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    night time viewing

    Alrighty,

    Had my carputer working for the first time 2nite. Went to take my g/f home on the motorway and fekin ell the screens bright! I turned down the brightness setting on the screen to minimum bit it still lighted up like a lighthouse!

    Probably because it was so bright too.. i found it really hard to concentrate on my actual driving! which as u can tell is not a good thing driving 70mph+ on the motorway. My g/f was messing about with the settings but the bright glare was just dragging my eyes to it. hehe

    Another bad thing is that its lighting my car up like las vegas! Was pooing my pants just waiting for a traffic cop to see the glare over the horizon and pull me over.

    I've downloaded that Eclipse program which dims the windows by half so will try that tomorrow. It should make a big difference (well hopefully).

    How is everyones elses? As with mine at the moment, its basically un-usable (dangerous) to use at night.

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    What screen do you have?
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    If you have a backlight setting, adjust that instead of brightness.

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    I have a Centurion screen and the only options I have on the remote is brightness (which is at the min setting), colour and contrast. No Backlight settings or anything.

    Heres the screen I have :

    http://www.centurionsystems.co.uk/in...tmonitor.shtml

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    Wehn I had a really bright LCD, I used a piece of tint to cover the LCD and dim it.

    you could fashion some sort of overlay to make it removable
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    What program is it your going to use ??

    I could do with something like that

    My 15" is fine in the day.. but way to bright at night.... so i end up adjusting the setting on the screen. which isnt easy while driving :eek!! lol

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    thanks for the quick reply

    Are you going to the weston wheels car show at the weekend by any chance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T1NY W
    thanks for the quick reply

    Are you going to the weston wheels car show at the weekend by any chance ?

    no probs..

    afraid not.. having to drive down to London tonight (from Manchester)... good time to test out my car pc

    check out the UK meet thread though!

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