DNX 450 TR - user thoughts

Discussion in 'GPS Navigation' started by chrisinplymouth, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. chrisinplymouth

    chrisinplymouth Funster

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    having been considering upgrading my van radio, this seems to tick all the boxes. ( DAB radio, Bluetooth streaming, phone connection, reversing camera connection) I am particularly interested in people's views with regard to the Motorhome satnav element and the ability to input the size of the vehicle. How well does this work? Does it generally keep you away from difficulties?

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    Chipster Funster Life Member

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    Yes. You sort of set up a profile for your vehicle. Seems ok. Good bit of kit and Kenwood tech support is very quick too.
     
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    I've ran the previous model (non DAB) for the last two years & its a quality unit. Expensive though, but you can see where the money has been spent & the backup is top notch. Sat Nav is very good which surprised me as I'd previously had a Garmen satnav & thought it was a poor show, but in the Kenwood is comes to life.
     
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    Very easy to use. Easy to input all your data and set up your profile - which it asks you to confirm every time you start up. I haven't been able to update any Garmin maps yet, but maybe there just aren't any yet. Only 8 months old. Good sound radio - DAB aerial sticks on the windscreen and via phone, which picks up automatically and annoyingly sometimes. Great features allow for personalising the screen, but bit of a faff as it is quite sensitive to the touch screen. The SatNav side seems to have failed me once, when it took me down a very narrow road and over 3 x 3.5 T weight limit bridges. In the New Forest, which I know well, I was driving along my normal route, when the SatNav informed me of a low bridge. Never considered this before in a car, so it does work. It also tells you width restriction in the forest of 6'6", but you still use them roads. I would like steering wheel controls, unsure whether you can use them or not or if you can add them retrospectively. Great reversing camera with good features.
     
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    Thanks Zigisla
     
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    Another good point is that it will give you YOUR permitted speed limit on a particular road and pings at you when you go over this. So works out the 30, 50, 70 etc. For you.
     
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