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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola111 View Post
    Daniel,

    I have one question about 2.0 which you can probably answer but might have to ask Chuck:

    Is the music module still just a front-end to Windows Media Player, or will it be it's own player?

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    Hi Daniel,

    Been a long time Ya I got the same question as Nola111 what about the music module back when I used StreetDeck this was my BIGGEST gripe, with over 15,000 song SD music module was extremly painful to use. Has the music module been changed?



    Ohhh I do like the look of the new Nav module is it thrid party or built by Chuck?

    Update:
    Dohhh.. should have gone to streetdeck.com first just downloaded the SD2 manual from there music module still based on Windows media player (according to the manual). Actually it looks like the music module is unchanged from SD1 this make me VERY sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
    Hi Daniel,

    Been a long time Ya I got the same question as Nola111 what about the music module back when I used StreetDeck this was my BIGGEST gripe, with over 15,000 song SD music module was extremly painful to use. Has the music module been changed?



    Ohhh I do like the look of the new Nav module is it thrid party or built by Chuck?(
    The navigation is built into StreetDeck. It is no longer a third party application. This is one of the biggest reasons I said there isn't a competition between StreetDeck and Centrafuse anymore. Centrafuse went after great audio and decided to add GPS functionality. StreetDeck went with navigation and kept it's entertainment functionality. It is more into competition with TomTom, Garmin, etc. now.

    If you look at the first line of the StreetDeck page....

    "StreetDeck is more then just GPS NAVIGATION software"

    The sound is just as good as it was before. Still beats stock sound hands down. I never really noticed that big of a difference myself, but I drive a shoebox, so maybe there is. But the new navigation.......first time I have totally trusted a nav engine in a very long time.

    The best part of the navigation being built in? Startup times. Because it is no longer a third party that has to initialize by itself (does it in the background), StreetDeck can go from splash to cash (start screen to music playing) in 2-3 seconds. I also don't see the hangups on cold boots or coming out of hibernation. CPU usage is WAY down too.

    For an audiophile, maybe centrafuse is the best choice. And maybe it is worth the price tag. But for the frequent traveler, StreetDeck is going to be a phenomenal choice at an outstanding price. When you think about the price of Mappoint, iGuidance, Streets and Trips, Centrafuse w/navigation, or any of the others, compared to $99 for StreetDeck? And then add the capabilities of StreetDeck (music, satellite, dvd, radio, etc), I think StreetDeck is finally safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Because it is no longer a third party...
    The Achilles heel of carpc front-ends is that they all rely on embedding other applications. I've yet to see one that isn't embedding something. CF embeds nav and music visualizations. SD embeds WMP for its media. Roadrunner embeds darned near everything.

    I applaud Chuck and the SD team for starting with the hardest part (IMO), the navigation engine. That bit of work is far from trivial, and I am sure it gives SD2 a huge performance advantage over all the other front ends. However, I hope he QAs the hell out of it. Nav companies have been working on these engines for years, and many (Destinator, for example) still don't have it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeejolts View Post
    The Achilles heel of carpc front-ends is that they all rely on embedding other applications. I've yet to see one that isn't embedding something. CF embeds nav and music visualizations. SD embeds WMP for its media. Roadrunner embeds darned near everything.

    I applaud Chuck and the SD team for starting with the hardest part (IMO), the navigation engine. That bit of work is far from trivial, and I am sure it gives SD2 a huge performance advantage over all the other front ends. However, I hope he QAs the hell out of it. Nav companies have been working on these engines for years, and many (Destinator, for example) still don't have it right.


    I'll comment more after release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doclee View Post
    I think you'll find the new navigation software quite on par with Garmin Mobile in both function and form.
    So no OSK then?

    All kidding aside, GMPC is pretty good other than the OSK issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    For an audiophile, maybe centrafuse is the best choice.
    I don't what to make of this statement, other than it's unqualified and painfully wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    So no OSK then?

    All kidding aside, GMPC is pretty good other than the OSK issue.



    I don't what to make of this statement, other than it's unqualified and painfully wrong.
    That was sctrictly to appease the CF cult and I have absolutely no idea if it is right or wrong. Of course it's unqualified. All I have to go on is other peoples comments. I REALLY don't want to turn this thread into a "CF is Great" Koolaid drinking zombies thread.

    I would think that after a year of fighting, people would get the clue that I don't like, didn't like, and never will like Centrafuse.
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    It appears the "early release" should be happening soon. The caviats were just posted at StreetDeck.com.

    http://forums.streetdeck.com/forum/v....php?f=6&t=558
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    Update from the blog.

    Update from the blog at streetdeck.com.

    "Update: New users who purchased the StreetDeck 1/2 combo will have access to the StreetDeck 2 BETA starting on Janary 8th. Please note, you will only be able to see the download if you registered your purchased copy of StreetDeck 1 on the activation page. To download the new version, goto the Downloads page and scroll down to the BETA Updates section. Download SD2_Dist_1_0_9_6.zip which contains the StreetDeck 2 installer, manual, autorun, and navigation data. The download is ~1.4 Gigs. Use the StreetDeck 2 product key e-mailed to you with your purchase to activate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Update from the blog at streetdeck.com.

    "Update: New users who purchased the StreetDeck 1/2 combo will have access to the StreetDeck 2 BETA starting on Janary 8th. Please note, you will only be able to see the download if you registered your purchased copy of StreetDeck 1 on the activation page. To download the new version, goto the Downloads page and scroll down to the BETA Updates section. Download SD2_Dist_1_0_9_6.zip which contains the StreetDeck 2 installer, manual, autorun, and navigation data. The download is ~1.4 Gigs. Use the StreetDeck 2 product key e-mailed to you with your purchase to activate it.
    when will the sdv1 users be able to buy($79 )sdv2 w/nav and use it?

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