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GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 12:03 AM
hey everyone today i was a my local audio shop and i was looking to put a new cd player in it. But that was until i saw this new GPS DVD cd xm radio ipod adapter. Its everything that u can possibly have in a truck electronic wise. I was just wondering if anyone has anything like that or may use there gps on the road or were ever. THANKS RYAN

SiteSolutions
07-30-2007, 12:43 AM
I thought about getting some handheld GPS last year when I was working out in the middle of nowhere by myself on a mountain preparing hunting land. Would have been handy. I probably wouldn't get it in my truck as I usually know where I am going before I leave. If I don't, I ask directions.

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 12:46 AM
Thats true i just do alot of driving when i am not working and i thought it would be good for the city as well..

fiveoboy01
07-30-2007, 12:52 AM
I have a Garmin StreetPilot C330 in my truck.

No grabbing maps, no writing down and possibly screwing up directions.

I get the customer's address, punch it in, and it directs me right to the front door of the residence. I love it.

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 12:56 AM
ok thats the answers im looking for lol.. its going to be a little bit of money but i think it will be worth it i was just looking for opinions.. Also a quick question... would u consider puting it down as an expence on ur company? or buy it personally? THANKS RYAN

fiveoboy01
07-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Yep, it can be counted as a business expense.

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 01:01 AM
alright thanks alot for the help

grassmanak
07-30-2007, 03:41 PM
i have a lowrance iway500, one of the best things ive ever bought for business. Its nice for finding an address, or finding the closest shell station, or things like that.

lawnmaniac883
07-30-2007, 08:01 PM
Garmin streetpilot here, fantastic machine. Had to replace the in dash radio/cd-player to get the garmin and ipod interface to work but its great to not worry about directions just follow the map.

JRSlawn
07-30-2007, 08:15 PM
I recently bought a tom tom and absolutly love it I don't know how I made it without it I love it.

THEGOLDPRO
07-30-2007, 08:27 PM
love my garmin, best thing i have ever bought.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/gps1.jpg

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 09:22 PM
yea i just orderd mine ill get a pic of it real quick mines a little more than gps but it will do the jjob

fiveoboy01
07-30-2007, 09:24 PM
Goldpro, is that a C330? Looks exactly like mine...

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 09:24 PM
A DVD/navigation receiver that offers factory fit and feel, but with aftermarket features? Pioneer designed the AVIC-D3 to sit flush with your double-sized, 4" tall dash opening just like a factory stereo. You can adjust the multi-color illumination to fit in with the lighting in your vehicle, and you also have the option of wiring the AVIC-D3 into your steering wheel controls for a convenient, factory feel.



Features

General features:

» DVD/CD player with navigation
» fits double-sized (4" tall) dash openings
» 6.1" LCD video screen with touchscreen controls

Audio/Video features:

» plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, DivX, AAC, WMA, and MP3 discs
» 3-band parametric EQ
» 5 preset EQ curves
» AM/FM tuner
» 18 FM/6 AM presets

Navigation features:

» GPS navigation (includes GPS antenna and map DVD-ROM)
» 11 million points of interest (hotels, restaurants, gas stations, etc.)
» telephone search, category search, and more
» voice prompts through stereo speakers with mute

Expandability:

» XM and SIRIUS satellite radio-ready (you can add satellite radio for under $100, plus subscription)
» plays both audio and video from iPod (cable required)
» front auxiliary input for audio and video devices
» minijack input for steering-wheel controls (adapter required)
» CD changer controls
» audio/video input
» rear-view camera input
» video output

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 09:25 PM
yea man that little joy stick for the snow plows pretty cool ive never seen a snow plow believe it or not

grassmanak
07-30-2007, 09:38 PM
let me go take a picture of my dash,

mike lane lawn care
07-30-2007, 09:42 PM
i might get one of the all in ones, it would be real usefull to have a 7" GPS screen, and the option for a backup camera, which would be really good for hooking up the car trailer.

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 09:59 PM
yea i ordered the back up camera also its pretty bad a$$ i cant wait tell it gets here

SiteSolutions
07-30-2007, 11:24 PM
yea i ordered the back up camera also its pretty bad a$$ i cant wait tell it gets here

Okay, after reading all these testimonials I am now at least curious. Plus, today, I spoke to a guy about a job and his directions were difficult to understand. I had to swing by my house and look it up on Google Earth. Maybe the in dash do-it-all wouldn't be so bad.

So how much is that thing, anyway? And does it have hi-power outputs? (After all, it is a radio underneath all those layers of features, ain't it?)

fiveoboy01
07-30-2007, 11:31 PM
Looks to be around 750-ish on ebay...

The unit that goldpro has will fetch around 300 bucks depending on if it's on sale yet. I guess it depends on what you'll be using it for, if it's just navigation you're after it does a great job.

tthomass
07-30-2007, 11:35 PM
I didn't read all replies but yes they are handy. I have a dash mount but my brother has the fold out + dvd. My $50 of map books sit in my truck and may have been used once. I use it for getting to appointments and through areas I don't know.

ADVICE......do not buy in the shop. Ebay is your friend! You can save hundreds of dollars at everyday regular prices. Just check the companys feedback before buying.

grassmanak
07-30-2007, 11:37 PM
i have a panasonic screeen in my dash, i like it, although i dont use the nav or anything with it. Then i have my gps mounted below it. I tried to take a couple pics but it was to dark, will get a couple in the morning.

fiveoboy01
07-30-2007, 11:39 PM
I'd agree with tthomas. There's little or no reason to buy any consumer electronics anywhere but ebay. The prices are much cheaper.

grassmanak
07-30-2007, 11:44 PM
i bought mine on amazon, the price was good, but mainly because i have an amazon credit card courtesy of the BUILDING BUSINESS CREDIT CAN BE EASY

Thanks Willretireat40

GroundEffects125
07-30-2007, 11:47 PM
yea well the one that i got was 1100 at the local shop i just paided 650 for everything that was listed

CleanCutMowers
07-31-2007, 01:07 AM
I recently bought a tomtom off of ebay for just under $200. My grandma bought the same thing at cabela's for $400. These things are useful, tell you everything and take you right there. Bottom line is that it saves time!!!!

GroundEffects125
07-31-2007, 01:11 AM
yea thats what ive been hearing! i cant wait tell mine comes in ill post pics when i get it installed

Tim03
09-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Yes these things are great and all but be careful, theives are really starting to target GPS systems. I had a Garmin 340 that I loved and some jerk snatched it out of my car while I was gone less than 10 minutes.

I want to replace it with a Tom Tom One, but that model doesn't have text to speech like my 340 had. Text to speech is is fanastic, well worth of extra money if you can afford it.

mower&more1986
09-28-2007, 10:53 PM
I thinking about that TOM TOM gps thing just a thought

wriken
09-29-2007, 09:35 AM
I have a tomtom 910, will never travel without one.:)