Any idea of how up to date the Irish maps that are loaded on it are?
Should be the latest release of Navteq maps which should show any roads opened for use up to around June '07.
At least with Aldi your buying safe in the knowledge that if you are not satisfied with the product you can return it for a full refund.
Did this work out of the box for people who bought it?
My problem is I can't enter a city for Ireland. as the letters on the keyboard are disabled.
If I pick another country apart from Ireland it's fine but then can't re-select Ireland as it's not on the option list.
Have to then reset it which brings me back to my original problem.
According to the files, the maps are Q4 2007
No problems with this. Have only tried sample (known) routes so far and it worked fine (though not always my own preferred route - the recalculation was automatic and quick). I wonder if your problem is due to one of the configuration settings - I did find them a bit confusing.
call the help desk number ,i found the excellent
fyi. I rang the helpdesk. The reason the keyboard for Ireland was grayed out/disabled was because the irish maps weren't on the system for some reason. I might have wiped them when messing with the cd that was included. Anyhow just connected it up to the pc and synced the maps to the sat nav again. All working fine again.
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