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Old 09-27-2010, 10:00 AM
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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Which implies that the big 3 are likely both more accurate and easier to use...
Indeed. I've seen some reviews that keep indicating that the Garmin/Magellan/TomTom solutions are consistently better at the user interface and routing.

Now, in what little I've dinked with my Harmon 730N, the user interface is decent. I wish the map looked as clean as the ones on TomTom and Garmin unites. The routing (in the one trip I've used it for) is decent. The interface isn't bad; really no worse than the TomToms I've owned. I do like how it puts the directions in the EVIC, but the lack of lane assist and 3D junction view is a detriment- not a huge one, but it is a concern. I have used that feature before, and it does really come in handy when approaching confusing and congested interchanges. I'll be fine (since I know how to actually read a SIGN), but you do lose a touch of confidence when approaching these interchanges.

At this point, though, the RER is pretty well a nonissue, since it cannot be ordered. If you have the RER, you're stuck with it. If you order now, you're getting the 430N RHB. Before too long the 730N will be the RHR, and it's anybody's guess how they will revise the interface.

I do wonder if the software of the RER will be upgradeable to the RHR spec; the engineer chat indicated it might well be. Naturally, a software upgrade won't get you a center console USB plug (be a heck of a service pack if it could...), but a full OS upgrade to match the features would be nice. If so, count me in.
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

Okay, back to the original question minus the Garmin confusion...

If someone gets a Jeep with Media Center 730N (model RER)

Can they get a Media Center 730N (model RHR) installed in it once those are available?

And if so, how much would that typically run?
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:55 PM
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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Okay, back to the original question minus the Garmin confusion...

If someone gets a Jeep with Media Center 730N (model RER)

Can they get a Media Center 730N (model RHR) installed in it once those are available?

And if so, how much would that typically run?
I'm sure you can. With the exception of the center console USB, it's probably just a straight head unit swap. The cost is going to depend on how easy it is to run that cable or if they can just run it to the bottom of the console (where the iPod control cable resides on the RER).
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

I haven't been able to tell from this or other threads for sure yet. Is it yet known if there is going to be a 730N with Garmin navigation and voice commands? I really hope so. I want to have my cake and eat it, too.
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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I haven't been able to tell from this or other threads for sure yet. Is it yet known if there is going to be a 730N with Garmin navigation and voice commands? I really hope so. I want to have my cake and eat it, too.
You can search the other threads to be sure, but I believe that Milous has said that the 730N RHR would have Harmon NAV software! It seems that the 430N is the only one that will be Garmin based now or in the future.
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

plus the harmon has dead reckoning
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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I'm sure you can. With the exception of the center console USB, it's probably just a straight head unit swap. The cost is going to depend on how easy it is to run that cable or if they can just run it to the bottom of the console (where the iPod control cable resides on the RER).
Where exactly is the center console USB?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:46 AM
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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Where exactly is the center console USB?
According to the manuals I've read, it's located inside the console armrest- IIRC, more to the rear of it. It is referenced on page 31 of the user guide and it is shown on page 50.
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

Stix, or anyone else. Does anyone know where I can purchase a 730N other than the dealer. I have a 2011 Grand Cherokee and I want to updgrade to the 730N.
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You can check ebay or online part sales places, but right now I advise you to sit tight- the 730N RHR will be out in a few months and it will likely be superior to the RER.

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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

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Stix, or anyone else. Does anyone know where I can purchase a 730N other than the dealer. I have a 2011 Grand Cherokee and I want to updgrade to the 730N.

What ever you decide, it must be from a 2011 WK... its unique in size to that vehicle.
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Re: 730N - RER upgrade to 730N - RHR

I installed the RHR in my 2010 Wrangler in about 15 min (the head unit) the antenna a little different, the rhr uses a combo sirius/gps ant. It works great! Uconnenct with my iphone 4 and bluetooth streaming audio.
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