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      01-10-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Speed Camera Detector

Just ordered a new 335i Saloon which is due in beginning of March and I need to know if I will be able to use my CYCLOPS detector on the front dash without any problems. From past experience i know that gps receivers have trouble getting a fix if the window is heated.

Any ideas?

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      01-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Cangratulations on the new order
I'm not sure about the detector, maybe someone else can comment on it
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      01-11-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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If you ordered the Climate Comfort Windscreen option then you may have a problem with it on the dash due to the reflective coating. However there is a cutout near the rear view mirror with no coating for mounting devices like this.
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      01-15-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Does anyone own a speed camera detector on here? If so,whats your experience with them?
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Does anyone own a speed camera detector on here? If so,whats your experience with them?
I've got a New Road Angel, and it's very good - I mount it on top of the dash, and I like to use it to watch my speed rather than look down at the speedo.

The GPS works fine, but I don't have the climate comfort windscreen.

They've got some good deals on at the moment here: http://www.road-angel-gps.co.uk/new-road-angel-gps.htm
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I you have Pro Nav you can create a DVD with camera positions indicated - you don't get an audible warning though - just visual.
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      01-16-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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I you have Pro Nav you can create a DVD with camera positions indicated - you don't get an audible warning though - just visual.
Thanks for the info, but I already own the Cyclops Detector.

BTW Where do you get the info for the camera positions and how often is it updated?
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Used to have a Road Angel but wasn't that happy with it.

Got a Talex now and it is excellent - simple to operate,small and very reliable - The company was set up by ex-coppers I understand.

(You can buy a Talex light at Tesco's for £70 BTW)

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Thanks for the info, but I already own the Cyclops Detector.

BTW Where do you get the info for the camera positions and how often is it updated?
I get mine from here ...

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/

It used to be free, but they now charge a small fee (19 per year I think)

The data is updated at least once per month.

However, unlike a 'road angel' or even a 'tom tom' if you want to use pro nav you need to burn a new disc for every update. Fortunately DVD+rw works though.
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I get mine from here ...

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/

It used to be free, but they now charge a small fee (19 per year I think)

The data is updated at least once per month.

However, unlike a 'road angel' or even a 'tom tom' if you want to use pro nav you need to burn a new disc for every update. Fortunately DVD+rw works though.
Hi, new to the forum and I am considering the Pro Nav. Interested as to which database you download from ie. TomTOm = OV2 files. i currently have a Tom Tom and subscribe and am uuummming and aarrghhing about pro nav.

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Hi, new to the forum and I am considering the Pro Nav. Interested as to which database you download from ie. TomTOm = OV2 files. i currently have a Tom Tom and subscribe and am uuummming and aarrghhing about pro nav.

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you need a single .asc file (can't split into camera types like tomtom as nav can only show one poi at a time.

I get mine from pocketgps.net - used to be free, but now they charge 19 a year.

TomTom is actually the better nav system (e.g. waypoints allowed, audible POI warning, multiple POI's displayed, touch screen control)

But I wanted idrive for the phone and radio views, plus it helps resale and gets rid of the wires.
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