Snooper s5000 ventura pro satnav

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  1. daveandsan

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    Hi anyone out there got the Snooper S5000 Ventura Pro satnav and if so would you recommend it or would you recommend any other make that has the same features.
    Thank's Dave. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Dave

    I purchased the Snooper DB8500 Ventura PRO Satnav last year and I have been very impressed with its quality and performance. I went for the DB8500 mainly for the larger 7 inch display, the DAB digital radio is excellent and there is a built in transmitter which allows you to tune it into an unused frequency on your vehicle radio so that the navigation directions play through your vehicle built in speakers. There is also a built in DVB-T Freeview digital TV but I have never used that feature. Excellent European mapping with life time updates and many many more features.
    The Snooper products are quite pricey but I believe you get what you pay for.

    Good luck,

    Doug.
     
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  3. Reallyretired

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    Chinese truck sat nav seems a good, and much cheaper substitute. It doesn't have radio or TV but will transmit on FM to speak through your sound system. See the lengthy threads on here.
     
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    I have a one year old Snooper Ventura s7000 with all the campsites etc on but find the user interface to say the least clumsy.
    In Spain at present and attempted to input coordinates for LPG stations , would not accept the information, it is rigid in the format it requires.
    So back to my faithful Garmin Nuvi 865 , no problem, three different methods of inputting coordinates and no need to put in degs , minutes etc.
    If the s5000 has the same software as the S7000 I would not recommend it :Eeek:
     
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    Music file

    Sorry to hijack your question, but I have a DB 8500. Can anyone tell me how to save my music files to the unit?

    Thanks
    Mike.
     
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    I have read some of threads on here regarding tee Chinese truck sat nav, but reading some of them it looks like i will need a degree in computer science. I like something i can just plug in and it goes. :Doh:
     
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    I have a s7000 bought two years ago and I have to pay for an update, ok but the poi's are not updated so the campsites are now out of date and acsi sites are a fraction of what's out there.
    I have returned to my garmin Nuvi together with Archie's downloads. In morocco I used a tomtom app on my iPad and iPhone for £31.
     
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    We had a Snooper S7000, (large screen ) sold it on ebay recently, Did not like it, when i set it for no toll motorways it kept going back to default setting of toll roads, each time it turned off, which meant when restarting, it had to be reprogrammed for no tolls.

    Also we found if you did not turn off as instructed it played annoying musical chimes to inform you, i failed to find how to stop them.

    Purchased a tomtom motorhome, caravan, much better, also a friend ( a tugger( Caravan) had one with smaller screen he could not get on with it, he has just brought a tomtom

    The large screen was great, maps good, but over all We were very disappointed with it considering the dearer price, my suggestion --- get something else, another make.
     
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    I have never got to grips with Snooper sat navs and always end up selling them for less than half the price i paid.I have done it twice but have now learned my lesson.Always ended up going back to Tom Tom or Garmin although at presend using sygic truck on my galaxy smart phone.
     
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  10. DrRogerRam

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    Hi,
    Just to say we bought this last year

    http://www.snooper.co.uk/caravan/ventura-prosound-db8500.html

    I think it is great so far: I like the fact that we can add our motorhome dimensions & it warns us of speed-limits, cameras & even sharp bends.

    We have used a TomTom app for my iPhone, a stand-alone Garmin & a stand-alone TomTom.

    This beats them hands down & it has not yet been soundly cursed as the TomTom was every trip!!!

    We love our Motorhome-it is a comfortable, easy & relaxed drive & Snooper contributes to that. We have not yet ventured to France but I have faith in the Snooper.
     
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    Hi, i have the six series ventura. very pleased with the 7" screen, clear and easy to use. Go to Snoooper direct web site, current deal includes a free tracker unit with sim card (pay as you go)

    Regards Bob
     
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    Sorry to be negative Doug but my previous post:
    I've done previous posts regarding the Sat Nav debate, my opinion has not changed that is they all display issues from time to time usually when its most inconvenient, my all 'singing and dancing' 8500 Snooper is just over a year old bought from 'Performance products' who recently Marketed an email to me informing me that's there's an update..wait for it £85!!! when I queried it by phone that after only one year it needs an update and this was the most expensive Sat Nav on the Market they played it down by trying to belittle the update that it wasn't important so the moral of this story buy as cheap as you can (posts here for under £70??) all Sat Nav's are overpriced and out of date after 12 months, in fact its time Trading Standards investigated Sat Nav Manufactures as surely their products should have at least a future product reliance built into them for at least 2-3 years??

    Update: since this post SNOOPER have offered me a special deal of the lifetime maps £99.00. My Ventura was just two weeks outside of their new policy of the 'Life time maps'...bitter, you bet as it stands from my experience I would never buy an expensive Sat Nav again, buy the Chinese truck Sat Nav at the price their offering it for you could change it every eighteen months - two years and have a completely up to date unit:RollEyes:
     
  13. Phill D

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    i have had the S5000 since it came out around 3 1/2 years ago. perm wired and reversing camera plumbed to it. only issue i have had was intermittent charging last year ( 3 years old ) Snooper checked it out and located the fault to the external charger which they replaced FREE of charge ( 2 years out of warranty ) .:thumb:

    well done snooper:thumb:

    its expensive compared to the " Chinese Truck sat nav" but i would not be without it. i only wish that the lifetime maps had been available when i bought it.

    if you are going to buy a snooper buy it from performance products ( who are Snooper ) not Snooper direct who is a franchisee, and in my experience with them no where near as helpfull as Performance products.:thumb:
     
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    Mentaliss,
    There is no need to apologise to me for seeming to be negative, everybody has their own opinion on things. I can understand your frustration on just missing out on the Snooper free lifetime software and map updates offer. I must have been lucky when I purchased mine. Other members on this post have been critical of the Snooper software like not being able to permanently set routes with no toll roads, or problems entering destination coordinates. With the DB8500 when I select route preferences like fastest route or quickest route, avoid toll roads etc those settings remain fixed until I change them even after the unit is switched off and back on again. And with entering coordinates there are three options available, you can enter 1)decimal degrees 2) degrees, minutes & seconds 3) degrees & decimal minutes. I can't see the problem.
    As I said before I cannot fault this product.

    Doug.
     
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    i would agree totally had no such issues with mine, good product.:thumb:
     
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    Hi mentalis, sorry to learn of your Snooper update experience. I bought mine with the 'lifetime free updates'. When I plugged into Windows 7 on my Mac to update it would not update-needed a code or summit. So I rang Snooper support & they just asked where I bought it from (I had registered it) & they gave me the code & bob's your uncle & fanny...

    Just thought maybe worth a call & try & claim?
     
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    we (my wife and I) she's more calmer than me:Smile: rang twice, hence in the end we received the offer of £99.00...however this is not the whole story of my dissatisfaction with the product which I have not mentioned here in this topic..why, because I do not wish to jeopardize the offer that has presented to me, if I take up this offer I will consider my options as to weather I resurect my previous complaint......:Sad:
     
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    did you buy it from Snooper Direct another franchiser or Performance products? i had a bad experience with snooper direct and it was all sorted with Performance products:thumb:
     
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    Hi Doug , the three options of entering co ordinates are not available on my 7000, might try and see if a software update is available :thumb:
     
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    Poi's how important are they?

    When I phoned performance products re a map update on s7000 which has asci but pre cc campsites, I was told that the poi's are not updated, so supermarkets and everything else which I use are over two years old.
    While I agree the screen size is attractive plus the camera feed. The rear camera is now the main use for the machine as surely the latest poi's must be high on the agenda... Or am I missing a trick....
     
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