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    Quote Originally Posted by rev2
    About the GPS software: it looks like MapPoint, just tilted.
    obviously you failed to notice the quote "Microsoft Mappoint maps"

    It uses mappoint maps......but the front end is beautiful....especially the mechanics to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    obviously you failed to notice the quote "Microsoft Mappoint maps"

    It uses mappoint maps......but the front end is beautiful....especially the mechanics to use it.
    After seeing it in person you can not tell that its mappoint as its all intergrated with the frontend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    obviously you failed to notice the quote "Microsoft Mappoint maps"

    It uses mappoint maps......but the front end is beautiful....especially the mechanics to use it.
    MapPoint, MapPoint SDK... same thing.

    There have been other frontends that have incorporated the mappoint sdk, although without the nifty graphics.

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    Why is everyone making a big deal who see and who failed to see whats streetdeck is all about.

    WTF, chill out guys its not a competition and win a streetdeck

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    These types of products are not sold so people can install it themselves. Reason is if they do it wrong the company gets a bad rap for it. Drivesoft does the same thing. Because everything is so integrated installation is KEY.

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    I think they stole my idea of using a 3D based GUI! just kidding, it was a good idea, I couldn't have been the only one to have it. Game menu style front end I jsut hope the stand along software is not too expensive. and a demo would be nice.
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    i know the author is seeking ways to improve the GPS software, he has built in direct x9 support i believe......i'm sure a future upgrade.....probably pretty far off will be an even more 3d street view
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    Hey guys,

    I've been a lucky beta tester for many months. If I total the amount I put into my carPC, it easily reaches the $2k mark for hardware alone (P4 system with 512MB RAM, Win XP Pro, OPUS, XM radio, SB Extigy, Alk CoPilot GPS, external DVD, USB hubs, Xenarc touchscreen w/ customized housing to look stock, etc.) If I were starting from scratch I would go for it and skip the headaches. You do know that unlike AVIC etc, you can customize this thing with skins? At least the beta has a skin editor with it. And the primary developer has been very responsive to making updates and has even more cool stuff planned (that I don't know if I am allowed to disclose or not).

    I agree that if you already got your system together, then a software version would be really nice. I can understand why support would be a nightmare though with all the custom/varied/flaky carPC setups out there. I have expressed my opinion to "the management" that a software version should be an option. I think a trial/demo version that would allow you to test it on your hardware for 15 days or what not would be a nice option.

    The user interface is just out of this world - just A M A Z I N G. But hefty CPU/graphics processing power seems to be called for. I don't know that the "Intel Extreme Graphics" can make the cut. You'd have to ask the StreetDeck folks to find out how well your hardware fits the bill...

    And yes the navigation is based on the MapPoint SDK. The maps are WAY better than my CoPilot Laptop v8 and the voice prompts with speech-to-text (I used AT&T Natural Voices that I already was using with my home automation system but any SAPI compliant voice can be used) is just soooo cool.

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    Welcome to the board rcdash; how did you get so lucky to test this thing? I live in Maryland too where MP3Car is based. Can I be a lucky guy too?

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    Let me just add that the StreetDeck folks have always been very receptive. If you make a reasonable suggestion, I'm sure it will be given due consideration. So I say if you want something, ask for it! I guess it has to make some business sense for them to agree (but hey, no harm asking...)

    (I hope I'm not getting myself in trouble here )

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