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Looking at the different specs what is the difference between the Media nav compared to the r-link?

I understand the r-link can have different apps loaded so is the media nav just the same as r-link but cannot 'expand' on the apps loaded?

is the sat nave function the same on both?

Is the screen on both 'resistive'




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Hi and welcome along, this is taken direct from Renault's info:

Renault Captur boasts a unique double multimedia system, with its central docking station for an integrated 7""³ tablet. The navigation system, radio, telephone and networking for mobile appliances are all grouped together in the same place. But MEDIA-NAV and Renault R-Link serve different but close-fitting purposes:

- Accessing essential multimedia functions is easier than ever with MEDIA-NAV. With its 2D and 3D birdview displays, and audio and multimedia data functions, the Nav N Go navigation system meets the needs of most users. The NAVTEQ maps are updated by a dedicated web interface.

- Renault R-Link is connected to both the car and the internet at the same time. The complete, attractive and user-friendly Renault R-Link system in Renault Captur offers motorists all the services that they have also dreamt of. With around 50 apps, the R-Link Store is already well placed to set the standard as an automotive application provider.

For full info on R-Link see here:http://www.capturownersclub.co.uk/news/r-link/

The Media Nav system provides all the basic multimedia functions through a touchscreen display, it is intuitive to use and, in addition to the radio, includes Bluetooth® connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free telephony. Portable music players can be connected via the USb port or jack socket. Media Nav also incorporates Nav N Go navigation with 2D and 3D (birdview) display. The UsB port and a dedicated web interface make it easy to update NAVTEQ maps.
 

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As far as I'm aware the differences are the following:

TomTom maps (MediaNav isn't)
4 x 35w Arkamys speakers with 2 tweeters (MediaNav is 4 x 20w)
Apps
SD card slot
Watch movies

Another bid thing for me was the USB slot is in front of the gear stick, on the MediaNav it's above the screen and I think that would just look silly and get in the way. But that's personal preference and if your not going to use USB for music or iPod then it makes no difference. But bare in mind there is no CD player on either.

I believe that's everything but there may be more, someone correct me if iv got something wrong.
 

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What is not made clear is that, with R-Link, you have to pay another £110 for the European mapping, even if you don't want/need it.
 

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I ordered mine on June 24th and my dealer checked with Renault and it was £450 + £110. However, looking round Renaul'ts website (which this afternoon has no Captur configurator) it gives the impression it's optional again.I think I will ring my dealer - again!
 

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Yeah id check that. I checked the brochure I got from the dealer and that gives the impression it is optional. I then spoke to a live chat assistant on Renaults website and they have said it is optional. Just like using any TomTom product, you buy the maps if you need them.

Id have cancelled it too if that was the case.

Let us know what they say.
 

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I have found another difference when specifying the R-Link;<div id="watchlr_dummy_element_for_plugin_detection">

All versions of Renault Captur feature four large-diameter (165mm) loudspeakers as standard or, when R-Link is specified, four woofers and two tweeters.
 

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Sorry I realised after I posted you had already mentioned it
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I think there is one on both. That's where the maps are stored. But not entirely sure, I think the medianav has the USB above the screen not in front of the gear stick like the r-link, but I think it still has the as card there.
 

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Medianav comes WITHOUT any SD card slots - only one USB slot on front panel of device. Maps are stored inside the device and updating via USB memory stick with special software.
the main problem for R-link is old Android version (2.x) and 2G (not 3G) internet connection...
MediaNav has Win CE 6.0 core and also alternative firmware already avaibale for it - I use it in my car with addition options:
- Video player
- Alternate GPS software (7way and Navitel)
- Total Comander :)

Investigating for possibility to connect parking cam and engine statistics displaying on the screen

BTW, my Captur has 6 speakers - 2 in front doors, 2 in rear doors and also 2 on front panel on both sides


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Telmah I thought 4 speakers was the max spec...have you added the 2 dashboard ones yourself?

I have the R-link system....
 

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Anyone knows how to upgrade my maps ion medianav, as I wish to purchase european maps as well. I believe that the standard maps included are UK and ireland only, isnt it?
 

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Telmah said:
You need flash drive for maps and MediaNav firmware update
and software installed on your PC. Check your MediaNav user manual and
https://renault.naviextras.com site
The latest provided maps are 2012 Q4 version. You can check versions of your cards on your device.
I get my Capture 1 months ago and got updates for firmware and for all maps installed to latest version via USB stick
You can upgrade as quoted by member Telmah as above.
 

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kitbooth said:
I ordered mine on June 24th and my dealer checked with Renault and it was £450 + £110. However, looking round Renaul'ts website (which this afternoon has no Captur configurator) it gives the impression it's optional again.I think I will ring my dealer - again!
As far as I am aware when the Captur was first launched in the UK you had to purchase European maps with the R Link there was no option not to. Shortly afterwards Renault reversed that decision and made European maps optional.
 

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Ythsie

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, in my top european "Intenese" - there is two addition speakers (it's looks like speakers) on front panel - I'll make photo tomorrow... - or will try to find photo in internet... It's hard to check - is sound came from it :)
On most photos in internet there is no speakers

Update:

check this photo: http://content.screencast.com/users/Telmah/folders/Jing/media/c5db05bd-7914-468e-896c-8ce9cbf469d6/00000026.png
it's visible speaker location mirrored in the front glass... on the left the same place is located another

Check your car - may be you'll have surprise for you :) Or may be I'am wrong and it's something else, not a speaker :)




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: You can check your maps list and version number in system menu of your MediaNav. All maps installed in your device will be updated. Also you can try to search some addresses via "Navigate" menu outside the UK eg. in Austria or France :)
 
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