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    We're all anxiously awaiting your review! Chop chop!

    As for me, I had some PREVIOUS GRIPES (NEW Xenarc 705TSV Monitor) about the resolution and scaling. After having it in my car a few days here's what I've found:

    GOOD STUFF:
    * No problems with glare on the screen
    * Excellent brightness level, clearly visible in all lighting situtations except direct sunlight
    * Decent and consistent touch response (fingernail tap required, doesn't respond well to plain finger press but I think that's common in touch screens)

    STUFF THAT WILL MAKE YOU MAD:
    * Touchkit software fails to re-detect touchscreen after returning from hibernation. A reboot solves this or I hear closing and reopening Touchkit (haven't tried that yet) works too. Also power off monitor before hibernation and power up after returning from hibernation works.
    * Bad results in below ~25 degree temperature. It's freezing cold in the morning and I get transparent blue vertical lines until things warm up. Not too much of a problem since the specs say 23 degrees is the lowest operational temperature.
    * As previously mentioned, it will not display dot-for-dot 800x480 even if your video card supports that resolution. It will take 800x480 signal, scale it down to 640x480, then stretch, distort, and ruin it back into 800x480.
    * Doesn't mount easily with Pyle PLGN-19 gooseneck mount. The metal tab that slides into the back slot of the monitor for mounting is too thick and doesn't fit. You have to file it down thinner to get it to slide in. Not sure if this is a Pyle or Xenarc problem but it sucks either way.

    Overall I think this thing would be a great product if it was not for the idiotic feature that prevents it from displaying dot-for-dot 800x480. Even if it is the "cheap" model, it still costs $300 and I don't think that's a good excuse. Prior to this I had never heard of an LCD display that was incapable of displaying dot-for-dot in its native resolution.

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    by the time the screen arrives, this thread is filled with offtopic text, so you'll need a new thread anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vull View Post
    by the time the screen arrives, this thread is filled with offtopic text, so you'll need a new thread anyway.
    don't worry, the original post will be edited with my review

    Thanks to Kevin_S for his review, i will do mine the same way with picture added

    ps: ill finnish the carputer this week-end if weather allow (Vancouver sucks, 80% is rain rain rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_S View Post
    We're all anxiously awaiting your review! Chop chop!

    As for me, I had some PREVIOUS GRIPES (NEW Xenarc 705TSV Monitor) about the resolution and scaling. After having it in my car a few days here's what I've found:

    GOOD STUFF:
    * No problems with glare on the screen
    * Excellent brightness level, clearly visible in all lighting situtations except direct sunlight
    * Decent and consistent touch response (fingernail tap required, doesn't respond well to plain finger press but I think that's common in touch screens)

    STUFF THAT WILL MAKE YOU MAD:
    * Touchkit software fails to re-detect touchscreen after returning from hibernation. A reboot solves this or I hear closing and reopening Touchkit (haven't tried that yet) works too. Also power off monitor before hibernation and power up after returning from hibernation works.
    * Bad results in below ~25 degree temperature. It's freezing cold in the morning and I get transparent blue vertical lines until things warm up. Not too much of a problem since the specs say 23 degrees is the lowest operational temperature.
    * As previously mentioned, it will not display dot-for-dot 800x480 even if your video card supports that resolution. It will take 800x480 signal, scale it down to 640x480, then stretch, distort, and ruin it back into 800x480.
    * Doesn't mount easily with Pyle PLGN-19 gooseneck mount. The metal tab that slides into the back slot of the monitor for mounting is too thick and doesn't fit. You have to file it down thinner to get it to slide in. Not sure if this is a Pyle or Xenarc problem but it sucks either way.

    Overall I think this thing would be a great product if it was not for the idiotic feature that prevents it from displaying dot-for-dot 800x480. Even if it is the "cheap" model, it still costs $300 and I don't think that's a good excuse. Prior to this I had never heard of an LCD display that was incapable of displaying dot-for-dot in its native resolution.
    got some great news in my mailbox today from Xenarc, here it is

    I got a great news for you. Our engineers have been working together with the chipset manufacturer’s engineers since December. Now they have tuned the chipset so that 800x480 could be displayed clearly. I will receive a sample by the end of the week. Once that is approved, we’ll update all the firmware to the new one. When that happens, I will be more than happy to exchange your unit for you so that it takes 800x480.

    Regards,



    Jimmy Hu
    Amazing support, looking forward to replace the fixed resolution LCD (they will cover one way shipping)

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