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  • Sure they are POI. Some how you turned them on. You can pick what you want displayed, banks, malls, etc, or turn them off.
  • Converted many many files to DivX and both my 4350 do not play them. Cant see both being bad, but would know if I had a test file.
  • Guess that is too much to ask.
  • anyone care to post a file that is known to work for us to test vs. playing around all day with different encoders and codec? If it plays on one but not another, then the unit is the issue. Simplest fix for those who cannot play or figure out enco…
  • Yes, you can set it to go into standby (not true off)when the car is powered off. This assumes that your car cigarette lighter goes off when you turn you car off. Standby mode will last for days on end before the battery goes dead. Standby allows…
  • Humm, seen blue dot, never paid attention to it.
  • True, its that extra air that makes them insulate better than solid plastic. To the non techincal guy, foam and plastic are two different things.
  • I found the zoomed out detail much better on teh 4350. Love to see more roads and cities when zoomed out. POI display on map by very specific names on 4350 (i.e. only 7/11 stores or Shell gas stations). I find that very handy. I like the sinclai…
  • Well, POI Editor is not compatable with the 4350 so speedcam and red light cams will not work with proximity alerts. Content manager will make poi files, but they are not searchable. It makes it into its own "Jack in the box" catagory. You must se…
  • 4350 and 4370 are identical but the resolution of the screens. Unfortunately, the 4370 seems to be full of problems with many people. 4350 seems fairly trouble free and the screen is great.
  • Read up on the 4370 vs. the 4350. Many have had a lot of issues with the 4370 but not with the 4350. Many have also had glare issues with the 4370 vs. the 4350. Read before purchasing.
  • Being a software engineer, it is really hard to believe that Magellen cannot propagate MAP's from other models to their high end 4350 GPS. However, if the tech already said that, I may have to believe it somehow. Now someone else said they would ge…
  • I don't use BT yet. However, I'd fine a self sticking felt pad that you put on the bottom of lamps and vases to keep from scratching tables etc on the mount to provide a more snug fit. They also have very thin rubber ones too. I'd get a really th…
  • Yes, I was concerned about EOL. However, since talking to tech, they made it sound like it was there newest model and wouldn't get rid of it soon. From them: We do respect your decision and understand where your coming from. The Maestro 4350 and Ma…
  • Magellan said it's their newst device and it is not EOL. However, not sure tech support is best place to get this info from. I really like my 4350 a lot. I'm very picky on GPS units and have had a few and returned a lot. My 4350 is a keeper.
  • No issues with XP SP3 on my laptop. Strange, hope you figure it out.
  • So, I just bought the 4350 and it's already at its end of life? I see the maps look quite old at Basemap 2007.07 and US at 2008/Q2 This is unacceptable esp. when the older cheaper devices are up dated already. I'll keep the 4350 since it is a good …
  • So what and when will something replace the 4350/4370?
  • Garmin Nuvi are just too dumbed down with no control over auto zoom, no rerouting and deleting specific roads and turns, terrain view is only over 20 mile zoom, and zooming out they start dropping the surface streets at .3 miles, etc. No argument t…
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • Yes, I returned my 8100T for a "new 7300T" that never hit the market. Just reordered my 8100T again, but for about $90 less than I paid in the first place. I've complained, yes many of you know this, of the short falls of the 8100T. However, afte…
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • Dude, where are the new models at? I thought they would be out by now. I bought the Magellan 1470 last month, but my kids just broke it and now I need a new GPS... Either a Garmin Colorado 300 or Etrex or Navigon 4300.... Hmmmmmmmmm. You will be l…
  • I asked about MyRoutes for the 8100T since it was only a software update... Here is what I got: Software upgrades for your device are currently under discussion. Keep an eye on www.navigonusa.com for future update options. Sounds sort of generic in …
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • Heard the latest trend in computers was going cheap on the processor and dumping extra money into the video cards. Performance gains are greater with the card then the chip. So, for graphic rendering, video is better. But, route calculation could…
  • Thanks for the info! Yes, I love detail and if everything starts disapearing at .3 on the tomtom, guess that is out for me. Minimum for me is .5 miles. Had one GPS that I hacked and made it to 1 mile with all streets, maybe cluttered, but loved i…
  • I did look at several manuals, but didn't realize it would be practical to look through every nuvi manual and the other manuals of all the GPS garmin make to find an answer. I assumed all NUVI were the same since the several I did look at did not s…
  • After looking at the TomTom and Garmins, still considering repurchasing an 8100T.
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • If they can keep the fresh map updates as promised, may jump on it even if they are cutting back. Unless you all know of another GPS unit with a 4.3 screen, and all the bells and whistles the 7300T has, let me know. I want the customizable routes …
  • Very sad. So, what other unit/brand offeres the same terrain maps, full functions like detours and route preferences etc? Garmins Nuvi are too dumbed down.
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • So, possibly no 7300T or update for 8100? I.e. if they decide to close US offices, no more US support? I've been waiting for the 7300T. Apparently the 7310 has been released over seas already. Here is a video of the 3D and buildings and MyRoute i…
    in Is this true? Comment by serpa4 May 2009
  • Not sure what you mean by real time. However, the terrain map is built from elevation data taken from space via the space shuttle. The GPS terrain is correct. If the gps shows a mountain or hill, it should be a correct drawing or real drawing of …
  • Was looking for a cell phone to replace my Pharos cell phone which had true GPS. When I canceled my service, I used it for GPS for the next 6 months. When I went to a new provider, I wanted another GPS phone. He said that there is no such thing. …
  • I'd also hope they make a good unit better, not the same as a lower model costing less money. The 8100T needs features to set it apart from other Navigon models which justifies the $200 premium. I purchased the 8100 because 3D panarama was worth t…
  • As I mentioned in another post, Navigon felt that the 8100T was indeed a rush-to-market device, but felt that it was needed (a top of the line device). Unfortunately, they made a few wrong illogical decisions as to what was going to be on it. Why le…
  • I hope for everyone's sake they do. However, makes me happy to have returned my 8100 for refund with only 1 day left to make the decision. Seems they are very tight hold on updating past models regardless how new they are.
  • My theory based on postings here and elsewhere is that the 8100T was a rush job for Christmas and they had Panoramic View coded for it. The 7200 has the fastest processor (though I know you can't just rely on speed number) as well as newest GPS chi…
  • Interesting, can you explain the difference between chips? I found this on Instant Fix in a 2006 article: Sirf announced a new technology today called SiRF InstantFix. SiRFInstantFix minimizes the amount of time it takes your GPS receiver to acqui…
  • Excellent! Would hope they don't have plans for a newer model.
  • Got this link from another site: http://www.ce-trade.de/epaper/CE_Trade_0708_roe.pdf?bcsi_scan_FABFFA97F9BB19CD=0&bcsi_scan_filename=CE_Trade_0708_roe.pdf On page 20 it mentions a 8210. This is one model number higher than the 8110 that is the …
  • I sure hope so. I hope the prices on the 8100T drop when the 7300T comes out.
  • Price wise it is the top unit. Feature wise, it isn't, at this time. I think they should keep their customers informed on what is coming for the 8100T. They said "other" lower models will be upgraded, but they don't know a thing about the 8100T. …
  • At least you have updates. The 8100T has nothing since it came out. Bad support is better than no support. At least they are trying with your model.
  • Garmin gives you 60 days after purchase to get the latest maps reguardless of when you purchase. If it sat on the shelf for 2 years, you would still get free new maps. This is the way all GPS should be. Yes, the day I purchased my 8100T ($600 ret…
  • Here are some more neat pics of the upcoming Navigon 7300T: http://www.channelaccess.us.navigon.com/data/7300T.html Nice, everything the 8100T SHOULD be but isn't. Wish they would at least make a notification of an upcoming update. Hate to say I'…
  • I love Costco, but the price doesn't seem right, full retail? They have a wonderful return policy, no hassel. I'd re order from them if the 7300T isn't up to snuff, but not for $599!
  • I think the will or sure hope they do. I decided not to chance it by returning within the 30 days.
  • To cover the bases (ie. maintain new device hype and calm the nerves of 8100T owners), it would be good for Navigon to trickle out some 8100T update info to those concerned through channels like AlexM555 and this forum. Yep, that would have made …
  • IF it gets teh updates, then you are paying $200 for a larger screen. What makes the 8100 any better than 7300?
  • Full retail. I'll wait a month or two, get some reviews, etc. I'd assume that 3D landmark view is not the same as garmin 3D building view.