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    After searching around a bit I cannot find a definative answer on what GPS and GPS software I should use with Media Engine. I am ready to add GPS services to my car but any Media Engine specific recommendations would be helpful...

    Thanks!

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  • #2
    Hi, have you found out what ME requires for GPS? I'm a bit puzzled on this too.
    EPIA Nehemiah M10k, M1-ATX, 20GB 4200 RPM 2.5", 256MB RAM, Win XP Home, Gyration RF Keyboard & Mouse, Zoltrix Nightingale Optical 4.1 PCI Sound Card, Lilliput 619GL-70NP, XM-PCR w/ optical upgrade, Garmin GPS-25LVS, Microsoft MN-710 USB Wireless NIC

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    • #3
      I bought a DeLorme Earthmate GPS Receiver. It works and uses the Street Atlas USAģ 2004 software that can be loaded via ME.
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      • #4
        What I'm confused with is on ME's setup there's a tab for GPS but it's all blank. And then I learned that it's not deployed yet.

        So do you start your navigation application through the 'External Apps' button then?
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        • #5
          External App, yes. Routis seems to be the only GPS app that has problems lauching from ME though. After you add Routis as an Ext. App. it works once, then if you exit ME and start it up again Routis will not launch (Sound files Missing or Corrupt.....). Hope CarComp and PhatB fix it.
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          • #6
            External app is the way I do it...
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            • #7
              Same here. I use GPS gate with Earthmates USB to serial driver with Netstumbler and Mappoint running as External Programs. No problems!
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              • #8
                So this is not possible yet?



                What software do you recomend with voice guide?

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                • #9
                  I'd advocate for waiting until Media Engine has integrated Destinator support. Or at least thats what I'm doing.

                  I want to get my computer in my car, but I can wait.

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                  • #10
                    I use Earthmate USB GPS, works great and has voice recognition software so you can use voice commands, it also tells you where and when to make turns, even cooler it tells you how fast your are traveling and at what direction. The GPS unit is very accurate, the software (map) has a few mistakes from what Iíve noticed, but where I live there has been a lot of construction and new roads. I would recommend it highly, you can get the software and receiver at best buy for $120-$20(mail in rebate)=$100 or look on ebay, I have seen some good deals. It has a lot of cool features, you can plan a trip, enter in the gas mileage you get, and it will automatically find gas stations that will be convenient for your trip. It will run as an external app but thats allright.
                    Dell Laptop PIII,500Mhz,640MBRAM,20GBHD(Sits under the driver seat)7.2" Widescreen,Earthmate USB GPS,FM,DVD Drive,I use a docking station, and it stand-by+shut down automatically after I take the key out(DC power stops). Audio into 9 Speakers + Sub

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                    • #11
                      swifty8083

                      So does the voice recognition and map directions work via Media engine app, and will the music from media engine play while the navigation audio in active?
                      Also, how does that program compare to microsoft streets?

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