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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: new tomtom xl iq v2? Reply with quote

Hello
I currently use a garmin nuvi 310 on which the maps are 6 years old and need updating. So i am thinking of buying a new unit instead of paying at least £40 for an update. I have settled on a tomtom xl iq uk (cant afford the subs on the live models)and now find none in stock but they have the version2 available for £10 more, but i seem to remember reading they were not as good as the v1?(but can't find this now)
Can anyone make any recommendations please?
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin TotalPDA are still showing stock of the XL IQ see Here (This is with a European map loaded) Although I would suggest you consider the 540 Live if you only need UK mapping which is cheaper and simply don't subscribe to the Live services, see Here - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou

halfords selling the xl iq uk v1 for £130 and the v2 for£140 just wondered how they compare?, the v2 they have locally and the v1 they can order one for me from another store just a case of which?
read somewhere(cant remember the v1 had more on it?)
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The V2 models have what are known as Simplified Menus (others may refer to it as 'dumbed down' Confused ).

Fewer configuration options on the new models.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

martindd wrote:
halfords selling the xl iq uk v1 for £130 and the v2 for£140 just wondered how they compare?, the v2 they have locally and the v1 they can order one for me from another store just a case of which?

Please don't take this comment the wrong way but your question is really a no brainer!

Why pay £10 more for a device that can do less, the original XL IQ is a cracking device, the newer XL-2 IQ with it's dumbed down menu is really only intended for basic use - best avoid it if you want the flexibility to add Custom POI files - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many thanks that's what i wanted to hear, beginning to think i'd imagined it being poorer.
v1 it is appreciate your time thankyou
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well just gone and fetched one! no trying to suss out the cameras Shocked and pois

thanks again
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any concerns please post back, but before you do too much with the new device please make sure you take a full backup using Windows Explorer - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
If you have any concerns please post back, but before you do too much with the new device please make sure you take a full backup using Windows Explorer - Mike


wish id read that earlier before steaming in getting carried away, when i put the pois on it just keeps rebooting?
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i "think" ive cracked it although i wish i could put the added pois into theyre own sub category?

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought wrong....
took all the pois of and it worked again(would turn on) put the poi back on in stages fine,and put the last batch on and its gone belly up again. wont turn on at all. i have downloaded the free pois from here and put them into the folder uk and ireland?

driving me crackers at it till gone midnight last night
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you are putting the POI files in the right place, how many individual Ov2 (Custom POI) files are you trying to install to the device as there is a limit as to what it can handle - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
It sounds like you are putting the POI files in the right place, how many individual Ov2 (Custom POI) files are you trying to install to the device as there is a limit as to what it can handle - Mike



hello
i tried doing them all in one with no luck then in batches , not sure how many to be honest? how many should i do at any one time? and should i keep re starting the unit after i put each batch on?
thanks yet again
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is me with my correct email (trying to close the other account) one
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, how many Custom POI files are you trying to install to the device, as far as I know the device you have can only handle 169 Custom POI categories (OV2 files) if you have downloaded every category from this site you will have over 300 Custom POI categories. Be more selective about which categories you actually need or use the Combine Sub-Cats option to reduce the number of categories - Mike
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