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    Whats the best GPS?

    What GPS should I get?

    I'm looking for accuracy, real time route changes, voice output & input, local sites, zooming, good interface, and USB.

    I checked copilot, but pretty expensive. I'm look at around 100 to 200 to spend.

    Any Suggestions?

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    for that price range good luck.....

    i didn't wanna spend all the money in the first place either and i ended up hating the delorme stuff and bought a copilot system.

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    isnt copilot fairly cheap? (new ~$100, used ~$70-)... cant you get versions with slightly older software for even cheaper? buy an old copy and upgrade later..

    I was totally into the usb thing, then was informed that the Rand McNally serial GPS receiver was the best way to go... if the best programs both work with that, then Im happy to go with serial.
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    copilot is $300 or so, depending on what model you get

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    hmmm, yes, I see on ebay the complete copilot sets are about $300... But, I heard Rand McNally serial GPS receiver can be had for under $100 new,, well under that for used, and copilot will work with that gps reciever....
    All one then has to do is find a copy of the software. I would be shocked if a slightly older version of the software which should cost well under $100, depending on where you get it. Then upgrade when more $ is available.
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    I saw a GPS sensor (USB) at CES, and it's $99 w/ software included. I dunno if it is any good. The price is very attractive though.

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    Originally posted by AHLU
    I saw a GPS sensor (USB) at CES, and it's $99 w/ software included. I dunno if it is any good. The price is very attractive though.
    That's like me saying that I saw a 42 inch plasma at CES that looks better than ALL the plasmas I've seen at my local stores. The $99 GPS sensor is useless if we dont know what it is. Please be clear on what you're describing. All Im saying is please let us know exactly what you're talking about.
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    I got my Rand McNally serial GPS from eBay for $50 W/ a $20 mail in rebate about a year and a half ago. I hated the RM mapping SW so I bought Street Atlas 9 Deluxe, remember this is about a year and a half ago. I like it a lot. IT DOES NOT LIKE A SCREEN REZ. LOWER THAN 800 X 600 SO BEWARE IF YOU HAVE A LOWER REZ RUNNING ON YOUR SCREEN.

    Granted, I have not used Copilot so I can't comment on it. I do plan on buying Street Atlas 2003 for the split screen and I also get an upgrade discount.
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    Rand McNally serial GPS receiver

    Hi to all,
    Sorry to bring up old news but I was wondering what is needed to use a Rand McNally serial GPS receiver do I have to use a palm or can it be used with a conventional comp,
    sorry again to sound uneducated amongst you all.
    It sounds like a good basic GPS & if it can be connected to a standard comp I may get one.
    Thanks again

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    I really love my GPS 16.
    Ok, it's serial, but it works like a champ with a serial to USB adapter.
    and the price is right, about 170.

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