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    I agree with all of the above, but the only thing to watch out for (and this may be the same with other LCD's; I don't know) is if you live in areas that get cold, the LCD won't start in sub-freezing temps.

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    My previous one had this cold start issue (and I live in houston).. however.. my lastest one (bought about 2 months ago).. has yet to have any cold weather issues...

    im not saying they are completely fixed.. im just saying that now at least it works in houstons colder mornings.. where the old one wouldnt..
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    Follow-up to cold weather problems

    Is there anyone else using one of these, purchased in the past 2 months, in a cold weather environment ?

    If so, what do you consider 'cold' and do you have these problems?

    I live in New England and was going to purchase one this week, however the comment on cold start problems has me wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strohj
    My previous one had this cold start issue (and I live in houston).. however.. my lastest one (bought about 2 months ago).. has yet to have any cold weather issues...

    im not saying they are completely fixed.. im just saying that now at least it works in houstons colder mornings.. where the old one wouldnt..

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    I have used mine in weather in the low to mid 30's with no problems... I do realize though that it gets quite a bit colder up north....
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    It's winter in IA, so we're talking sub-zero deg C, or below 36 deg F. We've been getting 19-25 F recently. Having been to England in the winter, I don't THINK you should be too bad MOST of the time. Do you keep your car parked inside?

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    Duhhhhh

    Oops...hi...I just wanna say...I'm a dumbass...that says NEW England...not ENGLAND....ok, no more posting early in the morning! Sorry!


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    Follow-up to cold weather problems

    My car is in a heated garage overnight but exposed to the ambient temperatures while in the parking lot at work. Therefore, I'm dreading that the first 20 minutes of my ride home may be rather silent if the display won't play in the cold.

    Normal winter temps here in New England (not [Old] England) can largely stay in the 'teens' during the day.
    However, this has been an exceptionally warm winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoMatrixJR
    It's winter in IA, so we're talking sub-zero deg C, or below 36 deg F. We've been getting 19-25 F recently. Having been to England in the winter, I don't THINK you should be too bad MOST of the time. Do you keep your car parked inside?

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    Well, we should probably stop these posts in the FAQ (sorry guys) but as a last message from me, you're not going to get video in the teens for a while, but if you're car's set up right, your music should auto-resume when u start the car...just remember where your buttons are because the touchscreen sensor DOES work in the cold.

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    Ok, this is faq-ish I think so I'll post this. You can turn the screen on when it's cold, but you have to put in a way to reset the power to the screen. BUT I CAUTION YOU IN THIS!!! I did it, and it worked for a while. I don't know if this is what caused this, but the other day I turned my system on (no reset that time) and smoke started rolling out of my dash! I smoked the backlight inverter, and am now trying to find a sutable replacement. (Good thing I got my steering wheel controls back up about an hour earlier!)
    Good luck!

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    One issue I had is that everyonce in a while when it starts the screen is half solid blue and half black and may take a couple reboots for it to display correctly.
    I have had this screen for 2 years and did it since day one. But actually doesnt happen that often and is tolerable when it does.
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