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    669GL High Brightness vs. standard 669GL with Transreflective bonding

    So I was wondering if anyone has any Real Life in action pictures of these two screens in the daylight.
    http://store.mp3car.com/Preassembled..._p/mon-135.htm
    http://store.mp3car.com/Preassembled..._p/mon-125.htm

    I have been searching around and some people state that high Brightness is the way to go and others stating Transreflective is. Just trying to get some good pictures to compare in daylight scenarios before I buy my screen. Not sure if the $400 more is really worth it yet. I saw soundman98's post with his 669GL with Transreflective, but haven't asked him yet if that is the same one on the store: http://store.mp3car.com/Preassembled..._p/mon-135.htm
    or he bought the screen and got a 3rd party to do it. (or if there is really even a diffrence)

    I have a 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Baur Edition that I am going to start working on, trying to get all my ducks in a row before I start buying equipment.

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    Check these blogs out for some pics

    http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/144551_m...omparison.html

    and my personal review of the 669HB compared to the base 669

    http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/144215_h...put-669hb.html

    I dont know exactly which version of the 669 mp3car is adding the transflective to, but if its the first generation, 200nit unit displayed in my review, i'd suggest just going with the 669HB. a 200nit transflective would have far less glare but it'd still be too dim for sunlight use IMHO
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    Thank you for those Sonicx, I think I briefly saw those, just wasn't sure of those were taken outside or not.

    Has anyone ordered from mo-co-so and seen the options at checkout for a screen:
    High Brightness Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $225
    High Brightness Optically Bonded Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $425
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    I assume the Optically Bonded one is like what is on the MP3car store, but does any one know/upgrade to the first one?

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    i really need to add some details to that thread..

    my screen is a little different then other 699's available.

    chris(mo-co-so) had accidentally sent out a standard-brightness 669 for the full transflective/optical bonding treatment, so he sold it to me for a discount because no one would want to pay full price for it..


    the pics in my thread are comparing the 629gl led screen(300nit brightness), and the low brightness 669 TR(250nit).

    i did have a chance to have the top down recently, and while it is more readable then a non-enhanced screen, it is still pretty washed out in direct sunlight. i am waiting for some sunnier days to get some pics of this..


    all of the 669's that chris (normally ) sends out for the treatment and sells, are the high brightness panels(450nit). and i believe mp3car uses the same panel(though not sure)


    this image really sums up what to expect out of different variations of screen upgrades:



    after getting my screen, i did some more research into TR processes, and most places recommend at least a 300-400 nit screen to get the full advantage of the TR treatment--the brighter, the better. some screens, like the standard 669 for instance really don't meet this requirement, so are will not fully show the advantages of the upgrades..


    the other thing is that, if you are going to spring for TR screen, i would highly recommend the optical bonding--it will make a huge difference in the picture quality, as a lot of light gets caught in that air gap between the touch overlay, and the screen. this was one of the first things that i noticed after i installed mine that really helped the picture clarity.

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    Thank you soundman98. So it sounds like you used to have the "High Brightness Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $225" which you hated? Now you have "High Brightness Optically Bonded Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $425" which you love and you think is worth the extra $425? I had allotted $1,000 for my budget on the install so $700 is going to eat that up quick and not leave much for the PC and amp.

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    I knew it was a pretty penny, but I bought the optically bonded TR screen (the 450nit version) from mo-co-so about a year ago. It was WELL worth it! It made a HUGE difference and I honestly no longer notice when the sun is shining directly on the screen (which is often in my truck because the screen is at the top of my dash, slightly tilted up, and does not have any sort of hood either). The only thing that I notice (when the sun is shining on the screen) is my stupid finger prints. lol

    The picture in the above post accurately shows how much of a difference the various methods will change how the screen looks in bright conditions. Too bad they don't have bigger pictures so you can see just how much better you can actually see things like text and color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by all_black_G View Post
    Thank you soundman98. So it sounds like you used to have the "High Brightness Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $225" which you hated? Now you have "High Brightness Optically Bonded Transflective Sunlight Readable Upgrade for $425" which you love and you think is worth the extra $425? I had allotted $1,000 for my budget on the install so $700 is going to eat that up quick and not leave much for the PC and amp.
    no. completely different conditions. my old high brightness screen-- the 629, did not have any treatments at all-- it only had a brighter backlight. the new screen is a low-brightness 669 with the $425 transflective/optical bonding upgrade..

    i would say that the extra cost is well worth the money-- if you can afford it. though, i understand how tough it is to justify the extra cost-- that was why i picked up the messed-up one..

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