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    Quote Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
    I agree with you 100%, Have SD notify me when I have an incoming call/text and I am happy. I dont even need hands free yet, just something to let me know my phone is going off for me to pick it up.
    Ditto for me. I noticed that there are many of us that would prefer to have the partially working bluetooth that displays caller ID. I can wait for the update to add handsfree after that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    GoC, is this feasible?
    They claim that they are done and the holdup in bluetooth is due to a problem with feedback or echos in the handsfree, which implicitly means that the other features are complete.

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    [QUOTE=meth68;1130696]

    navi tends to go a little insane sometimes like getting off a highway just to get back on.

    navi is missing a ton of features that other navigation units have, simple stuff like more then 1 selection to a destination is extremely useful.

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    It's a Mappoint problem. I like the look of mappoint, especially the hybrid view. But the functionality and accuracy is lacking, compared to Iguidance. Speaking of accuracy of Mappoint, what I also don't like is that it will claim arrival, sometimes a block or more before you actually arrive. It also doesn't tell you if the destination is on the left or right side of the street. iGuidance is very accurate with arrival. When it announces your arrival at the destination, you're right in front and it'll tell you which side it's on.

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    It's a Mappoint problem. I like the look of mappoint, especially the hybrid view. But the functionality and accuracy is lacking, compared to Iguidance. Speaking of accuracy of Mappoint, what I also don't like is that it will claim arrival, sometimes a block or more before you actually arrive. It also doesn't tell you if the destination is on the left or right side of the street. iGuidance is very accurate with arrival. When it announces your arrival at the destination, you're right in front and it'll tell you which side it's on.
    Comments on the forum by the developers (specifically God_of_CPU) have indicated that they are aware that mappoint has many limitations, and are considering using a different mapping engine in the 2.0 release of the software. However, they also said such a release is pretty far out on the horizon, as changing the Nav engine would require major modification of the program.

    I agree that the Mappoint leaves quite a bit to be desired with regard to accuracy, especially the timing of announcing arrival at a destination. I previously used CoPilot 8, and from what I remember, it was superior with regard to accuracy.

    In any case, I think that it is important for the end users to continue to express concrete reasons for dissatisfaction with Mappoint if we hope to see change in the future.

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    Another issue that has no fix or any talk about fixing is the POI's, I have yet to find anyone that has gotten a custom POI import to work correctly with 1.0.9.8 or 1.1.0.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
    Another issue that has no fix or any talk about fixing is the POI's, I have yet to find anyone that has gotten a custom POI import to work correctly with 1.0.9.8 or 1.1.0.0
    Yeah, I don't think it's possible at the moment...and it's another thing that needs to be fixed soon (although it's probably really low priority, given the other issues still outstanding)

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    For those who can't afford SD or CF(me), I use RoadRunner .
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    Total amount spent so far: $1196.64

    You will probably spend AT LEAST 2x what you initially budget for your CarPC Project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigergibb View Post
    For those who can't afford SD or CF(me), I use RoadRunner .
    ...and then in your sig...

    • Total amount spent so far: $1196.64
    • You will probably spend AT LEAST 2x what you initially budget for your CarPC Project!
    I realize that SD and (especially) CF with navigation are not cheap, but you've spent $1200 on your computer so far, so how are those programs entirely out of your price range?

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    go for roadrunner.

    sd looks nice but is not very useful in car if navigation is not working accurate (wants to u turn you on highways etc.) and all the promised modules (bluetooth etc.) are not available. with an open source implementation such as rr it takes a little more time to configure but you get it to work

    spent my $119 for nothing...

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    Roadrunner was a great program and after spending months trying to get it right its still had many small annoying issues. Thats why I went to SD. I hate software issues, and trying to setup RR was the most frustrating thing for me. SD is so plug and play and that what I like. However, All the issues on this thread I am also having. Its just the name of the game really but what I dont understand is the first year or so when SD came out, the the support/updates were great! but this past year the support really sucks. GOC used to answer posts all the time but all you get now is a spokesperson that comes on and says "were workin on it". I have heavily considered switching to CF and havent ruled it out but instead I am going to keep waiting for the complete program that I paid for close to 2 years ago.
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