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WhereRWe?
04-30-2006, 05:12 PM
RULOST2? and I met Noreasta and friend at the Brier's Beach cache in Unity today. His friend had a new Garmin eTrex Legend CX, and we discussed the capabilities of that, the Garmin 60c that I have, and the other new Garmin "X" series GPSrs. Noreasta - who uses a Magellan - was impressed by the maping ability of my 60C. And after discussing the obviously higher sensitivity of the Garmin GPSrs with the new SiRF chip, he's talking about going Garmin with a 60csx! RULOST2? - recognizing my frustration lately with poor reception - has already decided that we need a new 60csx as well! :D :D :D

Any other Magellan owners out there need convincing? :p :p

(Have to admit, Noreasta has a nice Garmin Street Pilot on his dash...)

firefighterjake
04-30-2006, 07:56 PM
Any other Magellan owners out there need convincing? :p :p


Nah . . . I enjoy wandering around in circles and creating caches with waypoints so far off that people wonder how in the world they are going to be able to do a multi with one waypoint in Unity and another in Concord, New Hampshire in one day. :D

becket
04-30-2006, 08:03 PM
Nah . . . I enjoy wandering around in circles and creating caches with waypoints so far off that people wonder how in the world they are going to be able to do a multi with one waypoint in Unity and another in Concord, New Hampshire in one day. :D

yeah, i'm not going to convert any time soon. i don't mind walking around, hunting in the wrong places. and i have jake beat, my cache was 400 miles off nantucket. :D

Hiram357
04-30-2006, 08:57 PM
when are you magellan users going to cache on??? the magellans don't even use the GPS satelites, they pinpoint their positions from other radio frequencies like 98.5 and radio control cars.... geeeze and the proof is in the pudding when it comes to durability!!! read my post from today when i did the "Burnham Junction" cache!!!! its a doozy :D

noreasta
04-30-2006, 08:58 PM
well, it was great to chat today with WhereRWe? today, however with all the tips and help he gave me, i have to say that I am not a magellan user but a Garmin Map76 user but with an older version of four years old, and WhereRWe? has convinced me that i need to get the newer version of either the 60cs or the Garmin Map 76 Cxs.. new chip, so yes i guess i am going to be a converter in a way , converting to a new garmin cxs series.. with more options etc.. thanks for the help..

firefighterjake
04-30-2006, 09:30 PM
when are you magellan users going to cache on??? the magellans don't even use the GPS satelites, they pinpoint their positions from other radio frequencies like 98.5 and radio control cars.... geeeze and the proof is in the pudding when it comes to durability!!! read my post from today when i did the "Burnham Junction" cache!!!! its a doozy :D

I read your log when it came through my e-mail . . . Wow . . . what an adventure. Glad things turned out well for you in the end.

firefighterjake
04-30-2006, 09:31 PM
well, it was great to chat today with WhereRWe? today, however with all the tips and help he gave me, i have to say that I am not a magellan user but a Garmin Map76 user but with an older version of four years old, and WhereRWe? has convinced me that i need to get the newer version of either the 60cs or the Garmin Map 76 Cxs.. new chip, so yes i guess i am going to be a converter in a way , converting to a new garmin cxs series.. with more options etc.. thanks for the help..


Well you know Steve I was thinking you had a Garmin . . . at least that's what I remember seeing when I interviewed you way back when . . . but then I thought, "Well I am a Magellan user, so I could be wrong." :)

Hiram357
04-30-2006, 10:06 PM
I read your log when it came through my e-mail . . . Wow . . . what an adventure. Glad things turned out well for you in the end. how did it end up going through your email?? I'm glad it turned out well too! I couldn't beleive it still worked after the beating it's taken!! and there's plenty of other times that my GPS has taken a whack, and it has the scars to prove it!!! I'll probably never buy anything other than a Garmin (unless it's to try out a new one, but I've tried out many a GPS and I've always been impressed by Garmin):D:D:D

WhereRWe?
05-01-2006, 10:03 AM
i have to say that I am not a magellan user but a Garmin Map76 user but with an older version of four years old,

Oops. I didn't look that closely - and thought that you had said Magellan.

But RULOST2? and I have been talking, and since we now have DSL and a wireless network, the next toy we purchase will be a new TiVo. :D :D

(But we WILL have the new GPSr before we go on vacation end of June!)

parmachenee
05-01-2006, 11:10 AM
RULOST2? and I met Noreasta and friend at the Brier's Beach cache in Unity today. His friend had a new Garmin eTrex Legend CX, and we discussed the capabilities of that, the Garmin 60c that I have, and the other new Garmin "X" series GPSrs. Noreasta - who uses a Magellan - was impressed by the maping ability of my 60C. And after discussing the obviously higher sensitivity of the Garmin GPSrs with the new SiRF chip, he's talking about going Garmin with a 60csx! RULOST2? - recognizing my frustration lately with poor reception - has already decided that we need a new 60csx as well! :D :D :D

Any other Magellan owners out there need convincing? :p :p

(Have to admit, Noreasta has a nice Garmin Street Pilot on his dash...)

I think it's more a Bruce than Teresa need!! LOL!! :) :)

WhereRWe?
05-01-2006, 11:41 AM
I think it's more a Bruce than Teresa need!! LOL!! :) :)

No, she'll be a lot happier because - as the usual keeper of the GPSr - Ill do a whole lot LESS fussing! LOL! :D :D

firefighterjake
05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
how did it end up going through your email?? I'm glad it turned out well too! I couldn't beleive it still worked after the beating it's taken!! and there's plenty of other times that my GPS has taken a whack, and it has the scars to prove it!!! I'll probably never buy anything other than a Garmin (unless it's to try out a new one, but I've tried out many a GPS and I've always been impressed by Garmin):D:D:D

That's one of the caches I have on my "watch list" since I dropped off one of my signature ladders and to my knowledge it's still there since I haven't seen anyone log that they've removed it yet.

Incidentally, I've got to "defend" my Magellan here some too . . . I can't tell you the number of times I've dropped it on rocks, cement, etc. (I can't help it since I'm a certified klutz -- really I have a certificate) and it has done pretty well other than some minor scratches on the screen that I can live with for now. I've never tried drowning it though so I can't speak to how well it would do . . . or not do.

firefighterjake
05-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Oops. I didn't look that closely - and thought that you had said Magellan.

But RULOST2? and I have been talking, and since we now have DSL and a wireless network, the next toy we purchase will be a new TiVo. :D :D

(But we WILL have the new GPSr before we go on vacation end of June!)

Bruce . . . gotta tell you that I have Tivo and absolutely love it. It's so much better than a VCR . . . I only wish I could get it to tape broadcast shows.

WhereRWe?
05-02-2006, 07:41 AM
Bruce . . . gotta tell you that I have Tivo and absolutely love it. It's so much better than a VCR . . . I only wish I could get it to tape broadcast shows.

I've had TiVo for 5 years or so and also LOVE it. But I hate paying for those nasty update calls (I use a number in Augusta). We keep it unplugged from the phone lines until we've got 2-3 days of data left. Otherwise it would call every day at about $1 per call.

Although you can get a network card and wireless interface for the Version 1 TiVo, the new versions already have a network card, and you just need the wireless adapter to connect it to the wireless network.

And TiVo just released a new model that will allow you to record 2 shows at once! Reason enough to upgrade! :D :D

firefighterjake
05-02-2006, 08:07 AM
I've had TiVo for 5 years or so and also LOVE it. But I hate paying for those nasty update calls (I use a number in Augusta). We keep it unplugged from the phone lines until we've got 2-3 days of data left. Otherwise it would call every day at about $1 per call.

Although you can get a network card and wireless interface for the Version 1 TiVo, the new versions already have a network card, and you just need the wireless adapter to connect it to the wireless network.

And TiVo just released a new model that will allow you to record 2 shows at once! Reason enough to upgrade! :D :D

I must have one of the newer models because for the past couple of months I have been able to do just that . . . record two shows at once. Much easier to record than using a VCR . . . and the digital quality is outstanding. All in all it was a very decent gift from my wife.

WhereRWe?
05-02-2006, 08:46 AM
I only wish I could get it to tape broadcast shows.

Just noticed this comment...

We can record broadcast shows because we get network feeds from DirecTV - not over the air. We get ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox stations from New York - apparently because we live in an electromagnetic dead zone where we can't reliably get the local stations. They cost something like $1.50 a month each, but are worth it. :D :D

parmachenee
05-02-2006, 09:09 AM
I have DVR through the cable company and love it. I record most shows and watch them later, even the same night but zip through the commercials. A half-hour show in 20 minutes....one-hour show in about 40 minutes. More time for other things. :)

Cache Maine
05-02-2006, 12:14 PM
We do this as well....but I must say I love the fact that I can have an instant replay of interesting moments during the Nascar race, hockey game, etc. Very useful!

Hiram357
05-02-2006, 02:44 PM
TV is pointless... go geocaching... :)

parmachenee
05-02-2006, 03:20 PM
TV is pointless... go geocaching... :)

I've done a few geocaches. :) TV gives me something to do while I enjoy my Gritty's...and the remote feels just like my gpsr. I'm right at home!!:D

Hiram357
05-02-2006, 03:27 PM
I've done a few geocaches. :) TV gives me something to do while I enjoy my Gritty's...and the remote feels just like my gpsr. I'm right at home!!:D
sheesh, there's so many other better ways to kill time

parmachenee
05-02-2006, 03:32 PM
sheesh, there's so many other better ways to kill time

Which is the reason for my dvr...20 minutes...2 Gritty's...time to do something else. :) Isn't technology great!!:D

Hiram357
05-02-2006, 03:39 PM
Which is the reason for my dvr...20 minutes...2 Gritty's...time to do something else. :) Isn't technology great!!:D

haha, to each his own :D