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Posted - 05 déc. 2012 :  22:45:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I have the option of buying a 2595LMT or a 2595LM + GTM25.

I assume that the FM receiver is built into the 2595LMT(?) and the power chord doubles as an antenna ?

Does any one have any info on which of the options provides better FM reception?

The GTM25 has a small hole in the side of the housing, would this be for an external antenna.





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Posted - 06 déc. 2012 :  12:19:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just to clarify ... the plug in antenna that goes into the small hole is mainly aimed at the European market, where there are many FM stations transmitting on much lower power than those in the US (and Canada?). I live in the UK, and without it I get a far poorer signal. You may, or may not, benefit from using it in Canada, although I suspect you won't need it. Rick may be able to confirm (or not) that when he pops in, or anyone of the other Canadian forum members

Edited by - sussamb on 06 déc. 2012 12:19:48
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Posted - 06 déc. 2012 :  15:10:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't think you will need to install any antenna into that hole (if that's what it's for) and to be honest I don't know if you can even purchase one in Canada. I never have trouble getting traffic info around Vancouver (for what it's worth) and I don't even have the supplied receiver layed out. About 80 to 90% of the receiver cable is tucked in the dash under the steering column of my VW. Personally I'd just buy the LMT.

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Posted - 06 déc. 2012 :  18:13:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the comments. Gave them both a road run last night and the performance was very similar.

The reason I thought the LMT had a built in FM receiver was the absence of any hardware on the power cable (except for a small filter) where as the LM power chord / GTM25 has an obvious receiver built into it.

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Posted - 07 déc. 2012 :  13:45:30  Show Profile  Visit neadrenalin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2595LMT will be cheaper, than 2595LM + traffic antenna.
2595 series use external traffic receiver.

Currently, internal traffic receiver is installed in nuvi 140/150 only. Power cable is slim.

Edited by - neadrenalin on 07 déc. 2012 13:46:02
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Posted - 07 déc. 2012 :  15:39:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Newer production 2595LMT units have the traffic receiver built in instead of an included external receiver (new=built-in; or old=external).

Edited by - Dewi on 07 déc. 2012 15:40:22
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Posted - 10 déc. 2012 :  14:51:14  Show Profile  Visit neadrenalin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Dewi.
Then it makes sence to purchase 2595LMT with such cable (and check before your buy). Internal traffic receiver is much better than old one.

Edited by - neadrenalin on 10 déc. 2012 14:52:02
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Posted - 11 déc. 2012 :  10:35:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by woolyThe GTM25 has a small hole in the side of the housing, would this be for an external antenna.

Hello wooly,

Yes, this small hole is to had an external antenna, to improove the reception.
You can see the picture on this page.

Have a good day.

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Edited by - xcomm on 11 déc. 2012 10:38:34
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