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    Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Halo,

    Just got back from my first trip with IQ in India. I notice some marks on my display although only clearly visible on an angle.

    I wish they have protective cover or gorilla glass for a 40K+ toy.

    I am disappointed, a nice phone's display have better resistant.

    Does anyone else have this?


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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    What are you seeing ? some marks which are scratches? Or some lines ? if you see the lines running through the full LCD, it is normal. They are the touchscreen lines. (i would guess)

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    I see lines no scratches. Would love a protective overlay of some sorts though. I have a iPad one that needs to be cut down to size but have not done it yet. Not sure I will , waiting for a precise one being made by someone. Might be a long wait
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    These folks offer custom sizes http://www.screenpatronus.com/screen...stom-size.html
    and it seems that they have ones for the Phase One IQ180 in stock. (hmmmm I wonder)
    So I ordered one out of curiosity
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    Let us know Bob. Might order one too
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    I cut down a screen protector for a larger Samsung smart phone and it seems to work fine. It is anti-reflective, so does cut down on sharpness some, but I'll take the protection for that bit of loss...
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I cut down a screen protector for a larger Samsung smart phone and it seems to work fine. It is anti-reflective, so does cut down on sharpness some, but I'll take the protection for that bit of loss...
    That's exactly what I did and posted some time ago. Works like a charm and is very inexpensive. Your local ATT store will have a pack of three screens for a Samsung Captivate or similar phone for around Ten bucks. Highly recommended protection as these LCD screens will scratch easily.

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    I will get some protector thanks

    So It seems I'm the only IQ's owner in the world that has scratched my LCD

    I post here to make me feel better lol

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Santoso View Post
    I will get some protector thanks

    So It seems I'm the only IQ's owner in the world that has scratched my LCD

    I post here to make me feel better lol
    Nope, mine seems to have picked up a few ...

    I hate screen protectors ... a wonderful sharp screen that the first thing you do is make it less sharp. Unfortunately may be unavoidable with the IQ screen ...
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Wayne,

    I don't like screen protectors either, but I knew this screen would scratch, hence the phone sheets. But, I suspect most of the scratches occur when riding in the bag ----- so the other thought I had was making a cover out of a piece of lens-wrap cut to size and some small male velcro dots on the sides of the back to hold it in place. Of course I'd need to remove it and reinstall it before and after each use, which is a PITA too, but maybe the ideal compromise...
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Fox View Post
    Nope, mine seems to have picked up a few ...

    I hate screen protectors ... a wonderful sharp screen that the first thing you do is make it less sharp.
    For me, the slight sharpness attenuation is acceptable. I use this incredible LCD screen to tell me where I am in focus. The slight sharpness decrease does not affect this ability. I also use a 3X loupe for all of my critical focusing and the screen protector has no affect on my ability to tell where I am in focus. This is, of course, how I do things and YMMV.

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Agreed, but it does look like soft contrast, so you have to really pay closer attention to edges and minute details to insure sharpness at 100% view. I still rely on focus mask as I find it more than accurate enough even for very large prints when set to a small enough tolerance.
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Well I went to AT&T and bought a Samsung phone cover and trimmed the one side off. Actually fits pretty good but it's a anti- glare one and it will work for now until I find something better. BTW install these things with back off body and no power.
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Wayne,

    I don't like screen protectors either, but I knew this screen would scratch, hence the phone sheets. But, I suspect most of the scratches occur when riding in the bag ----- so the other thought I had was making a cover out of a piece of lens-wrap cut to size and some small male velcro dots on the sides of the back to hold it in place. Of course I'd need to remove it and reinstall it before and after each use, which is a PITA too, but maybe the ideal compromise...
    Hey Jack, I protect my gear from bag chafing and rub marks by using a large micro cloth ... only a few bucks and work like a charm ... stuff slides in and out of the bag easier also. Any dust bits, just shake off the cloth.

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    I put a micro cloth behind my back in the bag also
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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    I received my screen protector for the IQ180 today and installed it a few minutes ago. Purchased from www.screenpatronus.com. This looks like a good product. I cannot see any noticeable loss of sharpness or loss of touch response from the back. It is quite thin, but appears to do the job nicely with two extra screen protectors if needed for re-application. I don't know who these people are, but would recommend their product highly for a fair price. Charles

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    +1 for screen protectors from www.screenpatronus.com
    Got it in 3 days, easy to install, thin, clear and no loss of touch response.
    A good product -- should come standard with the back
    when delivered from the factory.

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Took a look at the website for the screen protector. Does the screen protector come cut to the correct size for IQ back or you have to trim down. The website lets you enter any camera model/manufacturer. Did you have any problem with cleanly attaching without air bubbles. I always seem to make a mess when attaching screen covers.

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Neil, the screen protector from www.screenpatronus.com is cut to the correct size for the IQ180. I had absolutely no problem cleanly attaching without air bubbles and their directions are very good for assisting in the attachment. I guess they realize that despite good directions and easy attachment we can all mess up sometimes, so the fact they send three of them for the price is a very good thing for all of us who sometimes make a mess. I highly recommend their product based upon my experience. Charles

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Thanks, I am going to order the screen protector, seems good value as they include 3 sheets cut to the right size for the IQ back.

    Has anyone else had problems with screen scratchs ?

    I like to carry my camera/back everywhere I go and do not want to have to worry about scratching the screen.

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    Re: Who has minor scratches in you IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebe View Post
    +1 for screen protectors from www.screenpatronus.com
    Got it in 3 days, easy to install, thin, clear and no loss of touch response.
    A good product -- should come standard with the back
    when delivered from the factory.
    No scratches yet. Thank you for this tip!

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