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Old 07-17-2007, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A user has noticed that he sees distortion on the 8830 screens when viewing with polarized sunglasses. It is not the same on all screens and can prevent part of the screen from being seen. Anybody else come across this issue?
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it is due to the polarized sunglasses, it happens with my ipod too
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, happens on my Pearl, too.
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LCD's have polarizing filters on them. This is to be expected -- it's not an "issue".

The solution is to take the sunglasses off if it's unreadable or tilt your head (polarizing filters have to be at an appropriate angle/rotation to block polarized light) to see if that helps.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A user has noticed that he sees distortion on the 8830 screens when viewing with polarized sunglasses. It is not the same on all screens and can prevent part of the screen from being seen. Anybody else come across this issue?

you will get some sort of distortion wearing polarized sun glasses. want to know and even cooler trick? while looking at your phone, rotate it and see the screen turn completely black. want to know why this is? just think back to high school physics class...
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default How polarized glasses work

Light projects in two different waves (called the dual nature of light). One wave is up and down the other is left to right (like a snake). Polarized lenses have slits that only let light in from one of the two directions. LED screens project light in only one of the two directions. If the two line up perfectly you can see everything, if they are polarized oppositely you get a completely black screen.

-former high school physics teacher
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me too have the same effect. funny though.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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just think back to high school physics class...
lol, yea, if only.
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