I'm doing mine inside the dash too, and from what I've tested a little it helps pretty much.
Im probably going to start my moudling for my screen soon, and im wondering what peoples thoughts are about having the screen say sitting an inch back into the dash or say have some kind of shade cover over the top to help keep it in dark so during the day it can be seen perfect?
Or will it have to be that far back that its not worth the trouble?
yeah it helps a lot. UK_MP3car's screen in his pug was one of the most readable in my opnion at the UK meet.
Look at the OEM install sticky in the fabrication thread for ideas and too see how much it helps.
Angling you screen to the user a lttle bit can also help. I am mounting my screen on an adjustable plate i can use to get the angle right and will then fab the bezel to fill the gap between the screen and my new facia. I can do this with putty like enfrcer to ensur eit is the right depth etc etc.
Yep, I had mine mounted flat in the factory Double DIN location (lilliput 7") & was unreadable. Sunk back into dash about 20mm at the bottom & 70mm at the top so the angle of the screen is straight up at the drivers eyes & the difference is HUGE! Still hard to read at some times of the day but manageable until brigher screens are more readily available (and cheaper!)
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My screen is pretty much readable at all times, especially as I have changed my Gamma settings to suit. The screen is recessed about 2cm at the bottom and about 7cm at the top, makes it much better apart from in really strong sunlight, especially when the sunroof is open.
I'm currently tinting the windows to reduce glare and to stop thieving gits being able to see in the car!
if u recesse it it works AWSOME wayyy less glare but still there is glare it takes a bit longer looks cleaner and works better too
I did this and I don't think it helps much but then again I don't have anything to compare it with. It does help if the sun is coming in at an extreme angle. It'll help keep the sun out but only on part of the screen hardly ever the entire screen. But I did this for another reason.
Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
That's a good idea. How about using a side mirror motor to control the angle?
Okai, so angleing it back so it faces up towards the driver will help remove the angle you are viewing the lcd on and therefor imporve the visibility right?
And also if the whole screen is moved back a bit like 2.0i has done it should help a little bit, has anyone made some kind of visor over the top to keep the screen in shade from sunlight coming from above?