Kenwood’s TH-D7A LCD Display

Kenwood’s TH-D74A is equipped with a transflective TFT color display. A transreflective display reflects light in high ambient light conditions while providing for illumination under low light conditions.

The illumination for low light conditions takes power and, as such, can be configured for brightness level and can be set to turn-off after a certain amount of time. The display, along with the backlighting LEDs in the keypad, will illuminate when activity is detected on one of the bands or when the user depresses a key. It does not appear that this handheld is able to dynamically adjust the illumination by detecting the ambient light conditions, a feature common today with devices that are used both indoors and outdoors.