Yea, they issue them annually... but what exactly do they change from year to year???The DVDs are updated annually (sometimes half yearly according to some sources). Navtech is the information supplier.
Very good points there. Gotta agree with the post code entry part... extremely annoying. Even more annoying when people are telling me where to go... They always expect their postcode to be enough when I put it into the sat nav.My personal opinion is that the S5 SatNav is a pile of ****, not only that, but it costs 10 times that of a portable 'Tom Tom' type unit and I would strongly recommend that you do not specify it.
Now things maybe better with the US spec unit, but over here it doesn't recognise UK postcodes. That means to find somewhere you need to type in the city, road name and then the building number. Problem is that many (in fact most) of the homes and business' that I visit are known only by a name not a building number, and this means that the closest it can take me is the road.
Now maybe I'm an innocent fool, easily parted from his money, but I thought the whole point of a SatNav system is that it shows you the way to unfamilar places -the Audi one takes you to the right road, then makes you drive slowly along it, whilst you try to make out the house names. Bloody useless.