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I have the same concern.



Does it get dimmer when you turn down the gauge cluster?

I wonder how that signal works, seems like it could be modified to dim further. There may also be a limitation of how dim the unit itself can get.
So, the way radios like these work is it gets the info from the backlight wire for the old radio signaling the lights are on. You manually set the day brightness and the night brightness in the settings and it switches between the two. Never found mine harsh unless I turn off my headlights before turning the car off lol. I'll take a video of my head unit for reference later tonight after work.

For those curious about what I have installed:

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It's alot bigger and I have to put drinks into the cup holder through the side, but I felt like it was a small compromise for a map I can read easier.
 

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Thats a pretty clever spot for tweeters. Also, clean out that center console!
Lool yea it's an old photo when I was still tweaking things. I originally had the smaller Infinity reference tweeters in the sail panel, but these were alot bigger and I didn't want to cut into the dash. You should see where I had to hide the crossovers...

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Looks like a great addition to the car, was wanting something like this but wasn't sure if there was an option for having CarPlay in a single-slot radio, guess this answers my question! You'd think these would have custom dimming though, is the brightness always completely static/preset or can you change it to be dimmer in some settings somewhere?
I wonder what the differences are, if any, or if it's another kind of Chinese rebranding thing like we see with most dashcams nowadays, gonna start poking around for some answers

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You can see in the video I have earlier in the thread that the brightness is set for lights on and lights off. Brightness is independent from the rest of the car, but both the brightness of lights on and lights off settings are adjustable so it's not too dim during the day and not too bright at night.

Thankfully there are a few single din options, some not too expensive.
 

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Day and night settings are independently adjusted in the settings as others have mentioned. the flip from day to night is triggered when headlights are off/on.

Still a bit bright but not obnoxious. I might had a layer or tint to the display of it bothers me to much.
I highly recommend you don't tint it and check your settings. Almost all radios have a brightness adjustment. It's like tinting your phone screen instead of turning the brightness down.
 
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