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      01-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Light blue "shadow" in the instrument cluster

Hi,
OK, not a really big deal, but is there a way to remove the blue rectangle in the cluster. See the pic below. I'm talking about the blueish rectangle in the lower right portion of the cluster.
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Unfortunately not. Thats the LCD display and the black on an LCD will never be as black as the plastic beside it.
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turn the brightness down.
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Thanks, that's what I thought. I guess I'll have to get a grip on the OCD then
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Tried it, didn't work for me
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      01-17-2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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Unfortunately not. Thats the LCD display and the black on an LCD will never be as black as the plastic beside it.
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Too much of watching Elite Plasma TV at home?
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Thanks, that's what I thought. I guess I'll have to get a grip on the OCD then
That and the rectangle that is visible in the HUD!
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i spent way too long looking for a blue rectangle and thought you meant the battery icon. i had no idea you were talking about the LCD screen.
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Put electrical tape over it.

Did you not realize that was a display?
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Put electrical tape over it.

Did you not realize that was a display?
- £40k car with electrical tape over the instrument cluster. Priceless!
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Put electrical tape over it.

Did you not realize that was a display?
^^^ My sentiments exactly.
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Put electrical tape over it.

Did you not realize that was a display?
Yes I did but displays can sometimes be adjusted. Thanks for playing.
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Yes I did but displays can sometimes be adjusted. Thanks for playing.
I agree that it is a bit "annoying". I think it would have been a lot better if they would have put a display on each side (or one big). Now it is a detail in the corner and no symmetry.
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That makes even more backlit rectangles on the instrument cluster!
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An OLED/AMOLED would have blended right in.

It's these kinds of detail I would expect from a premium car..
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You can turn the brightness down on the HUD and extended display to give a more flushed look.
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Sheesh . Get a life!
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An OLED/AMOLED would have blended right in.

It's these kinds of detail I would expect from a premium car..
OLED displays have truer blacks, but they are more expensive, supplies are constantly constrained, and the brightness and contrast degrade over time. I can understand why BMW chose LCD for this application, unfortunately.
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People complaining about things like this on BMWs always make me cry. Go buy a Ford Fusion or sth. I look at the "extended display" exactly 0 times while driving, since all the important stuff is on the HUD, and that "rectangle" around the HUD doesn't bother me at all. Drive the 3 series like a driver, not a god damned accountant.
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