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WON'T SPEAK STREET NAMES

I just purchased a new TOMTOM XLS GPS receiver, 4.3" screen, and it works fine but won't speak the street names. The number one reason I bought it is because the box said "speaks street names". I'm very disappointed.

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  • katinka Dec 28, 2007

    Mine won't speak the street names either. And I even selected a computer voice to do so. What is wrong with it?? It said it did!! I am very upset. Please help!

  • Erica76 Feb 21, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. It speaks and says when to turn but won't say the street names like it is supposed to. I did check the box after you select the "computer" person, and still nothing. I was going to call for tech support, but it's in another country. I sent an email to customer service, but it has been 2 days and no answer. HELP!

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Greetings Seecar,
I had the same problem with the TomTom One. What you need to do is this:
When you select a voice preference you have to use a "computer" voice as it seems the "human" voice cannot pronounce the street names. I don't know if your model has the same choices but mine is set to "Samantha, English US"
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Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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Have you made sure that the boxes that tell it to speak the street names are checked? When you select a computer voice, it usually goes to another screen that shows a number of boxes. Make sure that the box that says to speak street names aloud is checked.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Need to pick a voice that has tts next to it.
tts meens text to speech not all voices have it

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Even after setting a computer voice my GPS still wouldn't speak street names. By trial and error I discovered that if you go to page 4 of change preferences and touch street name preferences and check show street name, show next street name and show current street name on map it will start speaking the name of the street.

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