iPod touch screen - using it outside (sunlight)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by voi666, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. voi666 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007

    a few quick question for the touch owners:

    how is the screen 'readability' in bright sunlight?
    can you watch a movie or surf the web?
    is it better/worse than, say, the ds lite?

  2. Rick America macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2007
    not real good in direct sunlight --- as with any PC
  3. mrhockey123 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2007
    It looked pretty amazing in Colto's HD video (see the Wifi one)
  4. SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    it's an LCD screen, sunlight does not go well with it. Sure you can still see it and use it easily enough, but it isn't recommended. LCD screens used to get damaged by direct sunlight actually, I'm not sure if that still applies to newer LCD screens like the one the Touch has, but until I know I'm not taking any chances.
  5. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    The fact that it is a LCD really has little to do with it.

    A CRT or projector would have the same problems.
  6. voi666 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    well lcds have improved a lot over time. see the old and new nintendo ds/lite for example. i have almost no problem when playing the lite in the great outdoors. the old ds is unusable.
    the sony psp and my 5g ipod video have also not the best screens for viewing outside.

    does someone of you own one of the other devices and compare them to the ipt screen?

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