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    Has anyone tried adapting a desktop antiglare screen to their car PC screen? I'm just wondering if it might help with the glare during the mid-day? I may buy one and try it out but thought I'd ask first to see if anyone else has already tested one out?
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    Originally posted by DaveB
    Has anyone tried adapting a desktop antiglare screen to their car PC screen? I'm just wondering if it might help with the glare during the mid-day? I may buy one and try it out but thought I'd ask first to see if anyone else has already tested one out?
    Going to be a problem if you have a touchscreen.

    I have a 3m anti-glare privacy screen that I'm going to cut down soon and give a try.

    I'm more concerned in concealing the lcd when driving around, so my thought was to mount it behind the touch screen, so in my case, probably won't do **** for glare
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    • #3
      I've had both in dash TS and VGA only, and the difference is HUGE.
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      • #4
        I had a theory that a ladies stocking (not fishnet !) tighty stretched and secured may be a solution, haven't tried it yet, still having difficulty removing garments and mounting, ahem, LCD..

        Not sure if it will be a problem with the touchscreen, yet to try. waiting for ladders..
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        • #5
          Visual-Pursuits filter

          I have cut out a piece from this:
          and mounted it on the face of my xenarc.

          The touch screen still works but I still get the direct glare coming off the screen.

          If you hold the filter material close to your face it dramatically cuts the glare down on the screen. I guess I should make some carputer driving glasses out fo the stuff!

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          • #6
            I have determined that the glare on my screen is not coming from direct sunlight. It seems that the light is reflecting off of my seats back towards the screen. The screen is acting as a mirror and causing reflections. If I hold my hand by my front seat I can see it reflected in the screen.

            My thought is that anything which would allow light to pass out from the monitor, but not pass in to the monitor, would be just the ticket. I don't think an antiglare screen works that way but I thought it might be worth a try. My screen is recessed so I could velcro the antiglare screen in place during the day and remove it at night.

            shotgunefex -- before cutting down an antiglare screen you could just do a simple test. Park your vehicle in a position where you get the most glare on the screen and then hold the antiglare screen in place and see if it works or not.

            As for the touchscreen, I'll have voicecontrol and hopefully I won't need to actually touch the screen much. But if I find I still need to touch the screen, I may be able to use a wireless mouse instead.

            Mainly, I'd like to be able to have a DVD movie on once in awhile if I'm on a really long trip and out in the middle of nowhere where there is no traffic. My screen, being recessed, is pretty good. But in a very dark movie scene, if the light in the truck is just right, you can't see anything on the Lilli.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cris
              I've had both in dash TS and VGA only, and the difference is HUGE.
              Cris,

              Does the VGA produce less glare? My thought is that the TS actually creates a mirror effect. Somehow, we need to find something to put over the screen that keeps light from hitting the screen but allows the light from the display to pass through.
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              • #8
                Aha. the biggest pain hampering enjoyment of TS is the freakin GLARE. it sucks big tyme. Perharps, maybe if you have tints (umm 5%) on your windows it wont be much of a problem. Im sure we all know that the ultimate solution would be to recess the screen or just build another frame round the exposed bezel and bondo it up.

                From driving my bros car during the day time, we have both agreed that glare would not be much of an issue if we just play mp3s during the day and watch music videos at nite. but here comes GPS usage being limited. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
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                • #9
                  I have 20% all the way around in my car, it helps a lot. I have also noticed that most of my glare is reflection from my car interior, which is tan. I hadn't thought about trying pantyhose, but I might give it a shot. Maybe a glare guard, not on the screen, but rather in position to eliminate the source of the glare, would work better(read uglier). i.e. if the reflection is based on the angle, source -> V <- glare to eyes, and you place a shield like so, source of glare -> shield -> screen <- eyes, you would get better results? Guess I could just tint the windshield too, lol.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DaveB
                    ...
                    shotgunefex -- before cutting down an antiglare screen you could just do a simple test. Park your vehicle in a position where you get the most glare on the screen and then hold the antiglare screen in place and see if it works or not.
                    ...
                    It will definitely work. Hardly a scientific measurement, but it cuts the glare by about 75%. The potential problem is the privacy filter. It blacks out the monitor if you're not in a very narrow view angle. I'm going to cut it at the left (which gives me a little more room then center to see it.) Hopefully, when all is said and done, my seated position won't be out of the view angle.
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                    • #11
                      I have 35% tints on the backdoors and the rear window and 50% on the front windows and it doesn't do much for glare. The worst is when the light coming in from the windshield reflects off my tan seats. A shield around the screen would cut down on ambient light, but wouldn't help with reflected light. GPS is a ***** during sunny days, especially when the sun is lower.

                      What about a polarizing filter? I thought I saw polarizing sheets at BH photo. Not sure if it would help....

                      Most OEM cars with Nav I've seen are recessed into the dash and have some sort of visor over them. Lot of work though....


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                      • #12
                        I just bought this anti glare film and it seems very good for the price.

                        http://www.photodon.com/lcdprotect-sheet.htm

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lars46
                          I just bought this anti glare film and it seems very good for the price.

                          http://www.photodon.com/lcdprotect-sheet.htm
                          hehe i just ordered some to... i hope it works
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                          • #14
                            Can you guys let us know how it works? If it's possible, pictures before and after the film is applied woud be cool too.

                            Did you order the 8.5" diagonal?


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wallaceacura
                              Can you guys let us know how it works? If it's possible, pictures before and after the film is applied woud be cool too.

                              Did you order the 8.5" diagonal?
                              I did the 12.5 so i have extra...

                              I will do a full review on it with before and after pics and video...
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