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Thread: Question on Garmin 16 GPS receiver

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    I meant the Garmin GPS 16 works great. I live on the east coast, in a suburb of Boston, and it has no problem tracking our WAAS satellite.

    For mapping software, I opted to go the cheap route and use DeLorme's Street Atlas 2003, and I'm surprised at how robust it is. I couldn't find a standalone copy of the Copilot software? Their description of Door-To-Door (by the same company) seemed to lack the features I sought (spoken turn-by-turn directions w/ visual guides (arrows, etc.))

    The Xenarc display isn't mounted yet; I'm looking for some sort of vent mount kit (to keep it from obscuring the view out the windshield). I rarely use my A/C (prefer windows & sunroof) or heater (heated seats are more than enough), so I think this would be an ideal spot.

    My Eden5000 box has a slim, 8x DVD-ROM drive w/ PowerDVD software and so far it's real smooth (I've only tested playback using the Cowboy Bebop Session 1 disc).

    By DivX, do you mean (.avi) files encoded with DivX? Any video player software should play them with the latest DivX codec installed...

    p.s. - Way to make a fellow feel welcome Maybe this will help. Some might consider use of "slang" a show of "ignorance". Shrug. I prefer to try and look up things I don't understand.

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    My Eden5000 box has a slim, 8x DVD-ROM drive w/ PowerDVD software and so far it's real smooth (I've only tested playback using the Cowboy Bebop Session 1 disc).

    By DivX, do you mean (.avi) files encoded with DivX? Any video player software should play them with the latest DivX codec installed...
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    heh You'd surprised on how much processing power DivX movies take. My FV24 with P-III 933 cant play a DivX clip encoded at 720X512 284Kbps fast enough to sync with the sound. Not to drive the tread off topic, where did you mount your GPS receiver? Since you ordered one with magnet mount, I assume its on top of your vehicle.

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    I'd like to give it the clearest sky-view possible and I'm planning on placing the gps near the rear, top brake light. I think it'd look least out of place there

    Unfortunately, the magnetic mount kit is backordered until the mid-to-end of October. But, it only cost ~$10, so I can't complain. Not too much, anyways!

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    RE: DivX

    p.s. - VIA's Eden5000 C3 CPU runs @ 533mhz; it's been compared, though I'm not sure how accurately, to a Pentium 2 class CPU. It's also fanless, only using a low-profile aluminum heatsink.

    Aside from the obvious lack-of-speed, the pro's include low power consumption (the whole system uses less than 60w), it runs silently, and stays surprisingly cool. I've got a Western Digital 100gb, 7200RPM drive w/ 8mb buffer, and even it seems to stay cool under load.

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    Heh, just noticed that cproaudio has a month on e-GrandCher98 as far as membership goes

    and as far as a truely accurate solution goes, the gps16 is probably your best bet. otherwise, there are a number of decent native usb recievers, deluo is a name i think. do a search, i remember a few threads just the other day on them.

    and i think that the e533 would probably be comparable to a c400. (never having used the e533).
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    Does anyone have any reported conflicts with using COMport for touchscreen, and USB for GPS?

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    Nope

    I use the exact combo....USB GPS and Serial touch screen

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    There shouldn't be a problem as long as they are using separate ports, i.e. - touchscreen is on COM1 and GPS is on COM2.

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    Ok im looking at getting the Garmin gps 18 from newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16858108066 but being a noob to this area of the car pc, i know next to nothing about the gps.
    besides the software, ill be getting copilot live 10, is the receiver all i need?

    also i happened to notice this:"GPS 18 USB: has A-style USB connector, compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 full-speed hosts; can output data in Garmin proprietary format only"

    the frist 20 words i completely understand, its just the last four that throw me for a loop....

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    Holy dead thread bump batman. I'd wager the garmin's much like the delorme I used to run, in that it output's in it's own proprietary format, so it will only work with the mapping software that the respective company makes (street atlas for delorme, mobilepc for garmin). I know delorme had an application that you could run to translate the output of the gps from proprietary to nema, but I could never get it working consistently with iGuidance. There are a lot of very quality very cheap SIRF3 chipset usb gps receivers out there right now, I'd go with one you can use with any program (NEMA compliant).
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