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    Question re: Nav updates and FM tuners

    Perhaps these questions are worthy of an F.A.Q. post? (sorry, I couldn't find them answered anywhere)

    1a. Will the Nav portion of Streetdeck be updated on an annual basis with new maps? 1b. Is there an annual renewal fee for the new nav maps?

    2. Is there a list of StreetDeck compatible hardware? To clarify, I'm under the impression that my PCI FM tuner card is not compatible with StreetDeck - that only a certain USB FM tuner made from unobtainium is compatible. This leaves me wondering what else my system has that may not be compatiable.

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    1. The maps will be updated when new data is available. There will be a fee associated with this.

    2. TV, Radio, and Bluetooth don't use generic hardware. There is no good standard way of supporting for TV and Radio and all of the TV and radio cards made for the PC simply suck in terms of tuning and installing in the car. The only TV and radio officially supported at this time are on the Infill T3. We are working on support for more radio hardware, but the hardware we support and plan on supporting is specialized for in vehicle use to make it easy to hook up and work well on the road. Bluetooth doesn't use generic hardware because the typical experience using a generic pc bluetooth dongle with a phone is having a phone or bluetooth dongle that is simply incompatible, bluetooth drivers that crash if you sneeze too hard, and significant setup issues. Everything else should be compatible with generic hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    1. The maps will be updated when new data is available. There will be a fee associated with this.

    2. TV, Radio, and Bluetooth don't use generic hardware. There is no good standard way of supporting for TV and Radio and all of the TV and radio cards made for the PC simply suck in terms of tuning and installing in the car. The only TV and radio officially supported at this time are on the Infill T3. We are working on support for more radio hardware, but the hardware we support and plan on supporting is specialized for in vehicle use to make it easy to hook up and work well on the road. Bluetooth doesn't use generic hardware because the typical experience using a generic pc bluetooth dongle with a phone is having a phone or bluetooth dongle that is simply incompatible, bluetooth drivers that crash if you sneeze too hard, and significant setup issues. Everything else should be compatible with generic hardware.
    Thanks Chuck!

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    So there is no hardware to make the FM tuner work, if you are not using the Infill T3?

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    As far as maps, if you have a license for the newer version of mappoint as and when it comes out can you just import the map data from that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickelsons View Post
    So there is no hardware to make the FM tuner work, if you are not using the Infill T3?
    Nothing that works as well yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeky_hawkes View Post
    As far as maps, if you have a license for the newer version of mappoint as and when it comes out can you just import the map data from that?
    Its possible, but not probable. There are some differences between the mappoint data and the navigation data that ships with streetdeck now that allow more features to work. Compatibility with mappoint may decrease in future versions to allow us to improve our feature set.
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    Wow, that sucks, maybe I will have to change my mind and keep my deck also. I was hoping to not have to do that.

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