Summary: I got the Sony U73T back in 2009. me and my friend drove from North Carolina To Norfolk, VA. I felt like it took us way out the way. We went know where near I-95. we went past farms and places that looked like people should not go. but we did enjoy the scenery. The design is beautiful and the split screen and lane suggestions are awesome and very nice to look at. I havent used it since Sony provided software upgrades.
Summary: This is for me a good gps for new users. What really pushed me buy this is because it is SONY. I am loving it because I dont really travel a lot. I mean the farthest I go would be like 10 miles...so this one is good enough for me. It says the street language, it tells you which lane if you need to take a ramp going to the the next exit in the freeway (which for me is tyhe most helpful)...So I give 3.5 stars generally.
STEVIE WONDER could give better directions! (review updated 6/09)
8 March 2009
Summary: 6/09-- HAVING USED THIS UNIT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WANT TO REVISE MY ORIGINAL COMMENTS, AND LOWER MY ORIGINAL RATING FROM 3 TO 2. (EDITED COMMENTS ARE IN BOLD) I'm a big Sony fan, so I bought it even after reading it's mediocre reviews. Previous reviews indicate the importance of upgrading the firmware, which I did immediately; but I'm still not impressed. Many reviewers state they like the display, as do I.
Summary: The Sony GPS system works well but it does have its faults. The cons is that if you are trying to spell a street name or city you have to spell it out completely because it does not eliminate the letters like most of the other gps. Directions can use some improvements. For example I was going from a store to my home and all I have to do was take a street about 3 miles in one direction but instead made me go out of my way and onto the freeway.
Great GPS after getting used to it after a few months.
Ant Round, Amazon
13 February 2009
Summary: I did some research online before i bought this unit. anyway, lots of the reviews here are very accurate. on small roads(local, within a few miles of your house and there is no major highway around), it works fine; but once there is a highway, even if your house is just two miles away on a local road, the GPS will surely direct you onto a highway and make a circle of 14-20 miles back to where you are supposed to go.
Summary: When I was looking for a GPS system, I wanted to stick with a company i was comfortable with. I always have faith in sony electronics. However, in this case I am truely dissapointed. Why I do not like this unit: 1. It cannot find many locations in Orlando that have been around for more then 4 years. 2. You have to plug an antena into it that wires up to the corner of the window. 3. You have to have an update cd shipped via mail. You cannot download updates online. 4.
Sony NVU73T 4.3'' Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator not so great
P. Busch "Flagman", Amazon
6 September 2008
Summary: The GPS came in perfect condition. The price was great and the specs for the unit are everything you could possibly want: 3D/2D display, split screen to show exits, easy to use menus, easy satelite acquisition and great route planning capability. The problems started when I entered my home address. Granted I live in a small town in Florida that no one has heard of, but my house showed up in the wrong place. Next came my trip to Ocala, Florida.
Beautiful sophisticated looking but pricey for what it does.
Amazon Customer "apartoflife", Amazon
12 March 2008
Summary: I am a loyal Sony fan many would say to a fault. Just about every electronic I own is Sony except for my Ipod. Sorry walkman but thats the one thing I can't compromise on. Anyway, I had a small tom tom I bought when sony was not making any new GPS devices. I had thought Sony quit making them like there traditional desktop PC's and monitors. The tom tom was 160 bucks on special, came with bluetooth and was one of the easiest gadgets I have ever used.
Summary: Samenvattend: Eerst eens orienteren, daar er diverse merken zijn, die voor dit geld spraakbesturing, snelle berekenigen en last but not least een stabiele Navigator leveren. Hele slechte toegang tot nieuwe kaarten, miserabele handleiding en update, die achterhaald zijn.
Pros: Goed formaat, prima power-supply
Cons: geen nieuwe kaarten, mega traag, diverse mal-functions, instabiel.