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post #1 of 9 Old 01-20-2011, 07:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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im going to road trip very soon, so i need a navigation system....i want some suggestions from u guys...portable GPS and in dash one, which one is better?? both of them are multifunctional?
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what kind of features are you interested in?

do you need an upscaling one with hdmi or just progressive scan with component connections?

also what regions will you be using it for? do you need a multi-region or NA Ntsc only?
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Well, it just depends on what type/style you need.
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I like portables. Usually just set it in the cup holder.
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Whats your budget? With most indash units you need to buy the car too
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Please note we have a Car Audio, Video, and Nav forum.

This, on the other hand, is the DVD player forum.

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i tried to point that out on my post above but no one has seemed to understand.
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I just went through the GPS evaluation process and got a portable TomTom XXL-550-TM, presently on sale at Crutchfield for $180 plus free shipping. This has a decent sized screen (5"), a mount, plus lifetime traffic updates (via a builtin FM receiver) and lifetime map updates (via USB cable to your PC). It offers a nice feature called "advance lane guidance" that gets you in the correct lane for an approaching turn.

I thought it was a decent feature set at a decent price. The TomTom user interface has been totally revised within the last few months and IMHO they are much easier to use than other brands I examined.

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yeah stick to
Garmin or TomTom

Have a look on their pages they have many flavors to suite most people and prices to match...then take it from there.

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