Yeah, the screen looks better when it's powered up and there isn't a camera flash illuminating it. Plus, I took that from the back seat at a low angle, which makes the glare look worse. Even though it's just the high brightness 669 with just the glare/protector that Chris includes with all of the touchscreens, it does a good job in direct sunlight. Being completely recessed also helps.
I am really looking forward to wiring up the volume knob. CF (and RR) onscreen volume controls are just too slow for me - I prefer a manual control knob for my volume!