I think you're talking about not being able to turn off the display entirely and still being able to use the rear view camera. It's true you can't, but you can mute the audio and switch the display to the clock. Not exactly the same as turning off the display, but close.After owning it for a year I still love the new GLA. But I am annoyed that the audio system must be on to use the rear view camera. Has anyone discovered a way to remedy this problem?