Well Frustrating, bring it over and go out for lunch. I'll have it done and working for ya when ya get back!
Your discontent with the downloads and how Catymag chooses to run the site has bearing upon your credibility because it shows to all who look that you have an axe to grind. It is said that the guilty often are the first ones to jump to the defensive whenever their point of view is questioned. I'd say you've condemned yourself.
EDIT: I had to read your post a second time. In your arrogance you completely missed the point. Garmin is pushing a 51MB file to users of its nüvi receivers who upgrade their units to 2012.20 and that have small amounts of memory. 51MB is approximately 10% (actual number: 11.4%) of the full file. Which means there is no possible way that the small file can contain every junction view present in the large file. Please explain to me just how that is misleading, because numbers do not lie.
Last edited by Strephon Alkhalikoi; 7th August 2011 at 01:52.
Adding my two cents to the posts of Frustrated XT user...
In the time I have been member here, I have come across repetitive posts in which Frustrated XT user expresses his preference to download files through torrents. Fine. He also complains about links provided in this forum don't work properly, not at all or have other disadvantages. Fine too. However, don't keep going on about it. Ventilating criticism is fine, but please do so in a constructive manner. You've made your point on more than one occasion. I assume you came to this forum voluntarily. If you don't like it, move on. No use hanging around a forum you continuously find fault with.
Being a Moderator on a major computer forum myself, I know the work that goes into the job. In that capacity, I like to express my appreciation, admiration and gratitude to the Administrators and Moderators of this forum, in particular catymag. They do an outstanding job in keeping this forum and its gazillion links up to date. A job truly well done! Thank you.
The smaller file has fewer images.
Last edited by Strephon Alkhalikoi; 7th August 2011 at 16:54.
As to the broken links, I found just about all the posts are mostly to inform and seek solutions and have the broken links corrected, not to gripe. I, personally, have little trouble with the links as posted and after the (occasional) broken ones are updated. Thanks to the efforts of the original posters, moderators and contributing members.
I believe that they're trying to "persuade" the users of low end, i.e. unprofitable, GPS receivers to upgrade.
At the moment I am attempting to acquire the 150MB version of the JCV file for testing. On another forum that is discussing the Junction View issue one of the posters believes that the only difference between the 150MB file and the 446MB file is the resolution of the images. I want to test this, since if true it will be a better solution for the 1xxx series users than the 37xx JCV file. The distortion of the various junction view images in the 37xx JCV file when used on a 1xxx unit may well be eliminated with this file.
EDIT: My results are below.
Intersection of Rt. 81 and Rodman Street, Fall River, MA (Coordinates, -71.152273, 41.695415) to High Street, Moncton, NB (-64.793329, 46.095168)
51MB file - 0 Junction Views
152MB file - 11 Junction Views
446MB file - 15 Junction Views
Verdict: The 152MB file is an acceptable alternative to the 446MB file. It has far more Junction Views than the 51MB file, but still has less views than the 446MB file. Image distortion was not eliminated with this file, and thus images were not any sharper than the 446MB file. I cannot test whether the resolution of the images in the JCV file have changed, but I think that to be unlikely. What is more likely is that the 446MB file has two versions of the same image: portrait and landscape. The portrait images were most likely deleted, which would cut the file size by about half, and then some minor junctions were removed.
Comments: I'll have to debate which file I want in my 1300LM on a full-time basis. Currently I have the 446MB file installed since it is the most complete of the files. I have the space to spare on my MicroSD so....
Last edited by Strephon Alkhalikoi; 7th August 2011 at 23:11.