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New v8.302 software available for x20/x30 models, AND ????
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Andy_P
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: New v8.302 software available for x20/x30 models, AND ???? Reply with quote

Well, it's out.....
and according to TT Support:

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Version 8.302
(TomTom GO x20 and x30 series)

* Fixes faltering computer voices


Well.... does it?????????????

Does it fix the general slow-downs and dodgy screen refresh too?????????



(BTW.. it breaks the Home on-screen emulator again (as usual) Rolling Eyes )


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was just updating SpeedCamera (PGPSW of course) and was offered it on plug in. Am doing run to London this evening from N. Yorks so will report back. The same journey last week nearly ended with it in the hedge around Watford Gap services so I'm ready for this one!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Andy.......created my thread 4 minutes after you posted yours. Didn't notice it.

Anyway, apparently (for a change) the emulator works on a Mac and the pc people will need to wait a few more days.

(You can delete my thread, I guess............)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the direct download links for people that don't use home.
Go x20 Series
Go 530 / 730 / 930
Go 630

Looking at the included bootloaderversion.txt
I see that it still is suppose to have 5.5015

I hope those of us that tried the x40 will not have problems with running a different bootloader.
Those that tried 8.320 WORK should have the same 5.5015
If you did the x40 8.203 or 8.204 then you will have 5.5106
And if you did the x40 8.310 you will have 5.5112
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I installed it to a 720 and nipped down to the shops....
Not a very good test, no roundabouts and only a few backstreet rat-run turns for it to contend with.

I loaded up a computer voice, had to re-pair my Bluetooth to the car stereo, and put the juke box into play.

I don't have a Bluetooth phone, but just the combination of Jukebox music and Bluetooth audio output is enough to trigger problems.

Well, on that short run, I reckon the whole screen display was smoother and faster (but I won't be convinced until I've been round a few roundabouts).

The voice didn't STUTTER once, but at one point it did say "after three hundred yards, turn, turn, turn, left", and at one other point I'm sure it said "After two, two hundred yards, turn right", but I was enjoying the music.

The jukebox audio didn't stutter when instructions happened, except for when it went turn,turn, turn, left, when it paused momentarily.

EDIT: I should add - this was on a 720 previously running v8.301 and with the STANDARD V6 TTS voices, not the unofficial updated v7 ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: New v8.302 software available for x20/x30 models, AND ???? Reply with quote

Have just updated the memory card so I have a working version if it fails Very Happy

Emulator does not work on my Mac (at least, not on the latest (beta) version of Home.)

Home also shows Kate 710 as an Update but in red indicates it is not suitable and the check box cannot be ticked Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loaded up v8.302 along with the NA v825 map, today before work.

First impression is it seems smoother.

I had a full set of deliveries, and so used Itineries and purposely went off route causing recalculations and everything seemed fast and more importantly good old Kate didn't stutter once.

This is with ref to my 720 with Kate v710 voice as before.

I know its early doors, but it did seem to work pretty good.

Out of interest has anyone gone back to v6.9 Kate with this app?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrfreeze wrote:

Out of interest has anyone gone back to v6.9 Kate with this app?


I was probably editing my post above just as you wrote this....

My 720 was still using the original v6 voices, I had never put the "unofficial" software or v7 voices on that unit.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: v8.302 - fixes Reply with quote

Does the backlight now stay on the night setting during announcements as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I have a TT XL (30) Europe V2.

Will I get this upgrade soon, and what changes are there to the software, will there be IQ routes for example?

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigerfan wrote:
Hi everyone, I have a TT XL (30) Europe V2.

Will I get this upgrade soon, and what changes are there to the software, will there be IQ routes for example?

Cheers


Sorry, you might get updated software, but it would just be bugfixes - you sure as hell won't be getting new features like IQ routes. For a start, your model doesn't even have enough on-board memory to store the IQ-Routes Europe map. Probably doesn't have the processing power either.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Hazzamon, oh well, no new toys to play with Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly seems better. Previously I could *reliably* get it to stutter running a specific Demo route while the unit was charging from the USB cradle and so far with 8.302 I haven't managed to repeat this once.
The backlight brightness still fluctuates though and although it does not stutter it does pause the Demo display updating for a second or so just before the announcement that it used to have problems with. I suspect it's pausing slightly as it does the TTS processing.
It seems OK with both Kate v6 and v7 voices, although the display pause maybe marginally longer with the v6 voice (although that could be my imagination).
If it behaves the same during real driving, then it will certainly be an improvement, I'd prefer a slight pause in the display than stuttering speech.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone tried to 'Operate my Go' using Home yet?
Mine doesn't work. Says the functionality isn't available.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagle15 wrote:
Anyone tried to 'Operate my Go' using Home yet?
Mine doesn't work. Says the functionality isn't available.

That's normal behaviour for a few days/weeks. They never seem to be able to release the DLL needed for the new firmware at the same time as the firmware itself. No, it doesn't make sense. Sad
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