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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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No, the 730N does NOT do lane guidance or 3D junction view- I do not know if the 430N does, but those are features Garmin uses in other standalone units.
Yes the 430N does tell you what lane to get in for a turn. I find this very helpful, and it was one of the reasons I chose the 430N. I didn't think that the 730N did, but I ask the question because I wanted someone who actually had on to confirm it.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

430N is far superior because its running the Garmin, best feature: search by name POI. This is the most useful feature I have found in any sat/nav system. For example, if you want the nearest Target, just type "target", nearest Wendy's, type: "wendys" Most systems you have the search through a category, not the Garmin.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:23 AM
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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430N is far superior because its running the Garmin,
IMO, I'd have rather had the Garmin maps and routing capabilities; there's just no way Harmon can match them. However, the other features of the 730N balance out the equation. Maybe not enough balancing to make the 730N a clear upgrade, but enough to where I can see why somebody would deliberately choose one over the other.

It's a pity that they didn't go with Garmin for the upcoming RHR; that would have been a real feather in their cap.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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430N is far superior because its running the Garmin, best feature: search by name POI. This is the most useful feature I have found in any sat/nav system. For example, if you want the nearest Target, just type "target", nearest Wendy's, type: "wendys" Most systems you have the search through a category, not the Garmin.

i disagree. ive usd both and in my opinion the 730 does more of what i want it to do when compared to the 430.

yeah, garmin is better when it comes to nav, but the 730 is the better radio, and better for what im using it for. Rarely do I use nav in the small town i live in. I already know where wendys is......Now, if im using the nav heavily that could change my mind, but i dont, so.....
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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i disagree. ive usd both and in my opinion the 730 does more of what i want it to do when compared to the 430.

yeah, garmin is better when it comes to nav, but the 730 is the better radio, and better for what im using it for. Rarely do I use nav in the small town i live in. I already know where wendys is......Now, if im using the nav heavily that could change my mind, but i dont, so.....
Can you tell us the features you think make the 730N the better radio.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

I've had 5 navis. Here are a couple of things to think about:

Voice commands for turning can become pretty annoying when they repeat the turn three times. I turn my voice off because of this!

Driving at night with a bright navi really cuts down on visibility, even in the night mode. Having the navi display brightness linked to the in dash panel dimmer control really helps. I use that feature all the time.

Display resolution and size are pretty important for seeing all the routing information. Both the 430N and 730N are lower resolution than the competition. I'm waiting for the RHR model specs before I commit.
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Can you tell us the features you think make the 730N the better radio.
voice command/ipod control set it apart. and, its what im used to....so im biased....
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

you are right. What I meant was that I shut off the navi voice commands, or rather the navi voice instructions. In most navis, these can can be turned off separately from all of the other radio voice commands - which I agree, are very helpful.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

I appreciate your insight into the nav system confusion. Would you know where I can find an on line video that will walk and talk me through the 730N
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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voice command/ipod control set it apart. and, its what im used to....so im biased....
IMO the iPod Control on the 730N is not as good as the similar feature on the 430 and 430N.

The iPod Control on the 730N has two important limitations:
1. You can only connect an iPod.
2. You cannot voice command the music on the iPod

With the center console USB port on the 430 and 430N:
1. You can connect any device to the USB (any MP3 player... not just an iPod)
2. You can voice command the music (similar to Sync. You can say "play artist X" or "play song Y")

If you like voice command of navigation, you're right, the 730N is the only choice. Other than that (which isn't a deal breaker for me), IMO the 430N is the clear winner. I'm biased though... I'm used to the Garmin interface.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

I have the 430 (rbz) can i add nav to this? does anyone out there know?
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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Which is the better media center option? I can get the 430 today or I can wait and get the 730 model next week.

Is there a major different? All I can see is the 430 software is Garmin and the 730 has the Sirius live Traffic.

Please help!!!
Big difference my friend. The 730 is a better unit. More features and better sound quality. Apparently the 730 is manufactured by Harman Becker and the 430 RBZ is by Mitsubishi Automotive Electric! I have the 430 RBZ which is decent unit but does not sound sharp like some of the other premium audio systems. Get the 730 if you can

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