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Old 27 September 2006, 09:06   #11
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Have you tried using a hood or similar device to shield the display? Should get back quite a bit of the contrast.
jky, it's the other way around, mono screens need lots of light to fall onto them. Even then, colour is still better.

Which instruments can't you see? I'll concede that they're not as dark as that because our eyes adjust but if you're looking out to a bright sun they will be impossible to see.
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Old 27 September 2006, 09:09   #12
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jky, since I was talking about VHF which will have a smaller screen, here is a comparison of text in good light. Which would you prefer to use?
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Old 27 September 2006, 09:51   #13
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I have been thru 4 of them in the last two years all of which standard replaced or fixed. they also like to freeze up and you basically have to turn off all power at the battery switch to un freeze them.

.......... but i will never ever ever use another one of their chartplotters even if it was given to me.
That's unfortunate, OceanEco because the CVP350 user manual shows both the VHF and the Plotter to be particularly well featured. Which Standard Horison units are you referring to?

Anyone else got any reliability issues whith this make?
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Old 27 September 2006, 10:53   #14
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The cp 170 and cp 175. There are wholesalers that have stopped carrying these units because so many have been brought back in canada. I have not used the plotter/vhf unit so i cant say for sure that it also does it, but its the same plotter and housing.
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Fair enough;

I've never had a cabin boat, so my problem has always been getting displays that are sunlight-viewable, rather than problems lighting them up.

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