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    This is what I'm trying to understand, what is the reciver? I searched google and elec. stores for gps recievers and saw the duelo (sp?). Now what I want to know do you need those recievers which is what I'm assuming they are that have the lcd screen in them r is there something else people are using?

    From what I've read It seems co pilot is what alot of people use.

    Inform me of anything I am concieving wrong here.

    Thanks!
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    Infomap Navigator on the hand is a bit ****e, and gets me lost all the time, I need some decent GPS software.

    I agree...according to the seller he used it all around europe and never had a single problem. I took it for a test drive which involve 10-15 maneuvers around my area. I deliberately confused it...heck it want me to go around 100 miles from where I wanna go...how ****e can it be

    G35Pimp,

    Theres many different type of lock...all depend how you started off at the first place.

    For example Garmin GPS16 lock as follows :

    Reacquisition: Less than 2 seconds
    Warm: Approximately 15 seconds
    Cold: Approximately 45 seconds
    AutoLocateŽ: 5 minutes
    SkySearch: 5 minutes

    But lock do just generally means the time it take for the GPS unit to calculate its location from switching on...
    as DodgeCummins said. It need 3 or more satellite to lock on for it to do a 3D calculations.

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    CAMPPAIN,

    The receiver is just the unit that receive the satellites signals on order for it to calculate its locations. Most can receive up to 12 satellites for more accuracy.

    Theres also WAAS and EGNOS enabled receiver, this provide even more accuracy down to less than 3 meters.

    GPS with LCD? no you dont need those type. They are used as a standalone unit to calculate your locations. Since you are using your PC to display theres no need for GPS with LCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky327
    CAMPPAIN,

    The receiver is just the unit that receive the satellites signals on order for it to calculate its locations. Most can receive up to 12 satellites for more accuracy.

    Theres also WAAS and EGNOS enabled receiver, this provide even more accuracy down to less than 3 meters.

    GPS with LCD? no you dont need those type. They are used as a standalone unit to calculate your locations. Since you are using your PC to display theres no need for GPS with LCD.
    So it was like I thought all along? As long as you have a pc in your car all someone would need is the program i.e. copilot?
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    you still need the usb receiver to hook to your computer. You just don't need the receiver type that acts as a standalone unit (ie you don't need one with a screen)

    The receiver "receives" the telemetry from the satellite, the software uses that data and calculates where you are and displays it to you.
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    As long as you have a pc in your car all someone would need is the program i.e. copilot?

    YUP, GPS are serial devices they come as USB or serial. You can get them in PCMCIA for laptop or compact flash for PDA.

    The best one to get is USB, no external power needed, the PC serial port is not used.

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    AHHH I saw what you guys meant by receivers. I got the lowdown on it now. Only thing left to do is figure out what software is best for what setup I go with.
    Originally CoPilot seemed like the most used and best, but from what I've been reading. Have to gather up more info on that quandry.
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