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    I found one and used map files from my garmin gps. Now my problem is getting gmpc to detect my non garmin USB receiver.

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    I use Garmin in my ride, running CF4 with the NickMack plugin (it's in the appstore) and it integrates flawlessly. You need to run Garmin 5.00.7.xx to be compatible, but it's no problem googling up that update.

    To make Garmin work without Garmin's own GPS reciever, you need to have a unlock file for Garmin installed - you cannot no longer get this via Garmin, so you'll need to google for a solution... I'll say this much: "Jetmouse" then you need to figure out what to do and where to find it

    // Per.

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    For GPS Navigation, is it best to get the latest Centrafuse 4.0 with Navigation? They are knocking 10% off for this memorial day sale.

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    bebopblues:
    All I will say is do a lot of reading over at the CF forums and form your own opinion on the usability of CF and the new NAV software before laying your cash down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilG View Post
    bebopblues:
    All I will say is do a lot of reading over at the CF forums and form your own opinion on the usability of CF and the new NAV software before laying your cash down.
    It's why I asked. What's your take on it?

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    I found Navigon (on my iPhone) to work much better than Destinator does. Destinator tried to send me down a trail by the railroad tracks, with a locked gate across it, instead of taking the state hiway right by it.

    Many times it was just way out of whack, so much so that I had to go back to using Navigon.

    I'm pretty ticked that the 4.1 update is over six months late, and then I have to pay for Nav AGAIN. I already bought the Nav, am I going to get a refund?

    On the other hand the Sygic Nav looks very nice. I wonder how it works in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bebopblues View Post
    It's why I asked. What's your take on it?
    I used CF3.x for about a year and a half. IMO, it was a very clean looking FE and nice to get something that sets up easily right out of the box. The guys at CF offered great support on their forums but there were too many glitches and headaches for a paid FE IMO and solutions were slow to come. I'm not letting any cats put of the bag here, you can read all about it on their forums, hence why I suggested doing some reading there so you could form your own opinion.

    My main issue was CF went in a direction with 4.0 that I was not interested in; the user was required to make playlists on his PC before he left home and sync via network, I'm not interested in makinig life that complicated. The NAV software was still unusable due to no update on 4.0 release.
    I switched to RR with Elite skin and love it. Monthly updates too. Plus its free (other than some donations that I made). Maybe CF4.x is on the right track now, IDK, but I'm not paying again to find out.
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    Just want to clarify a couple of points.

    The last release of Centrafuse that had an upgrade price associated with it was Centrafuse 4.0. All releases after that (and for the foreseeable future) are free.
    Centrafuse 4.1 was released in April, and Centrafuse 4.2 was released this past Friday.
    The first beta of Centrafuse 4.3 will be available on June 8th.

    Centrafuse comes in two versions, Standard and Navigation. The cost difference is in in the licensing of the maps that come with Destinator. If you are not interested in using Destinator, you can purchase the Standard version and look to alternative Navigation options. These include:
    • Garmin
    • iGuidance
    • CoPilot
    • Sygic

    Applications which embed or otherwise integrate these navigation products are available from Centrafuse and 3rd-party developers, and are either free or very low cost. Centrafuse does not sell any navigation product other than Destinator, and it does not charge extra if you choose not to use it. Centrafuse provides a free app to integrate Sygic Fleet with Centrafuse, and _Dejan also has a low cost app that does the same thing in a slightly different manner. Sygic Fleet is expensive...no question about that. But it is still being actively developed, has current maps and most importantly, has an SDK which allows developers to continue to enhance the product.

    One other point: Centrafuse doesn't REQUIRE you to do anything. Centrafuse Connect and the online playlist tool were an effort to provide an ALTERNATIVE to the default playlist capabilities of Centrafuse (as anemic as they are). It allows you to work with the playlist data in the comfort of your own home, and then have that playlist available for use in the car. Speaking personally, I think trying to build a playlist (other than a few adds or deletes) using a touchscreen in the car is a waste of time. But if that is a key feature in what you look for in a carPC frontend, then there are products available that do it better than Centrafuse.

    So there you go...


    VegasGuy

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    Thank you for clarifying Vegas, thats why I was reluctant to offer an opinion as I have never used 4.x
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    Vegas guy- I'm a bit confused. I got an email on Friday saying 4.1 was released. I see no evidence of 4.2 being available to download, nor an announcement being made, for example in this forum: http://forums.fluxmedia.net/release-information/

    I may have misunderstood the plan for Nav- I take it that CF is still going to continue to support Destinator in the future too then?

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