[aprssig] LCD in the car

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 07:24:10 EDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 2:30 AM, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at people.net.au> wrote:
> Anyone using a VGA compatible display in the car ?

Yep.  Xenarc 800TSV connected to a mac.

Initial impressions: 600x800 resolution isn't all that great; I guess
I'm used to large CAD displays.  The touchscreen drivers for the mac
are absolute crap, and the touchscreen resolution isn't that good (the
two could be related).  Something (I think the touchscreen resistive
overlay) causes a nasty glare in daylight.   Brightness is OK to
really good in daylight, but perversely it's so bright at night it
interferes with my driving, even on the lowest setting.

Next go around, I'll g for higher resolution (which means a larger
screen) and pass on the touchscreen; a trackball taped to a convenient
surface works _much_ better.


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