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Berisford
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reflections Reply with quote

Got myself a nice new 50 with the digital traffic......wonderful device, love the voice control......however, it's going back to John Lewis.

I cannot live with the reflections.....compared to my old Nuvi 1390 it is a real backwards step.

I must say my first impressions on opening it in the house were very favourable but once attached on my dash that wonderful sexy looking screen becomes a nightmare.

Searching back through the posts on here it seems I should have done more research......
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the latest glass fronts do cause distracting reflections if not positioned just so.

Mine is pointing towards the centre of the roof lining and is fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried pointing it every which I can this morning but nothing alleviates the problem sufficiently for me.......was considering one of the stick-on anti-glare / protector thingies but I read they aren't too effective.

Very disappointed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must say I have no issues with mine. Have you tried adjusting screen brightness? Mine is set at 70%.

Also where do you put it? Mine is where I've always placed a satnav, lower right of screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sits on the dash in the right hand corner, I get the reflection of my hand on the steering wheel at best and lots more at worst.

Setting the brightness to 100% improves things slightly.

Going to try later with it on a Belkin mount attached to a central air vent.

I've ordered a anti-glare protector but I'm not too hopeful the central mount and or the anti glare screen will cure it.....we'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What vehicle are you in? As I said, never had an issue with mine in a Ford Focus ...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Golf.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is bottom right corner as well, on a Garmin quick release dash mount.

Mine must be higher, or the wheel lower because I don't have that issue either......oh, hang on, I hold my wheel at 20 past 8 not 10 to 2.

Or, because I'm using a dash mount I have more lateral movement. If it was windscreen mounted it wouldn't tilt as far back.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a screen protector on mine, no reflections Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the 5" mirror is not as bad when bolted to the central air vent. Tilted back a little with the brightness on 100% improves the situation, but I can still see some of the overhead console outline and bright-work together with some roof lining detail reflected clearly, especially in sunlight.

Perhaps today being very bright was not the best day for 'first impressions'........?

I'm pinning my hopes on a bloody expensive bit of 3M anti-glare film currently winging its way to me.

There was a number of cheaper (German origin) stick on film protectors on e-bay but the high number of negative reviews put me off.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berisford wrote:
I'm pinning my hopes on a bloody expensive bit of 3M anti-glare film currently winging its way to me.
Please let us know how this works out as I am thinking of getting an anti glare.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and how it affects touchscreen, if at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem - virtually unreadable in sunlight.
I eventually bought an anti-glare screen protector from www.boxwave.com They are USA based but it wasn't particularly expensive (about 15 USD)
Solved the problem - well worth the money.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

purplebus wrote:
I had the same problem - virtually unreadable in sunlight.
I eventually bought an anti-glare screen protector from www.boxwave.com They are USA based but it wasn't particularly expensive (about 15 USD)
Solved the problem - well worth the money.


marksfish wrote:
I have a screen protector on mine, no reflections Very Happy



That's 2 positive votes, thanks lads, I report back when mine arrives, hopefully sometime soon though the company website is predicting Monday 14th!
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