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    Interesting! Security is such an issue. Most stuff I can put in my aftermarket security glovebox and console but items like touchscreen (even if its fully molded into the dash - still an issue), dashcam and CB are always thief magnets! Maybe I should think about doing a recessed display with a magnetic/pop-on "blank" that covers it... Anyway, thanks for the info!!

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    So, the VM70 does indeed come with a headrest/flush mount bezel? I would like to have something to integrate into dash to get a clean look with minimal modding.

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    It does have a flush mount headrest bezel.
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    I have the VM70 in my front dash. The touchscreen doesn't like cold temps until the screen warms up a bit. It is not bright enough to overcome bright sun.

    I have ordered the next model up with the LED backlighting. It should prove better for viewing. The current one will go into a headrest in the back where less sunlight makes it onto the screen.

    However, as a monitor it is definitely satisfactory. Any resistive screen will be affected by temperature, just more or less depending on quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    I have the VM70 in my front dash. The touchscreen doesn't like cold temps until the screen warms up a bit. It is not bright enough to overcome bright sun.

    I have ordered the next model up with the LED backlighting. It should prove better for viewing. The current one will go into a headrest in the back where less sunlight makes it onto the screen.

    However, as a monitor it is definitely satisfactory. Any resistive screen will be affected by temperature, just more or less depending on quality.
    You know I have a VM70 also, had plans on buying 6 more. I have never tested mine in the Florida sunlight. I think for the rear screens (windows have black tint) these will work. Maybe I should buy the V70-XB for the front dash screens. I plan on doing a tri-cluster in my dash and I would hate for all 3 screens to be unreadable. Only thing I wonder is does this screen have the same dimesions as the VM70 so I can easily swap screens if I decide to upgrade the rear?
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    I'm really leaning towards the mini touch now for my headrests, but I don't need them all to have touchscreens. I'm going to have a multitouch at the front, but I'm afraid two resistives in the back won't work. I think the touchkit drivers although they support multi monitors, won't support multi touch. And Native win7 support for multi touch, won't allow multiple touch...hummm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    You know I have a VM70 also, had plans on buying 6 more. I have never tested mine in the Florida sunlight. I think for the rear screens (windows have black tint) these will work. Maybe I should buy the V70-XB for the front dash screens. I plan on doing a tri-cluster in my dash and I would hate for all 3 screens to be unreadable. Only thing I wonder is does this screen have the same dimesions as the VM70 so I can easily swap screens if I decide to upgrade the rear?
    Yes I think they will prove better in rear zones. And yes, there is a small difference in size. Approx 1/4" length and width.

    VM70: 7.1 x 4.7
    VM70XB: 6.75 x 4.5

    I just ordered the XB last night. I am hoping that I can use the headrest bracket from VM70-XB on the VM70 (I lost the original) but I am doubting they are compatible. If not I have to come up with something. I don't need the bracket for my dash mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    Yes I think they will prove better in rear zones. And yes, there is a small difference in size. Approx 1/4" length and width.

    VM70: 7.1 x 4.7
    VM70XB: 6.75 x 4.5

    I just ordered the XB last night. I am hoping that I can use the headrest bracket from VM70-XB on the VM70 (I lost the original) but I am doubting they are compatible. If not I have to come up with something. I don't need the bracket for my dash mount.
    Well you can order replacement headrest covers from short-circuit. I think they are like $1.95 each http://short-circuit.com/categories/...cessories.html. I know because I bought 4 extras so I can start fabrication on them.
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    That's perfect! Thanks for showing me that. I already ordered could have saved shipping. But even at $9.00 total it will be a LOT better than winging it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    That's perfect! Thanks for showing me that. I already ordered could have saved shipping. But even at $9.00 total it will be a LOT better than winging it.
    Yea I forgot. When you order less then $100.00, you have to pay shipping. It is worth it. Thats why I would just order more then one so you can have spares for later. I ordered 6 of them, 2 of which I broke so it was good to have the extras.
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