the command update or a map update? sry not up to date with the names of all the disks
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is that the command update or a map update? sry not up to date with the names of all the disks
IT is the maps! thanks
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Particularly helpful around where i live. A number of roads split then double back under each other, so while the road ultimately ends up going right, i need to be in the left lane at the fork before it turns and goes back under. But the MB nav says keep right, be nice to see further ahead with this view so i know where i am really going :P

Does anyone know if this software is on the 2011/2012 models that are on the lot now? figure i could also point to the screen on one of the demo models and show them that its different lol
It's on my 2011
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