tomtom 930 review

 
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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

In this review it is

In above review it is written:

.......The GO 930 includes a built-in FM Transmitter that allows you to re-direct audio to your car's stereo system via the FM radio. This
means you can hear the INSTRUCTIONS MADE BY YOUR GO and play your mp3 songs through your car's speakers instead of the GO 930's built-in speaker........

Is that true ?

I can only transmit the mp3 files and audiobooks to the car radio speakers. Not the driving instructions. Or am I missing something ?

Yes, it is true

Yes, it is true. I own a GO 930.

Where is that setting ? I

Where is that setting ? I own a 930 too.

Note below that for the driving instructions I can not choose the FM transmitter option ?:

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And what do you think about the quality of the FM transmitter ?

Go to this website for your solution

Bramster wrote:

Where is that setting ? I own a 930 too.

Note below that for the driving instructions I can not choose the FM transmitter option ?:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/508/111wc3.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7615/222lx8.jpg

And what do you think about the quality of the FM transmitter ?

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Please go to this website: http://www.tomtomforums.com/showthread.php?t=14347
for your solution.

Tom Tom's latest update Version 8.3 contains many quirks (e.g. it made the computer TT voices stutter) as well as remove the play the text to speech instructions through the FM transmitter to your car's radio feature. Tom Tom claimed that European law requires that GPS instructions cannot be broadcast over an FM channel that other drivers might be listening to. If you roll back the Version 8.3 to 8.1, you'll get that feature back. Note that most buyers of a new GO 930 go ahead and update to Version 8.3 without realizing what they're getting themselves into because they're uninformed.

BTW, the FM transmission quality is superb compared to the Garmin Nuvi FM transmitter.

Thanks I have emailed tom

Thanks

I have emailed tom tom and first want to read their response before I downgrade the firmware

GO 930 VM OK through internal speaker

I have a GO 930 and I can hear the voice messages through the internal speaker OK.

I also listen to mp3 files via the FM transmitter. I have found that near a large city (I live in Fort Worth), it is difficult to find an open frequency. Therefore, I often get static. However, when traveling on the freeway or away from large cities, it works fine.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Hello Shooter. Let's say

Hello Shooter. Let's say you initially chose FM frequency 88.1 MHz and you've been travelling for 200 miles now on the highway. Have you had to manually change the FM transmitter (and car stereo) frequency so far due to the long distance traveled?

Tom Tom replied to my query

Tom Tom replied to my query and the have me cought between a rock and a hard place.

Turns out that downgrading the firmware also means I have to go back to a previous map version.

it is not possible to have both, the newest map and driving instructions over the car radio.

RE: Frequency Change

withashout wrote:

Hello Shooter. Let's say you initially chose FM frequency 88.1 MHz and you've been travelling for 200 miles now on the highway. Have you had to manually change the FM transmitter (and car stereo) frequency so far due to the long distance traveled?

withashout,

No, I have not had to change a frequency based on how far I have traveled, only due to interference on that frequency; generally when near a city.

I have found that in the Texas-Oklahoma-Colorado-New Mexico area, that away from cities, 87.9 works well for me. I usually keep my GO 930 and car stereo on that frequency when I travel. At least, until I come near a city.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go