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Old 14 November 2005, 18:36   #1
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Raymarine RL70CRC

Has anyone got experience of the Raymarine RL70CRC Plus? In particular, it's display quality. Ta.
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To be honest no but if you are thinking of buying one have a look at the C80 - all these special offers around that look so tempting but to be honest there wasn't much diff in price with the C80 which is a newer unit!!!
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Has anyone got experience of the Raymarine RL70CRC Plus? In particular, it's display quality. Ta.
I have the RL70CRC, what seems to be the problem, if there is any?
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To be honest no but if you are thinking of buying one have a look at the C80 - all these special offers around that look so tempting but to be honest there wasn't much diff in price with the C80 which is a newer unit!!!
Yes, I know. But thanks anyway.
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The display was/is fine, some cracking deals to be 'ad on them at the moment
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I have the RL70CRC, what seems to be the problem, if there is any?
No problem at all. I would like a bit of info from someone who has used the display in anger. I'll ask you a few questions and I'd be pleased if you would give me your views.


How wide a viewing angle has it got? Approx. each side.

Is the viewing angle equal from both sides or is there a preferred side?

In low light, is the backlight sufficient to give a good, bright image?

At night, can the backlight be turned down low enough for the display not to be dominant? It's specification mentions 8 backlight steps but that doesn't seem like fine adjustment.

Does the backlight default to a preset level each time you switch on or does it remember your setting?

Does the screen have an anti-reflective coating or a satin finish? If not, are reflections ever a problem?

Do you use it for radar and, if so, is the yellow on black display sufficiently contrasty?

When you switch on 'wakes', are they yellow, as the target is, or a different colour or shade?

Does the marpa function work well?

If you offset the vessel on the radar screen, does the offset remain when you change range?

Does it contain a base map?

Thanks in advance.
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In low light, is the backlight sufficient to give a good, bright image?
Yes no problem

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At night, can the backlight be turned down low enough for the display not to be dominant? It's specification mentions 8 backlight steps but that doesn't seem like fine adjustment.
Its not as fine as the C series is useable

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Does the backlight default to a preset level each time you switch on or does it remember your setting?
AFAIR it defaults

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Does the screen have an anti-reflective coating or a satin finish? If not, are reflections ever a problem?
Not really an issue for me, but not sure how it would be in your wheelhouse

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Do you use it for radar and, if so, is the yellow on black display sufficiently contrasty?
It was good, but did take some getting used to after the old green display

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When you switch on 'wakes', are they yellow, as the target is, or a different colour or shade?
Didnt use them, but would imagine they would be yellow

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Does the marpa function work well?
Not really, but then again I didnt have a gyro compass

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If you offset the vessel on the radar screen, does the offset remain when you change range?
I think so

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Does it contain a base map?
Dunno

Thanks in advance.
Do none of the local guys have any on display? I know that Raymarine are knocking these out to clear at the moment, hopefully soon to be followed by the C series now that the E is out
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Well that didnt work very well!!
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How wide a viewing angle has it got? Approx. each side.

30(ish) degrees if I understand the question - both sides.

Is the viewing angle equal from both sides or is there a preferred side?

Yes, no preferred side

In low light, is the backlight sufficient to give a good, bright image?

Absolutely

At night, can the backlight be turned down low enough for the display not to be dominant? It's specification mentions 8 backlight steps but that doesn't seem like fine adjustment.

Would have liked a finer setting, but you get used to it

Does the backlight default to a preset level each time you switch on or does it remember your setting?

Cannot recall off-hand, I think it defaults to pre-set level

Does the screen have an anti-reflective coating or a satin finish? If not, are reflections ever a problem?

As new there is a reflective coating, 2 years later I have to shield the screen in bright sunlight. That said, the Raymarine is streets ahead of other plotters in bright daylight viewing - IMHO!

Do you use it for radar and, if so, is the yellow on black display sufficiently contrasty?

Definitely!

When you switch on 'wakes', are they yellow, as the target is, or a different colour or shade?

Yellow

Does the marpa function work well?

Have not used it - sorry

If you offset the vessel on the radar screen, does the offset remain when you change range?

Yes

Does it contain a base map?

Yes
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Thanks to both of you. Very useful.

One more question on the angle of view. Does it gradually fade as you move to the side or is it good for a distance and then fade abruptly?


Andy, that was clever!

The local Raymarine folk are BlueV they are fekkn useless. Just my opinion of course.
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