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    Difference Between RNS-E & Chrome

    Are these 2 different units? If so what are the differences..?

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    Not so simple.

    They're all RNS-E.

    Some are black knob, some are chrome.

    All the latest 2010 super-new hi-rez ones are chrome knob, but not all the chrome knob are super-new hi-rez ones.

    So... 'no'...

    ..and 'yes'.

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    You'll first notice the price. If it's approx 500 or less, the chrome knobbed and non-chrome knobbed RNS-E's are the same (except for the knobs!)

    If it's 850 plus with chrome knobs .... it's the new RNS-E that takes 32gb SD cards.

    I have a chrome-knobbed 500 unit, and when I have the Alpine KCE-425i ipod adaptor, I'll be happy with it!
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    So the only REAL way to tell are the sd card slot sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasgowaudi View Post
    So the only REAL way to tell are the sd card slot sizes?
    I think that if you're just looking at it (and there isn't an obvious price difference) I believe someone said the new one has a "Media" button.
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    Only the 09/10 units have the chrome knobs

    The 09 unit still has the Satnav maps on a dvd, whereas the 10 units have a hard drive with the maps pre installed
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    mine is a chrome unit, but I believe it is an 08 model. Will have to check on that though :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    The 09 unit still has the Satnav maps on a dvd, whereas the 10 units have a hard drive with the maps pre installed
    Do they?

    Here are some pics of the newer 2010 model with higher resolution screen:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...ace-thru-RNS-E
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Only the 09/10 units have the chrome knobs

    The 09 unit still has the Satnav maps on a dvd, whereas the 10 units have a hard drive with the maps pre installed
    Firstly -Definitately not true... Many 08's had chrome knobs also.

    Secondly... first I've heard about the hard drive...

    I'm inclined to say no way. -surely they'd put stuff on flash before they put a mechanical drive in there? -Where/how did you come by this information?

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    Maybe thnking of the VW RN510? I'm fairly sure it has a HD
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    Ok guys thanks for the replies on this, by looking on ebay this easiest way to narrow it down is the "media" button. Going by that there isn't even one for sale on ebay. Do you's think it's worth while hanging off for a new 2010v or just go for the current RNS-chrome?

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    If your buying off ebay its just a matter of waiting for the seller to nick someone's new one.... shouldn't be long
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
    Firstly -Definitately not true... Many 08's had chrome knobs also.

    Secondly... first I've heard about the hard drive...

    I'm inclined to say no way. -surely they'd put stuff on flash before they put a mechanical drive in there? -Where/how did you come by this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Maybe thnking of the VW RN510? I'm fairly sure it has a HD
    Ye i was going by the VW unit, sorry
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