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Subject: RE: Remote control with display
From: Andreas Stemmer (Andreas.Stemmer_at_web.de)
> I honestly think this way is simpler. Especially as I would
> like to see it integrated with the WPS. If the LCD remote is
> in, the the remote LCD WPS info is sent down the serial line.
> If not, it is not. No extra modules (OK, maybe a new serial
> handling module, but we need that anyway ....).
I'd prefer it independent from WPS. Of course, one could design
a special WPS for the remote and one different for the archos
display, but I'd like to have the possibilty to let the remote
decide, which data has to be displayed.
> Now I'm not a coder, I may be wrong, but I don't see a remote
> polled situation being any simpler
Perhaps that's our problem, I'm a not a coder either ;-)
Perhaps some rockbox guys can give a statement which solution
is better (in terms of rockbox-realisation)
> (and unless you have a 'go' button on the remote, a polled
> situation is going to require insertion notification anyway,
> or it will draw MUCH more power).
That's true, the only difference is that in my case, only the
remote needs to know wheter it is connected or not, the jukebox
> Good point. Maybe have to use the Archos poll scheme ....
> The other option would be to monitor for changes on the music
> lines, which would indicate insertion. Maybe the lines to
> the headphones change status on power-up? I'll check.
Very good idea!
> But I agree we should remain unconvinced until we can test this.
> However, the HW should be designed to accomodate all schemes,
> so the testing _can_ be done .... and I'm just a HW guy at heart
> (and mind). This is why all this discussion is a good idea.
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