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Old 12-14-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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730 vs 430

I cant decide which one I want. What are the differences between the two?

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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730 all the way. Better navigation, satellite based traffic updates, larger capacity hard drive (for storing songs, etc). I think the 430 is based off a Garmin system. I have the 730 and love it

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Old 12-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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for the cost I decided on the 430N....did nearly everything the 730 did that I wanted for a lot less coin. plus there are tons of posts on the forum of people having issues with the 730 crashing. i'll see if I can find some and post the links. if you do a search on here, there are a couple good threads on the differences. all I can really think of that the 730 does over the 430 is sirious satellite traffic (but a lot of folks have that on their smartphones for free). the user interface on the 430 is simple also but that's due to the garmin system. i'm sure the 730 is awesome, but I went 430 to save a little money.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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Unless the problems with the 730 have been fixed, you might want to do a search on different forums on the web. Currently, there is a software problem with the 730 after you have it for a while where it goes to a blank screen, loses navigation settings, and the Uconnect stops working among other things. Mine in my Summit worked well for a few months, then went bad as have many 730s in the Grand Cherokees. Even when the radios are replaced, the problems occur all over again.

Just my experience along with a lot of others folks. I ordered the 430 in my new JKUR. I have a case open on the 730 and was supposed to get a call today from Customer Service with Chrysler on answers............. , good luck. FWIW
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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Best advice I can give you is to go to a dealer and drive a vehicle with each system and then make your decision. To many personal preference items here to get a solution via the internet.

FWIW I went with the 430N and love it in our GC and ordered it in my JK as well. I prefer the Garmin interface.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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I have the 730. Purchased my '12 in late September. To date I have had 0 issues. I believe one of the differences includes the voice recognition for dialing the phone, which I use all the time. I got lucky as I wanted the 430 but all they had were Jeeps with the 730, so we negotiated down to the 430 price. Who knows, maybe they would have given me the discount anyway?
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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I have the 730 and think it's pretty sucky. I really like good GPS units. The 730 is not a good GPS unit. If you want a high quality toy, buy and iPad and mount it on your dash.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #8
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730 because 430 is way to early to get up.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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Is the 730 Garmin?
If not, what system does it use?
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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Navteq I believe
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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Zero problems with the 730n.. Have had my 2012 rubi since Oct! Love the 730n
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:21 PM   #12
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I went with the 430 purely for cost factor and feel the there really wasnt that big a difference between the two to justify the added cost
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #13
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Chrysler rep called back today. Currently there is no fix for when the 730 can expect an update....or whatever solution it might be. At least they called back when it was promised they would.
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had to think for a second but then I got it. Reality is though, I'm up a 1/2 hr later.



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730 because 430 is way to early to get up.
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The 430 has VR for dialing numbers and calling phone book contacts also.


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I have the 730. Purchased my '12 in late September. To date I have had 0 issues. I believe one of the differences includes the voice recognition for dialing the phone, which I use all the time. I got lucky as I wanted the 430 but all they had were Jeeps with the 730, so we negotiated down to the 430 price. Who knows, maybe they would have given me the discount anyway?
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #16
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This has been brought up many times on other forums and the biggest difference that has been noted is that the 730 has "dead reckoning", and does not rely on a satellite for bearings.
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Major differences between the RHB and RER/RHR navigation radios Chrysler Group created the RHB radio (430N) as a lower priced alternative to the top of the line RER/RHR (730N) navigation radios. The 430N is priced several hundred dollars less than the 730N - but it does not have all of the features.

Major differences:
1. Graphics: The RHB uses navigation software by Garmin, while the RER/RHR uses navigation software by Navteq. The graphics and some features are different.

2. Dead Reckoning: When a vehicle doesn't have a clear view of the sky - such as in a tunnel or garage, or when surrounded by tall buildings - all navigation systems lose reception of GPS satellite signals. The 730N has a "dead reckoning" feature which enables it to estimate the current location until the sky is once again visible. (At start-up, it also remembers the vehicles last location, and immediately displays this estimated location until it can read signals for a precise fix). This is also known as "Enhanced GPS". The RHB does not have dead reckoning: it will display a question mark until it can receive GPS satellite signals and identify the current location.

3. Voice Command: With the 730N, drivers can program a desired destination using Uconnect Voice Command, while the vehicle is in motion. While the voice command is packaged with the 430N on most vehicles (and an option on the rest), it cannot be used to operate the navigation system - the vehicle must be parked so that drivers can enter a destination using the on-screen keyboard.

4. Traffic: The 730N includes traffic information provided by SIRIUS; the first year's subscription is free. The 430N does not offer this feature. However, the 430N is able to receive the SIRIUS Travel Link service, with helpful information about weather, nearby filling stations and prices, nearby movie theaters and show times, and even sports scores. The RER radio cannot do this, but its replacement model, the RHR, includes the feature.

5. Split-screen mode: With the 730N you can view music and navigation screens at the same time.



(This was taken from another forum which gives a great comparison between the two radios: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011 Grand Cherokee Navigation radios)

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Major differences between the RHB and RER/RHR navigation radios Chrysler Group created the RHB radio (430N) as a lower priced alternative to the top of the line RER/RHR (730N) navigation radios. The 430N is priced several hundred dollars less than the 730N - but it does not have all of the features.

Major differences:
1. Graphics: The RHB uses navigation software by Garmin, while the RER/RHR uses navigation software by Navteq. The graphics and some features are different.

2. Dead Reckoning: When a vehicle doesn't have a clear view of the sky - such as in a tunnel or garage, or when surrounded by tall buildings - all navigation systems lose reception of GPS satellite signals. The 730N has a "dead reckoning" feature which enables it to estimate the current location until the sky is once again visible. (At start-up, it also remembers the vehicles last location, and immediately displays this estimated location until it can read signals for a precise fix). This is also known as "Enhanced GPS". The RHB does not have dead reckoning: it will display a question mark until it can receive GPS satellite signals and identify the current location.

3. Voice Command: With the 730N, drivers can program a desired destination using Uconnect Voice Command, while the vehicle is in motion. While the voice command is packaged with the 430N on most vehicles (and an option on the rest), it cannot be used to operate the navigation system - the vehicle must be parked so that drivers can enter a destination using the on-screen keyboard.

4. Traffic: The 730N includes traffic information provided by SIRIUS; the first year's subscription is free. The 430N does not offer this feature. However, the 430N is able to receive the SIRIUS Travel Link service, with helpful information about weather, nearby filling stations and prices, nearby movie theaters and show times, and even sports scores. The RER radio cannot do this, but its replacement model, the RHR, includes the feature.

5. Split-screen mode: With the 730N you can view music and navigation screens at the same time.



(This was taken from another forum which gives a great comparison between the two radios: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011 Grand Cherokee Navigation radios)

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split screen mode would be a cool feature, but nothing else is compelling enough to spend the extra $600 or so for it. i'm loving my 430
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:35 PM   #20
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Haven't had any problems with my 730 so far.
Sounds better after 420, but what doesn't?
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Haven't had any problems with my 730 so far.
Sounds better after 420, but what doesn't?
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #22
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We have both. And the NAV info posted above is correct. The 430, we can stick a thumb drive in the front USB and the unit will read it and start playing the music directly from it. You can list every thing on the thumb drive. The 730, it won't do it. You plug in the thumb drive and it waits for you to tell it the unit to copy the music from the thumb drive into it's hard drive.

The missus loaded Christmas music on a thumb drive. We'll ride around in her 430'd Rubicon looking a Christmas lights and listening to the music on the thumb drive...



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split screen mode would be a cool feature, but nothing else is compelling enough to spend the extra $600 or so for it. i'm loving my 430
Ditto.

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