[NTLK] Hi there - maximizing LCD Contrast and readability in direct sunlight

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Wed Apr 28 07:33:14 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:
> But I notice it says "...it's important that the sun doesn't shine directly
> onto the display".   Because the original post was about "Contrast and
> readability in direct sunlight", I posted about my own experience, which is
> that in **direct** sunlight, my Newt's contrast and readability drop to zero
> after about 1-3 minutes, depending on the sun's intensity.  That's why I
> prefer positioning myself and my Newton so the sun isn't right on the
> screen, and looking at it through my polarized shades.

Yes, in direct, bright sunlight the LCD still heats up so much that no
amount of fiddling with the contrast will help. That said, it does
help with outdoor use. It' not perfect, but I find I rarely have to
adjust my contrast anymore.


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