2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

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2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby ikalinin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:50 am

hey guys,
so i'm in the market for a qx60. looking for a 2016+

i see the nav screen, and dvd theatre pkg screens are all bigger on the 17+, new headphones too w/ HDMI and USD inputs. 17+ also has a new UI (intouch) all around...

do you think its worth the $ to get the 17? 18s are out, and 17s will drop in price in the coming months here.. i'm looking at used ones anyway.. i do want the fully loaded ones w/ every possible option...

do you know if software updates will come to the 16 for intouch/ UI enhancements? :gotme

any help is appreciated..


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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby centralcoaster33 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:39 pm

You may be talking a price difference of a few thousand dollars. To me, when watching video on a smaller screen, it has to be a good story to get absorbed into the film. When absorbed, you pay attention to the plot, not the screen resolution. This can change if you're playing video games. Now, the new screens and old ones are very close in spec. Some say normal human eyes can't detect the difference. Well, why pay thousands more for a barely detectable difference? I don't know but people do it every day, especially with smart-phones and TVs. Headphones? They get better each year and don't cost thousands. I wouldn't pay a dime extra for Infinity factory OEM headphones.

I looked around and read people aren't impressed with the Theater package, but wanted other stuff so they got the package anyway (dealerships love this). You might look into the input options. People seem to have to add HDMI adapters to connect some devices.

Updates have been kind of standard in the industry and I think you can safely assume/ anticipate future updates for each of these vehicles.

For me, if I was into this stuff at all, I'd have to determine the difference in price (probably just some online research) and the difference in quality (visit both cars, sit in the passenger or back seat and watch a cartoon or whatever).

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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby ikalinin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:50 pm

i agree that the size difference isnt a big deal.. i actually only prefer the new UI on the 17+
would be nice if the update does come in form of software update... i put together this little comparison picture :)


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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby centralcoaster33 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:24 pm

Well, I agree 100%, the user interface is key to enjoyment and function. I'd still compare the UI between the two and then add that few grand in price to see if it's worth it to yourself.

The photo you try to share doesn't work. I checked the link you put in there and it's not going to work that way. If you have a google photo in a personal account, I don't think others can see it without logging in. Also, I don't think google does the embedment thing at all for forum threads like this. You might look into sharing the folder on an image hosting site and getting the URL from there to embed it.

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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby ikalinin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 am

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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby centralcoaster33 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:23 pm

That works! It looks like the first pair (the maps) shows a little more clear on the right, I'm not sure if that's due to the camera, the photo or the actual display though. The second pair shows to different screens, so it's tough to compare the UI. The second one looks 'prettier', but they both just seem to have touch screen 'buttons'. Three vertical 'buttons' vs four horizontal 'buttons' doesn't seem more clear or easier between the two. Headphones look comparable and that last pair of climate controls seem nearly identical.

What differences do you notice, like or dislike? Have you sat in both and played with the stuff?

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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby ikalinin » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:36 am

Ive sat in both and played with both. But in reality, didnt notice the UI and differences until watching youtube reviews.
The screen does look nicer on the 17+. The entire interface just looks more refined. The back inputs have a USB and HDMI for source inputs. I think thats the biggest difference

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Re: 2016 vs 2017 QX60 Theatre package and others... advice..

Postby centralcoaster33 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 am

I'd be interested in those extra source inputs. That's a definite improvement in my opinion. Tech people rip into UI's all the time in their reviews. They really get into it. It's interesting, not always useful and the opinions can be vary widely from those of an average user. They do get to the nitty gritty though and have good ideas. Again, I'd have to weigh that in against costs and the lifespan of the vehicle. Sometimes extra money just sounds extra, but when you consider the product lasting 10 years and the level of use/ enjoyment, then it becomes reasonable instead of extra.


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