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post #31 of 36 Old 12-04-2008, 11:04 AM
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Actually you can use the LeetLauncher and run other maps on this unit if you have an SD card. I have TomTom, GarminXT and iGo8 installed on mine and they all run different countries. Check avic411.com for more info, it'll be in the F-Series Hack section.

Wow, that's more great news! I'll sure check that! Thanks a lot!
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post #32 of 36 Old 01-22-2009, 09:39 AM
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I just purchased this GPS. What is all this information about hacking it? If I chose to hack it, how would that benefit me?

Note: This is my first GPS, and I know nothing!
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You can hack it to make it look different and to add shortcut buttons and such to the map screen. Redlight cam warnings also.

If you're international you can hack it to run international maps from igo8, tomtom and garmin but garmin has some errors at the moment. just check the hack section of avic411.
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post #34 of 36 Old 01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
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I am considering this unit. Since there doesn't appear to be an external GPS antenna, how is the GPS reception on this unit? I'm considering this for my motorhome, thus flat front windshield: I won't be able to put in on my dash to get reception from an angled windshield.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
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post #35 of 36 Old 02-03-2009, 08:25 AM
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No need to worry about that. I get GPS reception walking around in my house. I barely get a cell signal in there! There are really only 2 things to think about when considering buying this unit, besides money... SIZE, as it is a big unit, and you should figure out if it will fit anywhere in your car, and if you want voice commands to control the GPS - as opposed to just the media player. This unit does not have voice commands for navigation. Other than that, after playing with it for a couple of days now, I find zero issues with it, and many benefits. My biggest problem right now is finding the right place for it in my '09 Audi A4. Its a small car, and it already has a non-navigation LCD screen right where I would have put this unit.
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post #36 of 36 Old 03-10-2009, 01:34 PM
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Thanks MRSATO for the reply! I think I might try this unit... my wife wants to play with the nav while I drive. More difficult to do with an in-dash unit!
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