Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

LCD set back into dash for reduce glare?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • LCD set back into dash for reduce glare?

    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?

  • #2
    I'm doing mine inside the dash too, and from what I've tested a little it helps pretty much.
    Renault Megane...the OEM look

    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

    Comment


    • #3
      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.

      Comment


      • #4
        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.

        Comment


        • #5
          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!)
          Semperon 3200+/512MB/ Seagate SATA2 120GB
          10.2" Xenarc/ Netgear USB Wireless
          M2-ATX/RadioShark
          BU-353 GPS Receiver

          http://www.happyg.mine.nu/carpc/index.html

          Comment


          • #6
            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!

            Comment


            • #7
              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

              Comment


              • #8
                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.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
                  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.

                  That's a good idea. How about using a side mirror motor to control the angle?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    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?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cfcrafting
                      That's a good idea. How about using a side mirror motor to control the angle?
                      thoguth of that. been discussed but i want the screen fixed, I am gonna set the angle using spacers and then fit the facia and then fill int he gap with putty and make a mold from it.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Recessing helps by giving you an area to rest your hand while bouncing down the road and trying to accurately touch the screen also.
                        Fabricator

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cfcrafting
                          That's a good idea. How about using a side mirror motor to control the angle?
                          Wouldn't that mess with touch screen pushes? I know my rear view mirors move when I press on them. Not enough to be "bad" for the mirrors, but they arn't as solid as I want my screen to be.
                          Car: 1997 VW Passat TDI moving to
                          1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D
                          CPU: HP ePC 1gig/256meg/250 gig
                          Status: Ghetto Install w/Inverter,
                          Xenarc & GPS & RadioShark
                          ToGo: DC-to-DC conversion, Grease conversion

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Altimat
                            Recessing helps by giving you an area to rest your hand while bouncing down the road and trying to accurately touch the screen also.
                            I agree on that

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Altimat
                              Recessing helps by giving you an area to rest your hand while bouncing down the road and trying to accurately touch the screen also.
                              very true but for some reason when i try to enter info into iguidance with the osk i alwayz hit the wrong buttons :-P

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X