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Been using the laptop and a GPS up til now, but this is starting to look pretty good. What do ya think, or what are you using?

http://www.abtelectronics.com/product/22578.html

Not neccesarly from this vendor but they seemed to have a bit better write up on it.

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I had a Kenwood indash and Kenwood Navigation, it was "alright". I now use the Garmnin Nuvi 660 and it is a whole lot better. To date I have not seen an indash system that is as good as the Nuvi 660. That's just my opinion. The Garmin is cheaper as well. I decided not to get an in dash system since the GM radio was already satelite ready, and the BOSE system was better than anything I have ever had in the past. I paid $750 for the Nuvi 660 at Sam's Club.
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The Pioneer units are pretty nice. I've been trying to work up the nerve to pull the trigger on an AVIC-D2 or Z1, but the new D3 comes out in march which will have the best of both of the D2 or Z1. The N3 has gotten good reviews, but the navigation maps that Pioneer uses aren't the best on the market, but they're upgrading that w/ the D3.

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I have a Garmin 2720. Keith

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I use the Lowrance LCD 111CHDfor my boat and truck. I fish walleye tournaments all over the U.S. and this thing is the cats meow! In the truck it has a ciggeratte plug and easily transfers from the boat to the truck. This thing has everything you could ever ask for and more. It will show you the nearest hospitals, resturants, fuel, churches, bars, and whatever else you ever wanted. Then if you put the cursor on it and click enter it will bring up the address, phone number, and any other interesting thing about the place!

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I have the Garmin 2720, IMO one of the best units around.

The only negative is the speaker is part of the cigar lighter plug. So, I hard wired my unit and wired in a speaker behind the dash "waste basket" hook.

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I have an Eclipse AVN2454 that Im going to sell once I get it out of my Cobra
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As far as the Pioneer, very nice unit:Thumbup:
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.

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I'm actually thinking of going a differant route and running a carputer. It would be similar to running your laptop except it's hard mounted in your truck. It also has a power supply designed for this application so that you don't have to run an inverter or worry about it running your battery down when you aren't using it.
Other benefits;
Large HD to store music, movies, gps file, etc
Can be loaded with an AM/FM reciever
CD/DVD drive
Back up camera capable
SCT data logging!!
Wireless internet (The Diesel Garage everywhere you go)
Games
You can do anything with it that you can a computer, car stereo and gps and it's cheaper. Around $1000.

Down falls;
Must run seperate amplifiers for stereo (unless you use an FM modulator or can wire it into an Aux input)
Slow initial startup, like a regular computer (but programable to keep HD running for shorterer stops)
Here's an example on ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/Carputer-GPS-voi...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm still researching what the best options are for reliablility, expandability, etc. but I think this is the way i'm gonna go.

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