OK, full disclosure - I'm a procrastinator and apparently not nearly as technologically adept as I though I was.
I bought a GPS over a year ago. I should have gotten it from a specialist retailer, but what can I say? $200 in gift cards had to be spent, so I went with a national chain. I was misinformed about my unit's ability to directly download maps from the Garmin TOPO US 2008 software which I bought from someone on here. According to Garmin's site, the Venture Cx needs additional software in order to be able to download maps. The Trip and Waypoint Manager is also needed in order for my unit to accept map downloads, as is the SD card that I bought tonight. Of course I didn't realize that until I sat down to load some maps tonight and got the popup window telling me that my unit doesn't support map downloads.
I can order the disc for $30 and get it in a week or two. I'm sure I can find it in town somewhere too, but I was hoping to have it sooner. Garmin's site doesn't appear to have it for download. So...I guess I'll have to wait and pony up yet another $30.
Do I have this right? Does anyone have this model or know enough about them to tell me whether I'm heading in the right direction? I'll spend another $30 if it gets me where I want to be, but I'm growing weary of needing just one more thing, only to find out that I need yet another one more thing.