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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #15 on: 14 February 2008, 09:04:05 »

I must admit to never having seen the point of the additional Trafficmaster subscription based button on a vehicle that has a (TA) Traffic Announcement option on the head unit.

You virtually all have the option on an RDS head unit, its FREE to use, it has exactly the same local info as the Trafficmaster announcement

And I bet you all have it turned off . . . . . !!   :-/
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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #16 on: 15 February 2008, 20:17:22 »

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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #17 on: 16 February 2008, 09:43:40 »

I totally agree with the Moderators   :y

There are a more than a few technical aspects of the Trafficmaster that should not be debated on a public forum especially regarding the intellectual property rights of Traffic Master.  :-X

A large chunk of this thread has been removed, (and quite right too), as it was heading in a direction that could easily be misinterpreted by those who are browsing instead of contributing to an ongoing discussion.   :-X



However, as previously mentioned on the forum, I have little experience of this traffic Master, and am actively looking for some units to play around with to see what all the fuss is about and if it is any good. If you have a spare unit gathering dust in your garage, and want to get rid of it, or any associated spares, buttons, leads, aerials etc, please let me know.   ;)
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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #18 on: 16 February 2008, 18:32:12 »

Must say, I like mine, it's got me out of the sh1te many of times and usually accurate... I'm not discounting others comments..

With today's sat navs with traffic alerts, is £30 worth it?????

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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #19 on: 17 February 2008, 09:55:36 »

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I must admit to never having seen the point of the additional Trafficmaster subscription based button on a vehicle that has a (TA) Traffic Announcement option on the head unit.

You virtually all have the option on an RDS head unit, its FREE to use, it has exactly the same local info as the Trafficmaster announcement

And I bet you all have it turned off . . . . . !!   :-/

This works best when tuned to BBC R1, 2, 3 or 4 and, if your head unit has EON (Enhanced Other Networks) and is switched on, you will hear traffic announcements from other local BBC stations.  The only downside to this is that they can become rather regular and somewhat annoying.

Having said that, I use it quite regularly and find it useful.
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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #20 on: 17 February 2008, 18:23:48 »

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I must admit to never having seen the point of the additional Trafficmaster subscription based button on a vehicle that has a (TA) Traffic Announcement option on the head unit.

You virtually all have the option on an RDS head unit, its FREE to use, it has exactly the same local info as the Trafficmaster announcement

And I bet you all have it turned off . . . . . !!   :-/

This works best when tuned to BBC R1, 2, 3 or 4 and, if your head unit has EON (Enhanced Other Networks) and is switched on, you will hear traffic announcements from other local BBC stations.  The only downside to this is that they can become rather regular and somewhat annoying.

Having said that, I use it quite regularly and find it useful.
bbc only ones to use eon, but most independents have ta
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Re: Traffic master, What Exactly is it.
« Reply #21 on: 22 February 2008, 01:10:29 »

It's brilliant AND it's crap. :) Depends where you live/drive. Best around London and the south east as many trunk roads and motorways support it, then it's brilliant. Live where I do and you have to drive 50 miles to fine any TrafficMaster serviced roads, then it's crap  8-)

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