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Old 06-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #26
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Is it just me or does the HUD look really far?
It looks far because of the angle and the pic was taken with an cell phone. Being tall, the camera was at a different position than my eyes. The good thing is that it can be adjusted up or down based on your sight line, or turned off if that's what you prefer. Pictures do give an idea, but it really doesn't do it justice.

For me, it was never something I would have needed in a car but since I've started using, I really like it a lot.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #27
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #28
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my dad has HUD in his 02 (i think) vette and yea its cool at first but i find myself lookin back down at the dash anyway so its different but it wears off after awhile in my opinion it would be a waste of money to change over my 2010 windshield and everything for somethin like that
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #29
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looks cool,i like it but not a neccessity for me,
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #30
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does this require a different windshield to work properly?
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #31
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Im glad I did not wait for this feature. I was expecting a much larger display. That tiny little graphic IMHO is not worth it. Is it really that much harder to glance down at the Driver Information screen between the gauges??

I think the HUD system should be re-designed to cover a larger span of the windshield. Maybe it's just because I'm a product of the digital age..... and i'm used to info displays from a variety of racing video games....... but sorry, I'm not impressed.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #32
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does this require a different windshield to work properly?
Yes it does. I work at a glass company and many many years ago we tried it on a grand prix and no go. There is a filament in the glass that projects it And GM was way ahead of there time on this all the other auto makers had a little 3x3 or so square in the window that you could see and it looked like sh**.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:24 PM   #33
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NICE!

I think the camera position has a lot to do with it looking small, the camera was in front of the steering wheel. IF you are looking at it from where your head actually is during driving, it probably is a little bigger and more readable. I've never looked at one in real life before and just my thoughts. Plus they really cant put a huge projection up there and potentially block your view of the road.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:38 PM   #34
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Im glad I did not wait for this feature. I was expecting a much larger display. That tiny little graphic IMHO is not worth it. Is it really that much harder to glance down at the Driver Information screen between the gauges??
With all due respect..a large display? Would that not defeat the whole entire purpose. I agree it is def not a "need", but something cool to have. No one said it was hard to look down...I don't see a purpose in the HUD excluding MPH, nor would I drive this car off the road into a blaze of flames without it. You are arguing you want a larger display (which I can only assume meaning more information) but you also don't see need for it? Did you just mean the text should be larger? This cell phone pic does not do justice to the size. While it is not "large", the size is fine when you see it in person.

I don't really understand why people find cost as an issue. The cost of the vehicle increased only 350 dollars, and in all likelihood we would have seen an increase eventually regardless. I can't remember the last time a vehicle did not increase slightly in cost from one production year to the next production year...and that was with no additions. This HUD is not much different from the vettes...and we won't see some futuristic, pilot HUD before the vette does.

The day you see a Gran Turismo mega HUD across your windshield is the day you no longer control the vehicle...
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:06 PM   #35
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has anyone heard of a 2011 being bought yet in the states??? i think i'm going to trade in my 10 for an 11 with a lower interest rate with the same payment. any thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:46 PM   #36
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has anyone heard of a 2011 being bought yet in the states??? i think i'm going to trade in my 10 for an 11 with a lower interest rate with the same payment. any thoughts?
Mine is in transit. Should be at the dealership friday.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:58 PM   #37
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:07 PM   #38
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Part of the light is reflected back to the driver's eyes, while the remainder shines straight up in the air through the windshield. To see it from the outside, you would need to look down through the windshield and into the projector lens.


IT WOULD BE BACKWARDS THOUGH.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #39
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Yes it does. I work at a glass company and many many years ago we tried it on a grand prix and no go. There is a filament in the glass that projects it And GM was way ahead of there time on this all the other auto makers had a little 3x3 or so square in the window that you could see and it looked like sh**.
NOT EXACTLY TRUE. I HAVE REPLACED WINDSHIELDS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE HUD, AND COULD NOT AFFORD THE HUD GLASS. (why do i have the caps on?) in any case i installed the non hud glass in the hud cars and it worked fine. now i dont know if this is the case for all hud cars, but i do know on pontiacs, buicks, and cadillacs it works.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #40
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NOT EXACTLY TRUE. I HAVE REPLACED WINDSHIELDS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE HUD, AND COULD NOT AFFORD THE HUD GLASS. (why do i have the caps on?) in any case i installed the non hud glass in the hud cars and it worked fine. now i dont know if this is the case for all hud cars, but i do know on pontiacs, buicks, and cadillacs it works.

This is true it still works but the display is not as clear if it doesn't have the proper windshield installed. I have seen HUD systems added to C5 corvettes that did not originally have one and they do not look as good because of the windshield not being changed. There is a reason for the proper glass
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #41
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I dont care for it much ..can it be turned off?? I like mine just the way it is ....
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #42
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I agree. Looks like something that would annoy me actually. I'n not too lazy to move my eyes a few degrees down to look at the damn dashboard instead.

It not a matter of being lazy, it’s the fact you never have to take your eyes off the road when checking your gauges if you track or road race for one. It is also nice just for driving on the street to keep up with radio stations and other information so you don’t have to look down at the console or dash. I have a C5 Corvette and it's a nice add to the car, once you own one with it you miss having it when you drive another car without HUD
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Yes it does. I work at a glass company and many many years ago we tried it on a grand prix and no go. There is a filament in the glass that projects it And GM was way ahead of there time on this all the other auto makers had a little 3x3 or so square in the window that you could see and it looked like sh**.

There is a difference between a hud windshield and a non hud, however I am going to respectfully disagree with your statement that it is a "no go". I have personally swapped in a hud from a 1990 pontiac turbo grand prix into a 1988 grand prix se 5 speed which did not come with hud and it worked fine. It is a little dim during the day, but if you crank the brightness and don't hook up the auto dimming wire which dims it when the headlights are on, it works fine.

My friend lorenzo gpse3400 over on 60degreev6 has done the same thing as have 2 of my other friends. They work fine and I plan to do the same thing with my 2010 camaro.

I will let you know how it works once I can get a unit from GM and the wiring!

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:13 PM   #44
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well there is a right way to do something and a wrong way thats why the auto glass industry is full of a bunch of hacks. ya you can still see it but it looks like crap and we dont do it send them to the next glass company that will and youll be lucky if they primer the pinchwell just the type of people I want working on my car.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #45
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thats cool!

and for the record a 1288 will work fine in a 1289 car... we've been doing it for years... im sure one day, one of us will have to do a job for a used car lot and they won't want to pay for a hud windshield so we'll have install a 1813 in it.. we will know soon enough
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we must get different windshields here in missouri or if theres something we need to do let me know I would love to make another 300.00 per windshield. from what i can remember the image just wasnt very bright or clear did not look good at all to try and get away with. Thats what we tried it on was the 1288 for a 1289
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well there is a right way to do something and a wrong way thats why the auto glass industry is full of a bunch of hacks. ya you can still see it but it looks like crap and we dont do it send them to the next glass company that will and youll be lucky if they primer the pinchwell just the type of people I want working on my car.
whoa whoa whoa, i know the right way to do my job, and i am by far not a hack. if you read above i posted that the customers could not afford the hud glass so they asked if i could install the non hud glass. my efforts in this post were to prove that the non hud windshield will work with a hud car. simple as that.
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we must get different windshields here in missouri or if theres something we need to do let me know I would love to make another 300.00 per windshield. from what i can remember the image just wasnt very bright or clear did not look good at all to try and get away with. Thats what we tried it on was the 1288 for a 1289
chances are, the person who owns the Grand Prix, isn't worried about the brightness of the HUD.... id be suprised if it still works
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