So I spent the weekend finally installing the V1 along with remote audio adapter and concelaed display (Will post pics soon).
I have noticed at night that the concealed display is dimmer than max display. I know I am not seeing things, because when I fire up the car (in my garage), I see it starts up at max then it dims by a few ticks. It seems that when it's light out or at night with a headlight behind me, it's at max mode. During normal night driving it's dim.
I checked the manual and the only thing it says about brightness is with the main unit, "Automatically matched to ambient lighting; no manual adjustment. (Unit powers up in the last mode selected)"
I called the tech dept. (Very friendly by the way) and he suggested I disconnect the concealed display and see what the main unit is showing. He mentioned it might be defective, and I could exchange it.
I had a V1 with concealed display a few years back, and I don't recall running into this issue.
I don't see why I can't have it at max mode at all times. Has anyone had this issue? Comments?