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agusta
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Standalone detectors and PGPSW database Reply with quote

I am about to buy a car with built-in sat nav (which I assume will not accept the PGPSW speed camera database) so I will be retiring my TT720. However I want to retain up to date speed camera alerts; is there a standalone (Road Angel etc) that will accept the PGPSW speed cameras that anyone can recommend?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not use your old TT720?

No stand alone detectors can use the PGPSW database as far as i can see on the compatibilty list.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I suspected having looked through the database compatibility list.

I was looking for something a bit more small and discrete that I could get a neat permanent install in the car somewhere, rather than have the TT attached to the windscreen.
My other option I suppose could be to fit a GPS/DVD/Bluetooth player in place of the standard Radio/GPS unit, then I could have the phone connection at the same time.
Do any of these currently support the PGPSW database?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the Kenwood range do. However they cost 600-1000 each.

If you want it to be more discrete why not have the TT on a Mount out of the way just for the alerts? Brodit do a 2 part system where you choose a holder / bracket for the TT720 and couple that to a mount specific to your car.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I was looking at was the Pioneer AVIC-F700BT @ 734 (although I would do some research before plunging in).
The way I see it, even if I buy a car with built-in sat-nav I still have to find a solution for my phone and camera alerts, which could easily be another 400, whereas I could probably buy a car without sat nav a bit cheaper and end up with a net cost the same, and have everything I need in one neat solution.
Now that my suspicions are confirmed and the Road Angel etc cannot use the database I am going off my original idea - so on to plan B!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the 720 even if the new car has a built in nav unit, most built in units offer fairly pathetic options and tend to be more difficult to use than the TomTom.
If the new car can be purchased without the built in nav unit look at how much that could save you, when you come to sell the car a built in nav unit is worth nothing like the price of the option in the first place - out of date maps that are very costly to update being a major issue - Mike
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