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Screen at night?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SoCalGuy, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Active Member

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    So I've sat in a M3 in the showroom and at Cars and Coffee - all during the day. Didn't notice any glare or anything but again the car wasn't moving. Nor have I sat in the car at night. So here are my questions for all of you that have had your 3s for a few weeks and longer now:

    1. Is there any noticeable glare during the day while driving? Is there some anti-reflective/anti-glare coating on the screen already?

    2. How bright/distracting is the main screen at night? Does it automatically adjust the brightness down when you're driving in the dark?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RBowen

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    The screen has been clear, bright and responsive in every condition I have seen (so far).

    At dusk, the screen automatically switches to 'dark mode' (my term), which is also easy to read in my opinion.
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    You can manually set the sceeen brightness, or use auto-brightness mode. I have mine in auto mode and it’s fine both day and night. Same with my Model S previously.
     
  4. Boourns

    Boourns Active Member

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    1. No glare

    2. Auto brightness works great.

    I've done lots of day and night driving.
     
  5. CjRichMar

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    On auto-mode there's no glare during the day or night. However, if you're like me and prefer dark mode for both day and night driving, there's an unusable glare during the day that isn't present in the S or X. It also creates this awkward effect of staring at your passenger whenever you look at the screen, because it's flush with the dash instead of tilted towards the driver.
     
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