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tiddler
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Kenwood DNX-7260bt Reply with quote

Hi Folks, I'm new to the forums so hello. Kenwood DNX-7260bt (Garman City Navigator Maps I belive) My question is do the speed camera database work with this Head Unit? Regards Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome!

The first thing we usually ask people who ask this about a unit is "Can it load 'third-party' or 'user' POIs? Does it mention POI files in the manual anywhere?"
The camera database is just another set of POI files, so that is a good indication of whether it will work OK.

I think your Kenwood is very likely based around a Garmin unit (as didtinct from just using Garmin maps), does the manual or any of the displays mention that at all ?

Secondly, the compatibility table HERE mentions several other Kenwoods with similar model numbers that work:
DNX-7200
DNX-7220
DNX-7240/BT
DNX-8220/BT
DNX-9240/BT

....so it looks pretty likely yours will work too.

But the best way to check, before you subscribe to the camera database, is to try downloading and installing one of the sets of free POIs from here (see the "POINTS OF INTEREST - Free POIs" link on the left of this page).
If you can install on of those and set up an audible warning when you approach one of the places, then the camera database will definitely be compatible.

I don't know your unit, but you might well have the facility to run a "demo" of a route past the POI location you choose to test, rather then actually having to go out driving!

Hope that helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are going to try the above bear in mind that POILoader sets the camera alerts based on the file names and file contents, so it is done automatically by POILoader.

The "normal" pois would set up alerts unless you set POILoader to Manual mode and set your own alerts.

I would guess from the previous models this one can accept the database.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andy & PaulB2005,

Thank you for your replys. It can load third party poiís. I did notice your speed camera database works with the 7240bt; my model is one that has succeeded it. I have downloaded and made my own poiís and they route me to them with no problem. It doesnít have a demo mode. I also have a Tom-tom 720, the cameras work well from Tom-tom. Can you tell me if your camera database works only in the direction of travel, as there is nothing more annoying to keep getting alerts that are on the other side of the carriageway? What happens then is you start to ignore them. Once again thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately both TomTom and Garmin only allow directional alerts for their own databases.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the demo mode on the garmin either turn off the gps (somewhere int eh settings) or sit indoors with it. if it doesn't pick up a satellite signal it will prompt you to turn it off. once it's off and you hit 'go' for a route then it will ask if you want to simulate the route.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi MaFt

The Kenwood DNX-7260bt is a factory fitted head unit in car, and as far as Iím aware it doesnít have a demo mode. The problem is unless I can get speed camera poiís free for the UK, which I doubt very much, I canít tell if they will work on the above unit. I was kindly informed by PaulB2005 that Iíll get both carriageways alerts. Thank you for your input.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was kindly informed by PaulB2005 that Iíll get both carriageways alerts.


Not necessarily. I stated it wouldn't be directional.

In some cases (such as motorway) where the road is split into 2 distinct lanes (on the map) you won't get alerts from the "wrong" direction. The same where an A road is split into 2 roads on the map, however many A roads aren't split so you will get "false" alerts.

At the end of the day the "false" alerts aren't that big a deal. I'd rather have a "false" alert to a camera that was facing the wrong way but was accurate to a false (or worse NO) alert caused by an out of date database.

Finally given that the database has worked on all the Kenwood DNX models so far i can't see why it wouldn't work on this one. You could try installing something like the Fuel Station database from the POI and use "Manual" mode in POILoader to set up an alert to test...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks PaulB2005, I said I will get both carriageway alerts, which is what you said ďit is not directionalĒ. Will load some fuel stations as you suggested and see what happens. The reason Iím asking all this, is that itís no good paying for a database if itís not what you want or doesnít work properly with ones device. Regards Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tiddler wrote:
Thanks PaulB2005, I said I will get both carriageway alerts, which is what you said ďit is not directionalĒ. Will load some fuel stations as you suggested and see what happens. The reason Iím asking all this, is that itís no good paying for a database if itís not what you want or doesnít work properly with ones device. Regards Wink


you could always rename the fuel POI to have a '30' in the name. poi loader will automatically assume it is a 30mph speed camera and will alert in the same way as our 30mph files do.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks MaFt
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Kenwood 7260BT - does it work? Reply with quote

Thanks all. The thread is very interesting and informative, unfortunately it doesn't reach a clear conclusion as to whether or not the camera database loads onto the 7260BT and works ok. Can anybody confirm that they've done this successfully, also if it can be done I'd appreciate a simple guide.
Thanks again, Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jimyol. Follow these instructions from PocketGPSWorld. It does work ok for the Kenwood DNX7260bt head unit. Cut and paste this link into your browser.:- http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/uksafetycameras-kenwood.php

Should help. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Doesn't copy from the SD card Reply with quote

I've followed the instructions. Used POI loader and added voices succesfully. When I put the SD card in the unit I get NO request to copy files BUT the menu icon for proximity alerts is there under settings. I remove the SD card and it disappears. Reinsert the card and it reappears. You get the idea.
Notifications seem to be working OK but only with the card in.
Am I doing something silly? Does the card need to be present ALL the time?
The PDF on the Kenwood website says download the consolidated database BUT because I want a custom voice I downloaded speed zones. Could this be the reason?
It isn't a big problem BUT i'd rather not leave the SD card in there all the time.
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