Thanks for the pic. The only reason I would have circuit city install it is because it is free. I guess after they install it I can remove it and mod it? I wonder if I slipped the guy at CC 20 bucks he would do it for me lol. One more question before I buy this. It was answered earlier but I am a little confused.
Ok it comes with Nav disc, you put the disc in, at this point you "program" you route to your destination. Can the disc be removed and a DVD be installed and played?. So basically I am asking if I can switch back and forth between the two.
The main reson I am getting this is to watch DVD's, have a GPS and listen to my sirius. I just want to know if this GPS is up to par with the stan alone GPS units that are out right now, or if I should just buy a stand a lone GPS then a DVD screen. Thanks guys
Modding after the install could be a problem. The guy from Circuit City may do it for $20 if he knows how. I spoke to guys from Best Buy and CC when I was shopping for mine locally and the installers from both chains told me it couldn't be done. Poppycock! So I ordered the unit from Crutchfield with free shipping and no tax and did it myself in my driveway. Piece of cake and truly free.
It has an internal memory that stores your route information and a few alternate routes when you take out the disc. I guess you could
have it plan a route and then put in a DVD, but I've never tried. Why would you want to watch a DVD while you're using the GPS anyway? How the heck are you gonna see the map and a movie on the same screen at the same time?
I've taken out the nav disc and put in a CD before, and I almost always use my iPod while I drive with the GPS, but trying to watch a movie while navigating through unfamiliar territory is just asking for problems.
The GPS has been great for me so far. However, I wouldn't use it, or any other GPS as my sole source of navigation info. Whenever you drive somewhere unfamiliar, you should always plan your route on a map first. You
, the driver, should always have an inkling of where you're going. GPS is great, but only as an aid to situational awareness. GPS is useful for letting you know when your turn is coming up etc, but if you use it as your sole means of navigating, you're a damn fool and deserve to get lost IMO. For example, many pilots have GPS in the cockpit, but their primary means of navigating is still their charts, compass and an air traffic controller on the ground. Until the technology becomes fail-safe, that will continue to be the case.