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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ... my first carpc rev. cost less then $300, and i just couldn't justify spending double that on just a 7" screen-- but look where that got me
    Thats the thing, it's hard to justify $500+ on a 7" screen, when you can get a 24" screen for the same, or less, but in the end, it is worth it.

    Drop the bucks on a good transflective screen, and you will appreciate it.
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    What do you think of this one guys?

    http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/1211

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    doesn't say anything about being optically bonded (check above pics on difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AhSoul View Post
    What do you think of this one guys?

    http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/1211


    Or, you can save the 150+ $$ and look at this:


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    Hmm that would be fantastic but is it silver or black? It's a bit hard to tell from those photos. I also notice it says no international shipping, and I'm in the UK

    Soundman - where does high brightness and non-bonded transflective fit in those set of images above?

    Apparently mo-co-so are going to have an optically bonded transflective version of the Mini Touch 700 soon. I might hold on for that....

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    Also is optical bonding really worth the extra. This comparison pic shows transflective as being significantly better, and I don't think it's a bonded one:

    http://www2.multithread.co.uk/mtcsho...comparison.jpg

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    if you look at the first mo-co-so pic i posted, all but the very last screen-- on the bottom right is optically bonded. everything else is non-bonded..

    since i started carpc-ing about 3 years ago, everytime i ordered something for the car, or saw a transflective screen, it made me rethink getting one..



    just be carefull, something to watch out for is the type of optical bond.

    the first thing to understand is that none of the current batch of screens comes from lilliput/zenarc with a transflective display, or optical bond. all of the screens you see with either treatment have been sent out to a independent company to have the upgrade performed.

    here is the way i understand optical bonds-- maybe some one else with better screen knowledge can chime in to prove/disprove some of this:

    many companies, to get a cheaper screen, use a dry optical bond, this is sometimes a little less clear, and cannot be reworked. so any screen problems/repairs mean that the bond is broken, and won't be the same once opened.

    other companies use a wet optical bond-- it is a little clearer, and can be reworked later-- so if anything happens to the screen/ or touch overlay, you don't need to re-buy the screen..

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    Ok so a 400/450nit screen with non-bonded tranflective mod is which picture from the 6? Only the only other picture with the word 'transflective' in it is the top-middle, and to me that's nearly the worst image....

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    At this point I'm tempted just to get the mo-co-so Mini Touch 700 just to see what it's like.

    If it turns out I'm happy then I've saved the s I would spend on a transflective. If I can't stand the glare I sell it on ebay and get a transflective and hopefully don't lost much.

    Without actually being able to try these things out first it's pretty hard to decide where to drop the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    just be carefull, something to watch out for is the type of optical bond.

    the first thing to understand is that none of the current batch of screens comes from lilliput/zenarc with a transflective display, or optical bond. all of the screens you see with either treatment have been sent out to a independent company to have the upgrade performed.

    here is the way i understand optical bonds-- maybe some one else with better screen knowledge can chime in to prove/disprove some of this:

    many companies, to get a cheaper screen, use a dry optical bond, this is sometimes a little less clear, and cannot be reworked. so any screen problems/repairs mean that the bond is broken, and won't be the same once opened.

    other companies use a wet optical bond-- it is a little clearer, and can be reworked later-- so if anything happens to the screen/ or touch overlay, you don't need to re-buy the screen..
    Actually, it is the other way around.

    The "dry" bond is re-workable. The "wet" bond is not.

    Both are equally clear, and provide the same optical benefits.

    I have both types available. My 7" bonded displays are dry bonds, and the 8.4 and 10.4" are wet bonds.

    The bonding process is the same no matter who actually does the work.

    I know mo-co-so uses a different company than I do but it is just a matter of preference.


    The opposite is true with the transflective enhancements.

    Although the actual process is the same, the types of film used, the brands of film, and how they are cut can make a big difference.


    We (mo-co-so and I) both used the same company for transflective enhancements at one time, but he might use someone else now.

    Either way you go, be sure to buy form someone who has experience with the re-work. I see some other sellers on eBay (those not located in Detroit or Philly) offering "transflective" Lilliputs but I doubt they are of the same quality.

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