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General Discussion Area / Re: It's official
« on: 13 June 2019, 16:46:50 »
Congrats!

It really is one hell of an acheivement!

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General Discussion Area / Re: I've Won!!
« on: 10 June 2019, 05:38:26 »
You can download a zip file of all the unclaimed prizes from ever and search your numbers :y

https://www.nsandi.com/system/files/asset/zip/unclaimed-prizes-06-1957-to-03-2017.zip

more recent can just be checked on the website.

Had to so some digging about a year ago.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 June 2019, 10:56:31 »
;D ;D ;D

Wasn't my choice of gig in the slightest, but was actually a bloody good night out!

Car survived just fine
Rick Astley was the support act
Take that was the headline, They were joined by Lulu for 1 song, and by Gerry Marsden at the end for You'll never walk alone which was fantastic.
They all put on a very good show.

As said, not something I'd normally choose to go to / pay to go to.....

In this instance it was with a few colleagues & partners in our corporate box at huge expense to someone, but didn't cost me a penny.  Had a personal waitress and free food and drink all night, so was well worth going to, and as is often the way with these, things, go with low expectations and come out having had a far better time than expected.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 June 2019, 10:19:05 »
Drove it to Liverpool to watch Rick Astley at Anfield!

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« on: 03 June 2019, 05:42:22 »
I Went from a 3.2 MV6 Estate to a CDTI 150 Zafira for economy and family reasons
More recently got a more apt replacement, Merc E250 Estate
Shame there wasnt a 'new' Omega to buy

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General Car Chat / Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« on: 02 June 2019, 10:57:01 »
Im happy with my E250 AMG Estate, but no idea how it will compare for you.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 02 June 2019, 08:55:35 »
Yup, Lots of new stuff here.
Gracenote gets updates same time as satnav for me, daft thing but nice to see the album pictures when listening to tunes.
Can the oracle not find out how to update?

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 02 June 2019, 07:22:18 »
To be fair, it hasn't been updated since 2013.
And the map will be 12-24 months out of date at that point as well...   ...though in reality, not many roads have been completed in that time frame, aside from new housing estates etc.

So whats wrong with it, just roads are out of date, or something else (that an update wont fix)?  I always maintain that any factory fitted one is leagues ahead of any portable unit.  Even the NCDC in Omegas is a very, very good unit compared to even modern portable units, apart from even the newest maps are now 10yrs our of date (and millennials will get hung up on lack of postcodes). NCDC isn't the easiest to use, mind, beyond the basic "take me to this address"

Been very happy with mine tbh, Mine is the fully built in Comand though.
I wanted to update mine for 3 main areas:
1, My Commute - I use satnav there and back to let me know if there are areas I need to avoid,  It didnt know about a new major road into Crewe, which is often the best route in when its busy.
2, The Mersey Gateway - This is a new mersey crossing, Old Runcorn / Widnes bridge currently shut too, can be a bit awkward to navigate when it thinks your in the river!
3, There is a kind of Stockport 'relief road / bypass' that starts at Manchester Airport, lets you bypass a load of Motorway / traffic which is handy visiting family.

So the updates are going to prove valuable to me, The extra roundabouts / housing developments / poi's are all a bonus too, as it the updated gracenote db.

Ive the maps and instructions too now for when AA fancies a try at updating his.

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General Car Chat / Re: Getting out of trouble......
« on: 29 May 2019, 20:59:03 »
Was looking at one in Costco last week, about £50 iirc, thought No way, but be a bloody good phone charger.  Fair play

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Updated the Sat Nav in the Merc..... Without any of that unpleasantness from using dealers, codes, or cash! ;D ;D ;D

...and how did you do that, may I ask?

With Comand 4.5 / 4.7 (not looked for other versions) there is a trick where you can do the map update an unusual way...
Basically get the map you already have on usb....but remove most the files, and use this to start an update....it doesnt need a code as its the same version you have.
It tells you it cannot find the media and to supply it, you give it the new files, it still compains, you pull that stick out and put it in again, and off it goes, Happilly updating!   Let me know if you need more info ;)

Ah, mines got a Becker Map Pilot :(


There are ways for that too if you donít mind some playing

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Updated the Sat Nav in the Merc..... Without any of that unpleasantness from using dealers, codes, or cash! ;D ;D ;D

...and how did you do that, may I ask?

With Comand 4.5 / 4.7 (not looked for other versions) there is a trick where you can do the map update an unusual way...
Basically get the map you already have on usb....but remove most the files, and use this to start an update....it doesnt need a code as its the same version you have.
It tells you it cannot find the media and to supply it, you give it the new files, it still compains, you pull that stick out and put it in again, and off it goes, Happilly updating!   Let me know if you need more info ;)
You're pretty brave trying that, Jimbob.

Brave or Stupid ;D  Either way it worked!

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Updated the Sat Nav in the Merc..... Without any of that unpleasantness from using dealers, codes, or cash! ;D ;D ;D

...and how did you do that, may I ask?

With Comand 4.5 / 4.7 (not looked for other versions) there is a trick where you can do the map update an unusual way...
Basically get the map you already have on usb....but remove most the files, and use this to start an update....it doesnt need a code as its the same version you have.
It tells you it cannot find the media and to supply it, you give it the new files, it still compains, you pull that stick out and put it in again, and off it goes, Happilly updating!   Let me know if you need more info ;)

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Updated the Sat Nav in the Merc..... Without any of that unpleasantness from using dealers, codes, or cash! ;D ;D ;D

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