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mbriody
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: Medion unit at Aldi - 17th Nov Reply with quote

Just got an email about this Medion unit:

http://uk.aldi.com/special_buys/productnl_461.html

Anyone know what model this is? Any reviews?

I'd like to compare it with the Navman 510.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'm also thinking of getting that next week.

Going of looks alone and searching the web it looks like the MD95900. I tried the Medion website but it's not on there.

I called in Aldi today to ask them if they new what model it was, they don't know untill they get the delivery Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It IS the MD95900, same spec, same look, same everything, except price! A tad cheaper is all.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From past posts on Aldi gps units you'll need to be there long before opening time and at the front of the cue.

Usually all gone by 5 mins after opening time.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you also need to remember with Medion there is very little support, this unit only has the major europe roads and up to now you will not get any map updates.
my suggestion is to buy a garmin streetpilot i3 for 169 ver 8 maps uk only but good support map updates, good battery life so no need for cables incar. easier to use i have both the medion pna100 and now the pilot, no contest if you are not bothered about a pda.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the problem with Medion. Support is non-existent, map updates similarly so. Whilst their return promise is great if you do get an issue in 2 months time they'll not have any stock to replace it with.

If you're happy with all that then go ahead, otherwise I'd caution against them, the software is OK but not great and for a little extra there are better solutions.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have a Navman 510 which I got for 228 from Tesco last week but I have an option to return it.

However I'm pretty happy with it and the Aldi unit doesn't seem to have any advantages so I may well keep it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, Can any one advise me then. I was going to get the Medion but having just read the above posts, it doesn't sound such a good idea now. I had considered the Garmin i3, but I want an earphone outlet as I plan on using it mostly on my scooter. I want to stay in the 200 buget. Has any body got any views on the Gizmondo console with the Copilot software, to me it sounds good on paper, but I don't know that much about it. Or my other alternative is the Navman iCN320.

Some advice would be really appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomtom ONE, more expensive at 260 but worth every penny. Should be available in the UK before the end of this month.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Tomtom ONE, more expensive at 260 but worth every penny. Should be available in the UK before the end of this month.


Absalute beginner!!!

Do I get the Medion 150 for 149 or the i3 for 168? I want a simple gps with speed camera and poi. As with others my max price is 200. Heeeeeelp!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've done what mbriody did, & got the iCN510 from Tesco. Got it out of box and away I went taking a wrong turn on purpose Laughing and it got me straight back on track. Very impressed with it so far (only had it since 11 o'clock this morning)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rother wrote:
you also need to remember with Medion there is very little support, this unit only has the major europe roads and up to now you will not get any map updates.
my suggestion is to buy a garmin streetpilot i3 for 169 ver 8 maps uk only but good support map updates, good battery life so no need for cables incar. easier to use i have both the medion pna100 and now the pilot, no contest if you are not bothered about a pda.


I have to disagree regarding the maps Confused . I have the full European maps, for every Western European country (Navigon version) and they are available on the Medionshop website. I have used them so far in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, and have found them to be great! Driving

The only downside for me is that Medion cannot give a definitive date for map upgrades. Having said that, at least Medion replied to me, unlike some others who have posted their disgruntlement (and rightly so!).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For 220.00 this Medion has got to be worth it Question

Newbie here to GPS, pitty that aldi haven't put the model number up in the ad, so if it is the MD95000 I shall be buying one this Thursday, it's either this or the Acer n35.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadowz wrote:
For 220.00 this Medion has got to be worth it Question
So if it is the MD95000 I shall be buying one this Thursday, it's either this or the Acer n35.


It's not a MD95000 (Mio168 re-brand). The image shows a dedicated gps unit, not a PDA type unit.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pocketgps wrote:
Shadowz wrote:
For 220.00 this Medion has got to be worth it Question
So if it is the MD95000 I shall be buying one this Thursday, it's either this or the Acer n35.


It's not a MD95000 (Mio168 re-brand). The image shows a dedicated gps unit, not a PDA type unit.


Hello thankyou for the info, so if it's a Mio168 re-brand will this be ok for me to put Tomtom software on and the Speed cameras or would it be better for me to forget this at aldi and go to the sponsors and get a new Mio168 off them Question
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