2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Tesla

image2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

Screen contrast in the long-term 2013 Tesla Model S

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  • kardaxkardax Member Posts: 8
    Wow, this article's been sitting on the shelf for a while. 14,000 miles versus yesterday's with 18,000.

    As for the topic at hand, weak black levels are depressingly common on LCD panels at all but the highest price points...
  • nintendomaniacnintendomaniac Member Posts: 5
    This is actually something I noticed early on before the car was even "fully released", but I'm also OCD about black levels (I still use a Trinitron CRT as my PC monitor!).

    I would thought that, considering the premium target market, Tesla would have gone for OLED for the displays. Perhaps at the time of manufacturing OLED was still too expensive even for Tesla? Alternatively, because the screen is ALWAYS on while driving, any persistence and long-term lifetime issues would definitely make themselves known.
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    This would be really distracting at night.
  • stoneymonsterstoneymonster Member Posts: 28

    That photo seriously overstates the problem. It's fine at night, really.
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    @stoneymonster: Sure. Doesn't mean it can't be improved. But since this is Tesla, it's perfect out of the box, right?
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