Compared With Samsung 22" LCD, Xenarc 701TSV, and Lilliput 619
Well here comes the fun part where we fire up the screen. I must warn you guys, I do not have the latest digital camera or the best quality either, so please bare with me.
Let's have a look at the menu and the preset dimmer feature:
As you can see I initially started playing with the dimmer preset, there is a good change in each preset (4 in total) (the camera auto light adjustment making it hard to see the differences)
Then I started playing with the Menu, which should give you a pretty good idea of what the screen is capable of.
This new monitor's processor is much snappier than my current/old xenarcs, minimal/non delay time between switching sources and menu choices.
But the most exciting part of this new processor is how fast auto AV2 switch happens. I'm running the 701TSV which has auto switch to AV2, but I absolutely hate how long it takes between ignition and reverse camera is actually displayed. I've seen BMW's being able to pretty much instantaneously switch to reverse camera, and I've always dreamt of my car being able to do this. Even though the 805TSV is not quite instantaneous yet, its a pretty darn good improvement, and I have videos to prove it!
The 701TSV Reverse time (about the same as my old 700TSV)
The 805TSV Reverse Time
The 701TSV took roughly 10 seconds, where as the 805TSV took roughly 5 seconds.
Half the time! Impressive! This is great, but I'm hoping Xenarc will further improve this in future releases!
Here is a side by side pic with my 22" Samsung LCD (DVI), and the 805TSV (VGA).
The screen is very bright, text displayed nice and clear.
Here is another similar picture, except with flash.
Closer shot of the Xenarc
Closer shot of both screens. This is where we see that the colors between the two are not quite the same.
The Xenarc's color is a bit washed compared to the LCD color. This is most likely due to the anti-glare coating and the touchscreen diffusing the light,
which may cause the screen to loose color quality, but will probably enhance the sunlight readability (will test on a nice sunny day soon).
This is most noticeable on darker color, and not so noticeable on light colors.
Most important difference with the 805TSV is the there is almost non grainy look when you look closely at the touchscreen overlay,
which is a huge improvement from the previous screens I've ever used.
So I fired up a HD version of ICE AGE 2 Preview, and this is the difference between the color.
A few more showing the color difference between the two screen.
The two side by side.
The Samsung is nice, but its not a automotive screen. So let's move to a more interesting comparison.
This is my Xenarc 701TSV, which I think have beautiful color, very bright, and well built monitor. Here is how they stack up.
As you can see the color difference is a lot less noticeable. These two were adjusted using the auto adjust function and left as is for the rest of the pictures.
What I see that maybe hard to see on the pictures is, the 805TSV is a bit washed up in color, and the 701TSV is a bit dark.
After being puzzled why the 805TSV was so washed in color, I rethought for a second about how the trusted auto adjust function may not be doing the best auto adjustment. So i quickly changed the brightness manually, and voila! crisp clean pictures like i had expected!
Here are the new pictures! the xenarc picture quality is equivalent with my 22" LCD!
No difference compared to the 701TSV, except maybe better anti-glare!
Both still have a huge headroom for contrast and brightness adjustments.
Viewing angle comparison, both have amazing viewing angles! Though I think the 701TSV is a tad bit better.
Side by Side picture.
The final screen being the lilliput 619GL (OLD OLD model).
As we can see that that my old lilliput is just outdated compared to the xenarc and is not a real comparison, but it'll give those with older screen a good idea of the difference.