Which was the better dash?

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Which was the better dash?

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Which was the better dash?

Post by PBH » Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:28 pm

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Personally, I am a fan of the Version 1 dash. What about you guys?

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Post by themarvelous3 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:05 am

i'm so glad that version one is winning! it looks so unporportioned with the big tv. i like the row of buttons under the 2 tvs...always have

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:11 am

I prefer the season 1 dash as well, although the pictures you posted are replicas. That season 3 dash pic is a bit different from the one used on screen.
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Post by knightdriver » Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:04 pm

In my opinion, the version 1 dash (as you called it) looked way more functional and realistic than the later version. All of the led's were scanning, lots of movement, graphics and very well laid out.

The version 2 dash looked like it was lit up with a flourescent light behind colored paper. Nothing ever moved, other than the digital gauges. The one TV was hokey at best. lack of buttons and what not just made it bland.

They should have reimagined the whole season 3/4 look to be more function than the first, not less. my vote goes to the original design, hands down.

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:17 pm

I prefer the original dashboard, based only on the "coolness factor." I don't think either dashboard has a very effective user interface. :?:

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Post by Skav » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:29 pm

I preferred season 4's dash, it had a slight glossy feel to it, plus it looked more "professional". It left season 1's dash in the dust with it's amateur look...probably due to the boring square modulator, I can't put my finger on it.

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:56 pm

Skav wrote:I preferred season 4's dash, it had a slight glossy feel to it, plus it looked more "professional". It left season 1's dash in the dust with it's amateur look...probably due to the boring square modulator, I can't put my finger on it.

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One thing that the season four dash has going for it is the single, larger display screen. The two screens on the season one dash would probably be too small to be useful in an emergency situation.

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Post by Skav » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:02 pm

I'm not sure I follow. What kind of emergency situation?

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Post by aussieknight » Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:50 am

:dash:
Hmmm... perhaps,

:dash4:
Yeah...maybe...but then again,
:dash:
Damn good question.

I'd say
:dash:
Yes, definitely.
But then again...
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Post by KARR 2000 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:51 am

I prefer season 1 dash. Only thing I don't like are 2 TVs. Were they ever both tuned on at the same time?
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Post by themarvelous3 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:13 am

speaking of dashes, anyone know how well the steering wheel fits without the pod unit? in the second picture, it would appear there is no gap without the pod unit. my two major goals over the next few years will be the steering wheel and season 1/2 dash. so until i get around to the pod i wanted to make sure there wont be a huge gap between the two.

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Post by imranbecks » Sat May 01, 2004 9:38 am

Anyone knows where I can find a good picture of the season 3/4 dash that i can set as a desktop wallpaper?

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Post by knightdriver » Sat May 01, 2004 11:18 am

themarvelous3 wrote:speaking of dashes, anyone know how well the steering wheel fits without the pod unit? in the second picture, it would appear there is no gap without the pod unit. my two major goals over the next few years will be the steering wheel and season 1/2 dash. so until i get around to the pod i wanted to make sure there wont be a huge gap between the two.


That wheel was Rob Lousiells original design. When he first deisgned his replica dash boards, there were no pods. He later revamped the whole desogn to ad the pods. That is what you are looking at in that picture. Rob's old wheel with Eric Nagy's one tv dash. That picture was Doug Vaders old replica before he sold it. Not sure who owns it now.
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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Sat May 01, 2004 3:48 pm

Skav wrote:I'm not sure I follow. What kind of emergency situation?

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Basically anytime Michael might need critical information while driving at a high speed. The display screens are already too far to the side to be of much practical use under those conditions. Making the screens small reduces their usefulness even more.

On the other hand, it's debatable how useful video display screens might be in a pinch anyway.

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Post by imranbecks » Sat May 01, 2004 10:21 pm

So anyone knows where I can find a good picture of the season 3 dash that i can set as a desktop wallpaper or just a nice pic of it?

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