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Old 08-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #29
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Was checking on Crutchfield for the DNX6190 AND DNX7190 and they have discontinued both of them and are now recommending the DNX570HD. Not sure what the differences are as I haven't called them but wondering if anyone had heard of any problems w/ the ones AS is using.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #30
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I have the 6190. I don't really have any problems with it, other than I think the User Interface is horrible and the lag time after selecting a function is unacceptable. I would never recommend it to a friend or purchase another. I've been looking for an alternative for awhile, but don't know if I should justify the expense.

I've seen some different threads about putting an iPad mini in it's place. I may try that in the future (I understand that I would lose some functionality; but gain other benefits).
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Even though I subscribe to and install the Garmin quarterly updates, no stored map can possibly be as current as maps downloaded on demand in smart phones and other online devices. In spite of that, when I am using the iPhone GPS routing I really wish for the big display and routing provided by the Kenwood 7190 and Garmin in my Interstate.
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I've seen some different threads about putting an iPad mini in [the kenwood's] place. I may try that in the future (I understand that I would lose some functionality; but gain other benefits).

I agree with both statements. I use a RAM dash mount just left of the rear camera monitor to hold an ipad mini that has a cellular connection. The navigation apps with real time, user reported updates are light years ahead of any dedicated GPS. Road closures, traffic, accidents, road hazards, even police are all there.

I also use pandora to stream Bluetooth to the stereo.

I looked at replacing the kenwood with just an ipad, but there are a lot of downsides and gotcha's that aren't immediately apparent.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #32
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The Kenwood with Garmin also has traffic updates that are current. It saved me a lot of time getting around all the construction delays in Minneapolis last month. But I agree the Garmin unit has limitations and won't accept coordinates for destinations. I also use a GPS app on my iPhone and iPad, but not one that requires cell data which isn't always available. I use the Copilot App.

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:41 AM   #33
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But I agree the Garmin unit has limitations and won't accept coordinates for destinations.
Mine does. Three different coordinate formats as well. But then again, mine's a 7190, not a 6190. So maybe that's another difference, besides the radio functions.
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Mine does. Three different coordinate formats as well. But then again, mine's a 7190, not a 6190. So maybe that's another difference, besides the radio functions.
Traveling now. My 7190hd is a POS!!! Iam ready to trash it. The real problems are that it only has 6 million POIs. Didn't know where several places like golden pond ky were located. Locked up dead when I tried to set an intersection for two major interstates near St. Louis. The interface stinks because its scrolling function is random on where it stops. Pandora has never linked to my iphone4or 5. etc etc etc. it needs at least 10 million POIs especially because your are travelling. I am going to Crutchfied.com and order one that uses more POIs and has a Knox or select switches for functions. Always good recommendations from them.
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Yeah, I watched Crutchfield do a comparison on about 5 units on u tube and the 7190hd was the slowest to recalculate a new route when they intentionally took a wrong turn. Their comment went something like, the Kenwood is still lost. I was bummed
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I am able to tilt my Rear TV Down in the 2014 Interstate EXT.

Have to rotate the TV all the way out and here is a 'Pull Pin' locking the rotation. A little bit of effort to pull out; and all the angles have to be right for it to rotate down (rather than twist the angle) but it will rotate down to a fixed angle (about right for watching from bed) once you have it rotated down; you can swing it back around by the window to keep it out of the isle.
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Have to rotate the TV all the way out and here is a 'Pull Pin' locking the rotation. A little bit of effort to pull out; and all the angles have to be right for it to rotate down (rather than twist the angle) but it will rotate down to a fixed angle (about right for watching from bed) once you have it rotated down; you can swing it back around by the window to keep it out of the isle.


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #39
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Mine does. Three different coordinate formats as well. But then again, mine's a 7190, not a 6190. So maybe that's another difference, besides the radio functions.
Protagonist,
Mine is also a 7190 but I can't figure out how to enter designations by coordinates. I've looked though the user manual several time with no luck. Can you tell me how you are able to enter destinations in coordinate format?

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Mine is also a 7190 but I can't figure out how to enter designations by coordinates. I've looked though the user manual several time with no luck. Can you tell me how you are able to enter destinations in coordinate format?
Naturally the Kenwood manual does not address anything on the Garmin side. And the Garmin website's "Support" section doesn't seem to be working right. When you try to drill down to the manuals, you can't get to them.

Step by step:
1 - Where you're at the screen with "Where To" and "Show Map" select "Where To". Of course you already know that, but we've got to start somewhere.
2 - This brings up a screen where you can select "Home" "Address" "Point of Interest" "Intersection" and several other possibilities. Scroll down until you see an icon that says "Coordinates". Should be very near the bottom.
3 - Select which degree format you want to use, from the three listed.
4 - Enter the lattitude.
5 - Enter the longitude. Make sure you use a leading "0" for anything less than 100°W.
6 - Either select "Save" to add the point to your favorites or select "Go" to make it your destination.

Side note… After checking my Kenwood unit, I discovered that mine is a 7180, not a 7190. Senior moment there. However, that should not affect the Garmin side of things. Both my in-dash Garmin in the Interstate and my portable Garmin Nüvi have the same GUI, so I don't see them changing it for the 7190.

On a related topic, to hamiltonmj, who was complaining about the Garmin only(!) having 6 million points of interest, you can add more if you've got a laptop with an SD slot. You can download third-party POI files from various websites (see Garmin | United States | Custom POI Sources and POI Factory | new & interesting places for your GPS for more info), load them onto an SD card, and then insert the SD card into your Kenwood/Garmin. Various POIs that can be added include low clearances (POIs to avoid!), red light cameras (ditto!), plus campgrounds, restaurants, etc.
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"Naturally the Kenwood manual does not address anything on the Garmin side. And the Garmin website's "Support" section doesn't seem to be working right. When you try to drill down to the manuals, you can't get to them."

On the Kenwood site, they list 3 manuals for the DNX7190HD, Quick Start, Instruction Manual, and GPS Navigation Instruction Manual. You can see them here: Kenwood - Car Entertainment Owner's Manuals
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Naturally the Kenwood manual does not address anything on the Garmin side. And the Garmin website's "Support" section doesn't seem to be working right. When you try to drill down to the manuals, you can't get to them.

Step by step:
1 - Where you're at the screen with "Where To" and "Show Map" select "Where To". Of course you already know that, but we've got to start somewhere.
2 - This brings up a screen where you can select "Home" "Address" "Point of Interest" "Intersection" and several other possibilities. Scroll down until you see an icon that says "Coordinates". Should be very near the bottom.
3 - Select which degree format you want to use, from the three listed.
4 - Enter the lattitude.
5 - Enter the longitude. Make sure you use a leading "0" for anything less than 100°W.
6 - Either select "Save" to add the point to your favorites or select "Go" to make it your destination.

Side note… After checking my Kenwood unit, I discovered that mine is a 7180, not a 7190. Senior moment there. However, that should not affect the Garmin side of things. Both my in-dash Garmin in the Interstate and my portable Garmin Nüvi have the same GUI, so I don't see them changing it for the 7190.

On a related topic, to hamiltonmj, who was complaining about the Garmin only(!) having 6 million points of interest, you can add more if you've got a laptop with an SD slot. You can download third-party POI files from various websites (see Garmin | United States | Custom POI Sources and POI Factory | new & interesting places for your GPS for more info), load them onto an SD card, and then insert the SD card into your Kenwood/Garmin. Various POIs that can be added include low clearances (POIs to avoid!), red light cameras (ditto!), plus campgrounds, restaurants, etc.
Thanks -- the 7190 works the same way. I appreciate the info.
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