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Pioneer Appradio range critical design flaw exposed.

Okay so an odd one for you today, as we tend to do a lot of game development on the go, one of the more off the wall things we do is use the Pioneer head units HDMI inputs on our vehicles to experiment with scaling and readability for game UI and text elements on lower resolution displays (generally sub-720p), it also works as a handy 16:9 secondary display for running live game code from a laptop.

About 13 months ago both the SPH-DA09 “Appradio” units in our vehicles failed within a few weeks of each other, not electrically, but in what can only be described as progressive deterioration of touch screen functionality.