I too just purchased a 2012 Honda Pilot Touring and just wanted to ask a few clarification questions before I shelled out the $500+ on the NAVTOOL.
1.) The primary reason to purchase the NAVTOOL is so that I can watch the same videos the passengers in the rear are watching on the RES. Specifically, watch the DVDs they are watching, but on the NAV screen. Can this be done when the DVD source is the built-in DVD player that is sourced from the factory unit? The issues I am having is being that my 4-yo son cannot read yet, he cannot navigate the DVD menus and it is extremely difficult to accomplish this from the front passenger seat while the Pilot is in motion (at least the remote is detachable). If we can see the menus on the NAV screen, then voila!
2.) I believe you've mentioned this before, but if a plug a L/R/Video cable into the A/V plugs found on the back of the center console, can I see the same video on the NAV screen?
3.) What secondary inputs are included with the NAVTOOL?
4.) The video (see below for link) states there is a USB port for the NAVTOOL, what does the port do?
5.) How do you switch video input on the NAVTOOL between factory DVD, A/V input (rear of center console), and secondary NAVTOOL inputs?
They now have an installation video (for an HDD equipped Acura TL) on their website and the only wires that needed splicing were ground and accessory (the other wires utilized the factory harness and plug-n-play). (Video found at NavTool New Honda/Acura HDD Based Navigation System Video Interface - YouTube
.) Do you think they've upgraded the system to make installation easier?
Any help is greatly appreciated!