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Old 12-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #31
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what model kenwood did you buy?

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Old 12-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #32
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Subscribing. I have the same issue with the gps clock being correct but the radio time changes back to an hour early. My unit is a Lanzar SNV695N (sold on Amazon) but uses the same mapping software. I'm waiting to hear back from an email I sent.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:59 AM   #33
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I like the Magnadyne. It works just fine for what it is intended to do. All of the functions work as advertised. The GPS time is the only issue with mine and I don't really use it anyway. The radio and chassis clocks work.
I do believe that everything should work correctly, especially for what is paid for these units.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #34
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Odd...clock stayed correct this trip.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #35
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I like the Magnadyne. It works just fine for what it is intended to do. All of the functions work as advertised. The GPS time is the only issue with mine and I don't really use it anyway. The radio and chassis clocks work.
I do believe that everything should work correctly, especially for what is paid for these units.
Mike:
I agree totally. I've been a defender of the Magnadyne while everyone else has been replacing theirs. I did have an early problem with mine, but a software update has taken care of that. The Magnadyne has a ton of features, and I find the user interface to be very friendly - as opposed to the top-of-the-line Kenwood we have in our Toad! My only "wish-list" item would be that FR would buy the MB chassis with steering wheel controls! It's a PITA to have to reach over - taking eyes off the road - to change volume.

Just my personal opinion [but you know what they say about opinions!]
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #36
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I am also "the controls in the wheel" kind of guy. My other machines (motorcycle exempted) have it and I wish the Solera did as well. The Magnadyne does have many nice features and if folks would give it a chance I think they would like it.
MrJoe, I am still leaning toward the antenna as the culprit with the time. Let us know if the problem comes back, please.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #37
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I too like the Magnadyne features. They far exceed other options available. Sadly the reliability does not coincide.
I have been patient and endured the past year in hopes of resolution. But to no avail.
The I accuracy and fluctuating GPS, the random scanning unsolicited, do not even to mention the clock nor the fact you cannot read the screen in daylight hours all bring me to my New Year present of a different radio.
Sorry Magnadyne, concept great, follow through performance poor. Do not recommend
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #38
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"Since you order so many radio's can you not insist they make them work correctly?"

I'd love that. But its' sort of like me telling my kids. "I pay your college tuition I insist you get straight A's". In the end our only leverage is our business. We can take it elsewhere. But once the threat is implemented, you have no carrot, you have no stick. But sometimes that is all you can do.

We try and find balance. Consider the "Bell Curve". A small percentage of people don't care what it costs. They will pay $1000 for a top of the line system. Why skimp? An equal percentage don't want any bells and whistles. They want a cheap price so they're fine with radio only (as we see on some competitors). The heart of the market want a good number of features at a fair price. That's where we like to be. Great value. But in the end, it has to work. We don't see a whole slew of problems, but we see enough problems to cause concern. Unfortunately we are at their mercy in making those issues go away. If not, our only choice is to look elsewhere.

You know I understand what you are trying to do but, It seems like testing something before commiting to it would be the answer. It would be better if it did less if what it did worked. I know that you said that you use a portable GPS and do not count on the one in the coach. If you do find something else to put in your units how about us that are stuck with this one. Karen and I bought this unit because we are retiring and want to travel some. Knowing that the next one you put out will be better is not very comforting since this one may be our last.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #39
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Thanks for the model #. Yours is no longer aval. but it gives me a place to start.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #40
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Is there a way to use the GPS without listening to background hum from the radio?

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