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    Quote Originally Posted by xbi0s
    • Software You Prefer: Streets and Trips 2006
      But it is NOT made for the small screens!!!
    Perhaps the next version (S&T 07) will be more touch-screen and small-screen friendly since Microsoft now came up with its UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC). Let's see what will develop out of it.

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    Country: New York, USA
    GPS Receiver: (include whether it is serial or USB) BU-355 Serial
    Software You Prefer: iGuidance
    Software you have used: iGuidance, D3 and Streets and Trips
    Where you put your GPS receiver: on the dash
    Overall impressions of the software you prefer including why you prefer it and your list of pros and cons: I have no complains esp. with iGMod
    Where you bought it: www.8drive.com
    Front end you use with it: Centrafuse and RoadRunner
    Any other comments: I prefer the serial over usb because, I can resume out of hibernation without any issues. Both usb and serial work great...as long as you get the SiRFIII chipset in whichever gps you end up with. Good luck!

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    country: USA, Michigan
    GPS receiver: USB microsoft unit (the one sold bundled with S&T)
    Current Software: heavily modified iGuidance 2.1
    Software used: Streets and trips 2005 and 2006, destinator, iGuidance
    Best Software for touchscreen: iGuidance, very stable and very fast loading
    Location of receiver: Rear deck looking directly out back window. works perfect have not lost a signal yet.
    Where you bought it: Got S&T for xmas. Downloaded IG from internet.
    Frontend: Roadrunner, CFX skin, there are 2 GPS embedded modes with this bad *** skin and one mode is fullscreen with a row of functional buttons that are touchscreen friendly on the left side. I love this skin.
    Hacks done to iGuidance: Patched EXE for larger menu buttons, cleaner interface, and bigger transparent turn indicators. Registry Edit to remove warning screen. Added a line of code to the .ini for larger fonts on the streets. My NAV is way better than ANY OEM system ive used, and Ive used about every one. . .

    Also there is a BMV skin for RR that makes S&T, touch screen friendly. I used it before i got iGuidance.

    Here are Pics of iGuidance in both modes. These are from my laptop not my actual carPC, the carPC fonts are larger. I also run a black explorer GUI on the car PC so the file menu and status bar are black ad it looks very sleek. I always test software first on the laptop. Im on the laptop now so its more convient for me to grab a couple screen caps. and then the original S&T on the actual carPC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si
    country: USA, Michigan
    GPS receiver: USB microsoft unit (the one sold bundled with S&T)
    Current Software: heavily modified iGuidance 2.1
    Software used: Streets and trips 2005 and 2006, destinator, iGuidance
    When you say heavily modified.......How modified? New skins and such or down to software development? Oh and where can I get iGuidance cuz i HATE streets and trips..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalksalvage
    When you say heavily modified.......How modified? New skins and such or down to software development? Oh and where can I get iGuidance cuz i HATE streets and trips..

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    Ahh alright. Sorry it was late when i read it. That was kind of dumb of me.

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    Country: USA (midwest)

    GPS Receiver: (include whether it is serial or USB) DeLorme Earthmate LT-20 (I want a sirf3, but not enough to go buy one yet)

    Software You Prefer: DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2006 Plus

    Software you have used: iGuidance 2.x, Microsoft Streets & Trips 2005-2006

    Where you put your GPS receiver: center dash

    Overall impressions of the software you prefer including why you prefer it and your list of pros and cons:
    DeLorme: More stable on my system when making large numbers of route changes, better poi database (though the search can be quirky), best voice directions, non-standard menus make it hard to macro/use outside speech recognition, very powerful/lots of options, too cluttered for a small screen, more likely to have errors in urban areas (they are getting significantly better every year though), shows next 2 turns in easily readible format, shows smaller map on screen than others.

    iGuidance: love the 3d implementation, easy to operate, integrates well with dragon naturally speaking (speech recognition), clumsy poi implementation, when I am running one destination at a time, I load this up.

    MS S&T 2006: A compromise between the other two, if you look around you can get this really cheap ($15-25) and it works well as a backup. Before 2006, it wasn't really useful with a gps, but they are catching up. Uses navteq data (same as iGuidance)

    Where you bought it: Best Buy/Sam's Club

    Front end you use with it: The closest thing I use to a front end is Dragon Naturally Speaking 8, This allows me to operate my system in the car with little or no typing.

    Any other comments: I drive a work truck, so I run a laptop on a stand. It's not pretty, but it does an excellent job.

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    Hey guys, I will respond to this post a bit more in depth when I get home (at work now). I would like to say this: I use a BU-353 GPS Receiver and absolutely love it. People say "I lock on in 30-45 seconds... BLAH BLAH". Well, I have that receiver and by the time I get my system on (mid 30 seconds) I already have a fully locked signal. I tried different areas in my car to see if the signal changed heavily.. The place I ended up putting it was back behind my screen in my dash. This way, no wires were exposed, no receiver exposed (even though it should withstand ALMOST boiling point heat) I still didn't want it out in the sun like it was on top of the dash. Also, my signal quality MAY have dropped 1/1000 of a degree.. I couldn't tell a difference in signal loss. But anyways, I'm in Washington State and can pretty much get a signal in my garage, house, street, dense woods.. It rocks!

    I purchased it online. I don't remember which store I purchased it at, but I know for sure that Mp3car.com has it for sale on their products page. (Am not affiliated with them, but think that when they have the certain item for sale that it's worth mentioning.)

    Cons? I don't have any. It does more than I could have ever imagined. Signal quality is SUPERB!

    Oh, and I use iGuidance!

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