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Old 02 October 2006, 18:10   #1
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GPS - Viewing Direction

Hey all. Just bought a Garmin 298c at the Boat Show to have something to do whilst boat is being built. Having connected to a power source, to familiarise myself with the unit I noticed that viewing is normal from centre, but completely different from Left or Right.

From the right (~30-60 deg off centre) the screen is extremely light and faded (low contrast) and difficult to read.

From the left (~30-60 deg off centre), the screen is much higher contrast, deep colours and easy to read (actually easier than straight viewing).

Is this a fault? Does anyone else have similar symptoms.
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Old 02 October 2006, 18:31   #2
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All the boat equipment screens I've owned, whether mono or colour, have been different to view side to side .
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Old 02 October 2006, 18:43   #3
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I considered Flush mounting on the passenger side (left), BUT with better viewing from the left I would be better flush mounting in front of the Driver and the passenger would still be able to see the GPS as well!

Anyone else have similar problems?
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Old 02 October 2006, 18:46   #4
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The joys of LCD screens - and now people are buying TVs with them!!!
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Old 02 October 2006, 19:33   #5
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I have two LCD TV's and it's not a problem with either of them, so it can be done.
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