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    Help me decide, please.

    I am trying to decide on which of these GPS systems I want to get. I know that most people here build their own carputers and such, but I like the idea of a factory system. (so please only comment about which one of these you prefer and why, thanks.)

    First I was going to go with the Pioneer AVIC-D1 (http://pioneerelectronics.com/pna/pr...219118,00.html)

    Then, I just saw this new system in a Good Guys ad. It's the ECLIPSE AVN5435 (http://www.eclipse-web.com/avn/index.html).


    Both systems are touch-screen, double-DIN navigation systems with options of rear-view camera, and satellite radio. The Eclipse can play DVD videos while the other can't, and the Eclipse has a built in hard drive for mp3 storage.

    Thanks for any info you may provide!

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    how much you could build a pc to do all that and more .
    think your in the wrong forum mate if you what answers on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty2260
    I know that most people here build their own carputers and such, but I like the idea of a factory system. (so please only comment about which one of these you prefer and why, thanks.)
    Ok, I thought the 'GPS' forum would be the best place for rating GPS systems, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty2260
    Ok, I thought the 'GPS' forum would be the best place for rating GPS systems, no?
    It's more about how to get GPS navigation working on a computer in your car.
    The whole point of these forums is vehicle computing and everything it can do.

    We've all gone witht he idea of building our own computer to handle the functions of higher-priced units (like your Pioneer).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    indeed.. even if you could buy a pre-made navi system, at sub $1000 (maybe you can) most of us would still make our own.. because it's jsut what we do, so know the system how it works, and how to fix it, and when someone says "is that a pioneer?" you can replay with "you can't buy this, I made it" .. but if you something reliable and stock-ish maybe go with one of those systems and spend the $2k+ .... at any rate, good luck..
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    ideally... having both a pioneer navtraffic lcd unit AND a carpc is the best thats what im planning to do with my next car (hopefully a Lexus IS300 during the later part of this year) .... only one problem..... DAMN expensive
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    honestly, going for a major maker for a navi system is the best right now cause i havent found any PC based gps software that can come CCCCCCCLOSE to aftermarket head units (or stock nav systems in newer cars).
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    HAve you looked at CoPilot Live or iGuidance?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    yup.... have you looked at the aftermarket nav systems or the toyota/acura/lexus nav systems as well? my buddy has one and its SOOOOO much easier finding POI's and doin other stuff thru the menus. i really wish there was a dedicated software company that made carpc gps software
    '05 Acura TL w/ Navi & Bluetooth, JL Audio Cleansweep, JL Audio XR650 CSI, JL Audio XR650 CXI, JL Audio 300/4 Speaker Amp, Eclipse SW6123.4 12" Sub, JL Audio 250/1 Sub Amp, Optima D35 YellowTop Battery http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2184473/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chita79
    yup.... have you looked at the aftermarket nav systems or the toyota/acura/lexus nav systems as well? my buddy has one and its SOOOOO much easier finding POI's and doin other stuff thru the menus. i really wish there was a dedicated software company that made carpc gps software
    That would be CoPilot Live.
    It was made for fleet navigation and vehicle tracking.

    Sorry if it doesn't work for you, but hey. That's life.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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