Nuvi 765 T discontinued??

 

Does anyone know if the Nuvi 765T is being discontinued? On the Garmin site it still shows but when you choose the wide screen filter block on the left side it does show up there. There have been many problems with this unit and I am wondering if Garmin is finally admitting it by discontinuing the model.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM
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I reverted firmeware to 3.60

I reverted firmeware to 3.60 on my 765. Now traffic is back to normal. Thanks for the advice.

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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

downlevel to 3.60

rookie8155 ... glad you were able to resolve the problem with the backlevel. Unfortunately, the users who have newer units shipped with 3.80 can't use this remedy. Garmin needs to get a new firmware update out to fix the known 7x5 problems. The six month wait for a firmware fix is ridiculous.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

What exactly does

What exactly does discontinued mean? Does it mean no more firmware upgrades? Does it mean if you purchased lifetime traffic and / or lifetime maps that the life is over and you will not recieve any more? Does it mean they will no longer repair it? Out of warrenty. Out of production?

Whatever answers you have to share to these questions, brings up yet another question? Does everyone agree that all the answers are correct? Or is there debate yet among the ranks as to what it really does mean?

Thanks in advance for you attention in this matter, I am really curious what everyone thinks about this.

Thanks!

Discontinued

First, the title of this thread is incorrect ... at least for now. The 765T nuvi is still listed in Garmin's current model lineup. There is speculation that the 7x5 series will be discontinued when the new 37xx series hits the shelves. But as of now, the 765T is still listed as a current product.

In my definition, a Garmin product is "disontinued" when Garmin moves it on their website from the current model lineup into the Discontinued column.

Garmin has a good reputation for supporting products with firmware and map updates long after the product is discontinued. Firmware updates were released for the old nuvi 3xx and 6xx series just a few weeks ago. Also, their customer support service continues to offer assistance and answer questions for owners of the older models.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

What does discontinued mean

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thanks

That pretty well answers most questions....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Thread Name

alandb wrote:

First, the title of this thread is incorrect ... at least for now. The 765T nuvi is still listed in Garmin's current model lineup. There is speculation that the 7x5 series will be discontinued when the new 37xx series hits the shelves. But as of now, the 765T is still listed as a current product.

In my definition, a Garmin product is "disontinued" when Garmin moves it on their website from the current model lineup into the Discontinued column.

Garmin has a good reputation for supporting products with firmware and map updates long after the product is discontinued. Firmware updates were released for the old nuvi 3xx and 6xx series just a few weeks ago. Also, their customer support service continues to offer assistance and answer questions for owners of the older models.

The title of this thread was a question not a statement of the unit having been discontinued...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Good point.

Thanks for the clarificaton. I should have noted the "??" in the title.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

alandb wrote:rookie8155 ...

alandb wrote:

rookie8155 ... glad you were able to resolve the problem with the backlevel. Unfortunately, the users who have newer units shipped with 3.80 can't use this remedy. Garmin needs to get a new firmware update out to fix the known 7x5 problems. The six month wait for a firmware fix is ridiculous.

alandb, you are absolutely right. I have also sent email to Garmin yesterday about the issues with firmware 3.90. I hope they will do something soon. I was very frustrated with the traffic signal. I even sent email to Navteq about the issue but they told me that it was Garmin who manages FM traffic signal, they just provide maps. Somehow I missed this issue on the forum before and did not know that firmware 3.90 was the culprit.

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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Hope not

I am looking at buying one this month.

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Beechcreek

Nuvi 765 Discontinued??

I wouldn't be surprized if they discontinued it for marketing reasons...if they discontinue it and come out with a "new" version (that's essentiall the same), some people will want to buy the "new" one so they can have the latest and greatest.

The car industry seems to do this when they slightly change the car models every couple of years so that your 2 year old car doesn't seem "new" anymore when you see the updated body style.

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Nuvi 755T and 1490T; Fort Worth, TX

Slap In The Face

pvisenti wrote:

if they discontinue it and come out with a "new" version (that's essentially the same), some people will want to buy the "new" one so they can have the latest and greatest.

That would be the ultimate slap in the face as the current 7x5 series with 3.90 firmware has so many problems. Wouldn't it be be great if they released a 7x7 series that is basically the same but comes with the fixed firmware, improved Bluetooth and no software upgrade for older 7x5 models? It would make me want to run out and get TomTom and put my 765T up for sale in eBay.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

3.9 Firmware

I was about to update my 7865T to 3.9 and THANKFULLY saw this post first. Everything works (just a bit slow at times) fine on my 3.6 unit.

Thanks again for the warning.

Problem

npittari wrote:

I was about to update my 7865T to 3.9 and THANKFULLY saw this post first. Everything works (just a bit slow at times) fine on my 3.6 unit.

Thanks again for the warning.

The problem is you can never update your map because it automatically updates your software to the latest release. It doesn't matter if you want it or not. I found that out and ended up returning three 765T to Costco.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

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farrissr wrote:

The problem is you can never update your map because it automatically updates your software to the latest release.

Sure you can...there are multiple ways which I posted in the past. I won't go into the details here but the info is available in this and other forums. Sure, the process is not for everyone but I have nuMaps Lifetime and have done every map update since it's inception and am still running v3.60 on my 765. One way is to fool the update system to report that the firmware is at the current version using a modified GarminDevice.xml. Another is backdating the firmware after it has been updated by the map installation process.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Are the people who have back

Are the people who have back leveled to the old version able to fix the traffic problem? I ask this because I didn't see anything in this thread about the possibility that the traffic service itself may be down temporarily.

Just a clarification regarding the typing lag, it is only the display that is lagging, if you continue to type the letters are still being entered just not displayed immediately.

I've had the 765T for 6 months now and love it, non of these issues warrent the hassle of a return, it came with ver. 3.9. Didn't think I needed the extra features either but when I started using them I'm glad I've got them.

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phottomatt wrote:

Are the people who have back leveled to the old version able to fix the traffic problem?

Yes. v3.60 totally resolves the traffic issues along with the POI keyboard search delay (which lags only on the screen, characters are indeed being entered but you cannot see them as you type).

However, if your unit came preloaded with v3.90, it likely has a newer revision mainboard (exact revision is unknown to me) which is known to have a "white screen" issue after the backdate.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

BS

DorkusNimrod wrote:
farrissr wrote:

The problem is you can never update your map because it automatically updates your software to the latest release.

Sure you can...there are multiple ways which I posted in the past. I won't go into the details here but the info is available in this and other forums. Sure, the process is not for everyone but I have nuMaps Lifetime and have done every map update since it's inception and am still running v3.60 on my 765. One way is to fool the update system to report that the firmware is at the current version using a modified GarminDevice.xml. Another is backdating the firmware after it has been updated by the map installation process.

I think it is BS that one has to go through all the hoops to do what you are saying. I don't particularly want to go through all the hoops required to make a unit work the way it is suppose to. There could be some useful upgrades in a new released firmware that you will not get. I have read some horror stories also on this forum of those that have created bricks trying to backdate firmware. I like Garmin but it is inexcusable the way they are treating those that support them by putting out inferior products and firmware updates.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Agreed

farrissr wrote:

I think it is BS that one has to go through all the hoops to do what you are saying. I don't particularly want to go through all the hoops required to make a unit work the way it is suppose to.

I agree 100%. There are workarounds but the average user should not have to deal with all these bugs, let alone trying to backdate the unit to get it to work as intended.

I just hope that what replaces v3.90 will not have it's own set of issues...7x5 series users have done enough beta testing for Garmin.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

nuvi765

I finished 2000 ml trip in east cost Ny to FL no problem at all with the latest software. In Florida it always routes me through toll roads

if there was justice

maps prices will be slashed in half for discontinued products. this would make a great way to sell them.
you can never always have the latest thing anymore.

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A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

765

I think sooner or later the maps will be "free" for all Garmin units.

I think standalone GPS will soon be history.

pratzert wrote:

I think sooner or later the maps will be "free" for all Garmin units.

765

zch888 wrote:
pratzert wrote:

I think sooner or later the maps will be "free" for all Garmin units.

Ya.. that's possible, but so far, I still see the need/desire for stand alone units as they are so much more configurable and can be "tweaked" in so many ways that you can't do with the GPS capable phones... at least not yet.

Sorry

had a hick-up

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Why?

sajidh wrote:

I finished 2000 ml trip in east cost Ny to FL no problem at all with the latest software. In Florida it always routes me through toll roads

Is there no other way to get there?
Or there's not a tick on "Toll Roads" under Avoidances?

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Get them while you still can

I love my 765T with it's great Bluetooth and MP3 and Audiobook player features -- I hook it up to my car stereo and have all my favorite tunes or an audio book for long trips and when the unit interupts what's playing to give directions, it continues exactly where it left off when it resumes playing -- I never miss a part of the recording and I don't have to worry about missing directions because I've got the stereo cranked up too loud.

As far as I'm concerned, the 765T has the most useful of the newest features: lane guidance and speed limit display, so why look any further...

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zch888 wrote:
pratzert wrote:

I think sooner or later the maps will be "free" for all Garmin units.

thats when they reach a quota.. id hate to buy it and they go for free the next day. ive had bad luck with stuff like that. you shell out money and they slash the prices the next day.

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A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

765T

The only problem I've had with my 765T is the Bluetooth feature. It is very erratic. Works sometimes and sometimes not. Since I bought my new Taurus, that hasn't been an issue, because the car has Bluetooth built in.

765T

I just sent mine in to Garmin for repair. I love the 765t so I am hoping I do not have any problems with it.

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