Couldn't agree more!With the 8.8" screen, there is no reason for the tiny display on the back-up camera - and no excuse for the poor quality. The camera and display are comparable to my 2012 Kia. That car graphic takes up more than half of the screen.
(I never noticed the little Q "eyes" on the car graphic.)
MacGeek,I would guess the reason may be that the camera signal is analog NTSC.
They could have put that to the left...the problem is they saved a few bux by using a low resolution camera...making the image any wider or taller would result in pixelation - its already pretty bad.So we have to trade a larger picture at the same aspect ratio for a (probably legally mandated) line of text "check entire surroundings"
Exactly. Mixing a low resolution camera with the higher resolution screen is a bad idea. Increasing the image would definitely result in pixelation. Think of it this way guys... Have you ever looked at a low resolution video on you tube on your computer in full screen? Now if you minimize the same video it becomes sharper and a little more detailed. That is essentially what's going on with the video feed in the back up camera. Its also has a very low frame rate capture. Try backuping and seeing the video of a car passing by... the video feed becomes almost still frame.They could have put that to the left...the problem is they saved a few bux by using a low resolution camera...making the image any wider or taller would result in pixelation - its already pretty bad.
Thanks.Yes, I'm sure. The camera has a 6 pin connector, with 5 populated pins: Power and ground, NTSC positive and negative, and serial bus. Power and serial go to the Body Computer, while Video + and - go to the infotainment unit. The serial bus is for the camera to receive steering angle data from the BCM and overlay the dynamic grid on the video signal.
The backup camera doesn't take the entire screen. It is displayed to the right in a 4:3 aspect ratio window, and the left of the screen shows the parking sensor signals on a overhead image of the car. This applies on cars with the 6.5" 800x480px screen as well as the ones with the 8.8" 1280x480 screen. As a result, the parking sensor part of the display takes up a lot more screen real estate on the 8.8".
That was one of the goodies I got with change of head unit and update to version 81....honestly at first sight I was not entirely sure that picture is bigger, change is not dramatic