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Thread: composite input LCDs - are GPS programs really readable?

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    composite input LCDs - are GPS programs really readable?

    ive heard and yes and ive heard no

    final word?
    i need to be able to actually read the gps program

    do composite input LCDs just blur everything to hell or can they be read
    im speaking specifically of the TM-701


    thanks

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    i have earthmate, running street atlas 2003. i can read the maps no problem while driving, there is an option to make the fonts 200%.

    for all the menus, i would have to look really close or i'll just have to guess what it is.

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    I've seen screenshots of stuff on the TM-701 - and it's suprisingly good for Composite.. you can read stuff!


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    I see very little screen shots of Copilot 2K3. Here's mine running at 848X480 wide screen format. CP uses high contrast colors so even under direct sunlight using dim LCD screens you can still see the directions.
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    I heard that Street Atlas 2003 had NO zoom option for the fonts and this was keeping me from getting it. How did you increase them 200%?

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    Drop down menu on the right side called Magnify. It only increases the size of the fonts on the map, not the menus.

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    So overall how happy are you with Street Atlas? If I could read it to know where I am, and occasionally use it for directions, I'd be pretty content. I have Streets and Trips at the moment, but I am intrigued by the voice recognition and such of SA2003. I don't think I'll be direction finding all that much, so I don't know if CoPilot is for me (especially considering its expense).

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    Originally posted by Daz
    I've seen screenshots of stuff on the TM-701 - and it's suprisingly good for Composite.. you can read stuff!

    What resolution is that at?
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    Not sure - think it's one of digitalww's...

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    Ah, OK. My Matrox card I'm using can display any resolution from the TVout. Of course it is smooth, but unreadable. Above 800x600 it is a blur.

    At 800x600, you really need the magnifier to do a lot of stuff, and at 640x480, it is just about readable but jaggy.

    I really need a VGA screen.
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