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RE: Haulmark Super C

Glad to see you are back. This section has been very dead lately.
az99 05/27/15 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

What is "IQ" for the TomTom? I think it is advertising BS from my poor experiences. I find it hard to believe it is faster driving thru downtown Jacksonville or DC than taking the bypasses. From their website- "TomTom IQ Routes™ puts the driving experience of millions of TomTom users into your maps, calculating your route based on actual speeds driven on roads compared to speed limits. With TomTom IQ Routes™ you always get the smartest, most efficient route. Saving you time, fuel and money. Traffic isn’t the same during Monday morning rush hour as it is on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Heavy traffic, rotaries, traffic lights, and even pedestrians or shopping crowds can slow you down. That route you’re looking for changes depending on the day and time, so the shortest route isn’t necessarily going to be the fastest. With TomTom IQ Routes™ you’ll always drive the fastest route."
az99 05/20/15 02:35pm Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

So it sounds like everyone that successfully uses a GPS takes the time to check the routes with a trusted mapping program. Why would anyone buy a GPS?Really. If it makes a mistake, so be it. The other 99% of the time it's correct. I'll do anything to not have to ask directions or plan my route myself. That's its job.It is one thing to make a routing mistake or take the long way around. Routing you thru downtown Wash DC rather than on 95 or 495 is an error that someone may not live to tell about. Of all the GPS errors I have seen, that one is far beyond unacceptable.
az99 05/19/15 09:36am Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

So it sounds like everyone that successfully uses a GPS takes the time to check the routes with a trusted mapping program. Why would anyone buy a GPS? I will never buy another Acura mainly because of the POS GPS they force you to buy. That unit makes my TomTom look good.
az99 05/19/15 05:34am Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

Did you follow it? One of the paper map boys!I did follow the error thru Jacksonville even though I knew better because I had the GPS telling me it was 10 more miles and I was in the wrong lane.:S After that I did not trust it. It did a great job from Jacksonville to Richmond when there were no turns off 95.;)
az99 05/18/15 05:25pm Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

Since 2 people mentioned Shortest route problems, I will say again that it was set to Fastest.
az99 05/18/15 05:18pm Technology Corner
TomTom Horrible Routing

I have a Via 1505 with updated maps. I recently went on a trip to Fla. where the GPS was more harm than good. It is set to Fastest and IQ enabled. It sent me thru Jacksonville on 95 instead of 295 to 10 which is longer and slower. At that point I shut it off. On the return trip it tried to send me thru Orlando on 4 which is 30 miles longer and over 30 minutes longer than staying on 75. Then to top it off it tried to send me off 95 in Wash. DC onto 395 that goes thru the center of town. Are all TomToms this bad? What am I doing wrong? I talked to tech support which was a waste of time. They had me send them all sorts of directions and addresses and never answered the question. I am very frustrated and have no trust in this unit.
az99 05/18/15 03:34pm Technology Corner
RE: consumer cellular-which phone?

Consumer Cellulars says that any phone previously used on AT&T will most likely be usable on their system. You just need to get a sim card from Consumer Cellular. ryoungThat was what I did. Get exactly the phone you want. You are not limited to what CS sells.
az99 05/11/15 05:54am Technology Corner
RE: east west arc

When I worked for Winegard, setting up and EA Trav'ler was not even a thought. I doubt that has changed. The need would be so small I doubt they believe they could find a market. Winegard better pull their heads out of the sand and see what Dish is doing. WA is not even installed by Dish as far south as Pa.Probably farther. All the HD locals are only on EA in Philly. If I remember correctly there are a few people that live north of Philly on the east coast.:) Even the installer I talked to in SW Fla. said their new installs are EA.
az99 05/07/15 10:09am Technology Corner
RE: east west arc

The Trav'ler for Dish is also Western Arc only. That's not bad, just important to understand.It is if you plan to use it in the Northeast. Unless you camp in an open field, there are many places as far south as Pa. that WA roof mount won't work. I like a previous posters suggestion to the OP for getting the DirecTv Travlr as it can be changed to DISH. A DISH Travlr can't be changed to DirecTV HD. One day, hopefully soon, Winegard will reprogram the Travlr control box so it works on EA.
az99 05/06/15 12:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Ultimate DISH Hopper RV

You can skip all of the commercials with the Auto Hop feature on a Hopper. Of course, not all shows, but many of the PTAT shows you record will have that option. It would seem that if you added the PTAT recording option to the 8 receiver setup you would be recording up to 27 channels!PTAT is only 4 channels of your 250 that can, after ever increasing delay times,use the Auto Hop. Some of those are a week. Auto Hop is far, far from what it was hyped when introduced. You also would only need 1 Hopper to record them as all others would have access.
az99 05/06/15 12:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Cost to Outfit for Dinghy Towing

They will be disappointed. They were planning on paying for this years trip to Jamaica from your job only.
az99 05/05/15 05:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ultimate DISH Hopper RV

So with 8 Hoppers worth of storage space, how many hours of commercials could you record? Every time I turn it on the guide says there is a show but when I select it there is just a commercial.
az99 05/05/15 05:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Netflix Buffering

My DVD is not wireless so that won't work.
az99 04/22/15 09:09am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix Buffering

az99 I'd there anybody else , using your internet for anything, at the same you are streaming Netflix? Other family members? Also Being on cable internet , is like being on public transportation It gets very busy and shows down during rush hourNothing else being used. I even turned on my laptop last night while it was buffering all the time. Tested speed it was 53 while it was buffering on the screen.
az99 04/22/15 09:08am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix Buffering

Thanx for all the suggestions. I am wireless to the TV. Real speed test is over 50 even when it is buffering. Unfortunately it would be impossible to run a cable to the TV. I have a Roku but it is not here. I also have a Samsung Smart DVD. I will check if that is wireless. Just seems odd if it was a TV problem that it would just do it in the evening. Seems more like a Netflix problem during heavy usage or the cable.
az99 04/22/15 08:34am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix Buffering

Oh, as to devices you can use for streaming Netflix to a TV, we actually use a Nintendo Wii. So look around, you might be surprised at what can stream movies.I have a Wii but that will not give me HD.
az99 04/22/15 08:28am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix Buffering

I use a Samsung TV that has the built in Netflix device. Provider is Crapcast. It never seems to do it other than in the evening.
az99 04/22/15 06:06am Technology Corner
Netflix Buffering

Several years ago I had Netflix. I had constant problems with buffering and quality was usually reduced below HD. I had 5 MBPS DSL connection. After many calls to them about the poor quality, I gave up and disconnected . Now several years later with new devices and a 50 MBPS cable connection, I tried it again. Certainly better but far too often in primetime I get the buffering to 25% and stall. Then when it does startup it is usually in reduced quality. Is this a common problem with Netflix or am I just too dumb to use it? I have even done speed tests on the internet while buffering is happening. Any comments?
az99 04/22/15 05:42am Technology Corner
RE: Super C purchasing questions

How well the truck drives and handles far outweighs the little extra noise.
az99 04/20/15 05:17am Class C Motorhomes
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