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Review of the TomTom ONE XL
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uptowndisco
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject: 910 Fur Reply with quote

Why is your 910 wearing a fur coat Question Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: 910 Fur Reply with quote

uptowndisco wrote:
Why is your 910 wearing a fur coat Question Smile
It gets very cold in the North during winter, joking aside the Velcro "fur" is for attaching the Glare Stomper hood to the device which improves screen visibility very effectively in bright sunlight - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought both the Garmin Nuvi 660 and the TomTom One XL for comparison this week.

I decided to go with Nuvi, the only reason being it being much easier to fit in the pocket plus it includes a mains charger and a carry case, which the XL doesn't.

Disregarding the case and mains charger, I did not really like the thickness of the top of the XL, why could they have not made it the same thickness as the standard One V2 but just wider??

The only advantage I really thought the XL had was being able to simulate your journey at 500%, which you can't do with Nuvi (very dissapointed, why would you want to see a simulation at real time).
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this "massive 4.3 widescreen display" have a higher resolution than previous models or is it just the same amount of information shown on larger pixels?

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The XL's screen is 480 x 272 pixels which is the same as the x10 range, as the screen is larger the pixels must be bigger - not that you can notice this on the unit - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The XL's screen is 480 x 272 pixels which is the same as the x10 range, as the screen is larger the pixels must be bigger - not that you can notice this on the unit - Mike


Is that a higher resolution than the other ONE models?


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other TomTom One devices use a screen size of 320 x 240 so the XL is considerably larger in Pixel count and actual dimensions - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A connection point for the TMC receiver is also a welcome addition and will be put to good use when the UK RDS-TMC reception problems are resolved.

Does this mean they are going to transmit nationally on other stations? Is there any likely ETA for this? I was considering subscribing to TT Traffic via GPRS, but may wait if this solution is fairly imminent
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweepdog wrote:
Does this mean they are going to transmit nationally on other stations? Is there any likely ETA for this? I was considering subscribing to TT Traffic via GPRS, but may wait if this solution is fairly imminent
All we know is TomTom are looking into a new design RDS-TMC receiver.

I imagine any additional transmitter stations other than Classic FM would be a subject for iTIS (the traffic data provider) and the radio stations concerned - I have seen nothing officially suggesting this is about to take place - it would be nice if it were to happen though.

Traffic via GPRS is still the best method to obtain traffic data in the UK, we will have to wait and see if the new hardware resolves the issues - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so if i use the TMC through a t-mobile phone how much woulkd it cost guys

cheers dave
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, the cost you will encounter depends on the tariff you are using, we can offer advice but this is too specific to a single user, unless you mention the actual call plan you are using.
I use T-Mobile and data traffic is unlimited, but I pay 7,50 PCM for the privilege of unlimited internet connection - so and GPRS traffic related data is lost in the noise, other users without the inclusive rates might find it considerably more costly - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a problem with my One XL. Not sure if anyone can reproduce it. Basically I had it sitting on the kitchen counter, next to a screwdriver set. Next time I looked it was all in pieces!!! Very strange.












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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweepdog wrote:
Does this mean they are going to transmit nationally on other stations? Is there any likely ETA for this?
I'm not quite sure how you made the jump from a TomTom unit having a TMC connector to a change in the broadcast policy of one of the 2 TMC service providers, but no, I'm not aware of any planned changes - as far as iTIS are concerned, they already have widespread coverage of the UK (not all, but widespread), and there are few (if any) radio stations left that could take the service and broadcast it (especially covering the areas of the country Classic FM does not reach).

What needs fixing is the TomTom TMC receiver so that it works better with the available service (which may, and I have no insider knowledge here, be as simple as providing a connector to allow the unit to be plugged into the car aerial feed)...
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive me....

Am I right in believeing that (in the opening picture above) the unit on the LEFT hand side (viewed from THIS side of the pc) has A) Got fur coat on, to keep it warm? B) Growing a haripiece C) Is wearing a fur hat!!!!
Just thought I'd share my thoughts Laughing
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