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Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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.

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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

Most are going to say the 730...but the 430 is more than capable.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

Edit: the RBZ is NOT the 430N with navigation, it's the regular 430 Media Center (no nav). The RHB is the Media Center 430N (the one with nav).

As for the 430N (RHB) vs. the 730N (RER), here's pluses and minuses to both.

In favor of the 730N:
Included iPod cable
Split screen nav/audio capability
Nav directions shown in the EVIC
Voice command
Live traffic/nav integration

In favor of the 430N:
Garmin software/routing
Likely cheaper map updates (for the 730N, the price I've seen is $200; I can't imagine Garmin charging that much)
Hands free texting (doesn't necessarily work all that well)
USB connection in the console for use with a thumb drive or USB to iPod cable
Sirius Travel Link (not yet enabled; probably in January)

I'd say both are good, and the pluses and minuses are fairly even. The voice command might well be the one thing that sets the 730N ahead, but I don't know that it's enough to give it a universal recommendation.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

430N has nav directions in the evic as well...
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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Edit: the RBZ is NOT the 430N with navigation, it's the regular 430 Media Center (no nav). The RHB is the Media Center 430N (the one with nav).

As for the 430N (RHB) vs. the 730N (RER), here's pluses and minuses to both.

In favor of the 730N:
Included iPod cable
Split screen nav/audio capability
Nav directions shown in the EVIC
Voice command
Live traffic/nav integration

In favor of the 430N:
Garmin software/routing
Likely cheaper map updates (for the 730N, the price I've seen is $200; I can't imagine Garmin charging that much)
Hands free texting (doesn't necessarily work all that well)
USB connection in the console for use with a thumb drive or USB to iPod cable
Sirius Travel Link (not yet enabled; probably in January)

I'd say both are good, and the pluses and minuses are fairly even. The voice command might well be the one thing that sets the 730N ahead, but I don't know that it's enough to give it a universal recommendation.
I think you forgot dead reckoning on 730N
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

The 430 also has bluetooth audio streaming...which again, is not always perfect.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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430N has nav directions in the evic as well...
OK, hadn't known that.

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I think you forgot dead reckoning on 730N
Yup. The above list isn't exhaustive (or necessarily fully correct, even!).

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The 430 also has bluetooth audio streaming...which again, is not always perfect.
Seems like a few of these 430N features are only partially implemented. Quite a version 1.0 feel to reports of how well it works. I expect they'll get ironed out though.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

I think I probably will wait on the 730. I'm going to go check both systems out at the dealership. Hopefully I want make a rash decision based on I'm just tired of waiting.

1 more week will not hurt me.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

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OK, hadn't known that.
Maybe someone else that has the 430N can be 100% sure but I test drove a GC with the 430N and I'm pretty sure it displayed the turn by turn on the EVIC..
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

Def has turn by turn on the Evic on the 430n. I have it.
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Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

thanks suprand
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Cool Re: Media Center 730 or 430(RBZ)

Are you getting one of these systems as an option in your new GC or our you buying it separately from your dealer as an upgrade?

I have the 130 system and would love to upgrade to one of those, I was waiting for them to come out.

Any price info/

If it were me I would probably opt for the 730.
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