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TOMTOM ONE XL-S TEXT TO SPEACH

Just got this gps unit and i am not getting it to speak the street names.....when you look at the menu where you can tell it what to announce, the "speak street names" box is grayed out so you can't check it....how do i correct this?

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  • ejcordova611 Nov 29, 2008

    i have a tomtom one xl. how can i get it to announce street name and highway instead of motorway?

  • ejcordova611 Nov 29, 2008

    i have a tomtom one xl. how can i get it to announce street names and highway instead of motorway?

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    When I use the Tom Tom XL the text-to-speech function doesn't work.

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Make sure you have selected a computer voice, not a human voice..

If the device don't have a computer voice, download/install one through TT Home...

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