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    Question Negative Display Question

    Hey. Today I switched to a neg. Display and I find it hard to read the time in dark environment. Outside its just fine.
    Does anyone else got this "problem"?
    Greetings from Germany

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Yes, this problem is common and reported in many threads!

    Some of the factory Casio negative LCDs are even tinted additionaly in red or so.
    They need illuminator help in anything but bright environments. :-/


    Quote Originally Posted by MultiF100 View Post
    Hey. Today I switched to a neg. Display and I find it hard to read the time in dark environment. Outside its just fine.
    Does anyone else got this "problem"?
    Greetings from Germany
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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Yes, practically everyone who has a negative display agrees. They're more for style, not functionality.

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Thanks!

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    I have multiple Rangeman watches in both negative and positive; the negative is my favorite for darkness while the positive is used for day time. This is especially true if wearing sunglasses which I always do in daylight. :)
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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Quote Originally Posted by sidecross View Post
    the negative is my favorite for darkness
    Really? My negative Display is very hard to read in dark and low light spots. It is perfect in sunlight and when im outside..
    Ill post a pic later o.o

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Quote Originally Posted by LankyOrangutan View Post
    Yes, practically everyone who has a negative display agrees. They're more for style, not functionality.
    Yes. Theoretically any positive display should have better readability comaped to negative. I keep my G-7710 display contrast to 7 and thats definitely helps in low light situations.

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Everyone who is familiar with my Frogman and GW5000 mods know I am a fan of negative displays. However, I understand the arguments against them, and there are certain watches that I use for pure functionality in which I agree and prefer positive.

    My first Rangeman was the olive with the negative display. I loved this watch from the beginning, and still love the looks of it in negative. It was after using this watch and realizing that all the great functionality of the Rangeman make it the perfect everyday G-Shock, that I decided it was a must that I pick up the standard version in positive. That being said, I still enjoy both watches immensely, and have found that there is a place for both in my collection.

    I also agree with sidecross. In complete darkness where you're going to have to use the light anyway (for example in the woods at night) I prefer negative displays. I find them quite readable in these situations and I like the fact that the numbers are illuminated rather than the entire display.

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ZFC View Post
    I keep my G-7710 display contrast to 7
    You can change the contrast? Am I able to do this on my 5600 too?

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    Re: Negative Display Question

    Quote Originally Posted by MultiF100 View Post
    You can change the contrast? Am I able to do this on my 5600 too?
    No. Only a couple of G-Shock models have had adjustable displays, and as far as I know, none of the 5600's have offered that feature.
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