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Thread: PSA: Xenarc 700IDT is not worth the money

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    I've got pretty much the same problem right now. After a couple weeks of use, I noticed there was way too much blue, so I tried resetting it, same issue. Then I noticed that as soon as it was tilted away from its fully-extended-outward position, the screen would shut off. Then it just stopped working. I left it folded in for most of the time after that, pulling it out to test it randomly after that. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it would show "VGA" and then go into standby. Most recently, however, it won't even power on. I will be RMAing it, but unfortunately I'm stuck with a flip-out screen because I only have a single DIN slot to work with (unless I want to move the screen down to where the shifter is-- but I really don't want to).

    <rant> I recently spent $310 for a 28" LCD monitor that's exceeded expectations. So why is my $415, 7" LCD so crappy? </rant>

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutacars View Post
    I've got pretty much the same problem right now. After a couple weeks of use, I noticed there was way too much blue, so I tried resetting it, same issue. Then I noticed that as soon as it was tilted away from its fully-extended-outward position, the screen would shut off. Then it just stopped working. I left it folded in for most of the time after that, pulling it out to test it randomly after that. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it would show "VGA" and then go into standby. Most recently, however, it won't even power on. I will be RMAing it, but unfortunately I'm stuck with a flip-out screen because I only have a single DIN slot to work with (unless I want to move the screen down to where the shifter is-- but I really don't want to).

    <rant> I recently spent $310 for a 28" LCD monitor that's exceeded expectations. So why is my $415, 7" LCD so crappy? </rant>
    I've given up--and I can't say I am impressed with Xenarc's RMA process--and I would encourage MP3Car.com to NOT carry this garbage.

    Currently, mine flickers radically, on any power source, and secondly, does NOT turn off the usb touchscreen portion when I fold it up, and for whatever reason, it trickers as I push it in. Even when the power button has been pressed.

    I also have bright white splotches all over my screen, mostly towards the top.

    Why, after 2 separate RMAs, have they not just replaced the unit? Are they all this crappy, and they know this? I am very disappointed with the quality of the unit, and the fact that Xenarc WILL NOT EVER RESPOND to an email. When I send the RMA request via email, I get the RMA number back in a few days, but I get no response after that, even to let me know when to expect my monitor back from them. The paperwork that comes with the returned unit is shoddy at best.

    I wish we had REAL manufacturers making these screens. I am tempted to hack apart my dash to install a screen and leave the moving parts out of the equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapMaker View Post
    I am tempted to hack apart my dash to install a screen and leave the moving parts out of the equation.
    I hear ya. I would have done that from the start, had there not been vents I would have needed to move to accomplish that :/

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    I just cannot believe how much I spent on this--and how terrible it is. I could have spent another hundred dollars to get a transflective screen.

    DO NOT BUY THE 700IDT!!!

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