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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2014, 10:57:34 am »
Thanks for the replies folks, it is a free country thank goodness, and we all have our opinions, just a shame that some wouldn't be out of place in a school playground,   
" Radarpox" I rest my case.

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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2014, 11:09:45 am »
Thanks for the replies folks, it is a free country thank goodness, and we all have our opinions, just a shame that some wouldn't be out of place in a school playground,   
" Radarpox" I rest my case.

You are entitled to your opinion as are others here.  But I don't think it's fair or justified to label those who have a different opinion as "school children".  You want your views to be respected, why not do the same?

This thread is about a new RadarBox customer having (valid) problems using the software with Windows 8 and his options to get a refund.
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2014, 11:15:05 am »
Heck, did I really write Radarpox?  ;D

No brain/fingers sync there, it must reflect my opinions of the product.  Thanks for pointing it out though, it'll probably give birdie a laugh, bless him.

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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2014, 12:00:49 pm »

My post was nothing to do with anyone elses software problems, at the end of the day we all have the same interest on here, it can be very frustrating when things do not work.

Technology these days is amazing, I just think that if people have a gripe, they should be a bit more level headed and constructive about it, or else the whole forum will lose it's appeal.

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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2014, 12:10:08 pm »
My post was nothing to do with anyone elses software problems

Exactly.  Your post criticised those whom you labelled "Airnav bashers" and "childish"..

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Well personally I think it is a cracking peice of kit, had it for many years, use it on XP and Windows 8, never had a problem. Seems to be a lot of Airnav bashers on this forum, time to leave I think.

I am too old to listen to childish comments ( and some are ridiculously silly ) whatever the reason.

Perhaps it would help GBfromDevices if you could explain how you managed to get your RadarBox software to work under Windows 8?
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2014, 12:42:40 pm »
Heck, did I really write Radarpox?  ;D

No brain/fingers sync there, it must reflect my opinions of the product.  Thanks for pointing it out though, it'll probably give birdie a laugh, bless him.

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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2014, 03:47:47 pm »

My post was nothing to do with anyone elses software problems, at the end of the day we all have the same interest on here, it can be very frustrating when things do not work.

Technology these days is amazing, I just think that if people have a gripe, they should be a bit more level headed and constructive about it, or else the whole forum will lose it's appeal.

Just in case you haven't left this site.

In the main I would agree wholeheartedly with what you've said.

You are new to this site and you need to understand that there are quite a few of us here who have 'complained' about the after sales support of the product on the Air Nav official website.  Now, for whatever reason, the owners of that site banned quite a few of us for daring to question them about the product, so I hope you can grasp why there are so many anti Air Nav customers here.

The bottom line is, Andre Brandao is a liar and we all have the written evidence to prove it.
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2014, 05:16:39 am »
Well personally I think it is a cracking peice of kit, had it for many years, use it on XP and Windows 8, never had a problem. Seems to be a lot of Airnav bashers on this forum, time to leave I think.

I am too old to listen to childish comments ( and some are ridiculously silly ) whatever the reason.

You find a larger crowd of " AirNav Bashers " in http://www.radarspotters.eu/forum/

That site used to ban those who spoke (THE TRUTH) against AirNav but now got plenty of bashers.

Now, the owner is BEGGING for support of the site.



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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2014, 04:51:26 am »
If you're thinking of buying a RadarBox, read this post from the AirNav Forum.

It says it all:

"The polished look to the program was one of the reasons I went with a Radarbox. Little did I know that a new version hadn't been released in years and by the look of it, won't be released anytime soon.

With the price of an RTL dongle and Planeplotter being so low, you would think AirNav would protect it's high price point for the Radarbox and network access by continuing development and keeping it's customers happy.

My Radarbox sits idle now and I won't be renewing my network access subscription when it's up. I've already gone through one long outage with no compensation for the lost time."


http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=7615.msg91927#msg91927

Someone here, a Product Reviewer, got sold by the "Polished marketing Materials" and placed High ratings.

Hahahahahaaaaa ... wait till he got burnt and robbed !

http://installornot.com/reviews/other-gadgets/review-airnav-radarbox/

He gave 4 stars out of 5 stars on 3 features. Wahahahahaaaaaa.
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2014, 08:52:45 am »
That Review is dated February 2012.

Things have moved on a bit since then.
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2014, 11:47:21 am »
That Review is dated February 2012.

Things have moved on a bit since then.

Yeah, things got worse! ;)
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2014, 11:07:46 pm »
You mean the 4 year long awaited for version 5 of the software?
 
Of course you do!

An encrypted database so you have to pay and pay to keep it reasonably accurate  >:(

Not all bugs dealt with and no real, new features.

Thank you Mr Brandao for taking the 400 quid that was burning a hole in my trouser pocket and turning that said pocket into the final resting place for all my aviation spotting hopes and dreams.  :-*  ;)
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Re: Buying a RadarBox? Read this First
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2014, 10:16:15 am »
Apologies to all on this thread for taking so long to return to the forum, but lots of family issues to contend with. I did indeed buy the ANRB from that dealer and despite contacting them and asking for a refund, my request has been denied and despite me saying that I wasn't at all happy with the box, all they offered me was yet another remote session. After writing to them and being ignored I just decided to flog the thing.

I have now gotten rid of it and as things stand at present, am happy using Plane Plotter and FR24. What I paid for the ANRB would pay for 20 years subs to PP. I did offload it at a considerable loss but then, that's what flogging second hand junk is about.

I'm pleased to hear that there are people here who consider the ANRB to be a decent bit of kit, all I'd say is that you must be way more PC savvy than I or have a great deal more patience. But to brand me and others who hold the same opinions as "bashers" or childish" does in itself appear to be childish. We all have our opinions and in this instance, my opinion is that this piece of kit is hopeless. To sell a piece of kit that won't work with W8 yet tell your customers that it will seems highly contentious to me.

But there we are. It's gone, and I will never buy anything again from this company.
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 10:33:58 am »
Thanks for the update and I'm sorry to hear that the dealer refused a full refund and you lost out on selling the RadarBox.

Maybe a lesson for others contemplating buying this make of receiver.  For those wanting a specialist Mode-S receiver I would recommend an SBS1/3 or Puck with the BaseStation software/database or a Beast or Radarcape and choose your own software/database.

I have a RadarBox and would never recommend it for many reasons, mostly poor support and "stealing" my data and bandwidth.  Call me an AirNav "basher".  I don't mind.  It deserves all the "bashing" it gets.
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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2014, 01:07:12 pm »

I have a RadarBox and would never recommend it for many reasons, mostly poor support and "stealing" my data and bandwidth.  Call me an AirNav "basher".  I don't mind.  It deserves all the "bashing" it gets.


Anyone here can also call me a " AirNav basher " and yawn or double yawn - I don't mind having that title.

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« Last Edit: July 31, 2014, 09:30:57 am by Smudger98 »
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