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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    Guys:

    Cops can not pull you over and give you a ticket for having a screen. It is only illegal to display a motion picture (AKA Video) while driving if the driver can see it. You can display GPS screens, VBRS(Video Based Rear View System) and you can even have music listings.

    If they pull you over and tell you it's illegal, explain to them it's perfectly fine. Otherwise, take them to court and teach them a lesson. Read the regulations on navigation units and motion pictures.
    amen to that

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    In Massachusetts It is illegal to have video being displayed on any screen visible to the driver unless the parking break is engaged. If you had a Windows desktop with netstumbler and winamp going they MIGHT be able to bust you. Chances are you could just contest the ticket and the cop would never show up or you would win.

    Recently in Boston however there was a guy who was pulled over and ticketed 3 times for having an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. They called it obstruction. Because I have no modding skills I had to use the stock mount that came with the unit. This makes it a bit higher then I would like and blocks my vision of about 6 feet in front of my car on the far right side. Technically itís obstructing my view (Not that I ever look where it obscures).

    Navigational software is perfectly legal to have on a screen visible to the driver.

    My solution is to just keep copilot up. I don't really need to be poking at anything else when I'm driving as I control winamp through a powermate and I have a nifty OSD plug-in that tells me the song name. If I get pulled over It's just a navigational program. Because of the fiasco with the air freshener guy and the bad press it earned the MA police, they won't bust me for obstructed vision.

    Iíve driven past cops in my town quite frequently and never had any problem. Itís just something to be aware of.
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    What kind of screen do you have on your accord? I was looking to get a xenarc 700TS, but i wasnt sure about the daytime brightness and the whole sunlight factor. Seems like the sun would cause some sort of problem with it being mounted all the way up there.

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    I use a DScustoms 700 screen and I cannot see a damn thing in bright sunlight.
    Not because of the brightness of the display, but because the touch screen is so reflective. I'm looking for some sort of film I can place over the front of the screen that would reduce glare.

    Copilot is visible enough in direct sunlight to be usable, but some sort of anti-glare film would make it much easier.

    If anyone has suggestions for such a film, it would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    I use a DScustoms 700 screen and I cannot see a damn thing in bright sunlight.
    Not because of the brightness of the display, but because the touch screen is so reflective. I'm looking for some sort of film I can place over the front of the screen that would reduce glare.

    Copilot is visible enough in direct sunlight to be usable, but some sort of anti-glare film would make it much easier.

    If anyone has suggestions for such a film, it would be appreciated.
    polarization film
    or just wear polarized sunglasses

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