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Welcome / open talk

 

What is active status?

Sorry for the newbie question, but what exactly is active status and what is "qualifying activity" that leads to active status?

Thanks,
Paul
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Nuvi 755T and 1490T; Fort Worth, TX

Introduction

Hi Everybody. My name is Paul and I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I am a newbie to the GPS world and I am totally addicted. I love it!

I bought a Garmin Nuvi 755T for my wife and I got a 1490T for myself.

This is a great site and I have learned a great deal from member's posts.

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Nuvi 755T and 1490T; Fort Worth, TX

465T updates

new updates for the 465T software changes from 3.00 to 3.10 must use your updater from garmin or register your garmin go to my dashbord to update

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the art off war is never a winning combination for any one 1490T

Jacks Directions over the FM Transmitter

Is there a way to have voice directions (Jack) over the FM transmitter and through the vehicle speakers?
The book says Nuvi audio is transmitted. Voice directions do not work for me...
Maybe I am missing something.

Diners, drive-ins, and dives

So I've loaded the .csv, .bmp, and .mp3 files into my Garmin for the Diners, drive-ins, and dives. Am I understanding correctly that if these were renamed to a tour guide format that it would alert me if I got within a certain radius of these? I'm assuming that none of these would be on the main routes I'm taking while traveling.

new one

hi just joined so eager to see whats going on
im using a 520 with truck map on courtesy of maybe this tendriver member and his team.
hope its the same person cos he is very very good .
was on gpsunder

POI Loader Talk

How about some conversation about the Loader.

The options aren't necessarily obvious.

The discussions correctly advise how to select the SD card v. the Nuvi itself... but didn't mention that first you have to select the unit v. a custom folder.

I chose to manually set the alerts and had to make some assumptions.

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

Totally Disappointed

I read all the forums.
Followed all the advice.
Tried the various techniques for organizing folders, alerts, everything.
Asked some questions.
Got some answers.

And tried loading 14 various POI Files.
Museums
Campgrounds
National Monuments
Food
Oddball stuff
Military stuff
Railroad stuff.

It all worked.

Dammit. I've got nothing to complain about. wink

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

What, is everyone away on vacation?

grin
Is everyone away on vacation? This place is dead.

Hello?
Is anyone there?
Is this thing on?

OUTSTANDING

This for all the POI Factory Noobs.

Check out "My Favorite Files" in the bullet list under your name in the column to the right...

I just "discovered" that not only are the specific files you download tracked for you here...

Making it easy to find them again...

The site even annotates your list if the file has been updated since your last download.

The Tools here rock.

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

File containing all Exxon, Esso, Mobil locations in the US and Canada

on the exxonmobil.com website. Go to Products and Services. Select find a US or Canada service station. Select download to GPS. You can pick Garmin, Tom Tom or Magellan files. The download file contains all stores in the US and Canada. The file is updated daily. I've loaded it on my Garmin via POI Loader and it works great.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Contributors of the Week 2010-04-05

This week we are recognizing Evert, Ozme52 and Numnum.

Evert, I have been watching you for a few weeks now. Each week you post more on the forums and this week you were one of my top 5 posters. Thank you so much for all of your contributions to the discussions in the forum areas. We really appreciate it.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 12th, 2010

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Ya I got you guys this week, how many of you have been trying to post but can't find the reply button?

Keep your virus protection up to date

Keep your virus protection and other computer firewall's etc. up to date. I had mine up to date and I was still the unhappy receiver of a RootKit (virus) that I was unable to get rid of. I actually went out and bought a new SSD drive to install XP onto. I do not know how I got my lucky hands on this rootkit but, from what I hear there has been ALLOT of it going around.

Signiture Lines

I am starting this thread to hold some off topic comments that were included in another thread.

The purpose of this thread is to discuss how the signature line should be used. This is not to be turned into a political debate.

I usually enjoy reading peoples signatures. They give each user a chance to show a bit of their personality.

A radical idea for traffic safety?

Invariably, the red light and speed camera discussions bring out the legalists who insist that everyone should just obey the regulations even if that means more government control under the constant eye of law enforcement or their camera proxy.

Refurbished Electronics: Debunking the Misconception

Why pay full price for a GPSr if you can find one refurbished?

Refurbished electronics can be the difference between saving money and draining your savings. If you have not read our articles on used electronics and reconditioned electronics we strongly recommend that you check them out after you have read this article.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

This creeps me out

This creeps me out, I want to run out and buy a pair of sneakers right this second! NOT shock

How about everyone else?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NTRvlrP2NU

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Right On Red & Red Light Camera's

Ok has anyone had the problem the person in front of you not wanting to make a right on red because your at a red light cam intersection. I know if there is a sign stating no right on red your gonna get a ticket I got one! But has anyone gotten ticketed for right on red at a rlc intersection with no sign stating you can't make a right on red. Just curious!

Flip

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Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

WHAT'S THE BEST GPS OUT THERE?

I'M LOOKING FOR NEW GPS, FOUND A NICE DEAL FOR NUVI755, JUST WONDERING WHAT'S THE BEST GPS OUT THERE TODAY, WITHIN NORMAL $$$ AMOUNTS.. APPRECIATE ANY HELP

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