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Westwind77
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I have used the RC Pro a few times and love it, but the other day with the reflection from the fresh snow I put on my polarized sunglasses - the screen went black! Such a HUGE disappointment they did not run the polorization the other direction on the display. I know typically most will not fly with sunglasses for many reasons, but it would be great to have that option if we want it.
I know this will not affect how DJI produces the RC Pro in the future, this is more so for those who fly with polorized glasses - you have been warned!

(OT - There was another company that produced a display that went black with polarized sunglasses, a number of us brought it to their attention and they ended up changing the display to work with them as they realized, for that particular product, it would significantly hurt sales if it was not fixed)
2-1 09:43
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Labroides
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The controller is not the problem.
Using polarised glasses is the problem.
They are going to give a problem with just about any screen
2-1 13:58
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Westwind77
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Labroides Posted at 2-1 13:58
The controller is not the problem.
Using polarised glasses is the problem.
They are going to give a problem with just about any screen

Not so much. Years ago that was the case, but now manufacturers have the technology to counteract the polarization of sunglasses.

Typically displays are set up so it only affects it in one direction. Since phones are typically used vertically they are viewed fine with polarized sunglasses but when you turn them sideways they go black. You can assign the manor is which it runs on the display so as to prevent it from happening.

Given the RC Pro will ONLY be used in landscape mode they should have had the display designed so you could view it in that orientation with the glasses on. If you turn the RC Pto so the display is vertical you can see the display clear as day with the sunglasses on, it only black out when in landscape, the mode it which it needs to be used.

Most computer monitors are designed the correct way. If you put on polarized glasses it looks fine but if you turn your head to the side (equivalent or turning the monitor) it goes black. The way the RC Pro should have been designed.

There was a new radar detector released a short period back, display went dark with polarized glasses. We all wear sunglasses when driving so it was useless. The company had the display glass changed 90 degrees so it would be clear, but if you turn your head sideways (which you never do when driving) it will go black.

Look at your marine GPS plotters. They are the same way. Fine in landscape, turn your head and they go black. If you spend a few more dollars on the marine unit or the aviation units they actually can prevent the screen from going black when viewed in any orientation with polarized glasses.

So, the issue lies with DJI 100%. Polarized glasses will turn the display black when viewed from one direction, however the engineers/designers of the RC Pro did not think landscape orientation when it was designed. It is just a matter of the glass, honestly not complicated. If they cut it from the other direction it would be viewable.

Not the end of the world but it is such a simple thing that could have been prevented with a bit of planning ahead.   
2-1 14:22
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Hello there Westwind77. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing these interesting information with us. I will forward these information to the designated DJI department for further attention. Thank you.
2-2 02:44
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TonyPHX
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Oh my.  First thought, this is an "Onion News" article.
2-2 19:50
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DarkMyth
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I agree with other posters polarized sunglasses make almost every screen I've ever seen not work.
2-4 13:06
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Westwind77
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DarkMyth Posted at 2-4 13:06
I agree with other posters polarized sunglasses make almost every screen I've ever seen not work.

Most companies these days are making their displays/screen 'polarized sunglass friendly'. Something like the RC Pro would only require them to cut and install the glass the opposite direction. Then the display would not be black when in landscape, only when in portrait, where it will never be used.

Garmin does it with their displays:

"HD IPS TOUCHSCREEN
Available in 10”, 12” or 16”, this display offers wider viewing angles, superior clarity and sunlight readability, even with polarized sunglasses."

There are way to make it readable in both directions, which can get expensive, but to have it readable in just one specific direction is a matter or simple planning with glass orientation, which is all we need with the RC Pro.  
2-4 13:17
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Westwind77 Posted at 2-4 13:17
Most companies these days are making their displays/screen 'polarized sunglass friendly'. Something like the RC Pro would only require them to cut and install the glass the opposite direction. Then the display would not be black when in landscape, only when in portrait, where it will never be used.

Garmin does it with their displays:

Most professional products have screens optimised for using with polarised sunglasses.

Both Aviation & Marine devices have been optimised for years. (Garmin, Simrad, Lowrance, Raymarine and many many others)

If DJI have not optimised for polarised sunglasses it is a huge oversight.
2-17 05:46
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