Viewing the 17" month with polarized sunglasses.

Viewing the 17" month with polarized sunglasses.

Next on the list, now that I have my NEMA 14-50R installled and garage cleaned, wile waiting for my P85/white/pano/17/tech, is to decide what type of sunglasses can be used to view the mon.

My optitian asked me if I am a comercial they can not use polarized sunglasses to view electronics avionics as in the process of reducing glair they also reduce the visibility of images produced by liquid crystal displays (LCDs) or light-emitting diode displays (LEDs and he recomended to use non-polarized sunglasses which reduces the list of vendors to few (I mean good quality/high res. sunglasses).

Anyone has seen issues with the S 17" mon using polarized glasses ? is it so bad ? I hate to leave the maui jim's with the ICE car as they don't make non-polarized glasses.


jbunn | July 17, 2013

I haven't noticed an issue.

RedShift | July 17, 2013

Still in the seventh month, but haven't noticed any issues so far.

markapeterman | July 17, 2013

No problem also

Longhorn92 | July 17, 2013

My polarized glasses work fine with the screen.

nickjhowe | July 17, 2013


eAdopter | July 17, 2013

I have two pair and both are fine.

syddent | July 17, 2013

I get occasional screen blacks especially with google maps with my polarizing sunglasses.

GeekEV | July 17, 2013

Mine work fine too.

@syddent - That's nothing to do with your sunglasses. It's due to bad data connections (or something) not loading all the map tiles fast enough.

mikefa | July 17, 2013

If your car is equipped with the pano roof, you will need polarized sunglasses to cut the glare and reflections on the 17" control panel.

shs | July 17, 2013

The monitor works well with polarizing sun glasses, as long as your head is in the normal vertical position on top of your shoulders. If your head (with the glasses) was horizontal, it would completely darken the screen. Of course you can test this by simply rotation your glasses 90 degrees.

JaredBanyard | October 25, 2013

I'm sure there are a lot of things that effect this. The particular orientation of your polarization of your glasses. If I read above correctly, the screen is vertically polarized? So if you have horizontal polarization on your sunglasses you would just get a black screen. This happens with my Rayban P sunglasses in my wife's 335xi.

Rheumboy | October 25, 2013

I use 3D glasses...that way I don't have to reach as far. :-)

Gizmotoy | October 25, 2013

@JaredBanyard: Exactly. It will depend on the glasses. I can't read my iPad vertically with my polarized Oakleys on, but was sure to test out the Model S display. No issues there. Cheap pair of Fossil aviators? The opposite.

You probably need someone with Maui Jims to chime in. Polarization direction is probably consistent across the brand.

redacted | October 25, 2013

Tilt your head if you need to. I think polarized lenses come in crossed pairs, so you should always be able to see it with at least one eye. Unless you only have one eye.

AmpedRealtor | October 25, 2013

Sit inside the car, roll your window down a tad, and look at the upper edge of the window against the sky while wearing your polarized glasses. There is a slight darkening of the window towards the edge, only visible with polarized sunglasses.

shs | October 25, 2013

No problem with Maui Jims. As I understand it, the light that we think of as glare is reflected from flat surfaces and is generally (slightly) horizontally polarized. Both lenses of polarized glasses are orientated so as to reject this horizontally polarized light. At least that is the way every pair I have ever had works.

stevenmaifert | October 25, 2013

I haven't noticed any polarization on my touchscreen, but the dash screen is definitely polarized. Hold your polarized sunglasses in front of you, turn them 90 degrees in either direction, and watch the screen go dark. | October 25, 2013

My Pesols also play well with the dash and the 17" display.