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Controls Controls


  • Failure mode Controls provide excessive movement, promoting damage.
  • Durability feature The action of controls should be positive and smooth.
  • Cost

Good practices

  • Good practicesControls should be smooth and firm and not require significant force to operate them.
  • Good practices Displays should be backlit (using LEDs) and have a resolution of >250 PPI.
  • Good practices Digital tuning should be automatic and display the current channel.

Bad practices

  • Bad practicesThe controls are loose
  • Bad practices The display is unclear
  • Bad practices Manual tuning is difficult

Key facts

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  • Failure mode Failure mode
  • Durability features Durability features
  • Cost saving Cost saving
  • Low cost Low cost
  • Cost neutral Cost neutral
  • High cost High cost